Our mission is to create products which allow the performing musician to create better music with less effort, and to bring that music to an audience more effectively.
Our vision is to serve as a partner to the musician, supplying solutions to the problems he encounters in trying to create his art and transmit it to others.
|1981||Founder Kiyohiko Yamaya began acoustic research into double bass and a sound reinforcement method for the instrument at Ikutoku Technical University in Japan.|
|1985||Completed double bass pickup prototype and began field tests.|
|1987||Began manufacturing and selling of double bass pickups.|
|1993||Began development of piano pickup by request from jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani.|
|1999||Recorded, tracked and mastered a CD entitled Plain Moment by Kuniaki Kudo. Established the Institute of the Environment for Musical Performance. Began joint research with Kanagawa Institute of Technology in musical acoustics. Research reports are available here. Completed piano pickup prototype and began field tests.|
|2000||Tailored a flute pickup for jazz flutist Jeremy Steig.|
|2002||Established Sonaresearch Co., Ltd. in October.|
|2003||Began manufacturing and selling of Piano pickups in Japan.|
|2010||Began manufacturing and selling of Body pickup for Guitar.|