Steinberg Nuendo 12: new features for musicians and sound designers

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Steinberg’s Nuendo DAW is the younger software sibling of Cubase, and Nuendo 12 has a very clear focus on speech production for different media applications.

Steinberg‘s Nuendo 12 is available right now. And unlike Cubase it has more of a focus on speech with its variety of tools and processes for the needs of audio professionals across the media realm. After all, it wouldn’t make sense for Steinberg to release two products aimed at the same market.


Steinberg Nuendo 12

Now on its twelfth version, the tools in Nuendo provide a workspace for creating professional voiceovers, dubs, and dialogue. Furthermore, you can use Nuendo for games and television audio, in addition to movies. And many of the new features in Nuendo are for sound designers and post-production studios!

With its new features for dialogue recording and editing, as well as producing headphone-based binaural mixes and more, Nuendo 12 is the Home of Dialogue.

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Now on its twelfth version, the tools in Nuendo provide a workspace for creating professional voiceovers, dubs, and dialogue. Furthermore, you can use Nuendo for games and television, in addition to movies. And many of the new features in Nuendo are for sound designers and post-production studios.
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Dialogue editing

Nuendo 12 brings new tools for dialogue editing. For example, the Dialogue Detection algorithm both detects speech and removes any silence from your recording. I can imagine this alone will speed up workflow across the media realm. Furthermore, the new audition tool enables you to listen to the waveform detected as dialogue on display before editing.

And enhanced Audio Alignment capability allows you to use multiple reference clips with precise timing applied to the corresponding set of field recorder files! The Free Warp tool also enables subtle time corrections dialogue clips from within the Project window too. You can integrate Nuendo 12 with Auto-Align Post 2 and align the time and phase of moving microphones too.


Creative tools for musicians and sound designers

Nuendo 12 features a multi-effect FX Modulator plugin that houses an envelope editor, Raiser dynamics processing tool, and the Lin One dithering plugin by MAAT, Inc.

Now, you can create chord progressions from audio events and import both tempo and signature tracks for seamless exchange between different projects. Also, you can use the new MIDI Remote system to integrate MIDI controllers into your Nuendo workflow.

As reported by KVR, here is a list of the additional workflow and productivity enhancements in Nuendo 12.

  • SpectraLayers One improvements.
  • Logical Editor and Input Transformer improvements.
  • Seven new SuperVision metering modules.
  • Sample Editor UI enhancements.
  • Video engine performance improvements.
  • Audio engine now supports High Core Count CPU on the latest AMD Threadripper generation.
  • Smooth waveform drawing.
  • MIDI over Bluetooth support in Windows.
  • Native Apple Silicon support for Mac computers.

Price

You can get Nuendo 12 now through the Steinberg Online Shop for $999.99.

If you have activated Nuendo 11 since March 16th, you are eligible for a free downloadable update to Nuendo 12. However, note that this is not a permanent offer.

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