The Gold Standard For Professional Audio

Welcome to the Nuendo family! With many new features for dialogue recording and editing, immersive sound mixing and more, Nuendo 12 is still the gold standard for professional audio production.

Scroll down to learn about Nuendo system requirements and much more.

System requirements

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Operating systems (Windows)64-bit Windows 10 Version 21H2 (or higher), 64-bit Windows 11 Version 21H2 (or higher)
Operating systems (Mac)macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Ventura
Apple silicon–based MacRosetta 2 App, Native App
CPU minimum (Windows)Intel® Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™
CPU minimum (Mac)Intel® Core™ i5 (mid 2013 or later) or Apple silicon
Please NoteProcessors with hybrid-architecture design, such as 12th Gen Intel® Core™ or newer, are currently not supported on Windows operating systems. Running Cubase 12 on systems with hybrid-architecture CPUs can lead to audio dropouts and reduced performance.
CPU cores4 or more
RAM minimum8 GB
Hard disk free space (core installation)1 GB
Display resolution minimum at 100% UI scaling1440 x 900
Graphics minimum (Windows)Graphics card with native Windows 10 support
Graphics recommended (Windows)AMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and later
Graphics (Mac)Graphics card with Metal support
OS compatible audio hardwareYes
ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performanceYes
License ManagementSteinberg Licensing (account based)
Internet connection foraccount sign up and product registration, installer download, license activation
NotesThis software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins. VST 2 plug-ins only run in Rosetta 2 mode on Apple silicon Mac. Nuendo does not support VST 2 when running natively on Apple silicon Macs. Microsoft Basic Display Driver is not recommended.