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Steinberg Nuendo 8 Audio Post-Production Software Environment (Academic Institutions, Boxed)

BH #ST46645 • MFR #46645
Key Features
  • Game Audio Connect 2
  • Direct Offline Processing
  • Sound Randomizer and Sampler Track
  • List-Based Mix Versioning
Steinberg Nuendo 8 is an audio post-production software environment designed to provide versatile workflows, task efficiency, and integration with industry-standard tools for recording engineers, audio editors, sound designers, and mixers in television, music, game audio, and post-production. It includes Game Audio Connect 2 for tight interplay with Audiokinetic Wwise, an enhanced video engine, extensive foley recording support, and many new time-saving functions.
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  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
NOTE: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified, accredited academic institutions only (not for individual teachers or students). Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

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Steinberg 46645 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New in Nuendo 8
  • 3TV and Film Post-Production
  • 4Game Audio
  • 5ADR
  • 6Other Features

Steinberg Nuendo 8 is an audio post-production software environment designed to provide versatile workflows, task efficiency, and integration with industry-standard tools for recording engineers, audio editors, sound designers, and mixers in television, music, game audio, and post-production. It includes Game Audio Connect 2 for tight interplay with Audiokinetic Wwise, an enhanced video engine, extensive foley recording support, and many new time-saving functions.

Direct offline processing allows you to experience the effectiveness of real-time usage without the CPU load. Render, export, and render in place functions give you quick methods for reducing track loads and reintegrating sounds. Access single-click mix comparisons via list-based mix versioning. Use the Sound Randomizer to automatically induce pitch, color, timing, and impact variations for audio clips such as sound effects. The Sampler Track enables any audio file to be played as a MIDI instrument.

The software provides comprehensive surround sound support, including formats up to 22.2, Auro 3D, and Dolby Atmos. It comes stocked with over 80 plug-ins and a 2GB royalty-free sound effects library. Nuendo 8 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems.

This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified faculty/staff and academic institutions only (not for individual students). Proof of current educational status is required.

What's New in Nuendo 8

  • Game Audio Connect 2 allows you to transfer interactive sections of your compositions from Nuendo as music segments into Wwise and create Nuendo projects directly from Wwise segments, effectively allowing you to use Nuendo as a MIDI editor for Wwise
  • Renaming tool enables CSV import and auto-naming events from the list
  • Direct offline processing supports chains of processes and plug-ins, automatic application, and list-based process management
  • Sound Randomizer automatically creates sonic variations by changing pitch, color, timing, and impact of clips
  • Turn any audio file into an instrument, play it chromatically, apply filters and more via the new Sampler Track
  • MixConsole History provides one-click comparisons between different mix revisions
  • Lower Zone delivers fast access to tools and editors to enhance your workflow
  • Via the Profile Manager, store and recall program settings and preferences, switch configurations, or migrate your settings to a different Nuendo system
  • Dedicated punch points independent of locators
  • New video engine no longer based on QuickTime supports relevant codecs and external video cards
  • Audio input and sidechaining for VST3 instruments
  • Plug-and-play support for USB devices on Windows
  • Assign outputs when adding new tracks
  • Freely shape and edit tempo information
  • Move consecutive automation events
  • Quick access to render export dialog
  • Plug-In Sentinel scans all plug-ins at launch to check which ones are valid and which might decrease stability
  • Operates only in 64-bit to take advantage of current technology
  • Surround sound support now includes Auro 3D and Dolby Atmos
  • Frequency EQ plug-in boasts eight bands, per-band M/S and linear phase modes, and a musical keyboard
  • HALion Sonic SE 3, a stripped-down version of HALion Sonic 3 VST workstation, offers SE libraries, instrument sets, and custom user libraries
  • The Retrologue 2 software synthesizer improves upon the original by adding a third oscillator, polyphonic LFOs, new effects, and over 400 presets
  • Plug-in updates with new graphics and enhanced algorithms and controls
  • Pro Sound Effects library includes about 2GB of royalty-free, 24-bit / 48 kHz WAV files from the Hybrid Library 2017
  • Production Grooves brings over 400 drum loops and presets for multiple styles of music to the Groove Agent
  • The Score Editor notation environment features over 100 notation symbols and supports importing and exporting MusicXML files
  • Chord Track simplifies working with chords in a project and enables transform and harmonize functions
  • Chord Pads offer MIDI-playable chords, easy voice and tension changes, and real-time parameter adjustments
  • VST Expression 2 for intuitive instrument articulations, dynamics, and adjustment of multiple controller values
  • Drum Editor, List Editor, Hermode Tuning, Groove Agent SE 4, and Beat Designer

TV and Film Post-Production

  • MixConsole is a modern surround mixing console for mixing any TV-series or film production, from smaller projects up to hundreds of tracks for a blockbuster movie
  • Up to 22.2 surround support with a multitude of surround panners for film mixing
  • Store and recall any channel configuration as a preset
  • Channel visibility configuration and the channel zones define which channels are to be displayed and how they are arranged
  • Drag-and-drop virtually any setting between channels
  • Direct routing feature allows for creating different mix versions of any session in one go
  • A/B comparison of plug-in settings
  • Integrated channel strip provides a complete set of high-pass and low-pass filters plus noise gate with sidechain support to help keep signals free from interference
  • Four-band parametric StudioEQ combines a natural sound with usability due to its built-in spectrum analyzer
  • Compressors alongside the transient module provide the necessary control over the dynamic structure and a brickwall limiter always ensures that no clipping occurs
  • Includes tube or tape saturation
  • All channel strip modules can be rearranged in case a different processing chain is needed
  • More than eighty high-quality plug-ins
  • Automation system is based on functionality found in traditional large format film-mixing consoles and the fully customizable automation panel provides access to all functionality and settings
  • Fully integrated loudness meter, capable of measuring integrated, momentary and short term loudness, essential information for delivering in EBU-compliant formats
  • Edit Mode offers a frame-accurate representation of the video at exactly the position at which the audio needs to be edited
  • Grouping audio events to individual folders allows all tracks in that folder to be edited in one go
  • Lane Track concept provides fast multitake comping when recording several takes in cycle mode by creating a lane track for each take
  • TrackVersions allow manual management of multiple takes
  • Simply swipe across the best parts of a take and the software automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts
  • Each lane track sports a solo button and full editing functionality
  • Automated batch export
  • VariAudio provides integrated vocal editing and pitch modification
  • Determine key commands for virtually any essential function and create macros for frequently performed tasks
  • Fully searchable Pro Sound Effects Library delivers 2GB of professional post-production sounds (24-bit / 48 kHz WAV)

Game Audio

  • Naming scheme functions of the Render Export menu allows for determining the naming structure of rendered audio files, ranging from the folder structure over event names and counters up to an individual file
  • Adapt the naming scheme to the naming scheme used in Wwise
  • Recall a Nuendo project that is associated with an audio file instantly from within Wwise
  • Render Export function is not only useful in the context of audio asset transfer to Wwise, it also comes handy when exporting an individual selection of audio and MIDI files directly out of Nuendo to a hard drive, either as separate events or consolidated into one file
  • Integrates with Perforce for enhanced version control
  • Premier game sound design due to format openness, powerful editing features and a multitude of features to create sound effects, such as the included granular synthesizer, Padshop, VST Amp Rack, and Quadrafuzz v2


  • Spotting and recording dialog and Foley for multiple roles, scenes and actors is easy and fast using up to thirty-two marker tracks for spotting the respective scenes
  • Each of the markers is able to hold user definable attributes, such as the character name, scene location, and the time
  • Using the Free mode, Foley recordings are not restricted to the end point of each single scene, making it easy to record longer takes in one go
  • Dialog text can be overlaid onto the picture directly within Nuendo allowing the artist to fully focus on the displayed picture, without needing to concentrate on separate scripts
  • All scenes and roles are conveniently organized in the ADR panel, including various filtering and sorting functions
  • The voice recording process is conducted directly via the ADR panel, making it easy to keep track of which scene is currently recorded
  • All markers can be exported in CSV file format, and EDL lists can be imported in the CMX 3600 and CSV formats

Other Features

  • Fully integrated re-conforming solution for automatic audio-to-picture alignment including preview functions
  • Advanced project collaboration for an easy exchange of audio tracks including audio files and program data between several Nuendo projects
  • VCA fader support for working with large mixing projects on a second mixing layer
  • Render Export and render in place allow for easy rendering of an individual selection of audio files including naming conventions to a hard drive or to the same Nuendo project
  • 50 fps timecode support and timecode entry scheme within the transport bar
  • Metadata of audio events in the info line and in the event itself
  • MIDI tempo detection allows playing onto a MIDI track with the feature reconstructing any tempo change in the performance and aligning it to the grid for further editing
  • Plug-in manager provides the ability to arrange, sort, and group effects and instruments
  • VST Connect SE allows for recording audio and MIDI data over the internet with a redesigned graphic user interface that is fully integrated into Nuendo's control room cue send system
UPC: 802240466451

Steinberg 46645 Specs

License TypeEducational
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
macOS 10.11
macOS 10.12
Memory Requirement4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirement20 GB
CPU RequirementMac:
Intel or 
Display Resolution Requirement1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 Recommended)
OpenGL Graphics Requirement2
Internet Connection RequiredYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5.8 x 1.9"
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