The Nuage adds a significant hardware element to Steinberg’s music and post-production DAW Nuendo, as well as Cubase 7. In addition to the extensive control-surface functionality, it can be fitted with multi-channel I/O interfaces, which make use of the Dante protocol.
On the control side of things, two modules are available: the Nuage Master, which houses a multitude of editing and transport buttons, a jog dial, a ‘channel-strip’ set of rotary encoders and a colour touchscreen; and the Nuage Fader, which features 16 motorised faders, two encoders per strip, LCD screen channel displays and a touch slider, which understands smartphone-style gestures and can be used to navigate between channels and channel banks. Up to three Nuage Fader modules can be paired with a Nuage Master for a 48-fader control surface.
Editor-in-Chief Paul White got the run-down at the AES Convention in New York.