Coming just before the AES show in New York (October 5th-8th), this Nuendo 4 upgrade sees new features in the post production and advanced audio areas.
It comes with 38 VST3 surround and side-chain capable plug-ins and standard on each channel is a brand new VST3 Channel EQ.
There's greatly enhanced bussing, summing and recording options - with common recording configurations for things like stems and print master - making thwm extremely fast to set up.
MediaBay, Steinberg's file management system also gets some extra love - with file tagging and database searching for accessing files on any connected drive.
"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."
They go on to say:
Among the new functionality in Nuendo 4 is a state-of-the-art new automation
system on par with the world's best. 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.
Nuendo 4 offers a range of features designed specifically to accelerate and
enhance workflows in audio post production. Advanced post pro editing
commands allow even faster editing workflows, including many new options to move, place and trim audio faster and with outstanding precision to save valuable time.
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.
New too is the 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.
Nuendo 4 is priced at $1799.99 MSRP, with the optional NEK module available
at $299.99 MSRP and will be available in October, 2007.