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NUAGE FADER / NUAGE MASTER

How many Nuage Fader and Nuage Master units can be used simultaneously?

Up to three Nuage fader units (48 channels) can be used with one Nuage Master unit. Nuage Fader and Nuage Master units can also be used independently.

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What is the maximum number of characters that can be displayed on the Nuage Fader channel name display?

From 6 to 11 English characters, depending on the characters used.

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What is the resolution of the Nuage Master jog wheel?

1024 steps per rotation.

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Can Cubase be used with a Nuage system instead of Nuendo?

Yes. Cubase version 7.0.3 or later is compatible. Please note that there are a few Cubase parameters that can not be controlled from a Nuage system.

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Can DAW software other than Nuendo or Cubase be controlled from a Nuage system?

Yes. Some Avid Pro Tools parameters can be controlled via the NUAGE PT Bridge utility included with TOOLS for NUAGE. Please refer to "NUAGE Fader Operation Manual" regarding the controllable parameters. Compatibility is limited to Pro Tools 8HD through 11HD for Mac computers.

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Can versions of Nuendo prior to version 6.0 be controlled from a Nuage system?

Only Nuendo 6.0.3 or later can be used with a Nuage system. Versions prior to 6.0 will not be recognized by the WorkGroup Manager.

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Can projects created on versions of Nuendo prior to version 6.0 be used with a Nuage system?

Yes. Projects created using Nuendo 4 or Nuendo 5 can be used.

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NUAGE I/O

How many Nuage I/O units can be used simultaneously?

Up to eight Nuage I/O units can be used simultaneously in one Nuage system.

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What is the maximum allowable length for cascade cables?

Cascade cables should be no longer than ten meters in length.

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DANTE ACCELERATOR 

What is the latency of the Dante Accelerator?

Actual latency depends on the computer buffer size setting. Higher performance computers allow smaller buffer size settings, resulting in lower latency. At Fs 48 kHz, the smallest buffer size setting results in latency of less than 3 milliseconds. But since this depends on the performance capabilities of the computer used, Yamaha cannot guarantee that such low latency will be achieved in all systems.

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Additional Hardware / System Setup

What type of computer should be used?

Nuage provides cross-platform support for Windows and Mac computers. Some recommendations are provided here.

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What type of monitor display should be used?

There are no specific limitations, but 24-inch IPS type monitors with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 are recommended. Some recommendations are provided here. Nuage windows can be resized, so even if a monitor of a different size is used the width of the on-screen channel strips can be easily matched to the Nuage Fader channels strips.

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What size keyboard can be stored in the Nuage Fader/Nuage Workspace (Large)?

The maximum keyboard size that will fit is: 460 mm wide x 138 mm deep x 29 mm high at the front and 38 mm high at the rear (the keyboard supplied with the HP Z820 Workstation will not fit).

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What type of network cables should be used?

Cat5e STP cables are recommended. Use Cat7 cables for connections between the Dante Accelerator and network switch..

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What type of network switch should be used?

A network switch that supports QoS (Quality of Service) and IGMP Snooping is recommended. The number of ports will depend on your system requirements. Eight ports might be enough for a small system, while network switch with around 20 ports might be necessary for a mid to large scale system (Yamaha uses Cisco SG300 series switches for testing and demonstrations).

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Can a wireless LAN be used?

Always use a wired LAN for controller and audio network connections.

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Can the Nuage network be shared with a network used for Internet or server access?

The Nuage/Dante network should be separate from any other general purpose network (always use separate network switches and PCLAN ports). VLAN switching can also be used, but specialized knowledge will be required for VLAN setup.

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Others

Where can I try out a Nuage system?

Nuage systems are being shown and demonstrated at professional audio trade shows and other events around the world. If you’d like a personal hands-on demonstration please contact your nearest Nuage dealer.

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Where can I get information on system prices?

Contact your nearest Nuage dealer. They will suggest a system that suits your application and requirements.

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