At AES, Euphonix and Steinberg announced that they will jointly develop integrated pro audio products for the music and audio post-production markets. As of press time, a new product had not been announced.
According to Andrew Wild, VP of marketing for Euphonix, “The music and post markets are moving to digital workstations because of the convenience of having recording, MIDI, editing, mixing and plug-in functions in one system. This is especially true in project music, short-form post and film editorial applications. We believe that although this is the case, many engineers and musicians miss having a professional control surface for fast and intuitive access to mixing functions. Our strength is in the design and manufacture of such digital control surfaces, so it seems a natural progression for us to team up with a workstation company such as Steinberg to provide an integrated workstation/control surface combination. In Steinberg’s case, we also have a lot of converter hardware that we can package with this system for a fully professional integrated solution. Steinberg understands and supports this philosophy and has an open approach to protocols and file transfer, which we embrace.”