“Our interest in Steinberg products dates back to 1994, when we installed Cubase as the sequencer to be synced via MIDI timecode to the studio’s then-main hardware DAW,” says Mediaset Studio C9's Marco Trinchero and Flavio Nichisoli.
Established in 1993, to support the growing demand of sound editing from Mediaset subsidiary Reti Televisive Italiane (RTI) Productions, Studio C9 since been the post production facility of most of the programmes aired on the Mediaset networks.
“After ongoing negative experiences with the DAW, it became imperative to find an alternative and in due course we switched exclusively to a Nuendo-based system. Given the stability of Nuendo 3, we might never have changed but, once we saw a demo of the Nuage system, it was instant karma!”
The installation of a Nuage NCS500-CT Master unit in Studio C9 has brought many benefits to the studio, the highly responsive touch-screen and eight touch-sensitive multi-function knobs providing direct control of EQ, dynamics, effects and other parameters with immediate and clear visual feedback.
“The many benefits are obvious - seamless integration between software and controller not mediated by universal protocols or unstable drivers, almost total flexibility in the configuration of touch screen and buttons, the almost military-grade build quality of the Yamaha controller and an impressive array of additional functions in the software,” say Marco and Flavio.
“The list goes on… from exportable MediaBay to the flawless import of AAF files, the Cycle Marker batch export, the Loudness track - which is a real lifesaver - the advanced ADR features and much, much more!”