Perforce and Steinberg Improve Game Audio Production Workflows with Helix and Nuendo Integration
ALAMEDA, Calif. and Hamburg, Germany (February 10, 2016) – Perforce Software and Steinberg Media Technologies today 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. The integration allows Nuendo 7 users to leverage the power of Helix in versioning audio production and post-production files.
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.”
About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Steinberg is known the world over for its music and audio software and hardware solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling innovative products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post-production and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The company also offers business customers license-management and copy-protection systems. Visit www.steinberg.net for further details.
Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.