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Update: Steinberg Says Nuendo 2.0 Shipping Now

Music production system comes to Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Yesterday we reported that Steinberg would begin shipments of Nuendo 2.0 to North America next week. Since then, Steinberg has released a statement saying the software is shipping now to the United States, as well as European markets, as previously reported. (The software, however, is still listed as a "preorder" on Steinberg's online shopping site as of this writing.)

The latest version of Steinberg's music production system includes 200 new features in the categories of mixing, editing, plugins, recording/playback, MIDI and file formats. Some of the new features include:

  • Multichannel architecture through the entire signal path;
  • Support for all standard surround formats such as LCRS, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1;
  • Plugin delay compensation;
  • Patch editor for routing plugin channels in surround channels;
  • Surround Panner in channel sends;
  • Unlimited VSTi, group and Rewire 2 channels;
  • Configurable Mixer;
  • Eight Insert slots per channel;
  • MIDI channels available in the mixer;
  • New automation modes;
  • VST 2.3 support with improved I/O routing of plugins;
  • Support for new file formats, including Wave64 for files larger than 2 GB, as well as various import and export formats;
  • Record files can include up to 12 channels;
  • Online recording;
  • New record modes;
  • Project scrubbing and shuttling;
  • Unlimited undo/redo;
  • Real-time non-destructive crossfades;
  • Enhanced crossfade editor;
  • Drag and drop regions from the sample editor to the Project window;
  • Multiple timelines showing various formats;
  • Key command enhancements, including the ability to toggle between alternate key command sets;
  • Configurable track controls;
  • Multiple VST plugin directories.

New and enhanced plugins for Nuendo 2.0 include Datube, Rotary, Vocoder, StepFilter, Bitcrusher, Ringmodulator, MIDI Gate, SPL DeEsser, QuadraFuzz, Q, Denoiser, Declicker, Apogee UV22 HR, Mix 8 to 2, Multidither and Surroundscope. The software also includes integrated waveshell support for Waves plugins.

For MIDI, the new version gains several new features as well. These include:

  • Drum Editor;
  • Logical Editor;
  • Score Editor;
  • Score layout and printing;
  • MIDI Device Manager;
  • Multiple controller lanes in MIDI editors;
  • MIDI step recording.

It also includes the following MIDI plugins: Arpache5, Autopan, Chorder, Compress, Control, Density, MicroTuner, MidiEcho, Note2CC, Quantizer, StepDesigner, TrackControl, TrackFX and Transformer.

Complete documentation of the new features is available on Steinberg's Web site. Nuendo 2.0 sells for $1,499.99 and supports Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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