Steinberg has announced the Steinberg Input Device (ID) controller unit for the Nuendo system. Built for musicians, it’s a proprietary recording studio controller for Steinberg Nuendo.
The system has one single connection, a USB port. And since it works with Steinberg Nuendo, it’s Mac compatible. Nuendo is a media production system for audio and postproduction that boasts surround sound, video tracks, unlimited audio, MIDI channels and more.
The ID has dedicated buttons for Nuendo functions as well as user-definable layouts and function keys give access to just about any parameter. It consists of four logical sections dedicated to various aspects of recording, editing, mixing and control room monitoring.
The Fader Section offers 24 channels for direct access. LCD displays show track names and the current status of channel parameters such as Solo, Cut, Track-Arming, Direct Channel-Strip Access and Automation-Status. For controlling levels, the ID offers 12 touch sensitive, motorized faders and 12 encoders.
The Encoder Section features a complete Channel Strip Layout with 24 encoders with button function, 24 two-line displays, and 24 level indicators for direct access to any cannel parameter. Control of VST plug-ins is supported by 24 encoders in conjunction with 48 lines of display and 12 additional Favorite-User-Function encoders with displays.
The Channel Strip Mode immediately displays Routing, Phase, Trim, AUX Sends, Plug-in Slot Assignment, EQ and Panning. The ID Edit Section’s integrated Matrix ASCII keyboard and the trackball allow you to operate the computer and the software without using the mouse and keyboard.
The Edit Section offers switches and status displays for most edit functions. Additionally, a number of user configurable groups of controls and switches allow you to directly control any Nuendo commands for designing a personal toolbox.