Nuendo Live bundled with Yamaha QL, TF consoles

Yamaha is bundling Steinberg’s Nuendo Live DAW software with its QL and TF series consoles, providing users with advanced multitrack recording and virtual soundcheck capabilities.

Previously available as standalone only or included with Yamaha’s CL series digital mixing consoles, Nuendo Live is now integrated with all three console series, following a closer collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg.

Nuendo Live multitrack recording software is designed for use in busy live sound situations, from club gigs, to hall concerts and festivals. Direct control of channel names, markers and transport operation from QL series consoles contributes to tight integration between DAW and console in a streamlined live recording system (TF consoles require a PC for Nuendo control), Yamaha says. Built-in Dante connectivity provides ‘effortless’ networking between QL consoles, CL series consoles and R series I/O racks.

Similarly, Nuendo Live brings what the company describes as ‘greater power and system flexibility’ to the TF series (which stands for TouchFlow Operation). The series comprises three compact digital mixing consoles – TF5, TF3 and TF1 – which feature 33-, 25- and 17-motor faders, respectively, along with 32, 24 and 16 rear-panel analogue inputs. Each console includes recallable Yamaha D-PRE preamplifiers for the first time in a digital console, which facilitates support for live music and events where full setup changes need to be made on the fly. Nuendo Live will replace the Cubase AI software previously bundled with TF series consoles.

With Nuendo Live, users will also be able to move Nuendo Live project files from system to system, allowing easy soundchecks in a wider variety of environments.

“Nuendo Live is an incredibly streamlined recording package that provides tight integration with the Yamaha TF, QL and CL console series,” said Marc Lopez, marketing manager, pro audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “This fruitful collaboration between Steinberg and Yamaha has created an unbeatable and unified package that raises the bar in live sound reinforcement.”

The Nuendo Live bundle for Yamaha QL and TF series consoles will be available from April 2016.