Steinberg Announces Nuendo 4
Steinberg has announced Nuendo 4, a new version of its audio production environment. Nuendo 4 offers a range of new features and technologies dedicated to mixers, engineers and editors in post production, studio recording and live recording.
Among the new functionality in Nuendo 4 is a new automation system. Preview mode, Fill commands, Punch Logs, Virgin Territories and the unique new Touch Collect Assistant are only some of the new functions which unite the best functionality found on traditional hardware mixing consoles with the flexibility inherent in Nuendo 4 as a modern DAW environment.
The new MediaBay file management system for audio, video and other media files can replace many external FX database solutions. MediaBay browses, archives, retrieves and searches media files across any connected drive. Utilizing intelligent database technology, user-definable tags and other features MediaBay allows instant pulling up and filtering of search results, smart file management and much more.
Nuendo 4 has upgraded their set of surround- and sidechaining-capable VST3 audio effect plug-ins that cover dynamics, spatial FX and filtering. Standard on each channel is a brand new VST3 Channel EQ. Drag & drop and copy/paste for plug-ins make using plug-ins in Nuendo 4 even faster and more efficient. Version 4 offers a range of features designed specifically to accelerate and enhance workflows in audio post production. The highly flexible Post Filter is engineered specifically for audio post, and features special options to remove unwanted noises form audio material, for example from location recording.
Flexible new recording and routing options offer creative new ways to route and manipulate audio, with any track now able to record audio from any summing object such as groups or FX returns. Common recording configurations such as stems and print master recording are now extremely easy to setup, obviating the need to route audio outside the system for recording on external recorders.
Nuendo Expansion Kit: Cubase Music Tools for Nuendo 4
Together with the launch of Nuendo 4, Steinberg also introduces an additional product: Nuendo Expansion Kit: Cubase Music Tools for Nuendo 4 (NEK). This add-on module to Nuendo 4 contains optional music compositional functionality, including full Cubase scoring and notation, the Cubase MIDI Drum Editor, four integrated VST instruments as well as support for the MusicXML standard.
Steinberg’s Nuendo 4 costs $1800, with the optional NEK module available at $300 and will be available sometime next month. Nuendo 4 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and both Intel and PPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS10.4. More information on Steinberg Nuendo 4.