Hamburg, Germany (September 25, 2007)–Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has announced a new version of its Nuendo audio production environment. Nuendo 4 offers a range of new features and technologies for mixers, engineers and editors in post production, studio recording and live recording.
Among the new functionality in Nuendo 4 is a new automation system with functions including Preview mode, Fill commands, Punch Logs, Virgin Territories and Touch Collect Assistant. The new MediaBay file management system for audio, video and other media files can replace many external FX database solutions, according to Steinberg. 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 more.
Nuendo 4 sees an upgraded set of 38 new 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 faster and more efficient.
Nuendo 4 offers features designed to accelerate and enhance workflows in audio post production. Advanced post pro editing commands allow faster editing workflows, including new options to move, place and trim audio faster and with precision. The Post Filter is engineered for audio post, and features special options to remove unwanted noises form audio material–for example, from location recording.
New recording and routing options offer 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 easier to setup, obviating the need to route audio outside the system for recording on external recorders.
“Nuendo 4 empowers audio professionals by elevating both creativity and productivity to new heights,” comments Steinberg’s General Manager Andreas Stelling. “The new functionality accelerates and enhances workflows by increasing efficiency and speed, offering probably the most valuable commodity in today’s deadline-driven world: more time. And because Nuendo 4 caters directly to audio post and studio production, Steinberg is now in the unique position of being able to offer dedicated products for four different target groups: Nuendo for the post and pro audio community, Cubase for musicians, composers and producers, WaveLab for audio editors and mastering engineers, and Sequel for entry-level music creation enthusiasts.”
Steinberg is also introducing 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.
Nuendo 4 is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and both Intel and PPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS10.4.
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH