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AES:Steinberg Unveil Nuendo 2.0
XP and OS X compatible 08/10/02
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Steinberg chose AES in LA to debut their latest Nuendo 2.0 Media Production System.
Building on the success of previous versions, Steinberg aim to make Nuendo the complete media production system,
"designed with the needs of the user in mind and meeting the demands of
working professionals in all genres of audio production"
New features to Nuendo 2.0:
From input to final mix, Nuendo 2.0 is all about surround,
with multichannel architecture through the entire signal path.
Every input, audio track, effect, group and output now offers
up to 12 discrete channels, ready for full-scale 5.1, 7.1, or
even 10.2 productions. To make routing in the project even
more transparent, Steinberg has developed a new way of
organizing inputs and outputs, allowing the user to customize
multichannel input/output configurations and switch between
them with a single keystroke. Several input and output buses
can be utilized at the same time, with any type of
configuration possible - mono, stereo or any of a wide range
of surround formats - and any track can be routed to and from
any of these buses. Nuendo 2.0 even allows switching between
multiple monitoring configurations (speaker arrangements) and
can simulate a wide variety of end user monitoring
Brand New Mixer Environment
Nuendo 2.0 offers the most flexible mixing experience in
digital media production. Its 32-bit floating point mixer has
been completely re-engineered and now features multiple
multichannel input and output buses. This new architecture
allows for recording in either split or interleaved surround
audio file formats and makes managing a surround project
easier than ever before - Nuendo 2.0 always keeps track of
which part of the signal chain is multichannel and which is
simply stereo or mono.
Extended Effects Routing
Nowhere are the improvements in mixing more apparent than in
signal routing for virtual effect processors. The new version
of the world-standard Steinberg VST technology provides
complete flexibility in signal routing to and from virtual
effects for each and every track. Nuendo 2.0 even adds effect
return channels that allow effects to be added to the input
signal while recording, as well as full delay compensation
throughout the signal path.
Being able to exchange projects, freely move data, and network
multiple systems are capabilities any digital audio
workstation should have before it can earn the title
"professional." VST System Link is a revolutionary Steinberg
technology which allows the user to increase the realtime
processing and mixing power for any project by simply adding
as many Macs, PCs, desktops or laptops to the system as are
But Nuendo 2.0 doesn't stop there. An array of powerful new
networking capabilities allows the transferring of tracks an
events in a network over TCP/IP LAN. Each user in a network
gets his user ID and read/write permissions for each TCP/IP
project. The standard network access built into Nuendo 2.0
supports recording to, as well as copying and playing back
from dedicated servers or other workstations: all that's
needed is TCP/IP LAN. Combining separate Nuendo 2.0 projects
is no problem, either - a Merge Project function fuses tracks
from one project into another.
Nuendo 2.0 also allows the flawless import of Cubase SX
projects, and support is provided for a huge range of export
formats in order to exchange projects with systems from other
manufacturers. Nuendo 2.0 can also import numerous file
formats such as AES31, Open TL 3.0 and OMF.
Nuendo 2.0 allows you to set up a project the way you want it.
If there is no need for MIDI functions in a particular mix,
for example, all MIDI controls can be hidden for each track
tosuit your personal way of working. You can hide functions
you don't use from Nuendo's menus - making for a better
overview and faster response - and you can even define which
buttons and controls you want to see on your tracks, and in
Nuendo 2.0 will be available from Steinberg dealers worldwide
in December 2002 for rrp USD 1499,-
All current registered owners can update to Nuendo 2.0 from any previous Nuendo version for €199* (includes 16% German VAT). Current owners can also keep their dongle, allowing them to make full use of Steinberg's VST System Link technology without having to purchase a full version of a VST System Link capable sequencer application. Any customers who purchased Nuendo after the 1st of October 2002 can obtain the update to Nuendo 2.0 free of charge.
* Prices subject to regional variations