TORONTO — Audio post facility ImagesInSound (www.imagesinsound.com) has purchased a 32-fader Yamaha Nuage advanced production DAW system with master section for the facility’s largest dubbing stage. The Nuage system replaces a Euphonix System 5 MC.
“Nuage has a big advantage over the System 5, the main reason being that it is fully integrated with Nuendo,” says studio owner Brian EImer. “Euphonix was bought by Avid (ProTools), and all support was discontinued. But beyond that, Nuage is built for post, with a lot of functionality that is required in post and really easy to navigate.”
Eimer says he first learned about Nuage through Steinberg. “I was planning an upgrade to Dolby Atmos in my main dubbing stage. I had attended an NAB Show in Las Vegas and arranged a Nuage demo there. The system blew me away, and I knew then it would be the right fit.”
Eimer has already performed two IMAX 12.0 mixes on the system, with positive results. “On the two projects, Extreme Weather and Mysteries of China, I was really able to create an immersive environment with Nuage and Nuendo 7. I just received the Dolby Atmos panner update in Nuendo, and I’m looking forward to working with it.”
ImagesInSound has been using Nuendo since Version 2 and is now using the latest version, Nuendo 8. “Nuendo is the best platform for audio post, and Nuage being part of that platform, made the decision to purchase the system an easy one. The people at Steinberg have always gotten it right, including when they rebuilt the software in Nuendo 5 to make post a main focus.”
ImagesInSound is planning on replacing the System 5 MC in the main TV mix room with a Nuage sometime in the future.