Yamaha releases Nuage v1.6 update

Yamaha has launched a free update for its Nuage post-production and studio recording system, allowing seamless compatibility with Cubase Pro 8.

The benefits of the new v1.6 update include full access to the latest version of the Steinberg DAW software from Nuage Fader and Nuage Master units. This combination makes Nuage "an exceptionally powerful and flexible control solution for music production studios," Yamaha says.

One of the main features of Cubase Pro 8 is its VCA faders, which not only assist in creating complex mixes, but enable more advanced automation workflows using the Combine VCA fader automation feature.

It also offers a Render In Place tool, which makes it easy to bounce MIDI and audio parts; Chord Pads to assist composers with creative chord and pattern variations; a new direct routing section in MixConsole that allows users to set up group routing destinations for multiple channels, buses and stems with a single click and Wave Meters, which displays upcoming audio events with the respective waveforms, scrolling through the mixer pane below the volume fader.

Thanks to v1.6, Nuage’s IP-based Dante network infrastructure has become a powerful way to bridge the gap between production, broadcast and live sound applications. It supports full remote control of Yamaha’s new RMio64-D Dante/MADI conversion audio interface, allowing selection of SRC, word clock sources, and other parameters via the Nuage display. This is designed to enable convenient audio communication with external MADI devices for increased system expansion capability.

The latest Nuage software also provides numerous improvements to overall operation, developed in response to feedback from users. These include:

• Quick division of audio events within the selected range via a Nuage Master shortcut (SHIFT + SPLIT)
• Stereo panner type selection (Stereo Combined or Stereo Balance) from Nuage Fader units
• Channel strip access to cut filter slope, gain, phase, HA high-pass filter, and +48V parameters
• Overall ON/OFF switching of selected channel inserts and dynamics bypass from a Nuage Fader or Nuage Master unit

Available now as a free download from the Yamaha Pro Audio site, v1.6 does not require a firmware update.

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