Yamaha and Steinberg Go Nuage

Yamaha and Steinberg are to launch a new flagship audio post-production system. Nuage combines dedicated Yamaha control and interface hardware with a new version of Steinberg’s Nuendo DAW software, Nuendo 6.

Nuage components communicate with each other and up to three DAWs via Dante networking. A low latency, PCIe Dante audio interface card (for Mac or PC) delivers up to 128 simultaneous, bi-directional channels at 192kHz or 256 at up to 96kHz. Nuage hardware is modular, with components including: Nuage Fader control surfaces which alight with the system’s LCD monitor displays to provide visual continuity with the Nuendo mixing window; a Nuage Master control unit which features everything needed for Nuendo editing and session management; Nuage Workspace units, which can be used to integrate third party hardware and/or facility-specific custom options; three Nuage I/O units which provide 16 analogue I/O, 16 AES/EBU I/O or eight digital and eight analogue; plus a PCIe Dante Accelerator card, which gives the computer running Nuendo extra low latency, multi-channel audio data transfer capability, with redundancy.

“The Nuage system is the quintessence of merging dedicated post-production software and hardware seamlessly together into one complete studio environment,” said Steinberg Managing Director Andreas Stelling. “With the Nuage console and Nuendo 6 representing the most sophisticated platform for audio post-production available today, we are delighted to offer existing and new customers a unique approach to achieving higher levels of productivity and quality.”

“Nuage delivers the ultimate combination of advanced DAW technology, intuitive interface design, flexibility and reliability,” said Nick Cook, European Marketing Director, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Europe. “We believe it is a new milestone in post-production technology.”