Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

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20097 Hamburg

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Who is Nuendo Live for

From the smallest room to the biggest festival, from a solo performer to a huge ensemble, from the most inexperienced to the most professional operator, Nuendo Live is the perfect live recording solution for all.



Live sound engineers

Nuendo Live is the perfect choice for live sound engineers looking to combine ease of use, uncompromising sound quality and utmost reliability. In demanding live situations there is no time to fiddle around with technical details and complex routing setups. Nuendo Live has numerous functions which automatically run in the background - such as auto-setup and auto-save - allowing you to concentrate only on the show. Thanks to its single-window approach, one-click functionality and direct access to all relevant information via the extra-large recording panel, Nuendo Live is the most intuitive live recording solution available. At the same time it can be used in literally any space where a live event is happening. From a laptop-based recording setup in the smallest space to a stadium-sized show or multi-act festival stage, Nuendo Live performs perfectly.

Nuendo Live also seamlessly integrates with many Yamaha live consoles, enabling you to control all important software parameters via the mixer’s touchscreen. And you don’t need to look on an extra computer screen to check the recording status: everything is displayed on the surface of your Yamaha CL, QL or TF series console, providing the ultimate in convenience.

Production companies

Nuendo Live perfectly complements Nuendo, Steinberg’s advanced post-production system. With uncompromising audio quality and the utmost stability, Nuendo Live focuses only on day-to-day live recording. Thanks to the single-window concept and one-click access to all essential functions, recording engineers will instantly feel at home with Nuendo Live. There’s no need for complicated setup routines as the software comes with several auto-functions and a straightforward workflow approach. Nuendo Live also concentrates on proven file formats for hassle-free project and audio file exchange. For instant post-production, Nuendo Live projects can seamlessly be opened within Nuendo, Steinberg’s dedicated post-production software. Data exchange with other production tools is just as easy, as Nuendo Live supports the AAF file format. In addition, it can record many hours of productions, as it supports the standard EBU-compliant RIFF64 broadcast wave format. Of course, Nuendo Live writes incoming timecode into the audio file, allowing for precise positioning during post-production.

Live venues

Concert halls, clubs, pubs and any live venue equipped with their own PA gear and a live mixing console can benefit from Nuendo Live. With its recording quality, ease of use, reliability and failsafe functions like auto-save and pre-record, Nuendo Live can be used to generate extra income by making high quality recordings of any live event. And with Nuendo Live’s ease of installation, setup and no need for regular maintenance updates, it is very straightforward to include with the in-house audio system.

Rental companies

Live rental companies put an emphasis on reliability, ease of use and seamless installation - Nuendo Live has all of these covered! With its unique features such as the integrated Record Panel, the pre-record buffer or one-click access to all vital functions, Nuendo Live is perfectly suited for day-to-day use. The streamlined user interface avoids complicated layouts and menus, with most of the setup procedures performed automatically. A special software extension guarantees deep integration between Nuendo Live and Yamaha CL, QL and TF series digital mixing consoles. All important information, such as recording and project time, are displayed on the console’s touchscreen.

Thanks to efficient programming and optimized program size, installation of Nuendo Live takes only a few moments and the license is already pre-activated on the supplied USB-eLicenser key. Complicated license management is history and Nuendo Live installations can easily be lent to external engineers, either standalone or in conjunction with a mixing console. Summed up, Nuendo Live is a professional live recording application perfectly tailored to the needs of rental companies.

Performing artists

Quality live recordings are a great way for bands and other live artists to both promote themselves and record their legacy. Capturing every nuance of a live show, and the audience reaction, is essential to show the unique energy and experience of every live performance. The ease of use and reliability of Nuendo Live make it very straightforward for either an artist’s mix engineer - or a venue’s house engineer - to capture every special moment of the show. Because Nuendo Live records at such high quality, the recordings can then be mixed and produced for the ultimate chronicle of every show, for sale to fans, promoting the artist to other venues or simply as a treasured memory. And with its exceptional price point and ease of setup, Nuendo Live means such recordings are available to every artist, no matter how professional or inexperienced.

Many further applications

One of the many advantages of Nuendo Live’s exceptional user-friendliness, ease of installation and setup is that it can be used by the most inexperienced operator. This makes it the perfect live recording solution for schools, churches, municipal halls and any other space where a live event takes place, but where technical experience of sound is not necessarily high. The Virtual Sound Check facility can help with setting up the audio system and, whether it is a school recital or play, traditional or contemporary worship, a local production or any kind of other performance, a high quality recording can easily be made. In post-production, the audio recordings can also be synchronized to video footage. Its ease of use also means that Nuendo Live can be used to help teach students about live recording.