NUAGE, a joint collaboration between Yamaha and Steinberg, is a new, truly networkable recording system consisting of hardware work surface components, sleek interface, comprehensive visual feedback, 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.
Coupled with the power of Audinate Dante audio networking, this advanced production system provides mix engineers a synergistic studio solution. Dante supplies unrestricted 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, advantageous when communicating with NUAGE I/O units. A secondary port can be used to provide redundant connections for failsafe reliability.
“The NUAGE system will provide our customers a quality experience consistent with the Yamaha brand,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. “We’re providing the best of all worlds - a scalable user friendly work surface, the superior workflow of Nuendo, and the power of Dante.”
NUAGE provides intuitive operation and visual organization for enhanced efficiency. Any 24-inch monitor can be used with the system, and it also incorporates 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, error-free editing on the master section.
NUAGE modular architecture and network audio interface enable broad system flexibility. 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 includes advanced JetPLL jitter reduction technology for extremely low jitter and superior AD/DA resolution.
NUAGE supports 32-bit/192 kHz for enhanced sonic quality (Nuendo 6 supports sampling rates up to 384 kHz). Advanced audio interface DSP hardware offers “True Integrated Monitoring” for 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.
The system’s space-saving keyboard/mouse editing capabilities as well as compact rack-mount dimensions round out the unique NUAGE system. 3
A basic NUAGE system starts at a targeted MSRP of $18,000 and has an expected availability in the second quarter of 2013.
Computers and monitors are not included in the system components.
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems