Steinberg is displaying a new first class synchronizer device tailored to the needs of post production for its Nuendo Media Production System. To be developed in close cooperation with the renowned hardware manufacturer CB Electronics, a prototype of the new as yet unnamed device is on display at the 121st AES convention in San Francisco.
“We’re very excited to be developing a first-class new synchronizer for Nuendo together with Colin Broad of CB Electronics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hardware for post production,” says Lars Baumann, Steinberg’s Senior Product Manager for Nuendo. “Despite the current trend towards accomplishing ever more tasks using video within DAWs, many post people still have a requirement to integrate their audio workstation with other devices. The new hardware will couple the open, innovative and scalable Nuendo DAW technology with Colin’s 25 years of experience and his outstanding technical know-how in his field,” he continues.
The new unit will be fitted with a wide range of physical interfaces for machine control and synchronization, including support for LTC, MTC/MMC, Sony 9-Pin machine control, Sony 9-pin emulation, Wordclock and GPIO. The synchronizer will be tightly integrated with Steinberg’s Nuendo Media Production System with a sample-accurate VST System Link connection.
The new hardware will complete the existing Nuendo feature set for synchronization and machine control. It will offer locking not only to a variety of reference sources such as AES/EBU signals, but also to video reference including tri-level sync signals from HD video devices. Two RS-422 ports will enable Nuendo to act either as a Sony 9-Pin Controller or Device. As a 9-pin controller, Nuendo will slave to either LTC or VITC with a single serial connection. The new hardware will interface with the Nuendo software via USB and establishes near sample accurate sync using a VST System Link connection to the computer’s audio interface with help of any commonly used digital connection such as RCA, BNC, XLR or optical.