I have been comparing features between the NUAGE system and the AVID S6. I believe the NUAGE system has a better pricing point and assuming it will integrate better with Cubase. My question is one of confusion. In figuring out what components I need, I am first a MIDI musician with primarily a short truck-full of keyboards and modules that when all connected are roughly about 56 inputs. In addition to that, I have an audio interface with 8 IN and 10 OUT for VSTi and mics for live vocals and instruments. Second, I hate patch bays so I would prefer to have everything hooked up permanently without having to patch. Third, since I do not need convert any of the audio from keyboards and modules, I do not need to bring the audio into my computer, I just need to be able to control it and send it to recording devices in the mix.
Where I am mainly confused is, what is the difference between the NUAGE Neo I/O devices and the Rio series I/O devices? Should I use one or the other to be able to channel all my audio through the system?
Next, I currently use 2 iMAC computers to run my studio. the first, (Master) runs Cubase 10 and the second is networked and runs Vienna Ensemble Pro. Will this setup play nicely with the NUAGE? I assume I need a Windows PC to house the Dante Accelerator and host the system software, and then I can use my iMAC to continue to run Cubase, or can I do everything from a MAC computer.
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