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Nuendo 5 is the world’s number one in native audio post-production, with a superior feature set that surpasses all your expectations. It includes tools that allow an ADR-like workflow, including EDL support. Not only does Nuendo 5 come with excellent surround features, but also provides a unique automatable bus-destination routing system that lets you create different mix versions in one go. A new video engine guarantees stable video playback, and the ability to work with multi-mono files means industry openness. An array of additional enhancements and 64-bit technologies boost performance and enables Nuendo 5 to handle large projects.
What’s New in Nuendo 5
Integrated toolset for ADR work & new video engine:
Spot and organize: Nuendo 5 allows the engineer to comprehensively spot and organize recording takes, such as for multiple roles by using a flexible marker track system. All marker tracks can be sorted and filtered in the marker window, which helps the user to keep the overview on the project. Nuendo 5 also reads CMX 3600 EDL lists provided by the video editor as well as exported and imported CSV formatted spotting and ADR lists.
New video engine: The new native video engine of Nuendo 5 is based on QuickTime. Not only does to provide better performance but also the ability to play out videos in real-time via FireWire, now also on Windows.. The new video settings panel complements this top feature.
Sound designer’s dream
Clip Packages: Clip Packages allow the user to organize clusters of audio clips as one clip package file. After choosing an individual selection of audio files within the project in any constellation it can be saved as a handy package for later use. Clip Packages can be inserted to any other point in the project, archived in the MediaBay and can also be ported to another workstation, if needed.
New MediaBay: Nuendo’s powerful file management tool, MediaBay, boasting a graphically reworked user interface to facilitate usability. The enhanced Previewer lets the user pre-listen on events and enables the sound designer and editor to select a portion of an event which can then simply be dragged into the project.
Smooth scrub wheel: Sound editors are always looking for the best possibility to facilitate precise cutting tasks. With the new Nuendo 5 scrub wheel, precise editing is at the editor’s fingertips and interference noises belong to the past.
Compatible all the way
Pro Tools audio file compatibility: With Nuendo 5 it’s easy to be industry compatible. For example, dual-mono tracks from Pro Tools can easily be converted to stereo interleaved files for an effective working in Nuendo 5. Edits and fades within the audio material will be retained. An option to split interleaved tracks and files to obtain multi-mono tracks is also provided.
EuCon integration: Nuendo’s deep and unique integration with Euphonix consoles is well-known the world over. The fifth version of Nuendo sees enhancements on the EuCon adapter which allows Euphonix clients to enjoy access to the new Nuendo 5 functions, directly from the surface of their consoles.
First-class mixing & routing
Nuendo 5 Direct Routing: Nuendo 5 includes unique mixer enhancements, tailored to professionals working with large film mixing projects. With the new routing capabilities, it is easy to set up multiple routing destinations for channels at a time. This also allows the creation of different mix versions of any session in one go. And, if necessary, up and down mixing is fully automated.
Superior automation system: Nuendo’s automation system is one of the most powerful systems in the world. The new automation system works with an enhanced pass-system which is shown as an undo-tree and enables the user to recall and compare different passes in order to find the ideal automation matching to the material.
Plug-in handling for surround buses: For a surround stem or master, Nuendo’s internal effect plug-ins can be used for sound optimization. However, a user often doesn’t want to modify all channels of a mix, but just a selection. Here, the Nuendo 5 patch editor allows the user to select the channels in a surround mix that should be included or excluded from the processing.
Monitoring Matrix enhancement: Using the extended Monitoring Matrix, the user can listen to individual stems, groups, input or output buses with a single click on the source button from within the Monitoring Matrix window.
Automated Batch Export: Creating continuous audio files in one go has never been easier. Be it some spotted scenes or even all channels of a project for exchange with other DAWs, the Automated Batch Export offers a bunch of possibilities without user interaction needed. For example, several portions of the material can be exported easily by using cycle markers.
Wave Meters: The Nuendo 5 mixer includes a new section called Wave Meters so that the mixer can view the waveforms of the audio events directly within the mixer window.
VariAudio: Designed for vocal editing, VariAudio allows the sound designer to manipulate and correct voices and sounds in real time, from slight timbre corrections to extreme robot sounds.
A new generation of plug-ins
Surround Panner V5: Nuendo 5 includes possibly the most advanced Surround Panner featured in a DAW. The Surround Panner V5 allows for stunning movements within the surround field, such as rotating rooms or atmospheres according to camera pans. Thanks to the equal power technology a signal can be moved across the speakers with no volume variations in the sound.
Pitch Driver: With the new Pitch Driver plug-in it’s easy to create unique sound effects. It can pitch up to 24 semitones in real time and the intuitive user interface allows for smooth operation.
PitchCorrect plug-in: Outstanding results due to intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings are guaranteed with the PitchCorrect plug-in.
REVerence convolution reverb: REVerence is the world’s first VST3 convolution reverb processor, being capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable — in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included. REVerence benefits from every single aspect Steinberg’s VST 3 standard has to offer.
Surround Matrix Encoder and Decoder: These elegant and easy-to-use VST3 format plug-ins create matrix encoded 2-channel versions of surround mixes.
VST3 now: Proven plug-ins such as Mix 8to2, Mixer Delay, SMPTE Generator and Test Generator are now available in VST3 format with a new graphical user interface for better operation.
Made for live recording
Track arming: With Nuendo 5 it is possible to arm and disarm all tracks at once, using a simple key command. The Lock Record function prevents an accidental disabling of the record button while recording.
New display: The extra large Remaining Record Time display tells the user how much recording space is left on the computer system.
Backup Project function: Nuendo 5 backs up any project, also on a second hard drive, and includes several parameters to secure the user’s valuable recordings.
Performance at its best
Experience the X64 advantage: Native Nuendo 5 64-bit support under Microsoft Windows 7 increases the addressable RAM from 2 GB to an astonishing 1 terabyte — placing more tracks, plug-ins and a whole lot of more samples of the biggest sound libraries right at the sound designer’s fingertips!
Performance optimization for multi core CPU: Nuendo 5 offers additional power and reliable performance, especially with computers systems of more than four cores.
Low latency for all: Nuendo 5 takes full advantage of the latest audio driver technologies in Microsoft Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard and supports generic and on-board sound hardware with lower latencies than ever before.
Improved VST Bridge: Important improvements have been added to the Steinberg VST Bridge, enabling 32-bit VST effects and instrument plug-ins to be used in the native 64-bit version.
More features and enhancements
Enhanced Crossfade Editor: The Crossfade Editor has also seen some improvements. Asymmetrical fades can now be separated, a chaining mode has been added, and key commands for auditions and grouped events can be crossfaded together.
I/O and routing setup improvements: To make the routing setup and organization less time consuming and more effective, VST Connections has seen more than ten improvements.
Refined recording: Tailored to the needs of recording engineers are retrospective record, recording of VST plug-ins, dissolving MIDI parts to lanes and much more.
High-class Control Room: Engineered exclusively for Steinberg’s audio production systems and unavailable on any other software workstation, the Control Room section is a unique recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow.
Editing improvements: By shifting several tab items to the toolbar to provide easier access to important functions, the overall usability has been increased.
Virtual MIDI keyboard: The virtual keyboard lets the user play and recording notes by clicking the mouse or hitting the computer’s keys.
New Signature and Tempo Track: These tracks give the user total control over tempo and time directly in the Project Window.
Rule based consolidation: Rule-based consolidation of part-based MIDI controller data and track-based automation data routed to the same target eliminates conflicts and fuses the two systems together.
Monitor Data Pipe: This tool analyses incoming MIDI events as well as playing back MIDI events from the host in real time.
MIDI plug-ins refresh: All MIDI plug-ins in Nuendo 5 have a fully redesigned user interface.
Redesigned user interface for Logical Editor: Steinberg has spent time and effort in focusing on the aesthetics of its Logical Editor and Input Transformer, providing them with both new and more intuitive graphical user interfaces.
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