Yamaha Nuage helps maximise efficiency at MWA Sound

Germany’s MWA Sound has chosen Yamaha’s Nuage system to harness Steinberg Nuendo DAW software as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Located in Soltau, midway between the cities of Hamburg and Hannover, MWA Sound was founded by studio recording veteran Michael Andreas in 2010, offering sound-to-picture services including film sound, post production, sound design and dubbing, as well as being active in the live audio market.

MWA is a longtime user of Nuendo and of Yamaha mixing consoles in its live business, so it was natural that the two technologies would come together in its latest investment, a Nuage post-production system.

“We have been using Nuendo since Version 3 in 2005,” said Andreas. “It’s a very flexible tool and we like the fact that its ongoing development has always focused on including new and more efficient workflows, such as those for ADR. The technical support is also excellent, with a very personal touch.”

Comprising a Nuage Master and Nuage Fader unit, adding the system has helped Andreas and fellow sound designer Bernd Schaumburg to make the most of Nuendo, with the control surface allowing them to concentrate exclusively on their work, not the technology.

“Thanks to our long-term success with Nuendo, investing in a Nuage system was an obvious next step to help maximise our efficiency,” Andreas explained. “All of the hardware features are great, and we particularly like the user-assignable buttons. It has allowed us to access all the features on Nuendo that much more quickly and easily, simplifying the process and reducing the time we spend on projects. Overall it has substantially added to our success as a studio.”

MWA has worked on a wide range of projects including, in cinema and DVD, Das Kleine Arschloch, Fleisch ist mein Gemüse, The Night Watchmen, Kurt Cobain – Tod einer Ikone, The Eichmann Show and Berlin 36. Television work has included Der Tatortreiniger, Tatort, Der Kommissar und das Meer, Traumschiff, Forsthaus Falkenau, Der Bergdoktor, SOKO Wismar and more.