Founder Kiyohiko Yamaya began acoustic research into double bass and a sound reinforcement method for the instrument at Ikutoku Technical University in Japan.
Completed double bass pickup prototype and began field tests.
Began manufacturing and selling of double bass pickups.
Jazz bassist Eddie Gomez began using a double bass pickup.
Began development of piano pickup by request from jazz pianist Michel
Directed stage effects using images and environmental sound for a concert entitled Oto no Mori (Sound of the Forest) produced by Masao Yoshikawa.
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.
Tailored a flute pickup for jazz flutist Jeremy Steig.
Established Sonaresearch Co., Ltd. in October.
Began manufacturing and selling of Piano pickups in Japan.
Began manufacturing and selling of Body pickup for Guitar.
Began manufacturing and selling of NEOVICHORD.