Grind Gears Up with Yamaha

Audio post facility Grind Music and Sound, located in Los Angeles, recently installed a Yamaha Nuage advanced production DAW system purchased through Hollywood Sound Systems.
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Buena Park, CA (December 15, 2014)—Audio post facility Grind Music and Sound, located in Los Angeles, recently installed a Yamaha Nuage advanced production DAW system purchased through Hollywood Sound Systems.

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“Nuage’s deep integration with Nuendo was an immediate draw for us,” says co-owner Michelle Garuik, who works mainly in the mix room, sound designing and mixing. “It is much more than faders, pan-pots and the usual four to five things you find on most controllers. Anything you need to do in Nuendo, you can access on Nuage. Also, the fact that it is a Yamaha Commercial Audio product was another plus for us. Having mixed on Yamaha consoles in the past, we were already familiar with the build quality and support.”

Garuik and co-owner Sangtar Heer, who writes in a separate composition/editorial room, were introduced to John Conard from Hollywood Sound Systems, and the next week given a demo with Hollywood Sounds audio tech, Brett Grossman, and Yamaha’s district manager David Lees. “The tactile surfaces give us so many solutions for our different ways of working, Garuik says. After mixing in the box for years, it is great to have instant access to deep features in Nuendo with just a touch of a button. It’s also nice to have different ways to perform tasks enabling us to work faster and more intuitively. The mixing integration with Nuendo is fantastic in speeding up our workflow. With project deadlines having faster and faster turnarounds, Nuage lets us meet the demands of our partners and makes mixing even more fun.”

With Garuik specializing in mixing action/adventure sports projects, some of Grind Music and Sound’s clients include Red Bull, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and Specialized Bicycles.

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