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NUAGE Workgroup Manager
Operation Manual
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Contents
Information ...........................................................................................3
NUAGE Workgroup Manager — An Introduction..............................3
Launching & Shutting Down ...............................................................3
Launching........................................................................................................... 3
Shutting down..................................................................................................... 3
Using the Application ..........................................................................4
Adding devices or DAW applications to the Workgroup ................................... 4
Identifying a device or DAW application............................................................ 4
Configuring devices and DAW applications ...................................................... 5
Switching between multiple DAW applications.................................................. 5
Descriptions of Windows ....................................................................7
Main window....................................................................................................... 7
Property window................................................................................................. 8
Setup window ..................................................................................................... 9
About window..................................................................................................... 9
Troubleshooting.................................................................................10
Messages ...........................................................................................11
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Information
Information
• The NUAGE Workgroup Manager application and this
manual are copyright of Yamaha Corporation.
• Copying of the NUAGE Workgroup Manager application
or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any
means is expressly forbidden without the written
consent of Yamaha Corporation.
• Yamaha Corporation makes no representations or
warranties with regard to the use of the NUAGE
Workgroup Manager application and this manual and
cannot be held responsible for the results of usage
thereof.
NUAGE Workgroup
Manager — An
Introduction
NUAGE Workgroup Manager is an application that allows
multiple devices and DAW applications to be controlled
as a single group, referred to as a Workgroup. Adding
Nuage Fader, Nuage Master, DAW Application such as
Nuendo, and the like to a Workgroup in this way makes it
possible to control Nuendo from the Nuage Fader and
Nuage Master devices.
• Screen displays as illustrated in this manual are for
instructional purposes and may appear somewhat
different from those on your device.
• Upgrades to the NUAGE Workgroup Manager
application and system software and any changes
made to functionality and/or specifications will be
announced on the following website.
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
Launching & Shutting
Down
• Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft®
Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Launching
• Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
NUAGE Workgroup Manager launches automatically
when you start up your computer.
• Company and product names used in this manual are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies.
If you have shut down NUAGE Workgroup Manager and
wish to re-launch it, use the Start menu or screen in
Windows or the Applications in OS X.
Yamaha Pro Audio website
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
Shutting down
Windows
Right-click the NUAGE Workgroup Manager icon in the
system tray and select Quit.
Mac
Click the NUAGE Workgroup Manager icon in the menu
bar and select Quit.
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Using the Application
Using the Application
5. Click  to add the device or DAW application
to the Workgroup area in the upper half of
the window.
Adding devices or DAW
applications to the Workgroup
Devices and DAW applications can be added to the
Workgroup using the Main window (page 7). To do so,
follow the procedure described below. (The Main window
is displayed when NUAGE Workgroup Manager is
opened.)
1. Connect the devices and the computers
running the DAW applications using
Ethernet cables.
2. Turn on the devices and launch the DAW
applications.
NOTE
When you turn on a device or launch a DAW application for
the first time, you will be asked to confirm whether you
want to add it to the Workgroup. Click OK if you wish to do
so. In the event that this confirmation message is not
displayed, carry out the procedure from Step 3 below to
add the device or DAW applications manually.
3. Double-click the NUAGE Workgroup
Manager icon in the system tray (Windows)
or menu bar (Mac) to open NUAGE
Workgroup Manager.
4. Select a device or DAW application in the
Identifying a device or DAW
application
To identify any device or DAW application displayed in
NUAGE Workgroup Manager, click the corresponding
Identify button on the Main window (page 8). When you
do so, the lamp on the device or DAW application will
respond by flashing for a few seconds.
Device/DAW List area in the lower half of the
window.
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Using the Application
Configuring devices and DAW
applications
Making connections
Connect the various system components according to the
following example.
To configure any device or DAW application displayed in
NUAGE Workgroup Manager, click the corresponding
Property button. When you do so, a setting window for the
device or DAW application will be displayed. The settings
that can be made on this window will depend on the
device or DAW application.
DAW A
(Computer A)
DAW B
(Computer B)
KVM switch
KVM switch
LCD
LCD
Nuage Fader
Nuage Master
Switching between multiple
DAW applications
The buttons from the DAW Select section of a Nuage
Fader or Nuage Master can be used to switch between
multiple DAW applications. In addition, KVM switches can
be used to ensure that LCD windows also change at the
same time. By way of example, the following describes
the connections and settings that need to be made in
order to switch between two DAW applications when
using one Nuage Fader and one Nuage Master.
Mouse/
Keyboard
Video, mouse and keyboard
Mouse and keyboard
Video
RS-232C
Video (from splitter)
NOTE
• Ethernet connections are not shown in the above diagram.
• Video splitters will be required if making connections shown by
the dotted lines (i.e., Video (from splitter)).
• The connections shown by the dotted lines (i.e., Video (from
splitter)) are required in order to display the main window (i.e.,
the Project window in the case of Nuendo) on the Nuage
Fader’s LCD. Use the [MAIN DISP] button from the DAW
SELECT section of the Nuage Fader to display this window.
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Using the Application
Configuring the system
1. Open NUAGE Workgroup Manager.
2. Add the two DAW applications, the Nuage
Fader, and the Nuage Master to the
Workgroup.
3. Click Setup to open the Setup window
(page 9).
4. Set the data to be transmitted from the RS232C ports on the Nuage Fader and the
Nuage Master to the KVM switches when the
buttons from the DAW Select section are
pressed, and also set the corresponding
transmission parameters.
In the DAW A field, for example, you should enter
the ASCII message to be sent to the KVM switches
to switch them to DAW A when the DAW A button is
pressed. For information on these messages and
RS232C parameter settings, refer to the manuals
that came with the KVM switches.
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Descriptions of Windows
Descriptions of Windows
Component names and functions
NUAGE Workgroup Manager comprises the following four
windows.
1 2 34 5
9
)
• Main window (page 7)
• Property window (page 8)
• Setup window (page 9)
• About window (page 9)
The Main window is displayed when you open NUAGE
Workgroup Manager. The Property window (page 8), the
Setup window (page 7), and the About window (page 7)
can be opened by clicking Property, Setup, and About,
respectively, on the Main window.
Main window
6
7
8
!
@
#
1 Open
Click to open a file containing a Workgroup configuration.
2 Save
Click to save the Workgroup configuration in file format.
3 Setup
Click to open the Setup window (page 9).
4 Manual
Click to open the NUAGE Workgroup Manager manual
(this manual).
5 About
Click to open the About window (page 9).
Overview
This Main window is used to manage Workgroups.
The devices and/or DAW applications currently contained
in the Workgroup are shown in the Workgroup area in the
upper half of the window. Other devices and/or DAW
applications on the network and those contained in other
Workgroups are displayed in the Device/DAW List area in
the lower half. Devices and DAW applications can be
added to and removed from the Workgroup using the
buttons between these two areas.
6 Active
These indicators display the connection status of the
corresponding device or DAW application. They light up
when communication has been established and viceversa.
7 Assign
These fields display the Workgroup assignment of the
corresponding device or DAW application.
Assign name
The current assignment
DAW A to C
DAW application
Fader 1 to 3
Nuage Fader
Master
Nuage Master
IO 1 to 8
Nuage I/O
Each Workgroup can contain the following:
• Up to three DAW applications (only one instance of Pro
Tools (Mac only) is supported)
• Up to three Nuage Faders
• One Nuage Master
• Up to eight Nuage I/Os
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Descriptions of Windows
8 Name
Property window
These fields display the name of the corresponding
device or DAW application. The name itself can be
changed by clicking Property. It should be noted that the
names of the devices and DAW applications in the
Device/DAW List area cannot be changed.
If you select a device or DAW application in the
Workgroup area and click the Name field, you can change
its assignment.
9 Identify
These buttons can be used to identify the corresponding
device or DAW application. When you click Identify, the
lamp on the corresponding device or DAW application will
respond by flashing for a few seconds. It should be noted
that this action is not possible when the Active indicator
for the device or DAW application is turned off. It is also
not possible for Pro Tools.
) Property
Overview
The Property window displays information about the
selected device or DAW application. To open this window,
click Property (page 8) on the Main window.
Component names and functions
Click to open the Property window (page 8).
! 
1
Click to add the device or DAW application selected in the
Device/DAW list to the Workgroup and move it to the
Workgroup area.
2
3
4
5
@ 
Click to remove the device or DAW application selected in
the Workgroup area from the Workgroup.
# Unavailable Workgroup Member
1 Name
This area displays devices and DAW applications not
added to the current Workgroup. If your computer is fitted
with more than one network adaptor, devices and DAW
applications from any network connected via an adaptor
not selected under Network Interface on the Setup
window will be grayed out.
This field displays the name of the device or DAW
application. To change a name, you can simply click
Property for the device or DAW application in the
Workgroup area of the Main window.
The lock icon will change depending on whether or not
the device or DAW application in question has been
added to another Workgroup.
Added to another Workgroup:
Not added to another Workgroup:
2 Version
This item displays the current version (shown as “x.x.x”
here). Specifically, it displays the firmware version for
devices, the NUAGE Extension version for Nuendo, and
the NUAGE PT Bridge version for Pro Tools.
3 Update
Update the device’s firmware. For details, refer to the
NUAGE Firmware Update Guide.
4 MAC Address
This item displays the MAC address.
5 Status
If a problem has occurred on the device, an error
message will be displayed here.
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Descriptions of Windows
Setup window
1 Network Interface
This drop-down list is used to select the network adaptor
on your computer that will be used with NUAGE
Workgroup Manager.
2 Auto Register
Select this check box to turn the Automatic Registration
function on and clear to turn it off. If devices or DAW
applications not currently in the Workgroup are identified
on the network while this function is on, you will be asked
whether or not you wish to add them to the Workgroup.
3 KVM Serial Data
These fields are used to enter the ASCII messages to be
sent to KVM switches in order to switch them. For details
on this data, refer to the manual that came with the KVM
switch in question. Control characters should be entered
as follows.
Overview
The Setup window is used to configure communication
settings. Tab names correspond to the assignments
indicated by Assign (page 7) on the Main window. You
can select devices by clicking the corresponding tabs. To
open this window, click Setup (page 7) on the Main
window.
Component names and functions
Control character
Text to be entered
LF
\n
CR
\r
\
\\
4 RS232C Parameters
This area is used to set parameters for the data
transmitted from the RS-232C port the rear of the Nuage
Fader or Nuage Master.
Parameter
Settings
Bit Rate [bps]
4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and
115200
Data Bits
7 and 8
Stop Bits
1 and 2
Parity Bits
NONE, EVEN, and ODD
1
2
About window
3
Overview
4
The About window displays the current NUAGE
Workgroup Manager version (shown as “x.x.x” here). To
open this window, click About (page 7) on the Main
window.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
A device or DAW application is not
displayed in the Device/DAW List
area.
• Devices: Ensure that the device is turned on.
• DAW applications: Ensure that the application is
running.
• Devices: Try turning the device off once and then back
on.
• DAW applications: Ensure that your firewall settings
have been suitably configured.
• If any of the computers being used are equipped with
multiple Ethernet ports, ensure that Network Interface
from the Setup window has been set to the correct one.
• If using a wireless LAN adaptor, try turning it off.
Pro Tools is not displayed in the
Device/DAW List area.
• Ensure that NUAGE PT Bridge has been installed and
configured correctly for Pro Tools. For more details, refer
to the Nuage Fader or Nuage Master Owner’s Manual,
which can be downloaded from the following web site.
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
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Messages
Messages
Message
Meaning
Add to Workgroup
Add the device or DAW application to the Workgroup.
Remove from Workgroup
Remove the device or DAW application from the Workgroup.
Please add DAW.
Please add a DAW application to the Workgroup.
Please add Device.
Please add a device to the Workgroup.
Please add Device and DAW.
Please add a device or DAW application to the Workgroup.
Please add DAW A.
Please assign a DAW application to DAW A.
Invalid file.
The file could not be opened.
Members already online. Continue?
Workgroup members (i.e., devices or DAW applications) are already online.
Do you wish to continue?
XXX already exists. Overwrite? (XXX is a file name.)
A file with the same name already exists. Do you wish to overwrite it?
Failed to write file.
The file could not be saved.
Cooling fan is not working.
The cooling fan is stopped.
The following unregistered members were found.
Register?
Show this message when unregistered members found.
The following available devices and/or DAW applications have not been
added to the Workgroup. Do you wish to add them?
Other workgroup members are included.
can restore:
can not restore:
Are you sure?
Devices and/or DAW applications added to other Workgroups have been
found.
The following can be added:
The following cannot be added:
Do you wish to proceed?
Too many members
The Workgroup contains the maximum number of members (i.e., devices
and DAW applications). No more can be added.
Change network interface?
Do you wish to change the network interface?
Cannot register
This device or DAW application cannot be added.
Managed by other workgroup. Manage in this
workgroup?
This device or DAW application is a member of another Workgroup. Do you
wish to add it?
Remove from Workgroup?
Do you wish to remove the device or DAW application from the Workgroup?
Cannot assign as DAW A.
This DAW application cannot be assigned as DAW A.
Overwrite?
Do you wish to overwrite it?
Select if this window should open automatically whenever devices and/or
DAW applications not added to the Workgroup are found.
C.S.G., Pro Audio Division
© 2012-2013 Yamaha Corporation
307MW-B0
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