per your post, this was news to me… Should be interesting to see what they have planned in terms of crossover products, promotion, integration, algorithm/code porting… if any… I mean, there hasn’t been much so I’m not expecting much.
Whatever Steinberg Yamaha crossovers that have existed already have been done pretty stealthily for example, there is speculation that some of the REVerence reverbs are from the Yamaha SREV1 (different from the REV1).
And again, you have some Yamaha VCM plugins in the Steinberg store, but those were never expanded beyond the initial launch.
Yamaha Montage with integration/communication to Cubase.
Yamaha is building the AD/DA units, using their Dpres and VCM effects/DSP.
Yamaha, Steinberg and Rupert Neve Designs collaborated on the Portico series plugins utilizing VCM for modelling, but nothing has been expanded after the initial launch (Rupert Neve Designs has a lot of products…)
then there is the Yamaha/Steinberg Nuage collab.
I guess perhaps, for future legality purposes… neither Yamaha nor Steinberg want the Yamaha name baked too deep into the Steinberg product infrastructure and vice versa? But I’m sure good faith safety deals/clauses could be made.
They also apparently own Ampeg (which imo, the name/brand was trashed with corporatism)
Everything is/has been in place for this new REV/SPX box…
First of all Yamaha still appears to be making the SPX2000
-It has a software editor macOs/win
-does up to 96khz, 24bit
There’s decades of algorithms
-SREV1 (convolution sampler)
All the tech and development that went into Motif and now Montage
Yamahas already been developing pretty advanced remote control apps/software
Software - Professional Audio - Products - Yamaha - Canada - English
they have their own converter technology, line/mic pre stages, virtual and analog signal distribution tech,
now add all the Line 6s tech and development, and things like the Helix rack.
all of Steinbergs VST effect development.
There’s a lot here that could be put into a pretty powerful box… all tied into and intelligent with Cubase/Nuendo…