At Poll Sound (l-r, seated) Brad Wadsworth, studio engineer, Rick Low, sales manager, (standing) Bryce Stettler, rental manager, Chris Dye, mix engineer, and Tyler Robinson, systems technician.
Buena Park, CA (March 18, 2015)—Utah’s Poll Sound has integrated a Yamaha Nuage production DAW system into its recording studio, where it has on been used on various in-house and live recording projects.
The company, with facilities in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT, offers audio/visual design, installation, rentals and event production, and has an in-house recording studio for voiceovers, music recording, mastering and live recording mix downs. The Poll Sound studio has one control room linked to several recording rooms with analog and network lines running to each room and utilizing Yamaha Rio input/output units for more input channels.
“We first learned about Nuage through our Yamaha sales representative, Randy Weitzel,” states Brad Wadsworth, live/recording engineer at the Poll Sound studio. “After receiving a demo and then when simply putting my hands on the control surface, I was instantly impressed with the ease of inserting and controlling the parameters of plug-ins. And, as soon as I saw how fast I could perform editing functions, I was sold. I do a lot of live mixing, and the Nuage surface felt as close to a live console as anything I had used.”
Wadsworth says that clients who have seen Nuage has been impressed. “One of the first clients that touched our system ended up purchasing one for his own studio a couple of months later. He was already a Nuendo user, but I was amazed how quickly he got around on the surface.”
Shortly thereafter, Wadsworth noted, another client who had never used Nuendo or Nuage rented the studio. “By the following day, he was working on his own. It was a testament to the layout of the control surface and the elimination of needing to know key commands or menus for the software.”
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