Yamaha NCS500-CT NUAGE Master Unit side view
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Nuage Fader Unit front view
Nuage Fader Unit side view
Yamaha NCS500-CT NUAGE Master Unit front

Yamaha NCS500-CT / Yamaha NCS500-FD

(1) Nuage NCS500-CT Master unit + (1) Nuage NCS500-FD Fader Unit

Product Highlights

  • Color touchscreen with 8 touch-sensitive encoders (Master)
  • Precision job/shutter wheel (Master)
  • 10-key pad + Controls for Transport, Editing, Control Room, Monitor, Automation, and a User Defined section (Master)
  • Controls up to 3 DAWs
  • 16 touch-sensitive faders and 32 touch sensitive encoders (Fader)
  • utomation, Control Room, and Channel View (Fader)Touch Slider, OLED Channel Name Displays and Color Bars, and several controls for Section, A
  • Built-in keyobard drawer in addition to a 9 pin serial port (Fader)
  • Connects through Ethernet

Sale Price $24,498.00

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Yamaha NCS500-CT / Yamaha NCS500-FD

This package includes: (1) Nuage NCS500-CT Master unit  +  (1) Nuage NCS500-FD  Fader Unit

Yamaha NCS500-CT NUAGE Master Unit Overivew:

This unit boasts a color touchscreen that features 8 touch sensitive encoders, a precision job/shutter wheel, 10 key pad and several controls for Transport, Editing, Control Room, Monitor, Automation, and a User Defined section. Controls up to three Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). Also comes with a built in headphone amplifier, talkback mic and 9 pin serial port. The NUAGE Master Unit connects through Ethernet. Nuendo/Cubase is the heart of the Nuage Advanced Production System. Nuage includes specially-designed Nuage Fader and Nuage Master control surfaces that provide exclusive access to all Nuendo/Cubase functions through an expansive range of switches and encoders in a lucid panel layout. Add a selection of extraordinary DSP-equipped Nuage I/O audio interfaces that communicate through a Dante digital audio network, plus a PCI-Express standard Dante Accelerator card for extremely low latency, high capacity audio transmission. With Nuage you have a highly flexible, high performance audio production system that garuntees unprecedented efficiency, quality, and productivity.

Convenient and Intuitive Function Control - Ergonomically designed layout compliments your workflow

  • [AUTOMATION] : Provides access to automation functions.
  • [COMMUNICATION] : Assignment and control of the Control Room talkback function.
  • [CONTROL ROOM] : Links to the Nuendo/Cubase Control Room feature, allowing switching between monitor speakers, downmixes, and more.
  • [CUES] : Switches Control Room cues 1~4 on or off.
  • [DAW SELECT] : Selects between up to three connected DAWs.
  • [EDIT] : Allows object/region selection, copy/paste editing, and more.
  • [GENERAL CONTROL] : Project file save, cursor movement, and other operations.
  • [JOG WHEEL] : Six modes and seven functions control a wide range of parameters.
  • [MONITOR SOURCE] : Switches Control Room sources (8 x EXTERNAL INPUT, 8 x MIX, 4 x CUE).
  • [MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAY] : Touch screen and knob provide access to all major parameters and operations.
  • [NUMERIC PAD] : Switches between six modes, allows numeric cursor and marker position entry, and more.
  • [TRANSPORT] : Transport control, punch in/out, and project window recall.
  • [USER ASSIGNABLE] : Assigns shortcuts to the 12 user assignable buttons.

Yamaha NCS500-FD NUAGE Fader Unit Overivew:

This unit features 16 touch-sensitive faders and 32 touch sensitive encoders, Touch Slider, OLED Channel Name Displays and Color Bars, and several controls for Section, Automation, Control Room, and Channel View. The NUAGE Fader has the ability to control up to three separate Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). It also includes a built-in keyobard drawer in addition to a 9 pin serial port. The unit connects through Ethernet. Nuendo/Cubase is the heart of the Nuage Advanced Production System. Nuage includes specially-designed Nuage Fader and Nuage Master control surfaces that provide exclusive access to all Nuendo/Cubase functions through an expansive range of switches and encoders in a lucid panel layout. Add a selection of extraordinary DSP-equipped Nuage I/O audio interfaces that communicate through a Dante digital audio network, plus a PCI-Express standard Dante Accelerator card for extremely low latency, high capacity audio transmission. With Nuage you have a highly flexible, high performance audio production system that garuntees unprecedented efficiency, quality, and productivity.

Convenient and Intuitive Function Control - Ergonomically designed layout compliments your workflow

  • [AUTOMATION] : Provides access to automation functions.
  • [CHANNEL STRIP] : Each channel strip has a touch-sensitive 100mm motor fader, two multi-function knobs, and a channel name/icon/color display.
  • [CHANNEL VIEW CONTROL] : Selects the channel category to be controlled by the panel faders.
  • [CONTROL ROOM] : Allows operation of the Nuendo/Cubase Control Room feature for monitor and communication control.
  • [DAW SELECT] : Selects between up to three connected DAWs.
  • [FLIP] : Allows the parameters assigned to the knobs to be controlled via the faders.
  • [PAGE CONTROL] : Controls display cursor movement and screen switching.
  • [SECTION CONTROL] : Selects the parameters to be controlled by the multi-function knobs.
  • [UNIT LINK] : Links or separates operation of up to three units.
  • [USER ASSIGNABLE] : Allows unrestricted shortcut assignment.
  • [WORKSPACE] : Recalls pre-programmed DAW window layouts.

NUAGE: Yamaha Music and Post Production

Digital audio workstations, controllers, interfaces: performance that reinforces and keeps up with your creative workflow can only be actualized when all the pieces work together harmoniously. The Nuage Advanced Production System ties it all together in a collaborative system that raises the bar when it comes to quality and efficiency for nearly every facet of the production process. The Yamaha control and interface hardware intuitively connects with Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase DAW software in a purpose-driven system that allows for unrestricted productivity and flexibility in addition to top-quality audio. The Nuage Advanced production System is already a highly-esteemed and highly valued tool in audio post production and music production studios across the globe. It gives discerning engineers the tools they need to pump out the highest quality projects each and every day. For professional post production, music production, and recording applications, Nuage grants an unmatched marriage of industry-leading hardware and software that will allow you to fully unleash your creative power.

5 Key Nuage Values:

1) More Than the Sum of its Parts

Nuage is so much more than a DAW and controller configuration. It's an entirely integrated production system in every way. An intuitive integration of Steinberg software with Yamaha hardware allows for ground-breaking usability and editing speed. The comprehensive visual feedback and instinctive control granted by the system's Extensive Console View optimizes efficiency and productivity in a wide array of applications.

2) Mix and Match to Make It Your Own

The Nuage interface is comprised of Nuage Fader units, each with 16 fader and knob channels, and Nuage Master units that include all controls necessary for transport operation, editing, monitoring, and more. The units can be used individually or combined in systems configured to match the scale and workflow of different studios, with up to three Nuage Fader units per system. A UNIT LINK button allows units to be easily unlinked for two-man operation, and then linked again as necessary.

3) The Right Engine for Every Job

Up to three DAWS can be directly switched and controlled from a Nuage fader unit (Nuendo, Cubase, and Pro Tools, for example) so that dialog, sound effects, BGM, and other elements of a large project can be easily and efficiently brought together for final mixing. It is also possible to assign separate DAWs to mix and master recorder duty, or a variety of other configurations according to project requirements.

4) An Open-minded Host

Nuage signal processing is handled by a standard general-purpose computer. No dedicated DSP cards that limit system choices are required. The computer system can be configured to match workload requirements with maximum efficiency. This approach also allows the user to freely update the system as necessary. Stringent benchmark testing has been carried out with recommended computers to ensure stability. Close cooperation with leading manufacturers of peripheral equipment has led to outstanding performance and cost benefits in that area as well.

5) Tie It All Together

Nuage audio infrastructure is based on Dante networking, providing superior system flexibility as well as plenty of capacity for future expansion. Audio can be shared with CL series digital mixing consoles via Dante-equipped R series interface units such as the Rio3224-D and others, or the RMio64-D Dante/MADI Converter can be used to share audio with external MADI-format devices. All of this and more can be achieved in simple, streamlined systems.

Synergy That Delivers: Yamaha & Steinberg history

Yamaha has been at the forefront of the professional audio industry ever since the PM1000 audio mixer was released in 1975. Products such as the NS10-M STUDIO monitor speakers, the 02R digital mixing console, and the SPX90 effects processor found their way into leading studios around the world, eventually earning reputations that made them "classics" in the field.

DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) became established as the primary working environment for audio production from the mid 90’s through the turn of the century, and in January of 2005 Steinberg Media Technologies ("Steinberg" hereafter), a company that had contributed numerous advanced technologies and solutions to this growing field, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha. This pivotal fusion led to increasingly concerted development of integrated products and systems. Steinberg was originally established in 1984, rapidly becoming a source of important audio processing standards such as ASIO (Audio Stream In and Out), VST (Virtual Studio Technology), and others. These advanced technologies were incorporated into a number of revolutionary products, including the Cubase and Nuendo DAW applications that are currently favored by more than 1.5 million users worldwide.

Joint development between Yamaha and Steinberg has resulted in a number of audio interfaces and controllers that take full advantage of the performance potential of Steinberg DAW software. That synergy between two leaders in audio technology will continue to deliver increasingly advanced solutions for a wide range of applications into the future.

For Studios of Any Scale or Purpose

Sound Design Room

  • Audio editing and sound effect creation are the primary purposes of this small system (no final mixing), so a single Nuage Master unit is all that is required.
  • The Nuendo Control Room feature is used for monitor control, and since no voice-over or narration recording will be done, talkback/communication facilities are not needed.
  • A single 5.1 channel speaker setup is provided, with only the front L and R speakers used for stereo projects.
  • The Bass Management function built into Nuage I/O is used when bass management is necessary.

Small Scale Studio

  • This small post production system featuring one Nuage Master unit and one Nuage Fader unit is intended primarily for in-the-box production.
  • The Nuendo Control Room feature is used to control the monitor system as well as communication for voice-over recording. The cue mix is created within Nuendo, while Control Room is used for the talkback mix.
  • A 7.1 channel speaker setup is provided, with only the front L and R speakers used for stereo projects.
  • The Bass Management function built into Nuage I/O is used when bass management is necessary.

Mid Scale Studio

  • This mid-size post production system featuring one Nuage Master unit and two Nuage Fader units is intended primarily for in-the-box production.
  • Nuendo is assigned to DAW A and Pro Tools is assigned to DAW B, allowing DAWs to be switched as required.
  • The Nuendo Control Room feature is used to control the monitor system as well as communication for voice-over recording. The cue mix is created within Nuendo, while Control Room is used for the talkback mix.
  • A DME64N Digital Mixing Engine is provided so that the monitor system and booth communication can be used even when Nuendo is not running.
  • Three monitor systems are provided: 7.1 channel large monitors, stereo near-field monitors, and compact speakers for user-environment preview.

Theater

  • A combined live sound reinforcement, live broadcast, and production system based around a Dante audio network.
  • Audio is transferred from the stage inputs to the front-of-house and monitor consoles as well as the Nuage system via the Dante network, and is converted to MADI audio for transmission to an OB van.
  • The Rio3224-D audio interface includes a gain compensation function that digitally adjusts output gain when analog gain changes are made remotely from the CL console or Nuage system, so that input levels on other devices are not affected.
  • Nuage system input level adjustments are made via Nuendo/Cubase when gain compensation is activated.

Configuration Example w/ 1 Master Unit and 1 Fader Unit (workspace shown sold separately)


Yamaha NCS500-CT Nuage Master Unit:

  • Power Requirements: 30W
  • Power Consumption: US/Canada: 120V 60Hz, Japan: 100V 50/60Hz, China: 110-240V 50/60Hz, Korea: 220V 60Hz, Other: 110-240V 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0℃ ~ 40℃
  • Storage Temperature Range: -20℃ ~ 60℃
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):     354 x 720 x 161mm (13-7/8" x 28-3/8" x 6-3/8")
  • Net Weight: 10.0kg (22.0lb)
  • Included Accessories: Jog wheel, Power cable, Brackets (2), Getting Started Guide

Yamaha NCS500-FD Fader Unit:

  • Fader Stroke: 100mm
  • Fader Resolution (+12 to -∞dB): 1024steps
  • Power Requirements: 40W
  • Power Consumption: US/Canada: 120V 60Hz, Japan: 100V 50/60Hz, China: 110-240V 50/60Hz, Korea: 220V 60Hz, Other: 110-240V 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature Range: 0℃ ~ 40℃
  • Storage Temperature Range: -20℃ ~ 60℃
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 581 x 720 x 156mm (22-7/8" x 28-3/8" x 6-1/8")
  • Net Weight: 17.8kg (39.2lb)
  • Included Accessories: Power cable, Brackets (2), Getting Started Guide

* All level controls are the nominal position. Output impedance of signal generator:150ohms

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