Radio France is currently studying the production, post-production and broadcast of programs in binaural mode, with the intention of reproducing multi-channel spatial mixes for listeners using a single set of headphones. As part of this project, Hervé Déjardin, from Radio France’s Quality and Innovation Department, is working on a project to produce immersive plays using multi-channel audio, facilitated by a Yamaha Nuage system.
He chose Steinberg Nuendo for managing the project and it was a straightforward decision to make this part of a complete Nuage system.
“I am familiar with Nuendo and had two main reasons for using it on this project,” he says. “Firstly there was its ability to mix down to all necessary formats very quickly, meaning I can instantly check the compatibility of mixes and, secondly, the ease with which I can import OMF files containing montages from different productions on Pro Tools.
“Thanks to the direct and rapid access that Yamaha Nuage offers for managing automation and mixdowns, it was a very easy decision to use Nuage for system control. It is the perfect complement to Nuendo.”
As well as benefitting broadcast applications, Hervé and his team know what they’re doing has potential to enhance the listening experience on mobile devices too. They hope to blaze a trail that will benefit global audio consumers in the future.