Yamaha & Steinberg partner on Nuage recording system
November 14, 2012

Yamaha & Steinberg partner on Nuage recording system

BUENA PARK, CA — Yamaha (www.yamahaca.com) and Steinberg have collaborated to create a hardware- and software-based audio recording system. Nuage is a complete and flexible system that allows engineers to choose and combine components to best match individual applications and workflow requirements.

Nuage consists of a Yamaha control surface that features a combination of fader and main control units, allowing for various system configurations. At the core of Nuage is Steinberg’s Nuendo digital audio workstation software. The system is coupled with the Dante accelerator audio interface card. Dante can be installed in a computer running the Nuendo DAW to provide extra-low latency multi-channel audio data transfer capacity. 

Any 24-inch 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 precision jog wheel supports accurate 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 plus 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 advanced JetPLL jitter reduction technology for extremely low jitter and superior AD/DA resolution.

Nuage offers 32-bit/192 kHz support for superior sonic quality (Nuendo 6 supports sampling rates up to 384 kHz). Advanced audio interface DSP hardware offers True Integrated Monitoring for ultra-low-latency monitoring. The DSP surround processing capabilities provide all the essentials for surround sound including 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 $18,000 and has an expected availability of second quarter of 2013. Computers and monitors are not included in the system components.