Steinberg has released the latest version of its advanced audio post-production system after first announcing Nuendo 8 at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco earlier this year. The update contains many exciting new tools and capabilities alongside its powerful feature set.
First and foremost is Game Audio Connect 2 that transfers entire music compositions from Nuendo to the Wwise middleware while including audio and MIDI tracks along with cycle and cue markers.
Direct Offline Processing together with its Live!Rendering technology lets users apply frequently required processes in an offline plug-in chain and render offline processes in real time, while Renamer automatically assigns new names to events. The Sound Randomizer plug-in creates different variations of a sound instantaneously, adjusting its pitch, timbre, impact and timing.
The newly introduced Sampler Track allows users to drag and drop audio samples from the MediaBay into it in order to easily play and manipulate the samples. Also new to the table is the virtual-analog Retrologue 2 synthesizer, the second version of a VST instrument pertaining to the included set of features that was previously available as the NEK (short for Nuendo Expansion Kit).
Other highlights are the User Profile Manager, HALion Sonic SE 3, the newly developed video engine, ADR enhancements, new effects processors, such as the eight-band fully parametric Frequency EQ, a fine selection of sounds taken from the 2017 Hybrid Library by Pro Sound Effects and much more.
New in Nuendo 8
- Game Audio Connect 2 for transferring whole music compositions from Nuendo as music segments into Wwise.
- Direct Offline Processing for applying the most often used offline processes as a chain for one or multiple selected clips, including LIVE!Rendering.
- Sound Randomizer for creating different variations of a sound in seconds just by tweaking four parameters .
- Renamer for automatic renaming of events within a Nuendo project.
- Sampler track for easy creation of sample-based instruments from audio files.
- MixConsole History for undoing/redoing tracked down changes made in the MixConsole.
- New effects and updated plug-ins including Frequency EQ, HALion Sonic SE 3, Retrologue 2, AutoPan, Maximizer and more.
- User Profile Manager to store and recall program settings and preferences easily.
- ADR improvements including automatic speech alignment and remote ADR support (available within a future maintenance update).
- Enhanced workflow and performance including a new video engine, Plug-in Sentinel, the Lower Zone, dedicated punch points, side-chaining for VST 3 instruments and over 10 other improvements.
For a detailed introduction to Nuendo 8, Steinberg is inviting Nuendo professionals to join the workshops to be hosted these upcoming months in many parts of the world.
The Nuendo 8 full retail version is available for a suggested retail price of 1,899 EUR, including German VAT. Various downloadable updates are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop.
Customers who have activated Nuendo 7 or previous versions since May 10th, 2017, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version.