Nuendo 13 Release Notes

Nuendo 13.0.21

What's new?

January 25, 2024 – This Windows-only update resolves several issues that could lead to graphic glitches on Windows systems. Although these issues only occur on specific hardware configurations, we recommend all Windows users to install the update.

The update is immediately available via the Steinberg Download Assistant.

Nuendo 13.0.20

What's new?

December 12, 2023 – The Nuendo 13.0.20 maintenance update is now available. With this maintenance update we are integrating many improvements and a long list of fixes and corrections in numerous areas of the application.

The update is immediately available for download via the Steinberg Download Assistant.

Graphical issues on Windows

Windows systems may still experience GUI glitches that manifest as white UI areas, elements rendered out-of-place, or flickering (e.g., in SuperVision, in Groove Agent SE, or in the Project window during scrolling).

We are actively working together with Microsoft to find a comprehensive solution across all systems. Meanwhile, we have identified a workaround in connection with NVIDIA or AMD settings. For detailed instructions, please follow this Link.

Tap Tempo

The Tap Tempo feature gets new override options. In the new Tap Tempo Mode pop-up menu you can find the following options:

Automatic: The same as before (default).

Insert tempo event at selection start: Inserts a tempo marker at the start of the current selection, does not do anything if nothing is selected.

Insert tempo event at last playback start position: Inserts the tempo event at the last playback start position.

Insert tempo event at cursor position: Inserts a tempo event at the cursor position.

Set project tempo: Sets the rehearsal tempo if the tempo track is disabled. Otherwise, it changes the initial tempo event of the tempo track.

Display only: Displays the tapped tempo without applying any tempo changes.

EQ Pop-up Display

The EQ pop-up display in the MixConsole now follows the Equalizer Settings in the Channel Settings window. This affects the following settings:

Show Equalizer Controls

Show Controls as Sliders

Show Controls as Knobs

Show FFT Pre EQ Curve

Hold FFT Post EQ Peak Curve

Transparency for Reference Channel Curve

Track name font color

The track name font color for the selected track is inverted (to black), when the Selection Brightness setting in the Preferences dialog exceeds a certain threshold.

Track Inspector and Channel Tab

The Track Inspector and Channel tab headers have now an expand/collapse state indicator.

We have also improved the following features and functionalities:

ARA

Switching between ARA extensions in a separate window is now working as expected.

The Make Extension Permanent function now also works on shared audio events.

We resolved an issue where ARA extension edits on hidden track versions could be lost when saving and reloading the project.

Direct Offline Processing

We resolved an issue where TonalMatch parameters could not be changed after being applied by a Favorite.

Using the REVerence plug-in in Direct Offline Processing now works again as expected.

We resolved an issue where the Normalize and Gain processes did not apply correctly when triggered from favorites.

We resolved an issue where the progress indicator for Direct Offline Processing would randomly stay in a busy state even after completion.

Closing the Direct Offline Processing window now works as expected again.

We resolved an issue where the Open Direct Offline Processing Window button in the toolbar did not work as expected.

We resolved an issue where using Direct Offline Processing in audition mode did not work as expected.

We resolved an issue where drag and drop of inserts from the MixConsole and the Channel tab to the Direct Offline Processing window did not work as expected.

We resolved an issue where offline processes were not functioning in the Sample Editor when Auto Apply was deactivated.

We resolved an issue where applying offline processes via the Pool did not work as expected.

Editing

We resolved an issue where it was not possible to undo edits on the Rename Events from List dialog while the panel remained open.

We resolved an issue where text in the Rename Events from List dialog was not updated correctly.

We resolved an issue where Insert Silence between left and right Locators did not work as expected when the project contained a ruler track.

We resolved an issue where the GUI for the Detect Silence function would randomly not allow the selection of strip or split options.

We resolved an issue where Acoustic Feedback did not work as expected when MIDI note Velocity was changed in the info line.

We resolved an issue where the pitch bend value in the info line did not respond to the Semitone grid setting.

We resolved an issue where Time Warp anchors in the Time Warp tool were not visible and could not be deleted using Shift + Click.

We resolved an issue, where the Edit > Range > Insert Silence function did not work as expected when a ruler track was selected.

The arranger track edit button can now be used to open and close the Arranger Editor window.

Export

Resizing the Export Queue area in the Audio Export dialog is now working as expected.

Exporting an Audio Mixdown now works as expected again.

We resolved an issue where, when replacing audio in multiple videos simultaneously, all exported files received the same name.

Import

Audio playback of imported ADM files now works as expected.

We resolved an issue where output routing for sub-channels of existing tracks did not work as expected when using the Import Tracks from Project function.

We resolved an issue where tracks imported using the Import Tracks from Project function were sometimes silent when only events and parts were selected.

Key Commands

We have resolved an issue where key commands could be lost under certain circumstances.

When renaming a Key Command macro, the macro tree will now be updated to accurately reflect the correct alphabetical position of the new name.

MIDI Remote

The Pick for MIDI Remote Mapping function has been restored and is visible again in all designated areas.

We resolved an issue with MIDI Remote involving the use of relative encoders.

MixConsole

The EQ pop-up display in the Channel tab and MixConsole can now be used as expected.

We resolved an issue where the MixConsole window would appear empty when loading projects from previous Nuendo versions.

We resolved an issue where MixConsole zones did not recall correctly when switching between projects.

We resolved an issue where having an open EQ pop-up display in the Channel tab and MixConsole could potentially disable the transport functions.

The Show All and Reset All buttons in the MixConsole toolbar setup panel now have an effect on all linked MixConsoles.

Primary and Secondary Parameters for Increase/Decrease commands are now working as expected in the MixConsole fader area.

The display of the Routing section in the MixConsole at narrow zoom levels has been optimized.

The Channel Latency display in the MixConsole has been enhanced for improved visibility when using narrow view settings.

The setting Preferences > Editing > Project & MixConsole > Scrolling: Disable Mouse Wheel for Parameter Change no longer disables horizontal scrolling for parameter changes.

Miscellaneous

Writing automation data for the Frequency 2 and Studio EQ plug-ins and the channel EQ by moving the EQ curve via mouse has been improved.

Clicking on the name field in the fader area within the output chain of the Channel Settings window now enables channel switching.

In frozen tracks, Quick Control cells that control a frozen parameter are now shown in a disabled state and can no longer be moved.

Alt + Click on the VST instrument name in the Inspector Routing section now deactivates the VST Instrument.

We resolved an issue where newly saved FX Chain Presets, Track Presets, and Strip Presets were not appearing in Load Preset dialogs (macOS only).

We resolved an issue where the Add Marker function did not work as expected when using a Mackie Control device.

Loading projects from earlier versions is again working as expected.

We resolved an issue where Cycle playback, in conjunction with an arranger track, did not function as expected.

Plug-ins

The playback sound of clips that are processed by the VoiceSeparator plug-in is now always consistent.

The position of the divider for allowing recording of MIDI inserts is now consistently displayed after reopening a project.

Entering notes in the MIDI plug-in Chorder can now be used as expected.

The Frequency 2 plug-in now displays correct Cut Filter parameter values.

The Renderer for Dolby Atmos plug-in can no longer be mistakenly selected as a panner.

We resolved an issue where VST3 plug-ins installed in a plug-in path with special unicode characters were not appearing.

Triggering the Vocoder plug-in with a MIDI keyboard is now working as expected.

We resolved an issue where the graphics of the AutoPan plug-in were not displayed correctly when using RND1 and RND2.

We resolved an issue where certain 3rd party plug-in windows had an unusual animation upon opening.

Routing

We resolved an issue where MIDI sends displayed an incorrect channel number in the destination pop-up within the MixConsole.

MIDI Devices created in the MIDI Device Manager are now correctly displayed in MIDI Sends.

We resolved an issue where changing the device in the MIDI Sends resulted in a reset of the MIDI channel to 1.

Configuring MIDI end destinations in the MIDI Channel Settings window is again working as expected.

Tracks

We resolved an issue where results from the Find Tracks function were not correctly displayed in a divided track list.

We resolved an issue where certain track types were incorrectly represented by the wrong track color in the Visibility list.

We resolved an issue where the Visibility list in the Inspector consistently scrolled to the selected track.

User Interface

We resolved an issue where the context menu of the timeline ruler was not displayed correctly.

The List Editor now also has a menu bar.

The zone controls in editors now have a consistent size.

When choosing an automation lane, the Channel tab now displays the corresponding content of the parent track.

The Find Missing Files dialog has been improved.

Changing the color of Pre-Fader Send and Post-Fader Send cells is now working as expected.

The Snap to Zero Crossing icon has been optimized.

VariAudio

We resolved an issue where VariAudio note segments could become hidden after switching Workspaces.

Editing VariAudio segments in the Sample Editor is again working as expected.

Video

We resolved a video display issue during ADR pre-roll.

We resolved an issue related to the naming of video files when utilizing Replace Audio in Video for multiple video files.

The "Abort" button in the Replace Audio in Video function is now working as expected.