HAMBURG, GERMANY — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH (www.steinberg.net) has released Nuendo 6, the latest version of its audio production environment. Nuendo 6 provides new mixing facilities featuring full-screen mode and scalability, Insert View for displaying activated insert slots, plug-in and channel search, and integrated Control Room. The brand-new channel strip comprises high-pass and low-pass filters, a noise gate with side-chain support, various compressors, and a brickwall limiter, while the overhauled Channel Settings window provides immediate access to channel parameters.
Further highlights of Nuendo 6 are the EBU R128 standard compliant loudness metering with RMS metering scales, the Loudness Lane for tracking and editing loudness efficiently and the new ADR taker system, including on-screen dialogue for dialogue recording and language dubbing.
Prominent plug-ins include MixConvert V6 for individual downmixing, Voxengo’s 64-band CurveEQ and Iosono’s Anymix Pro 1.3 for automatic EQ and loudness adjustments to surround sound signal panning and upmixing up to 8.1 surround sound.
Other newly implemented features include a redesigned user interface, VariAudio 2.0, ASIO-Guard with drop-out prevention algorithms, a 1.5GB library by Pro Sound Effects, and 90 minutes of free online video tutorials.
The optional Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit (NEK) comprises features that turn Nuendo into a composing application. Included are the new Chord Track, which detects and modifies the harmony structure of MIDI and audio tracks edited in VariAudio, and Chord Assistant, newly introduced to bridge chords and generate harmonic chord progressions. The feature set is complemented by Hermode tuning for dynamic retuning in real time, 300 new instrument sounds for HALion Sonic SE as well as the Retrologue virtual-analog and Padshop granular synthesizers.
Nuendo 6 ($2,000) is available at authorized Yamaha resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit ($249) add-on is available through the Steinberg Online Shop. Customers who have activated Nuendo 5 since November 14, 2012, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version. Restrictions may apply.