The Nuage integrated audio production system offers top-class hardware and software working in perfect harmony, for unprecedented mixing, editing, or dialog replacement efficiency in audio post production applications. Yamaha control and interface hardware seamlessly integrates with Steinberg Nuendo DAW software in a purpose-built system that offers all-new productivity and flexibility as well as premium audio quality.
Release notes from Yamaha and Steinberg:
Yamaha and Steinberg have joined forces to create an advanced production system – NUAGE – that empowers professionals in the television, advertising, film, and media industries with unprecedented capabilities and efficiency. Yamaha hardware integrates seamlessly with Steinberg software in a cohesive platform that ushers in a new era of post-production productivity.
The numerous hardware and software components that make up a practical post-production system must function as a well-integrated whole in order to achieve professional workflow efficiency and output quality. The Nuage integrated audio production system offers top-class hardware and software working in perfect harmony, for unprecedented mixing, editing, or dialog replacement efficiency in audio post production applications. Yamaha control and interface hardware seamlessly integrates with Steinberg Nuendo DAW software in a purpose-built system that offers all-new productivity and flexibility as well as premium audio quality. For maximum system versatility the dedicated Yamaha control surface and audio interface hardware is modular, and all units communicate with each other and the central computer via a reliable Dante network, so it’s easy to create custom configurations to match any application. Nuendo 6, the latest and most powerful iteration of Steinberg’s acclaimed digital audio workstation software, is at the core of the system with unbeatable DAW features and performance.
Hardware components available for Nuage systems include the Nuage Fader channel-strip control surface that works with standard LCD monitors to provide smooth visual continuity right into the Nuendo mixing window, the Nuage Master controller unit with everything needed for Nuendo editing in a remarkably efficient arrangement, Nuage Workspace units that aid in creating a unified system layout, three Nuage I/O units that deliver exceptional sonic quality in up to 128 simultaneous channels, and a Dante Accelerator card that gives the computer running the Nuendo DAW extra low latency multi-channel audio data transfer capability. The Nuendo 6 DAW software at the heart of the system is a milestone release that comes with an enviable selection of features not found in any other post-production software.
Kazunori Kobayashi, general manager of the Yamaha Corporation Pro Audio Division, comments: “Nuage is a professional production system that incorporates the most advanced technology and interface design know-how from Yamaha and Steinberg. Yamaha has been manufacturing digital mixers for 25 years, and it is 12 years since Steinberg introduced the first version of the Nuendo DAW. It is a great pleasure to be able to announce such a groundbreaking collaboration at this time, and we are confident that current Nuendo users as well as users who will experience a Nuendo based system for the first time will be more than satisfied with the extraordinary performance and efficiency that Nuage offers.”
“Combining Yamaha’s long-term experience in creating audio hardware with Steinberg’s expertise in software development leads to a system that sets new milestones in terms of operational speed, integration, configurability and design. The Nuage system solution is the quintessence of merging dedicated post-production software and hardware seamlessly together to one complete studio environment. 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,” comments Andreas Stelling, Steinberg’s managing director.
NUAGE Products Page:http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/products/daw_systems/nuage
Steinberg has announced Nuendo 6, the latest version of its audio post-production software.
Highlights of Nuendo 6:
- New mixing console for enhanced operational speed, including a new channel strip with ‘high-quality’ effects
- Nuendo 6 ADR Taker solution for voice recording and language dubbing
- Fully integrated loudness measurement, featuring EBU-compliant metering plus a large choice of RMS metering scales and a dedicated loudness lane
- Anymix Pro from IOSONO for state-of-the-art surround productions and Voxengo CurveEQ with sound-matching technology
- More professional workflow, with new tools such as MemZap quick-jump tool, Remote Control Editor and Steinberg ASIO Guard with intelligent dropout-prevention techniques
- Professional sound library by the specialists of Pro Sound Effects with more than 1.5 GB of dedicated post-production sounds
In addition, Nuendo 6 represents the core of the Nuage system solution, a top-end post-production platform introduced by Yamaha and Steinberg.
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The Nuage integrated audio production system offers top-class hardware and software working in perfect harmony, for unprecedented mixing, editing, or dialog replacement efficiency in audio post production applications.
Yamaha control and interface hardware seamlessly integrates with Steinberg Nuendo DAW software in a purpose-built system that offers all-new productivity and flexibility as well as premium audio quality.
More information: http://www.yamahaproaudio.com
A demo of the synthrotek Ring Modulator:
and a micromoog plus a yamaha cs-5 which are both being controlled by our 8-step analog sequencer:
Shake the Disease (Martin Gore demo) cover.
“I noticed he recorded it mainly with a Yamaha DX7. In fact, he used six cartridge preset sounds (that I switched live). So I decided to recreate it. None of the backtrack sounds were recorded with MIDI or other clock resources.”
All sounds (*unless stated): Yamaha DX7.
Bassline synth: Roland Promars MRS-2
Drumbox: Boss DR55 (sampled)
Backtrack recorded on a Revox B77 MkII.
Composed by Martin L. Gore
MX Serie Synthesizer Introduction with Adrian Zalten: MX61 & MX49
Differentiated only by keyboard size, each of these 61-part multitimbral keyboards contains over 1000 of Yamaha’s flagship MOTIF sounds, effects and an ‘easy’ split/layer/performance mode that enables you to quickly come up with custom tones.
What’s more, the MXs are designed to integrate tightly with your DAW: audio can be piped directly over USB, and you can switch to a DAW Remote mode that enables you to use the hands-on controls to adjust parameters in your software.
You can also use the Ms as an audio interface, though disappointingly, the only input comes in the form of an aux mini-jack. Another thing that’s lacking at present is the option to use the MX’s synth as a VST instrument (complete with software editor) though we’re told that this is on the way.
The MX49 and 61 both ship with a copy of Cubase AI, plus Steinberg’s Prologue synth and Yamaha’s own YC-3B virtual organ. As such, anyone who buys one is getting a full music production starter kit.
Perhaps the most striking thing about these keyboards, though is their price: the MX49 has a target price of £499 and the MX61 should be available for £649. Both models will be shipping in December.
Yamaha MX49 and MX61 specs
- 166MB of internal Wave ROM
- More than 1000 Voices taken directly from MOTIF
- USB Audio/MIDI interface built in
- VCM Effects
- Auxiliary input and WAV/MIDI file playback
- One touch Layer and Split function
- 128 note Polyphony / 16 part multitimbral
- 999 arpeggio patterns
- Advanced synth editor
- Remote Mode for DAW control
- Bundled with Cubase AI, YC-3B organ emulator, Steinberg Prologue analog synth
- Lightweight design: (MX49: 4kg, MX61: 5kg)
Motif Sounds for Inspiration,
Xtensive Controller Integration.
It doesn’t get better than this.
The MX series synthesizers feature carefully selected sounds taken from the Yamaha MOTIF XS. That powerful sonic palette is packed into sleek packages (available in 49- and 61-note versions) that fit today’s on-the-go life style. But the MX Series aren’t just synthesizers; they are designed to bridge the gap between hardware and software. By adding extensive audio and MIDI USB connectivity, advanced DAW and VST controller features and a suite of powerful music production software, the MX integrate hardware reliability with controller flexibility to give you the best of both worlds at a ground breaking level of affordability.
The new MX series combines Motif XS sounds, USB Audio/MIDI connectivity and advanced DAW/VST controller
features at a ground breaking level of affordability.
- Over 1000 sounds from the MOTIF series
- Equipped with VCM effects
- Easy Split /Layer Performance Mode for Instant Inspiration
- 16-Part Multi timbral and 128-note polyphony
- Extensive Hands-On controls for VSTs and DAWs
- Bi-directional USB Audio/MID interfacing
- A complete suite of music production software included
- A lightweight design with a quality Yamaha keyboard
- Complete analog and digital connectivity
Information has leaked out about a couple of new workstations from Yamaha, the MX49 and MX61.
Here are features (unofficial) for the Yamaha MX49 & MX61:
- 49 and 61 keys (MX49/MX61)
- Over 1.000 voices from MOTIF XS
- 128 maximum polyphony
- VCM effects
- 999 arpeggios
- 4 knobs
- Ultra compact and lightweight
- Stereo Aux
- Audio and MIDI USB interface
- Software YC-3B and HALion SE
- MIDI IN / OUT
If the rumored pricing is correct, the MX 49 and MX 61 could be very competitive:
- Yamaha MX 49 – 499 euros = 402 British pounds sterling
- Yamaha MM 6 – 444 euros = 358 British pounds sterling (£337.00 at one dealer)
Note: This is unofficial information. Actual specs, availability and pricing are TBA.
David Baron goes through keyboards one by one. Yamaha Piano, Elka Synthex, Glockenspiel, RMI Electrapiano, Roland System100, Arp Omni 2, Korg PS-3200, Celesta, Korg MS-20, Oberheim 4-Voice, Multivox MX3000, Oberheim OB8, Moog Minimoog, Synton Syrinx,Moog Vocoder.
Marcus Padrini is out with a new video featuring some nice interaction between Ipad synths, the iRig and a Yamaha P95, details below:
Here is a JAM playing with just one iPad running GarageBand and Geo Synthesizer, with the support of Yamaha’s P95 Digital Piano and iRig MIDI. Everything was made live. A little drum loop on SmartDrums, a GB Pad called moonrise and my Lead, released with Geo Synth (Padrini Lead), with some modifications (delay, cutoff and gain).
The custom lead can be downloaded here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13574893/Padrini%20Lead%20LP%20MA%20delay%202.geosynth
Exploring the classic Yamaha CS-15, description of the synth below
This synth really has its own sound. The CS-15′s got style. Built like a tank with a lot of nice knobs and best of all, not one but two of those funny sounding multimode filters. It’s actually a duophonic / bitimbral synth but you have to connect it to CV (Hz/V like Korg not V/Oct) to get the extra voice. Each of the two VCOs has its own CV/Gate control.
The best things about it are the flexibility of the VCFs and the routings to the filters and envelopes. You can rout VCO 1 to both VCFs and the VCFs to any of the envelopes positive or negative voltage. The VCFs are 12 dB/Oct and are switchable between low, band or high-pass. They are the key to the nice sound of the Yamaha CS family. Other nice features are noise, external-in for processing other sounds, LFO with Sample & Hold for those bubbling sounds and an individual auto-bend for the VCOs.
The CS-15 is great for strange blips, bass and tiny highpass sounds. The ADSRs aren’t as fast as the CS-10 but they are ok. A nice feature is the ‘brilliance’ slider that can control either or both VCFs. At their extremely low prices, the CS-15 is an analog that’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.