Steinberg has announced the forthcoming release of Nuendo 6.5, a purchasable update to its post-production software. Nuendo 6.5 features enhanced loudness processing, bass frequency management, and an improved Automatic Dialog Replacement (ADR) taker system.
The optional Nuendo Expansion Pack (NEK) also receives a version increment, extending Nuendo’s tool set through a range of features previously introduced to Cubase 7.5, such as the Groove Agent SE 4 drum sampler and HALion Sonic SE 2 sample player.
This latest update to the audio post-production environment now offers an automatic loudness-processing feature that renders loudness-based mixes on export at user-defined loudness levels, such as -23 LUFS. Enhanced support for Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) files ensures a smooth exchange between Nuendo and Pro Tools or Media Composer, while TrackVersions, track visibility management and automatic detection of waveform transients for skipping between transient peaks add to the many workflow optimisations. Others are a redesigned Control Room and metering section for a better overview, the re-record mode feature for instant record restart at the original position, Track Quick Control assignments that are saved and loaded as presets and applied to different track types, VST Connect SE 2 for recording audio and MIDI via the Internet, as well as the Steinberg Hub, a multifunctional platform that comprises a news section and the convenience to call up frequently used folders and recent projects.
The second version of Nuendo’s ADR taker system comes with take list improvements and video overlays, allowing users to review and edit spoken text in stop mode. Each voice and foley recording can be automatically named; attributes are added to its file name. The ADR taker system 2.0 also offers pre-assigning tracks for recording different speech roles or foley due to its automatic record arming of the target tracks, which facilitates managing large and complex ADR sessions. This system also introduces the Free mode, which lets users initiate recordings anywhere on the timeline, independent of the ADR marker list’s take structure, as well as the capability to switch easily between the rehearse and record options.
The Bass Manager comprises tools that route and filter low-frequency bands for monitoring and mixing, with easy crossover frequency adjustment and a +10 dB pad for the LFE and subwoofer section. Newly available are also the REVelation algorithmic reverb with more than 70 presets and Magneto 2, Steinberg’s tape saturation sound processor that has undergone major development.
For producers and engineers looking to apply the music tools found in Cubase, the new NEK 6.5, Nuendo’s add-on package, includes multi-MIDI-input and multi-audio-output for instrument tracks and VST Quick Controls accessible for the first time through the VST Instrument Rack. Also available in the NEK 6.5: Groove Agent SE 4, HALion Sonic SE 2 and many other features that add to the abundant set of tools and capabilities that Nuendo has to offer.