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Steinberg Nuendo 5 - Audio and Post Production Software (Upgrade)

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Product Highlights
  • From Nuendo 2 or 3
  • Digital Audio Production Environment
  • Full Surround
  • Complete Set of Surround Effect Plug-Ins
  • Tool-Set for ADR Work
  • Wave Meters
  • "Control Room" for any Monitoring Setup
  • Project Exchange with Other A/V Systems
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

Nuendo 5 from Steinberg is a native-based, audio-editing software solution for the professional audio post, studio production, or live recording engineer. It empowers them to reach a higher level of productivity, while offering them flexibility and industry openness.

The software assists audio post-production professionals by providing dedicated features that fit their particular requirements and workflow. Nuendo was used in the post-production process of many blockbusters movies, including Sex and the City, Coraline, X-Men Wolverine, The Queen, The Hangover, and 2012. Additionally, its use is also enjoyed by companies developing popular video games and agencies creating award-winning commercials.

Valued for its reliability, even in the most challenging conditions, Nuendo offers exceptional tools for the live engineer by allowing them to retain full control of the recording processes. From small gigs in music clubs, to huge festivals such as Wacken Open Air, to the world's most popular shows like the Academy Awards or American Idol, Nuendo is used for a wide range of live recording needs.

The software also provides unique features for studio recording and production tasks. Used since its early days in countless facilities around the world, Nuendo has fast become the tool of choice for professional music and media producers looking for high audio quality and a streamlined editing and mixing environment. The software is hardware agnostic and provides compatibility with many of the other major recording software platforms.

Steinberg has released Nuendo 5.5, a comprehensive maintenance update with more than two dozen new features. The update is a free download for all Nuendo 5 owners.

Note! This item is for registered owners of Nuendo 2 or 3 who wish to upgrade to Nuendo 5.

Nuendo 5.5

Audio Editing
  • Multi-track audio quantization
  • Track Edit Groups
  • Improved offline processing
  • Ultra-precise automation editing
  • Advanced comping and lane editing
  • Straightforward audio replacement
  • Folder Track improvements
  • Audio Warp with élastique Pro
  • Improved compatibility
  • Export Note Pad data
  • AAF improvements

Mixing
  • Quick controls extended accessibility
  • VST Amp Rack
  • Better visibility of automation data

Productivity
  • X64 support for Mac
  • Advanced hitpoint detection
  • Automatic tempo detection and alignment
  • Updated video engine
  • Extended VariAudio-to-MIDI conversion
  • MIDI file import/ Key Editor Inspector improvements
  • Key Editor Inspector improvements

Nuendo 5

Integrated Toolset for ADR Work and 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
  • Software reads CMX 3600 EDL lists provided by the video editor as well as exported and imported CSV formatted spotting and ADR lists

Video Engine
  • The new native video engine of Nuendo 5 is based on QuickTime
  • Provides 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 Design

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

Smooth scrubbing
  • Sound editors are always looking for the best possibility to facilitate precise cutting tasks - with the new scrub wheel, precise editing is at the editor's fingertips and interference noises belong to the past

New MediaBay
  • Nuendo's powerful file management tool, MediaBay, boasts a graphically reworked user interface to facilitate usability
  • The enhanced Previewer lets you pre-listen to events and enables the sound designer and editor to select a portion of an event which can then simply be dragged into the project
  • MediaBay can also be used to index and access tagged sound libraries on external hard drives
  • A sound editor can capture a catalog database via indexing the library, containing all tags and metadata
  • The index will reside on a portable hard disk - as soon as the portable hard disk is connected to another Nuendo workstation, the catalog (Volume Database) is instantly accessible
Compatibility

Enhanced Compatibility with Pro Tools Audio Files
  • With Nuendo 5 it's easy to be industry compatible
  • Dual-mono tracks from Pro Tools can easily be converted to stereo interleaved files to allow for 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 Adapter
  • Nuendo provides deep and unique integration with Euphonix consoles
  • The new 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
Mixing and Routing

Direct Routing
  • Includes unique mixer enhancements, tailored to professionals working with large film mixing projects
  • With 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
  • If necessary, up and down mixing is fully automated

Automation System
  • 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

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

Wave Meter
  • When concentrating on the adjustment of plug-ins and metering during the mixing process, it's often not comfortable to switch the view to the arrangement window in order to get informed about the current position and upcoming audio events
  • With the Waves Meters of Nuendo 5, upcoming events are displayed via the respective waveforms, scrolling though the mixer pane

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 robotic sounds
  • No artifacts are perceived, and the soul of the recording and its sonic fidelity are preserved throughout

Plug-In Handling for Surround Buses
  • For a surround stem or master, internal effect plug-ins can be used for sound optimization
  • Often a user doesn't want to modify all channels of a mix, but just a selection - here, the patch editor allows the user to select the channels in a surround mix that should be included or excluded from the processing
Plug-Ins

Surround Panner V5
  • Includes a very advanced Surround Panner
  • Allows for stunning movements within the surround field, such as rotating rooms or atmospheres according to camera pans
  • Equal power technology allows a signal to be moved across the speakers with no volume variations in the sound

Pitch Driver
  • 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

REVerence Convolution Reverb
  • Convolution reverb processor capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable - in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included

PitchCorrect
  • Outstanding results due to intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument

Surround Matrix Encoder and Decoder
  • Elegant and easy-to-use VST3 format plug-ins create matrix encoded 2-channel versions of surround mixes

VST3
  • 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
Live Recording

Remaining Record Time Display
  • The extra large display tells the user how much recording space is left on the computer system

Track Arming
  • 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

Backup Project function
  • Nuendo 5 backs up any project, also on a second hard drive, and includes several parameters to secure your valuable recordings
Performance

X64 Advantage
  • 64-bit support under Microsoft Windows 7 increases the addressable RAM from 2GB to an astonishing 1TB
  • This places more tracks, plug-ins and a whole lot of more samples of the biggest sound libraries right at your fingertips

Multi-Core CPU
  • Offers additional power and reliable performance, especially with computers systems of more than 4 cores

Improved VST Bridge
  • Enables 32-bit VST effects and instrument plug-ins to be used in the native 64-bit version

Low Latency
  • Software 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
Other Features and Enhancements

Enhanced Crossfade Editor
  • Asymmetrical fades can now be separated, a chaining mode has been added, and key commands for auditions and grouped events can be crossfaded together

Editing improvements
  • By shifting several tab items to the toolbar to provide easier access to important functions, the overall usability has been increased

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

New Signature and Tempo Track
  • These tracks give you total control over tempo and time directly in the Project Window

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

Virtual MIDI Keyboard
  • The virtual keyboard lets you play and recording notes by clicking the mouse or hitting the computer's keys

Redesigned User Interface for Logical Editor
  • Steinberg has focused on the aesthetics of its Logical Editor and Input Transformer, providing them with both new and more intuitive graphical user interfaces

Monitor Data Pipe
  • Tool analyses incoming MIDI events as well as playing back MIDI events from the host in real time

MIDIPlug-Ins Refresh
  • All MIDI plug-ins in Nuendo 5 have a fully redesigned user interface

General

Top Features
  • Leading native audio post-production environment
  • Tool-set for ADR work and new native video engine
  • Extended project exchange, including support of EDL lists
  • Superior editing features and smooth new scrubbing engine
  • Unique Nuendo Surround Panner V5 and more new VST3 plug-ins
  • Extended automation system with "flexible passes" technology
  • World-class mixing and routing features with automatable mix buses
  • Completely reworked MediaBay with networking capabilities
  • Network collaboration for multi-seat projects via LAN or WAN
Working in Post
  • The core concept of Nuendo 5 is based around the most important topics in audio post-production - workflow, speed, versatility and reliability
  • Offers exceptional tools that include the ADR tool-set that dramatically speeds up the dubbing process, the surround mixing tools specially made to adapt audio-to-picture movements, mixing features such as automatable stem bus routing, and a new video engine
  • The Clip Packages function allows you to organize individual clusters of audio clips as one handy file to be used at any point of your project, such as for film or television
  • To save valuable studio production time, Nuendo 5 also includes enhanced "Automated Batch Export" functionality that allows for exporting multiple files in one go
  • Exchanging audio files with Pro Tools is now as easy as it gets - just convert dual-mono tracks into stereo-interleaved files or vice versa
  • The automation system has now been enhanced with tools that are mainly tailored to the film mixing process
  • Offering seamless support for interfaces and third-party controllers from the likes of Euphonix, Smart AV and WK Audio
  • Includes a vast range of plug-ins for creating unique film sound effects
  • VST3-based Surround Matrix Encoder/Decoder
Live Recording
  • A highly flexible user interface and the native system concept that lets you use Nuendo 5 in a seamlessly scalable production environment - from laptop-based live rigs to large-scale Yamaha mixing console production environments
  • Arming all tracks at once is easier than ever with the inclusion of helpful key commands that further speed up the workflow
  • An important aspects in live recording is data security - Nuendo 5 lets you secure your data by backing up, storing and creating hard copies of all the session's recorded audio data under various criteria - also on a second backup hard drive, if necessary
  • Includes an extra large "Remaining Record Time" display which enables you to check the remaining recording capacity at a glance, even when standing behind the biggest FOH consoles
  • Features the latest version of Steinberg's audio engine with its crystal-clear 32-bit floating point processing, delivering unprecedented audio quality
Audio Manipulation
  • Together with the routing system for setting up multiple-channel routing destinations at a time, Nuendo 5 speeds up the workflow process by allowing the waveforms to be displayed directly within the mixer window, letting you focus on the mixing process without having to switch views
  • There are also more ways to listen directly to individual group signals within the Monitoring Matrix, making monitoring audio signals more flexible
  • Includes important plug-ins for intonation and scale correction of vocal and instrument recordings
  • A new De-Esser plug-in corrects unwanted sibilants
  • The renowned VST3 REVerence convolution reverb adds an extra sparkle and that illusive 3D depth to any mix
  • More than 50 other VST3 plug-ins add to the already great audio mixing experience in Nuendo 5
  • Enhanced crossfade editor helps to improve the entire editing workflow by allowing the separation of asymmetrical fades and crossfading of grouped events
  • Reworked Sample Editor has major refinements when it comes to working with slices and the AudioWarp editing feature
  • An improved hit-point detection algorithm means that not a single transient attack goes missing in any analyzed loop
  • Additional enhancements include reworked Snap functionality, new Key Commands handling and much more
  • Designed for vocal editing, Nuendo 5's VariAudio allows the audio engineer to manipulate and correct voices and sounds in real time, from slight timbre corrections to extreme robotic sounds
System Requirements
Mac Power Mac G4 1GHz or Core Solo 1.5GHz
OS X 10.5.5 and 10.6
1GB RAM
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware required
DVD drive for installation
USB port for Steinberg Key
Internet connection for license activation
PC Intel/AMD Processor 2GHz minimum
Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
1GB RAM
Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware required (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low latency operation)
DVD drive for installation
USB port for Steinberg Key
Internet connection for license activation

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