Although initially aimed at postproduction, Yamaha’s Nuage control system has also found favour in music production studios – among them, The Musical Box in Roeselare, Belgium.
Named after the 1971 Genesis song of the same name, the studio was founded by Filip Seynaeve who, after working for 34 years at professional services network Deloitte, decided that it was time to follow his heart into sound recording. Seynaeve’s passion for audio goes back many years – prompting him to take a course as an engineer/producer at MusiCasa studios in Knesselare, while building The Musical Box.
When it came to the choice of mixing console, Seynaeve consulted Alain Wymeels – recording engineer, producer and owner of Midician Pro Audio – who recommended Nuage as an advanced way of working. Featuring the full complement of three fader units, the Nuage control surface can handle the biggest recording jobs. The choice for Steinberg’s Nuendo as the DAW became obvious as this gives the full access on all controls from the Nuage surface.
Having achieved his aim of owning a high-specification recording studio, Seynaeve, Wymeels and the studio’s client base – starting from contemporary bands, music and sound design for commercials/the internet and television companies, up to the pro-musician – have access to a truly cutting-edge recording system.