Remo Bellatti is among the great innovators in musical equipment. His development of the synthetic drumhead in 1957 is as significant an achievement in the evolution of musical equipment as the first electric bass or the first solid-state power amplifier. Whereas previously calf and goat skin heads were the only real option for a professional drummer, the advent of synthetic heads that sounded great made a radical reduction in price and a radically increased longevity. It also made Mr. Belatti incredibly popular among the goat and calf community. Remo is now a leading manufacturer of drumheads and an indispensable staple of the music retail industry.