Game Audio Production Workflows Improved

US Perforce and Steinberg announce Helix and Nuendo integration      11/02/16

Game Audio Production Workflows Improved


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Perforce Software and Steinberg Media Technologies have announced the integration of Perforce Helix, the collaboration and version control platform of choice in the gaming industry, with Nuendo 7, the leading digital audio workstation for the games, TV and film industries. They say that the integration allows Nuendo 7 users to leverage the power of Helix in versioning audio production and post-production files. Here's the full press release:

Nuendo 7 is the end-to-end solution for every aspect of audio-to-picture projects. With unique features ranging from integration with game middleware to surround-mixing to automatic dialog recording, Nuendo 7 offers more capabilities for these industries than any other audio software product.

Perforce Helix is the fastest and most scalable collaboration and version control platform on the market. Its ease of use and ability to manage any type of file -- including large binaries such as artwork and audio files -- makes it the tool of choice in the gaming industry.

The integration of Nuendo 7 and Perforce Helix allows users to automatically store, manage and protect all of their Nuendo 7 projects and audio pool references in a single repository, delivering behind-the-scenes version control without the manual intervention that other offerings require. With Perforce Helix also storing all of a company's code and other assets, audio engineers can easily share Nuendo 7 projects with other contributors such as artists, designers and developers. This ability allows companies to accelerate many of their key product development processes and streamline collaboration -- a critical requirement for the increasingly competitive games industry and its cross-functional teams.

"Nuendo users often work on audio projects within larger teams and need to be able to easily reference and manage the latest versions of shared media, which Perforce Helix makes extremely simple," said Timo Wildenhain, Senior Marketing Manager at Steinberg. "We're excited about this integration because our customers will benefit from more efficient audio production workflows while seamlessly protecting their intellectual property."

"For many of our games studio customers, audio production is an essential component of a larger product development pipeline," said Doug Miller, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Perforce. "The easier it is for audio, art and development teams to work together, the more efficient their product development pipeline is, which leads to faster time to market and greater ROI. This integration will go a long way toward tightening cross-team workflows to provide those benefits in a hyper-growth industry."

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