Yamaha’s 1.8 software update for its Nuage DAW system features enhancements that reportedly make it an ‘ideal environment’ for Dolby Atmos surround production.

Nuage Version 1.8 can be downloaded from the Yamaha Pro Audio website free of charge, providing full support for the 3D surround MultiPanner included with Steinberg’s Nuendo 7.1 DAW.

The MultiPanner interface is faithfully reproduced on the Nuage Master touch screen, facilitating Dolby Atmos surround production – although a Dolby Rendering and Mastering Unit (RMU) and Nuendo RMU Connector for Dolby Atmos are required for object mixing. For more details on this, click here.

The panner makes it possible to work on a 9.1 channel bed mix and an object mix with up to 118 audio objects via a single display. As a project progresses, the operator can switch between bed and object modes without having to re-do any panning operations.

Top View and Rear View displays have been optimised to make it easy to visualise the positions of audio images within the sound stage in three dimensions, while a comprehensive selection of panning trajectory presets is also provided for smooth, efficient sound design.

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