Clear speech is the most essential element in the audio narrative of streamed content, film and television. Nuendo 12 includes many new features and improvements to help make sure that dialogue is not only clearly heard, but sound designers and post-production studios can work as quickly, accurately and efficiently as possible. With headline new features for dialogue recording and editing, producing headphone-based binaural mixes and more, Nuendo 12 can truly be called the Home of Dialogue.
Nuendo 12 brings major improvements to cleaning up and editing dialogue tracks, helping you to deliver clear, natural-sounding speech stems while minimizing the time spent editing dialogue. New features and enhancements which address the challenges faced by sound editors include AI-powered Dialogue Detection, a single keystroke feature to remove unwanted noise from a track and leave only the dialogue parts. Nuendo 12 also adds the ability to align multiple clips from location recordings to multiple references, make subtle timing corrections without convoluted workarounds and effortlessly integrate third-party technologies designed to make the lives of sound editors easier.
We’ve introduced a new Dialogue Detection mode in the Detect Silence window where, instead of analysis based on the signal level, edits are determined by the presence or absence of dialogue in the clip. The AI-powered Dialogue Detection algorithm will reliably detect spoken dialogue, regardless of any background noise, and a new Detect Silence Using Last Used Settings command lets you execute the processing using the most recent values. It can be accessed with the Audio menu or a user-defined key command, without having to open the Detect Silence window.
Auto-Align® Post support
The distance between lavalier microphones and the boom may vary as actors move around, shifting the phase over time. Nuendo 12 features seamless integration with Auto-Align Post 2, making time and phase alignment of continuously moving microphones much easier. Integrated as an ARA 2 plug-in extension, it is sim ply a matter of engaging Auto-Align Post and selecting a reference audio track. The process is non-destructive, with the original audio always intact and ready to be instantly recalled or reprocessed.
Audition tool and Fades
With the Detect Silence window’s new audition tool, you can click anywhere in the waveform display…
Multiple reference clips for Audio Alignment
In Nuendo 12 we have improved the Audio Alignment functionality, allowing you to use multiple…
Free Warp in the Project window
With the new Free Warp tool in Nuendo 12, you can now make subtle timing corrections to the audio…
The production sound has captured a great performance, but unwanted background noise is making it…
Even more editing improvements
o Nuendo 12 offers many new detail tools and shortcuts for audio event fade editing, including the new size with fade modifier key.
o You can now also use key commands to increase or decrease a range selection in all four directions, including moving the range selection itself.
o There is a new option to create or modify fade in/out length while resizing events by holding a modifier key and using the Select tool.
o You can now assign key commands for slip editing besides using the mouse and tool modifiers.
As the Home of Dialogue, in Nuendo 12 we have paid special attention to the challenges of dialogue recording. Not only have we revamped the user interface of the ADR Taker, we have added new features and smart improvements, whether you are preparing for an ADR session, a language dubbing project for Netflix or using third-party applications whose scripts you want to import quickly and easily into Nuendo. These features will save you hours of time and make tasks less repetitive, radically enhancing your workflow.
Netflix’s TTAL dialogue script support
Nuendo 12 supports the import and export of TTAL files, Netflix’s proprietary script format for working on language dubbing projects. The TTAL script content is converted to record-ready ADR markers, including the dialogue text, characters and useful metadata, such as on/off screen notices, etc. Script change decisions made during the ADR production can be documented within the Nuendo marker editor and brought back to the workflow through the TTAL export function.
Connection to EdiCue
Nuendo 12 supports EdiCue v4, the award-winning ADR cueing application.Creating cues in Nuendo with the EdiCue Project Interface window allows dialogue supervisors to load character text from PDF shooting scripts and apply the required properties to enable a smooth recording session. Cue data is stored in Nuendo’s cycle markers, allowing for instant record. Alternatively, EdiCue can import cue data from EdiCue PDF cue sheets to send directly to Nuendo, ready for recording. You can also import data from Nuendo’s cycle markers direct into EdiCue and export customized cue sheets as PDFs.
The ADR API enables external programs, such as taker systems and dialogue script editors, to…
Create Markers from Events
If a project needs ADR, but there isn’t a tabular script available to import ADR markers, the new…
Marker window attribute filters
The improved ADR Marker Panel in Nuendo 12 now features attribute filters that can be combined…
Marker handling improvements
Nuendo 12 includes a number of improvements to marker handling, including Sync Selection in the…
Nuendo has always been at the vanguard of immersive sound mixing. It was the first application to implement a whole feature set for VR content authoring and the first DAW to offer complete in-the-box Dolby Atmos content creation. Now, Nuendo 12 takes another major step forward by offering the most comprehensive environment for binaural mixing with headphones. And with new improvements to volume automation, remote object panning, spatial monitoring and more, Nuendo 12 is the application you need for every immersive mix.
Space Controller OSC Control support
Nuendo 12 also includes full support for Space Controller OSC. Developed by Sound Particles — the specialists in disruptive immersive audio tools — Space Controller OSC connects a mobile device to Nuendo and links the physical movements of the device to the software, enabling full control over its panning tools by simply pointing the phone to where the user wants sounds to come from.
When listening through headphones the sound is affected by many factors, including intended use build quality, materials and more. To truthfully judge the frequency and spatial domain of binaural content on headphones, a neutral frequency response is vital. The Headphones Match plug-in uses an FFT-based spectral operator to apply an accurate compensation curve to the monitor output for 387 different models of headphones from a hundred manufacturers. It is measured in a controlled, identical environment with more than 500 frequency-points per curve. You can also emulate the sound of a different pair of headphones within this plug-in.
Dolby Atmos Setup Assistant
With the new Setup Assistant, the steps to convert a channel-based project to a Dolby Atmos mixing…
Binaural Downmix for Dolby Atmos Renderer
If a Dolby Atmos speaker setup is not available, binaural sound mixing over headphones can be used…
Sample-accurate volume automation
In Nuendo 12, volume automation is now near-sample accurate and completely independent from the…
Channel freeze improvements
Several new options are now available for freezing Audio, Sampler and Instrument channels. You can…
VST AmbiDecoder improvements
Binaural monitoring of Ambisonics mixing through VST AmbiDecoder must provide the immersive sound…
Left total Right total Mixes
When creating a downmix from 5.1 surround to stereo with the MixConvert V6 plug-in, you now have…
Export audio mixdown with sidechain
Audio export of individual channels or stems now allows you to print audio, including taking…
New SuperVision Modules
This meter applies an A-weighting and is used to check the conformity of sound for broadcast. Applied to measured sound levels, it accounts for the relative loudness perceived by the human ear, which is less sensitive to low audio frequencies.
Sound Design & Music Features
Nuendo 12 comes with enhanced features for sound design and music. There are new and improved FX plug-ins, better integration with external controllers and, of course, all the music features of Cubase 12. This ensures Cubase projects will work seamlessly in Nuendo, with no loss of data or audio information when crossgrading.
New MIDI Remote system & API
In Nuendo 12 we have implemented a completely new way of integrating and using third party MIDI…
Raiser is a new dynamics processing tool with ultra-fast attack times to let you dramatically…
The new FX Modulator plug-in provides an arsenal of effect modules and a comprehensive envelope…
The StepFilter plug-in has been updated with two additional parameters. The Cutoff and Resonance…
Create Chord Events from Audio Events
The new Create Chord Events from Audio Events feature blurs the line between audio and MIDI…
Scale Assistant in VariAudio
The Scale Assistant in VariAudio brings two powerful tools together to make pitch editing quicker…
Logical Editor and Input Transformer improvements
With improvements to the Project and MIDI Logical Editors, the Input Transformer, the Transformer…
Verve felt piano
Recorded in the Yamaha Studios in Los Angeles, Verve is a beautiful felt piano created to let you…
Import tempo and signature tracks
You can now import tempo and signature tracks from other projects and track archives, helping to…
Multi-selection and phase coherent AudioWarp editing
The phase coherent mode for multitrack AudioWarp makes sure that the spatial relationship between…
Lin One Dither
The Lin One dithering plug-in is powered by MAAT Inc, and replaces the old UV22HR dithering…
Workflow and Productivity Improvements
Whether you work in film, television, game audio or any other audio discipline, we are always listening to our Nuendo users to learn about the new features and improvements they need in the world’s leading sound design and post-production software. Nuendo 12 includes several user-requested updates which will improve the workflow and productivity of a wide range of different tasks throughout the application.
New licensing system
Replacing the familiar USB-eLicenser, we are introducing the new Steinberg Licensing system to…
The Audio Performance Meter gives you the best possible feedback about the load on the audio…
SpectraLayers One improvements
Nuendo’s integrated spectral editor now includes a new Cursor Crosshair to help easily locate the…
Invert the color on selected events
Nuendo users can choose to have events displayed in inverted colors to indicate selection (instead…
Move Events to Cursor
The existing Move Events to Cursor functionality has been extended to support both alignment of…
Native Apple silicon support
Nuendo 12 natively supports the Apple silicon architecture for Macs using M-series processors and…
Windows Bluetooth-MIDI support
Nuendo now supports MIDI over Bluetooth in Windows (WinRT MIDI). The benefits include enhanced…
Even more improvements
Grace Period Update
Customers who have activated an earlier Nuendo version since March 16, 2022, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Nuendo 12.Grace period info
Nuendo Release Notes
Check out the release notes for the latest Nuendo maintenance updates.Release Notes
Due to technical reasons the following VST 2 instrument plug-ins will no longer be maintained and have been removed from the product’s scope:
MixConverter (replaced by MixConvert V6)
Surround Pan (replaced by VST MultiPanner)
Since 2020, ReWire is no longer maintained by Reason Studios (formerly Propellerhead) and is no longer supported in Nuendo.