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Yamaha
16-Jan-1974 Cal Quate invention disclosure and subsequent Yamaha correspondence
13-Dec-1974 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM synthesis technique
26-Jan-1975 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM synthesis technique
19-Mar-1975 FM license agreement between Stanford and Yamaha
19-Feb-1976 Invention disclosure and subsequent correspondence for Moorer FM improvement
18-Mar-1976 Letter to Yamaha regarding visit plans and technical developments
20-Mar-1976 Yamaha progress report for FM instrument
27-Apr-1976 Letter from Stanford to Yamaha re: Chowning visit and other inventions
13-Jul-1977 MAD project report (Yamaha FM synthesizer) and notes from Hiro Kato
1978 Article on FM by Hiro Kato (Yamaha) for Japan Acoustical Society meeting
15-Mar-1978 Yamaha progress report for FM instrument
1-Apr-1978 Cover letter from Yamaha to accompany FM MOS chips
14-Apr-1978 Letter from Yohei Nagai (Yamaha) to John Chowning re: trip to Japan and FM progress
18-Apr-1978 Reply letter from Chowning to Yohei Nagai (Yamaha) re: trip to Japan and FM progress
18-Apr-1978 Letter from Chowning to Yasunori Mochida (Yamaha) re: planned visit to Japan
25-Apr-1978 Letter from Chowning to Yasunori Mochida (Yamaha) re: planned visit to Japan
30-Aug-1978 Letter from Stanford to Yamaha regarding NED patent infringement
1979 Graphs of Yamaha instrument sales
1979 Schedule for John Chowning visit to Japan
12 par 1979 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to John Chowning re: FM product development
18-Jun-1979 Letter from Yamaha to Chowning re: visit logistics and plans
20-Jun-1979 Patent validity opinion and cover letter
3-Jul-1979 Letter to Sloan Foundation from Chowning to solicit support and advice
14-Sep-1979 Letter to Sloan Foundation from Chowning to solicit support and visit
28-Oct-1979 Letter to Mellon Foundation from Chowning to request support
28-Oct-1979 Letter to Rockefeller Foundation from Chowning to request support
2-Nov-1979 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha to request gift of equipment
2-Nov-1979 Letter from Chowning to Yohei Nagai re: visit plans and correspondence
2-Nov-1979 MISSING!
2-Nov-1979 Letter of thanks from Chowning to Yamaha Chairman of the Board following visit
3-Jan-1980 Letter to L.A.W. Fund from Chowning to solicit support
30-Jan-1980 Letter to Rubin Foundation from Chowning to solicit support
3-Jan-1980 Letter to Jerome Foundation from Chowning to solicit support
13-Feb-1980 Letter from Yamaha to Stanford regarding Kawai patent infringement
29-Feb-1980 Letter from Stanford to Yamaha regarding Kawai patent infringement
6-Mar-1980 Letter from Stanford to legal counsel regarding Kawai patent infringement
19-Mar-1980 Letter from Yamaha regarding visit plans and unwanted media coverage
16-Apr-1980 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha regarding unwanted media coverage
21-Apr-1980 Memo from John Chowning re: funding problems for CCRMA
29-Apr-1980 Telex from Chowning to Yamaha re: requested tone parameters
30-Jul-1980 Notes for Boston Symphony project on CCRMA's growth, support and compositions
4-Dec-1980 Funding proposal to Rockefeller Foundation
1-Mar-1981 Yamaha progress report for FM instrument
1-May-1981 License agreement with Yamaha
4-Aug-1981 Letter from Yamaha to Stanford regarding Crumar patent infringement
28-Oct-1981 Memo regarding Crumar information request for patent dispute
19-Dec-1981 Letter from Yamaha regarding availability of CE20 instrument
9-Feb-1982 Letter to Yamaha regarding Atari sublicense
3-Mar-1982 Letter from Yamaha to Niels Reimers re: Chowning visit and instrument development
26-Mar-1982 Letter from Yamaha to request statement of paper availability for use in patent dispute with Kawai
7-Apr-1982 Letter from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: Atari sublicense
12-May-1982 Cover note and statement of publication availability for patent purposes
1983 Professional services agreement between John Chowning and Yamaha
8-Apr-1983 Cover note and proposal from Chowning to Yamaha for a new composition to use GS1 and programmer
23-Apr-1983 Letter and memo from John Pierce to SDF re: observations of CCRMA
26-Aug-1983 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: FM uses and royalties
12-Oct-1983 Royalty chart for FM license
19-Oct-1983 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: FM LSI sales and apparatuses
2-Nov-1983 Telex from Niels Reimers to Yamaha patent chief re: LSI markeging and trademark
30-Nov-1983 Stanford OTL memo and notes re: FM negotiation
Dec-1983 Stanford FM royalty payments schedule
2-Dec-1983 Notes from David Lovejoy telecon re: FM royalties
3-Jan-1984 Cover note from Chowning to Yamaha to accompany non-working Yamaha computer
18-Jan-1984 Letter from Yohei Nagai (Yamaha) to Chowning re: wedding telegram
13-Feb-1984 Letter from Chowning to John Gatts (Yamaha) following visit to CCRMA
22-Feb-1984 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to John Pierce re: equipment shipment
16-Mar-1984 Letter to Toa Electric Co. regarding FM technology license
10-Dec-1984 Letter to Yamaha regarding relationships with other Japanese companies
17-Dec-1984 Letter from Yamaha to Stanford re: yen/dollar exchange rate
1985 YLEM Journal interview of Max Mathews
1985 YLEM Journal interview of John Chowning
18-Jan-1985 Letter to Rockefeller Foundation regarding Artist-in-Residence program
15-Feb-1985 Stanford OTL memo re: FM patent license inquiry
1-Mar-1985 Letter from Yamaha director to Niels Reimers re: FM progress and applications
9-Mar-1985 Telex from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) re: plans to visit CCRMA
11-Mar-1985 Memo from Chowning to Patte Wood re: administrative details
18-Apr-1985 Letter from Yamaha to Niels Reimers re: sine summation technique
19-Jun-1985 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to Patte Wood re: visit plans and manual
23-Jul-1985 Letter from Bernard Mont-Reynaud to Hiro Kato (Yamaha) re: research topics
4-Sep-1985 Letter from Yamaha to Chowning re: request for equipment
11-Sep-1985 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha to request equipment for digital recording studio
27-Sep-1985 Letter from Yamaha to acknowledge Chowning request for YCAMS studio
Nov-1985 Aftertouch Magazine interview of John Chowning
12-Nov-1985 Email from Chowning to Yamaha re: "X" series impact and planned composition
11-Dec-1985 Office memo regarding Gordon Getty visit
31-Jan-1986 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Nies Reimers re: changed fiscal period and payment schedule
12-Feb-1986 Telex from Niels Reimers to Yamaha patent chief re: shifted payment schedule and extension of exclusivity
23-Apr-1986 Telex from Niels Reimers to Yamaha patent chief re: exclusivity period and royalty ceiling
14-May-1986 Letter to request loan of equipment from Yamaha for use in summer workshop
Jun-1986 Text of speech by Mr. Mochida in honor of John Chowning
3-Jun-1986 Letter from Chris Chafe to Yohei Nagai following Japan visit
27-Aug-1986 Letter from Yamaha re: omitted royalites
12-Sep-1986 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha Music Foundation re: application of royalties
23-Sep-1986 NEA grant application to maintain audio and computer equipment
2-Oct-1986 Telex from Yamaha re: FM patent and Casio, and Julius Smith reverberation technology
8-Oct-1986 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha re: letter and tape of new controller
12-Oct-1986 Robot Ballet overview, biographies, budget and press coverage
12-Oct-1986 Letter from Chowning to Sony on physical modeling of singing voice
15-Oct-1986 Letter from Niels Reimers to Yamaha re: possible Casio patent infringement
31-Oct-1986 Telex from Chowning to Yamaha re: Sony relationship and visit
31-Oct-1986 Notes re: FM chip set licensing terms
4-Nov-1986 Notes for use in FM license negotiation
14-Nov-1986 Letter to Yamaha regarding LSI negotiation and chip availability
15-Nov-1986 Letter from Yamaha Music Foundation to Chowning re: a potential new book
17-Nov-1986 Letter from Yamaha regarding LSI negotiation
18-Nov-1986 Letter to John Chowning regarding LSI negotiation
19-Nov-1986 Letter from Chowning to Jean-Claude Risset re: potential new book
26-Nov-1986 Letter to Hiro Kato regarding LSI negotiation
27-Nov-1986 Letter from Yamaha Music Foundation to Chowning re: "Exploring Music Sound with X Synthesizers"
19-Dec-1986 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha Music Foundation re: book schedule
23-Feb-1987 Cover letter from Yamaha to Chowning to accompany YCAMS recordings
3-Mar-1987 Amendment to Stanford/Yamaha license agreement
9-Mar-1987 Reply letter from Chowning to Yamaha to thank for YCAMS recordings
27-May-1987 List of attendees and contact info for CCRMA Associates meeting
24-Jul-1987 Telex and notes from Yamaha to Chowning re: visit to CCRMA
30-Jul-1987 Telex from Yamaha re: plans for visit to CCRMA
2-Sep-1987 List of Yamaha visitors
16-Sep-1987 NEA grant application to maintain audio and computer equipment
1-Oct-1987 Letter from Yamaha to notify Stanford of name change
Nov-1987 FedEx receipt for shipment from Yamaha to CCRMA
11-Nov-1987 Memo regarding possibility of Yamaha endowing a Stanford professorship
12-Nov-1987 Memo regarding possibility of Yamaha endowing a Stanford professorship
Dec-1987 Keyboard magazine article on CCRMA
20-Jan-1988 Cover letter for photos from John Chowning to Yamaha
8-Feb-1988 Letter to Yamaha regarding ITC action against Casio
23-Feb-1988 Royalty payment from NED (Synclavier)
26-Feb-1988 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM chip availability for Marquis Music
29-Feb-1988 Draft of article on computer music and CCRMA
21-Mar-1988 Cover letter for photos from Yamaha district manager to John Chowning
30-Mar-1988 Letter from Yamaha's Director of Industry Relations re: visit to CCRMA
14-Apr-1988 Repy letter to Yamaha's Director of Industry Relations re: visit to CCRMA
16-Apr-1988 Postcard from David Jaffe to CCRMA re: Yamaha visit
19-May-1988 Letter from John Chowning to Yamaha re: support for Japanese student
3-Aug-1988 Letter from President of Yamaha US to John Chowning re: relocation
25-Aug-1988 Telegraph to Yohei Nagai from John Chowning re: visit to CCRMA
31-Aug-1988 Letter to Yamaha regarding DWT, BioMuse and Digitar
1-Sep-1988 Reply letter from Chowning to President of Yamaha US re: relocation
19-Sep-1988 Letter from John Chowning to Yohei Nagai re: music technology conference
24-Oct-1988 Memo from Stanford OTL to Office of Development re: digital waveguide
9-Dec-1988 Draft proposal to Yamaha for gifts to endow a professorship and support lab
12-Dec-1988 Letter of thanks from John Chowning to Jim Funada (Yamaha)
12-Dec-1988 Letter from John Chowning to Yamaha regarding NeXT and CD-MIDI
9-Mar-1989 Letter of thanks from Julius Smith to Yohei Nagai
31-Mar-1989 Letter from Yamaha regional manager to John Chowning re: relocation
13-Apr-1989 Reply letter from Chowning to Yamaha regional manager re: relocation
18-Apr-1989 Cover letter for photos from Yohei Nagai to Patte Wood
6-Sep-1989 Concept paper on digital music instrument algorithms, proposed to UTTI
12-Mar-1990 Correspondence re: Yamaha request for demonstration recordings
9-May-1990 Attendees and agenda for CCRMA Associates meeting
15-May-1990 Memo from CMA president re: Bay Area 1992 ICMC status report
16-May-1990 Memo from CMA president re: Bay Area 1992 ICMC planning meeting
23-Jan-1991 Letter from Media Vision regarding FM chip availability
6-Feb-1991 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM chip availability for Media Vision
2-Apr-1991 Letter from Chowning to Stanford Dean of Research re: OTL Research Incentive Fund
13-Apr-1991 Fax from Yamaha engineering group leader to schedule visit to CCRMA
19-Apr-1991 Reply letter from Chowning to Eric Atsumi (Yamaha) re: CCRMA visit
5-Aug-1991 Correspondence b/t Chowning and Yamaha re: Biomuse system
8 aug 191 Fax from Yamaha to arrange visit to CCRMA to evaluate Biomuse system
9-Aug-1991 Fax from Chowning to Yamaha to confirm rescheduled visit to CCRMA
22-Aug-1991 Correspondence b/t Chowning and Yamaha re: rescheduling of visit to CCRMA
27-Aug-1991 Fax from Yamaha to Chowning to reschedule planned visit to CCRMA
21-Sep-1991 Letter of thanks from Yamaha to Chowning following visit (Radio Drum and Cook vocal work)
27-Sep-1991 Letter from George Hasegawa (Yamaha) to Chowning re: visit plans
15-Oct-1991 Follow-up letter after visit from Yamaha Furniture and Home Products personnel
15-Nov-1991 Letter from Yamaha Director of R&D to Chowning re: gift and equipment
21-Nov-1991 Letter of thanks from Yamaha manager to Chowning following CCRMA visit
18-Dec-1991 Reply letter from Chowning to George Hasegawa (Yamaha)
1992 Excerpt from 1992 OTL publication on top inventions
6-Jan-1992 Reply letter from Chowning to Yamaha Furniture and Home Products personnel
19-Feb-1992 Email from John Strawn about resignation of Yamaha president
21-Feb-1992 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to Chowning re: Stanford Japan Center internship
28-Feb-1992 Letter from Yamaha re: rotating company presidency
14-Apr-1992 Correspondence b/t Chowning and Masatada Wachi re: meeting and promotion
27-Apr-1992 Reply letter from Chowning to Hiro Kato (Yamaha) re: internship
12-May-1992 Cover letter and article re: acoustic refrigerator
7-May-1993 Letter from Masatada Wachi (Yamaha) to Chowning re: FM
14-May-1993 Reply letter from Chowning to Masatada Wachi (Yamaha)
4-Oct-1993 Letter from Yamaha Int'l Dvision manager to John Chowning re: ICMC
14-Oct-1993 Reply letter from Chowning to Yamaha Int'l Division manager
29-Oct-1993 Music department vision statement
Mar-1994 Wired article on Stanford, CCRMA, and Yamaha
7-Jun-1994 Stanford press release on CCRMA
19-Oct-1994 Stanford Daily article on Sondius, physical modeling and CCRMA
21-Dec-1994 CCRMA endowment financial statement
1995 Stanford OTL newsletter article on top inventions
1995 Stanford OTL newsletter article on Max Mathews and the radio baton
8-May-1995 News article about Yamaha/ESS patent dispute (FM)
19-May-1995 Sondius license agreement between Stanford and Media Vision
5-Dec-1995 Email from Perry Cook regarding potential patent infringement (physical modeling)
1996 Stanford OTL newsletter article on OTL 25th anniversary and history
1996 Accounting report for waveguide/Sondius development
1996 Report on Residency and Exchange Program in New Music Technology
1997 Stanford OTL newsletter article on Sondius XG
1997 Stanford OTL newsletter article on celebration (with Sondius XG mention)
7-Jul-1997 Draft agreement between Stanford, Yamaha and Staccato Systems (Sondius XG)
16-Jul-1997 Stanford Report article on Sondius XG
3-Sep-1997 Yamaha press release on Sondius XG
Jan-1998 Stanford Today article on Experiments in Music Intelligence (EMI)
9-Nov-1999 Letter re: royalty sharing for Sondius and Sondius XG
2000 Excerpt from Stanford OTL 1999-2000 annual report
1-Apr-2000 Electronic Musician article on computers and analog synthesizers
Mar-2001 Letters to the Editor (CMJ) in response to CCRMA critique
Aug-2001 Sound On Sound article on the Yamaha GS1 and DX1
27-Mar-2003 Snapshot of webpage on top 10 Stanford inventions
2005 Excerpt from Stanford OTL 2004-2005 annual report
2009 JIMA article on Yamaha/Stanford relationship by Hiro Kato (Yamaha)
4-Aug-2009 Hiro Kato (Yamaha) presentation on FM technology history and significance
no date Digit-Life review of Creative Sound Blaster sound card
no date XG Factory review of Yamaha PLG100-DX DX7 daughterboard
no date News article on CCRMA developments and DX7
no date FM royalty chart, forecasts, and Yamaha market data
no date Notes re: FM royalty rates
no date Brief history of CCRMA
no date Brochure for CCRMA Industrial Affiliates program
no date FM article (in Japanese) and notes from Hiro Kato (Yamaha)
no date Schematics and images related to MAD project (Yamaha FM synthesizer)
This archive is maintained by Andrew Nelson. Please email updates and corrections to aj (at) ccrma.stanford.edu. Please note that archival materials are intended for non-commercial purposes and may be protected by copyright laws that prohibit further duplication or distribution.

These documents stem largely from the personal collections of various CCRMA-lites. The Special Collections at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) contain 40 linear feet of additional archival materials. For contents and access, please see the SUL catalog entry and the Online Archive of California collection guide.