More than 100 years ago, in Mondaino, Italy, Antonio Galanti devoted much of his time developing the first Galanti accordion. In subsequent years the accordion was continually improved and in 1955 a device was invented to allow basses to be played freely. In 1959 Marcello Galanti founded Viscount International. In the 1980’s electronic musical instruments were completely re-born thanks to the advent of digital technology. The 21st Century heightened global competition. Viscount introduced an innovative sound-generation technology based on physical modeling – offering electronic musical instruments with exclusive performance advantages.