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Hiro Kato
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
30-Aug-1978 Letter from Stanford to Yamaha regarding NED patent infringement
1979 Notes from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) on TRX development
12 par 1979 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to John Chowning re: FM product development
2-Nov-1979 MISSING!
4-Aug-1981 Letter from Yamaha to Stanford regarding Crumar patent infringement
9-Feb-1982 Letter to Yamaha regarding Atari sublicense
7-Apr-1982 Letter from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: Atari sublicense
22-Feb-1984 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to John Pierce re: equipment shipment
10-Dec-1984 Letter to Yamaha regarding relationships with other Japanese companies
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
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
11-Sep-1985 Letter from Chowning to Yamaha to request equipment for digital recording studio
4-Nov-1986 Notes for use in FM license negotiation
18-Nov-1986 Letter to John Chowning regarding LSI negotiation
26-Nov-1986 Letter to Hiro Kato regarding LSI negotiation
24-Jul-1987 Telex and notes from Yamaha to Chowning re: visit to CCRMA
31-Aug-1988 Letter to Yamaha regarding DWT, BioMuse and Digitar
5-Aug-1991 Correspondence b/t Chowning and Yamaha re: Biomuse system
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
27-Apr-1992 Reply letter from Chowning to Hiro Kato (Yamaha) re: internship
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 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) 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.