Yamaha and Steinberg have launched their flagship audio post-production system, called Nuage, at Inter Bee 2012. The new system combines dedicated Yamaha control and interface hardware with a new version of Steinberg’s Nuendo 6 software. Nuage components communicate with each other and up to three DAWs via Dante networking. A low latency PCIe Dante audio interface card provides up to 128 simultaneous, bi-directional channels at 192kHz or 256 channels at up to 96kHz. The modular Nuage hardware components include a fader control surface, a master control unit for session and editing management, workspace units that can be used to integrate third party hardware and/or facility-specific custom options and three Nuage I/O units providing 16 analogue I/O, 16 AES/EBU I/O or eight digital and eight analogue. “Nuage delivers the ultimate combination of advanced DAW technology, intuitive interface design, flexibility and reliability,” said Nick Cook, European marketing director, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Europe. “We believe it is a new milestone in post-production technology. It throws the gauntlet down to the industry, demonstrating that Yamaha and Steinberg are determined to become bywords for excellence in audio post-production.” “The Nuage system is the quintessence of merging dedicated post-production software and hardware seamlessly together into one complete studio environment,” added Steinberg managing director Andreas Stelling. “With the Nuage console and Nuendo 6 representing the most sophisticated platform for audio post-production available today, we are delighted to offer existing and new customers a unique approach to achieving higher levels of productivity and quality.”
The release of Nuage is just one of many recent announcements from Steinberg: The company recently took on 11 former Sibelius employees to work at its new R&D centre in the UK and announced the upcoming release of Cubase 7 (in addition to the above-mentioned release of Nuendo 6).
More detailed Steinberg news to come in the December issue of PSNEurope.