Yamaha Announces Distribution Agreement With Arturia

Will distribute and market virtual synthesizer software products in US

Yamaha Corporation of America has reached an agreement with leading virtual software synthesizer manufacturer Arturia to assume distribution and marketing of Arturia products in the United States, effective July 1, 2005.

Based in Grenoble, France, Arturia is known for developing some of the industry���s most realistic-sounding virtual recreations of vintage analog and classic synthesizers, including the Yamaha CS80 and ARP 2600. The company���s Moog Modular V and minimoog V are the only software synthesizers to be officially endorsed by Dr. Bob Moog.

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All products use Arturia���s proprietary TAE modeling engine, which allows accurate recreation of sounds, tonal characteristics and graphic user interfaces unique to each of these sought-after vintage instruments. Arturia software synthesizers are also compatible with VST, AU, MAS, RTAS, DXi and other established plug-in formats.