New York, NY (November 14, 2012)—Yamaha and Steinberg have announced NUAGE, a hardware and software for recording and post production use, based around a scalable work surface, the workflow of Steinberg Nuendo and the networking capabilities of Dante.
The system includes hardware work-surface components, networkable audio interface units and a software-based digital audio workstation. The Yamaha control surface features a combination of fader and main control units allowing for various system configurations, and the core of NUAGE is Steinberg’s Nuendo digital audio workstation software. Dante audio networking aids in system design and expandability both in the studio and in situations where audio is to be shared with live mixing systems.
A Dante Accelerator audio interface card can be installed in the computer running the Nuendo DAW to provide extra-low latency multi-channel audio data transfer capacity; a secondary port can be used to provide redundant connections.
Computers and monitors are not included in the system components; any 24” monitor can be used with the system. The system incorporates the computer LCD displays for “Extensive Console View” channel strip extension, customizable Nuendo shortcuts that can be freely assigned to numerous User Assignable Keys, Touch Slider functionality for instant channel navigation, touch sensitive faders and encoders, Channel Name Display, and Channel Color Bar. A jog wheel supports editing on the master section.
Two types of control surface units can be used individually or in combination, according to system needs. Three types of high-end audio interfaces are available, used individually or in combination for up to 128 channels. 16-channel analog, 16-channel digital, and 8-channel analog + 8-channel digital can be controlled at once with two encoders per channel, or all encoders can be mapped to one or two highlighted channels in the Channel Setting Mode. NUAGE I/O also features JetPLL jitter reduction technology for low jitter and AD/DA resolution.
NUAGE includes 32-bit/192 kHz support (Nuendo 6 supports sampling rates up to 384 kHz). The DSP surround processing capabilities provide all the essentials, such as speaker/level display adjustments and base management. The power of native system processing allows a large number of plug-ins to be used simultaneously across multiple channels/tracks. Nuendo Syncstation provides sample-accurate synchronization for audio and video.
A basic NUAGE system starts at a targeted MSRP of $18,000 and has an expected availability of second quarter of 2013.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.