Steinberg Media Technologies unveiled the latest update to
Nuendo on Friday at the Audio Engineering Society conference being held in New York. Nuendo 3.2 features a range of new Control Room features, according to Steinberg.
“Nuendo 3.2 redefines the role of software within traditional recording studios with its range of new Control Room features,” said Lars Baumann, Steinberg’s Senior Product Manager for Nuendo. “In Nuendo 3.2, we’ve included the last few capabilities that up to now had remained in the hardware domain.”
With the update, Nuendo will now feature a full Control Room section that provides up to four separate Studio outputs, extra Mix, Headphone and Control Room busses as well as configurable Input Returns and user definable Monitor Setups. Each Nuendo audio, group, FX return and VSTi channel now includes new Studio Sends allowing each signal to be routed to any of the four Studios.
Nuendo will also have an integrated talkback functionality that will enable engineers and producers to speak directly to musicians, narrators or other performers in any of the studios. Automatic dimming and separate Talkback levels are also provided.
The update to Nuendo 3.2 also expands the functionality available through the EuCon protocol, which integrates Nuendo directly into editing and mixing environments based around the Euphonix MC and System 5-MC products, according to Steinberg. Nuendo also added support for the optional dual automated joysticks, in turn allowing direct control of the Nuendo surround panner through both of these advanced digital control surfaces.
Nuendo 3.2 will be available as a free download for all registered Nuendo 3 users from the Steinberg website in late 2005.