WHAT IS NUENDO
As the most advanced audio post-production solution available, Nuendo is the choice of film, TV, game audio and immersive sound industry professionals worldwide. Ever since its initial release, Nuendo has been a vital tool in creating the soundtrack to many high-profile productions, products and installations. Regular updates with new features, workflow improvements and additional, user-requested functions mean that Nuendo constantly exceeds the expectations of an audio workstation dedicated to audio post, with high end — often unique — capabilities that continue an ongoing revolution in audio and media production software.
Nuendo 10 is another leap forward for a post-production audio platform which has been at the leading edge of the industry for nearly 20 years. From the beginning, Nuendo was designed to deliver a truly ‘in the box’ solution with a state-of-the-art audio engine, innovative tools, the best integral plug-ins and support for the very latest technologies and formats. Driven by users and those at the forefront of this fast-changing industry, over the years regular updates and improvements have ensured that Nuendo continues to lead the market, adding new features, workflow-enhancing tools and ensuring to always deliver exceptional audio quality. Nuendo 10 ensures that it remains a premium platform for professionals who need to deliver the very best audio content – fast.
Nuendo is developed by a dedicated, close-knit team of audio professionals whose combined skills and experience ensure that users have the very best and efficient tools at their fingertips. Product and feature planners are seasoned veterans, with very close ties to the professional post-production industry, constantly looking for what will be the next trend or ‘must have’ in the business. They work closely with the software developers; young, enthusiastic and talented programmers who turn the ideas and desires into reality. The planners and software developers also work with Nuendo end users, asking them to try new features and provide input, ensuring that every new feature is implemented in the way that our customers want.
Nuendo could not exist without its community of end users, whose comments and feedback ensure that the software is always being developed to meet the needs of those at the ‘sharp end’ of the professional sound industry. Every feature has to be implemented in a way that improves their workflow and the audio that they produce for their customers. This is achieved through direct personal communication with end users and the information and ideas that they exchange between themselves. That many of them know and help each other, that they suggest new ideas, recognize new trends or shifts in the industry and communicate directly with us plays a key role in helping us to improve Nuendo, which assists with them staying at the forefront of this highly competitive market.
Nuendo 10 is a leap forward for our leading post-production audio platform, but it is the latest of many advances for Nuendo… and more will, of course, be in the pipeline. We are always looking to the future to ensure Nuendo constantly improves. Our product planners and developers are always working in the background, seeing how they can come up with more innovative features, functions and improvements, as well as developing new technologies to serve emerging markets, all designed to provide our customers with the tools they need (and some they may not even know they need yet!), to ensure that future updates maintain Nuendo’s place at the forefront of this fast-moving industry.
As well as our customers and the dedicated Nuendo planning, development and marketing team, we maintain strong relationships with partners throughout the professional sound industry. Technology partners, content creators, other manufacturers who work with us to deliver seamless workflow connectivity with each other’s products, sales/marketing businesses, dealers and client customers who understand that an audio production created on Nuendo is a mark of excellence are all vital members of the Nuendo ‘family’. Every member of the family helps and reinforces our determination to ensure that Nuendo is always the best, most innovative, forward-looking and user-friendly post-production solution. We are grateful to all of you and look forward to working together on many future leaps forward for Nuendo.
Designed by a collaboration between Yamaha and the pro-audio specialists at Steinberg, the Nuage system solution enables the professional engineer to dive deeper into the heart of our premium media production system via an intuitive tactile surface. The Nuage system combines operational speed with convenient workflows, is flexibly expandable and comes in an elegant and professional chassis.
Nuendo 10 is the premium audio production solution for game audio design, TV/film post-production and VR authoring professionals. Its high-end features range from import and matching of field recorder audio files, via an array of exceptional creative tools for sound designers, through to groundbreaking, seamless support for VR mixing environments.
Field Recorder Audio Import
Long requested by Nuendo users in post-production studios, we have listened to your requests and are pleased to include Field Recorder Audio Import in Nuendo 10. This powerful new feature allows you to search for Field Recorder audio files matching selected events in the project by choosing a set of predefined search criteria - a process which can otherwise take weeks of manual work. A list of files with attributes or metadata similar to the selected project events will be displayed, with options to check the search result and preview the files. After confirmation, the chosen audio files will be inserted into the project and edited to match the originally selected events.
With the rapidly increasing number of Dolby Atmos installations, the demand for Dolby Atmos mixes is rising fast. ADM files – such as those exported from the RMU or Dolby Atmos Production Suite Renderer software – can be imported into a new or existing Nuendo project with the object automation intact for further mixing or editing. Bed and object audio channels. pan automation, programs and content structure are all supported, with audio from ADM extracted to split mono files in the Nuendo project. Folder tracks are created to represent the ADM Program/Content structure, while object tracks are assigned to VST MultiPanner with Pan Automation.
Video Cut Detection
Another huge time-saver is the new Video Cut Detection (VCD) that allows you to analyze video files for edits and to insert markers for each one of those cuts. You can analyze complete video events or a selected range of a video event, while adjusting the sensitivity of the cut detection process. Once detected, you can insert markers either on the existing (active) marker track or by creating a new marker track. There are further options for marker settings as well as key commands to open the VCD panel, start the analysis and insert Markers helping to make it a fast and intuitive process.
Nuendo 10.2 introduces the long-awaited Video Rendering feature, which allows you to export a video file from your project, including audio. Thanks to this new feature you can now share sections of your current project at its latest stage, or even finished videos, with clients or other users for review and/or feedback. The current implementation is limited to MP4 files with H.264 video compression and stereo audio in 48 kHz/16 bit with AAC audio compression (not supported on Windows 7).
dearVR Spatial Connect support
Nuendo 10 now supports dearVR Spatial Connect, an immersive 3D audio production tool developed by Dear Reality. dearVR Spatial Connect allows any sound designer, musician or sound engineer to create and mix immersive 3D audio content directly in VR. Featuring a revolutionary, gesture-controlled workflow, it eliminates the need to switch back and forth between Nuendo and your VR production environment.
Doppler effect plug-in
The Doppler plug-in is a fast, straightforward way to simulate the perception of movement and distance of a sound and the changes in pitch as its source passes you, rising as it approaches and falling as it moves away. The higher the speed of the object, the stronger the Doppler effect.
Best used as a Direct Offline Process, you can set the Start, Listener and End positions and the Doppler plug-in will render the effect to the chosen audio. It can also be used as an insert plug-in.
The VoiceDesigner plug-in is the perfect tool for sound designers to modify voices, with parameters including Detune, Formant, Preserve (allowing pitch shifting with formant preservation), Robot, Morph and FX. Morph is a particularly powerful effect which lets you process the input sound with the characteristics of another signal to create unique, bespoke vocal effects. VoiceDesigner also features a mixer, which allows you to set different levels and frequency ranges when mixing the dry input, side-chain and wet signal.
New Distroyer processor
The asymmetric distortion of Distroyer adds body, character and harmonics to create everything from gentle analog warmth across a whole mix to hot distortion for kick drums.
Cue Sheet export
Nuendo 10.1 introduces this new feature which enables you to extract information or data from a project and save it as text file, usually in the form of a table or spreadsheet. By using Cue Sheet Export, you can create a report of all the pieces of music or voiceover clips used in the project, for accounting or as a reference when integrating them into other systems.
Nuendo 10 supports the ARA 2 specification for extended communication between ARA plug-ins and the DAW. ARA-compatible plug-ins are integrated in the Editor, which gives you access to all editing functions of the corresponding plug-in.
Time is always precious in the professional audio business, so Nuendo 10 includes many time-saving features and workflow enhancements to help you create content as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Music production features
Nuendo 10 includes all of the exceptional music production features introduced in Cubase 10.
Usability, performance and quality improvements
Nuendo 10 is packed with many more significant improvements in many different areas, including:
Streamlined contextual menus for events.
Redesigned windows, panels and dialogs to give the user interface a consistent theme.
Improvements to adding tracks, multiple tracks and routing setup.
Improved performance on systems with more than 14 cores.
Enhanced results from the algorithm of the Hitpoint detection feature.
Superior resampling quality for the best possible audio.