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Las Vegas Audio Production Company Implements Yamaha NUAGE DAW

Dog & Pony Studios owner John McClain says number one feature of NUAGE is its ergonomic layout.

By PSW Staff June 24, 2014

Dog & Pony Studios owner John McClain at his facility's new Yamaha Steinberg NUAGE system

Dog & Pony Studios in Las Vegas, which primarily focuses on audio post, sound design, composition, and audio for games for clients such as Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Skechers, and Aristocrat Technologies, recently implemented one of the first Yamaha Steinberg NUAGE DAW systems in the U.S. RSPE Audio Solutions of Toluca Lake, CA installed the system.

No stranger to Steinberg’s Nuendo, having used the software since Version N3.x as well as Yamaha products, all three Dog & Pony production studios run Steinberg Nuendo 6.07 and house Yamaha MSP7 5.1 monitors.

“I first learned about the NUAGE system on social media, and that followed with a demo by RSPE,” states owner John McClain. “It took just the three or four hours of the demo to know that NUAGE was a great fit for our facility. The first thing that strikes me about NUAGE is the ability to forgo use of the mouse and keyboard which, to me, is a huge advantage and the “holy grail” of how a controller should work. The build quality of the system is quite obviously very good.”

McClain adds that his number one feature of NUAGE is its ergonomic layout. “From editing and sound design to mixing and post, almost any function needed is available from the work surface,” he notes. “My favorite feature about Nuendo has always been the number of ways you can solve a problem and the ability to design your own workflow, key commands, etc. to fit your own needs. 

“With NUAGE, the Yamaha and Steinberg design engineers continued that openness with many ways to set up NUAGE to fit your own workflow. The support from the Company has been fantastic; they are very focused on the end user and open to suggestions for future product enhancements.”

Dog & Pony Studios
Yamaha Commercial Audio


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