Steinberg announces strategic alliance with large-format console manufacturer Harrison


Yamaha Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH have announced a three-company strategic alliance with Harrison Audio LLC to develop solutions for substantially improving the workflow in the sound-for-film industry.

Harrison specializes in the development, manufacture and worldwide sales and marketing of large-format digital film mixing consoles, digital routing and wide-format monitoring systems, as well as custom software and hardware solutions dedicated to the sound-for-film industry.

Yamaha has been an industry leader since 1972 supplying a vast lineup of successful, innovative products spanning the entire professional audio spectrum, while Steinberg provides a strong reputation with feature of rich DAW and software integration solutions such as Nuendo, Cubase and VST plug-in technology for the sound-for-film, television, broadcast, live performance and music markets worldwide.

The complex nature of today’s immersive sound-for-film productions requires top-down, seamless compatibility between large-format mixing theaters, smaller footprint mixing stages and editorial suites. For this reason, smart and efficient workflow improvements are needed to provide advanced file compatibility, control compatibility and automation compatibility between each area whereby streamlining the top-down facility workflow, while keeping the unique requirements of each area intact.

This three-company strategic alliance will combine the strong reputation of Harrison’s large format technologies and expertise, Yamaha’s wide range of new and exciting post-production hardware products and Steinberg’s powerful array of advanced DAW and software products to provide fully integrated solutions for improving the productivity of the entire immersive film sound workflow.

“We are so excited about this opportunity with Harrison, a highly respected company in the long history of film industry. Through this strategic alliance we will provide innovative solutions for our valued customers,” commented Hogan Osawa, Executive Officer of Yamaha Corporation.

“We are elated to have Harrison with us. Their know-how will complement the fruitful cooperation between Yamaha and Steinberg for a sustainable future in a number of markets,” commented Andreas Stelling, Managing Director for Steinberg.

“All of us at Harrison are extremely excited to be part of this exciting new alliance. To be able to partner with an industry giant such as Yamaha along with a highly respected company like Steinberg is a truly unique opportunity for Harrison. Together, we will combine a broad range of products and expertise to provide powerful solutions for our customers,” commented Gary Thielman, President of Harrison Audio LLC.

More information: Steinberg / Harrison

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