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Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by ldg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 am

Hi, all!
I've been using an ancient version of Nuendo (1.6?) for years on an ancient PC. I"m embarrassed to say it's a Pentium 4!

Planning to "splurge" for a new laptop and purchase Cubase.

Three questions:

1) What's the better platform, PC or Mac?

2) What are minimum processor requirements?

3) Will I be able to import/read my old Nuendo projects?

Thanks for your assistance!!

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Post by Romantique Tp » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 am

Mac is very slightly more stable and predictable, but PCs are considerably cheaper and Cubase runs better on Windows. I would recommend a PC.

The only processor requirement is that it must be 64 bit. An Intel i5 series CPU or higher is recommended.

You should be able to import your old projects, but note that the DAW has been massively improved since Nuendo 1 and a few things may not be imported correctly. For example, the modern Cubase channel EQ has much better quality and sounds different, and the old stock effects wont work.

Your Cubase Pro license will allow you to run all previous versions of Cubase. You can use this to download an old 32 bit version, which might have better Nuendo 1 compatibility.
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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by ldg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:16 pm

Thanks for your prompt and informative reply!

A few follow-up questions:

1) which Windows version is best? I see you use 7.
2) any other pc requirements, e.g. RAM, drive speed/type?
3) I currently use a Presonus Firepod interface (uses Firewire). Any recommendations for a "mid-price" USB interface with 8 inputs?

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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by planarchist » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:56 pm

ldg wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Thanks for your prompt and informative reply!

A few follow-up questions:

1) which Windows version is best? I see you use 7.
2) any other pc requirements, e.g. RAM, drive speed/type?
3) I currently use a Presonus Firepod interface (uses Firewire). Any recommendations for a "mid-price" USB interface with 8 inputs?
1) FWIW, I have Cubase 9 Pro on both Windows 7 and 10 and both perform absolutely fine. In general I prefer the Windows 10 experience but understand this is a personal choice. If it's going to be a new system I see no reason not to go with Windows 10, particularly since at some point all OS cease to be supported and this will be the case for 7 before 10. It might also be worth considering that when Steinberg released Halion 6 it was at first not supported on Windows 7 and it is likely that this will happen with a future version on Cubase at some point in the next few years. In this case it just depends on whether you're planning to update Cubase after your forthcoming jump to 9.5.
2) How much RAM depends somewhat on what kind of use you're putting Cubase to. VSTis, Audio recordings? SSD for system drive, maybe also for sample libraries if you have large ones?
3) Is there a reason you no longer want to use the Presonus?
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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by ldg » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm

Thx, Nic!
I actually like the Presonus, but figured no new laptops would have a Firewire port.

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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by planarchist » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 am

ldg wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Thx, Nic!
I actually like the Presonus, but figured no new laptops would have a Firewire port.
Ah, yes, sorry I missed the bit where you said it was going to be a LapTop. You may be right, I have a Dell with a Firewire port but it is a few years old and may not be so common these days.

If it's a Laptop then still make sure the system drive is SSD and personally I wouldn't have smaller than 500GB for this and then a spinning drive for the second HD just since you can get bigger spinners than SSDs or the money.
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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by KHS » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:40 pm

Also bear in mind that, at least officially, any newer CPU (From Skylake and up if I remember correctly or is it from Kaby Lake and up?) are supported by any other than Windows 10.
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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by ldg » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm

Thanks for everyone's replies!

One more question - ad probably not the last:

One of the system requirements is a "graphics card w/DirectX10 and WDDM 1.1 support".

Do most cards meet this req.?

Thanks again!

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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by planarchist » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:07 pm

ldg wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Thanks for everyone's replies!

One more question - ad probably not the last:

One of the system requirements is a "graphics card w/DirectX10 and WDDM 1.1 support".

Do most cards meet this req.?

Thanks again!
Yes, I think all modern cards would meet this.
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Re: Upgrade from old version of Nuendo

Post by garymusic » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm

I was in the same situation. My old Windows XP P4 still working fine but it was beyond time for an upgrade. I went with a MacBook Pro i7. I went with an Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface and running the latest version of Cubase 9.5. So far it is working good. I hate the colors of Dark based theme of the new cubase. It just was an expensive upgrade.
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