Nuendo 12.0.52

What’s new?

November 22, 2022 – The 12.0.51 maintenance update is now available. We have received reports about issues with ADM exports and decided to release an immediate hot fix.

Please find all details below.

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

We have improved the following features and functionality:

Dolby Atmos

Multi-objects with LFE signals in their source tracks are now exported in ADM files as expected.

MIDI Remote

The MIDI Remote API functions "makeRepeating" for action- and command-bindings and the callback "mOnChangePluginIdentity" for host objects accessing insert-, strip-, or instrument-plugins are now working as expected.


We have improved the automatic replacement of plug-ins in older projects when newer plug-in generations are available.

Nuendo 12.0.50

What's new?

November 3, 2022 – The Nuendo 12.0.50 maintenance update is now available, introducing new functionality to the MIDI Remote integration, along with many improvements regarding existing features, the user interface, and stability and performance in general. Please find all details below.

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

We have improved the following features and functionality:

MIDI Remote


We have added new factory MIDI Remote scripts for Akai MIDI controllers:

Akai MPK261

Akai MPK mini mk2

Akai MPK249

Akai APC40 MK2

Akai APC Mini

Surface Editor

We have improved the MIDI Remote Surface Editor in general and added some additional items. Most of the possibilities were already available when writing a MIDI Remote Script via the MIDI Remote API. Now the Surface Editor allows you to create surfaces which can visually resemble your actual MIDI Remote Controller hardware more closely.

Adding MIDI Controller Surfaces

When adding a new MIDI Controller Surface, it is no longer mandatory to select a MIDI output port. Surfaces created this way cannot receive messages back, thus the "Transmit to Hardware" option in the Properties section for items won't be available.

Placement of Items, MIDI Learn and Properties

Placement of items is now possible without the need to learn incoming MIDI messages first.

Use the "+" button in the top/right corner of an added item to place it without the need to learn an incoming MIDI messages.

Once done, use the Properties section to set up a Message manually.

Message fields now allow to open a MIDI Monitor pop-up. This can be used to pick up a specific incoming MIDI message and helps for hardware controls, which may send multiple messages for controls.

On the toolbar, you can bypass the MIDI Learn function. This can be useful if your MIDI Remote Controller hardware tends to send erratic messages which messes up the MIDI Learn procedure.

Essentially all parameters of placed items can now be edited in the Properties section afterwards.

Additional Surface Editor Items

The following additional items are now available in the Items list on the left side and have corresponding Properties:

Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheel

X/Y Pad, X/Y Joystick (Requires a pair of messages for X and Y axis, which can be picked easily using the MIDI Monitor pop-up.)

Push Encoder (Similar to a Knob item but has an additional parameter to set up the "Push Value" message)

Piano Keys (Is meant to be used as a decorative element with adjustable keyboard range. Note: You cannot map host parameters to this item.)


Blind Panels (Is meant to be used as a decorative element for controls available on your MIDI Remote Controller hardware but which cannot be addressed by MIDI messages. Note: You cannot map host parameters to this item.)

Shape Setting in Properties

Buttons, Blind Panels, and Lamps can be set up to either use a rectangular or circular shape in the Properties section.

Fader Orientation

Faders now automatically adapt to be shown as either vertical or horizontal items, depending on how you resize them.

Label Fields

Items can be set up to include an additional Label Field.

Click atop a selected item to create one.

This can be done for individual items or a multiple selection of items which should be grouped together. (Simple Example: Create a Fader, add a Label Field, and map it to "Volume" from "Selected Track" in the Functions Browser of the MIDI Remote Mapping Assistant. The Label Field of this Fader will now show and adapt its name according to the selected track in the Project window.

Other Improvements

Item cursor and already placed items can be properly clicked and dragged around.

Items without properly configured properties are marked in orange (If items do not have a MIDI Message properly configured or if you attempt to assign a message which is already in use by another item, these will be marked and discarded when leaving the Surface Editor.)

Item list on left side and Properties section on right side are scrollable now.

Individual items in a multi-selection of items are now properly highlighted.


The filters in the Markers window are no longer reset after editing marker attributes.


When muting one of two video tracks, the video picture now switches to the other track.

Video playback now properly follows the active Arranger Track chain.

When nudging transport framewise, the video frame is now shown correctly.


Anymix Pro now applies the correct pan law and no longer causes irregular sound when panning.

In the Frequency plug-in, the dynamic start is now displayed correctly.

Frequency values are now stored correctly in a saved project.

The MultiTap Delay Pitch Shifter module now fully mutes unprocessed signals when set to 100% wet.

In the VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp plug-ins, the order of effects can now be changed as expected


Playing automation data with Bezier curves in Cycle Mode will no longer produce audible artifacts.

After recalling Output Bus presets in the Audio Connection window, the Main Mix audio signal is now audible in the Control Room as expected.

On events with phase-coherent AudioWarp applied, the Bounce Selection function can now be used as expected.

Using the Size with Fade edit modifier now changes the fade end point as expected when a range selection is present on the track at the same time.

The editing modifier Size with Fade now gives visual feedback as expected when the Combine Selection Tools mode is active.

We have improved the Export Audio Mixdown performance when exporting files at a different sample rate than the project.

Insert effects are now applied correctly, when linked audio tracks are frozen.

Importing split wave files by drag and drop now creates tracks with correct channel width.

Insert plug-ins now process audio if their track was created automatically by dragging audio files to blank space.

In the Sample Editor, VariAudio note segments are now displayed as expected.

When changing the page setup for printing scores, the page display is now displayed as expected.

MIDI event positions are now displayed accurately in the Project window.


We have improved the stability when a Tempo Detection session is ended by just changing to another tool.

We have improved the stability with automation on group track parameters.

We have improved the stability in Dolby Atmos projects with faulty object configuration.

We have improved the stability when loading large projects with several hundred Offline Processing edit files.

We have improved the stability when importing the same tracks twice from projects or track archives.

We have improved the stability when enabling the Regions panel in the Sample Editor while having the option Auto Select Events Under Cursor active.

We have improved the stability when deleting frozen tracks.

Nuendo 12.0.40

What’s new?

August 3, 2022 – The Nuendo 12.0.40 maintenance update is now available. With this update, we are introducing some new functions and scripts to the MIDI Remote integration, we are resolving some issues with ARA extensions, and we are fixing more than thirty issues in various areas of the application. Please find all details below.


The ADR window/Markers window now allows for wider column resizing.

Field Recorder Audio Import

Selecting characters on the metadata example fields now works as expected.

MIDI Remote

We have improved the script for the Arturia KeyLab Essential and added missing Key Commands.

We have added more Control Room functions to the MIDI Remote feature scope.

Fixed project mappings can now be converted to global mappings as expected.

Using the MIDI Remote Editor in the Lower Zone with Workspaces now works as expected.

We have added a new MIDI Remote factory script for the Novation Launchkey MK3 88.


We have fixed an issue related to using the Make Extension Permanent function on non-PCM clips with ARA extensions.

Events with Melodyne ARA extensions can now be cut without losing the note data.

Events with ARA extensions can now be copied and duplicated as expected.


We have improved the user interface of the VST Bass Amp plug-in when Quick Control buttons are toggled.

The Frequency 2 plug-in now works as expected when using 7.1.4 channel configurations.

Writing automation of the Frequency plug-in Band On/Off parameter now works as expected.

We improved the loading process of external impulse response files for the Reverence plug-in when loading projects on a different computer.

We corrected the Peak and RMS needle of the SuperVision plug-in.

We have improved the quality of the FX Modulator plug-in when using fast volume modulation settings.

The Quick-Link function of the MixConsole is now also available for the input and output parameters of the Squasher plug-in.

Sample Editor

Event start/end and snap point handles are now displayed as expected.

Warp markers are now editable at all zoom settings.

Stretching VariAudio segments in a multi-event selection now works as expected.

User interface

The grid is no longer cut off when scrolling through the project in low dpi mode.

The waveform in silent areas is no longer displayed with 2 pixels instead of one.

The audio waveform interpolation in the Lower Zone Sample Editor is now consistent.


When duplicating a Track Version, bézier curves are now correctly applied.

Applying Audio Alignment now works correctly when multiple references are selected.

The warp algorithm custom settings dialog can now be opened from the Info Line in all language localizations.

We have fixed an issue related to editing parameters in the List Editor.

The Logical Editor window now opens exclusively.

The Click Patterns in the Pattern Editor are no longer cut off when using 1/32 patterns.

We have corrected the Loudness measuring of the Master meter and the SuperVision plug-in for 7.x channel configurations to match the ITU-BS.1770-4 specification.

The preference Mute Pre-Send when Mute is now saved as expected.

On the Nuage Master unit, the numeric keypad arrows now work for locating markers.

Vertical mouse wheel scrolling in the Score Editor edit mode now works as expected.

We have improved the usability with editing lines in the Score Editor.

Vertical scrolling speed in VariAudio editor now works consistently.

On macOS systems, the application now shows in which code architecture it is running in the Start and About screens.


We have improved stability in the following use cases:

When aborting an Export Audio Mixdown.

When using the Adjust Fades to Range function.

When changing the Sample Editor zoom mode with Select Events Under Cursor active.

When using the function Adjust Fades to Range.

When using the Scale Assistant with VariAudio.

When changing the AmbiDecoder output mode from Headphones to Speakers.

When dragging a MIDI loop from the MediaRack to the project.

Nuendo 12.0.30

What’s new?

June 8, 2022 – The Nuendo 12.0.30 maintenance update is now available. The update introduces some improvements to the performance, stability, and other areas of the application

Performance and stability issues

The 12.0.30 update addresses a couple of performance issues. These issues could occur when closing the application. We have also improved the performance when working with Vienna Pro Ensemble.

Plug-in blank space issues

When opening and working with plug-ins, blank spaces could appear to the left/right side of the plug-in panel. We addressed this issue in this maintenance update.

We have improved the following features and functionality:


We have added new key commands for Select Previous/Next Markers in the Markers Window.

We have added an option in the SuperVision Leq(m) module to measure the LFE calibrated to either 0 or +10dB.

In the Markers window/ADR Setup, a black picture can now be set for Pre-roll and Post-roll separately.

We have added factory presets for the FX Modulator plug-in.


Loading a csv or txt file for Rename Events from List on macOS no longer renders the application unresponsive.

When importing documents for Rename Events from List on macOS, it is now possible to select encodings other than UTF-8.

Editing time-stretched clips in Musical Mode now works as expected.

Moving Chord Events with the Range Selection tool now works as expected.

Switching from the Time Warp tool to other tools no longer changes the format of the timeline unexpectedly.

Recalling Project Logical Editor presets now works as expected.

The selection tool in the Sizing Applies Time Stretch mode works as expected when changing the algorithm in the preferences.

Adding warp markers to multiple selected events with the Free Warp tool now works as expected.


Exported ADM files no longer include FFOA data.

Auto Align® Post ARA extension now works as expected on audio clips from the Field Recorder Audio Import.

SyncStation settings in the Project Synchronisation Setup are now stored correctly.

The Nuendo SyncStation is now supported on Windows 11.

The Track Controls Settings window now works as expected.

Importing AAF files no longer causes error messages on Macs which run on Apple silicon.

When exporting selected tracks that contain audio clips with the ARA extension, error messages no longer appear.

When using ARA extensions on AIFF clips, processed audio files no longer sound distorted.

Adding Ambisonics channels in the MixConsole now works as expected.

Using the MixConsole Reset Channel function on an output bus now works as expected.

VariAudio segments in the Sample Editor are colored correctly, according to the chord track.

Presets can now be loaded from the right-click menu in the Channel Settings window as expected.

Vertical scrolling in the Sample Editor when using VariAudio now works as expected.

The MIDI Remote mappings for the Control Room now work as expected.

The items in the Mapping List of the Mapping Assistant are now sorted correctly.


We have improved the performance when closing projects.

We have improved the performance with Vienna Pro Ensemble plug-ins.

The Roomworks VST3 plug-in now works as expected.

We have improved the user interface responsiveness when showing or hiding automation tracks in large projects.

Closing the application in Windows no longer takes an unexpectedly long time.


We have improved stability in the following areas:

when importing track archives with video tracks

when importing tracks from projects

when working with VariAudio

when working in the Score Editor

when working with Audio Alignment

when working with network drives


The network connection to the GoPro VR Player can be established as expected.

The timecode overlay in the video player window and in exported videos is now as accurate as intended.

Nuendo 12 - Release Notes

What’s new?

April 27, 2022

Today we are very happy to announce the immediate availability of the new Home of Dialogue – Nuendo 12.

For a detailed overview of all new features in Nuendo 12, please visit New Features

Steinberg Licensing

Nuendo 12 now supports the brand-new Steinberg Licensing system. From now on you can use Nuendo without needing a USB-eLicenser dongle. For detailed information about Steinberg Licensing that should answer all of your questions about migrating to the new system, offline usage and more, please visit Steinberg Licensing

We have corrected the following features and functionality


Objects from imported ADM files are now always connected to the renderer properly.

The vertical position of immersive channels as multi-objects is now correctly maintained in exported ADM files.

Audio objects are no longer audible in the bed channels of exported ADM files.

ADM files no longer become corrupted when quitting Nuendo straight after the ADM export was completed.

We have corrected an internal ADM editor issue that caused frequent error messages on systems using EuCon control.

Importing ADM files to existing projects now always includes all of the pan automation.

Audio objects now always remain connected after exporting an ADM file.

Audio objects now always remain connected after switching from the internal to an external renderer.

Audio object sizes are now stored correctly in exported ADM files.

Pan automation no longer resets to center in exported ADM files.


The dialogue-gated loudness normalization process in DOP no longer causes undesired level gain.

Duplicated versions of the Chord Track now display the correct scales.

The "Show Half Level Axis" option in the Sample Editor now works as expected.

We have corrected graphical glitches in the output field of the Channel Settings Window.

Q-Link works now also for deactivated MIDI Inserts in the MixConsole.

We have corrected issues with the first Tempo node not being processed by the Project Logical Editor.

We have corrected an issue with Track Quick Controls, when a track is deleted and the undo action is made afterwards.

The mouse pointer now shows the correct Object Selection Tool when switching between the alternatives and the Combine Selection Tool mode is enabled.

FX and Group Track presets are now stored and created correctly.

We corrected an issue with the Analyse button in the Tempo Detection panel in HiDPI mode.

Transposing selected events in the Key Editor beyond the visible window space now works as expected.

We have corrected the layout in the MIDI Record Modes panel.

We have corrected the reset function of Time Max and Time Display.

MIDI CC Ramps are now enabled as expected when switching the MIDI Channel from Any to a specific number.

The Enter Project Cursor Position window now closes after entering the position automatically.

Horizontal lines can now be moved when added in the Score Editor.

We have corrected issues with Direct Offline Processing in the Japanese localized version.

The buttons in the HUB have been redesigned.

We have redesigned the scrollbar handles in the Project window in order to fix artifacts in HiDPI mode.

We have corrected the behavior with incremental numbers when adding VST instrument tracks with the same instrument.

We have corrected an issue with entering values in the Info Line of the Signature Track.

We have corrected an issue with the Playhead in the Lower Zone Editor.

We have inverted the colors of the keyboard guide lines in VariAudio mode to match the corresponding key colors.

Warp markers are now created on all selected events when musical mode is enabled.

We have increased the tolerance of the VST Performance indicator.

Audio is not analysed again when loading projects that use the Standard - Solo algorithm for AudioWarp.

We have corrected an issue with loading Drum Maps.


We have improved the stability when exporting MIDI files.

We have improved the stability when working with MIDI feedback loops.

We have improved the stability when disarming multiple tracks by selecting a new track to arm.

We have improved the stability when freezing Sampler Tracks.

We have improved the stability when importing video files by using key commands.

We have improved the stability when working with TrackVersions in the Japanese localized version.

We have improved the stability when editing Chord Pad parameters during playback.

Audio Extensions

We have improved the handling of temporary Audio Extensions files in order to minimize the required hard disk space.

We have corrected an issue with the Play Tool when using Audio Extensions.

We have corrected an issue with Audio Extensions playing on the wrong channel when using the Divide Track List function.


The top front speakers are no longer incorrectly mixed to the rear speakers when using Mixconvert V6 for downmixing Auro 3D 10.1 to 5.1.

We have improved the performance of the Tuner plug-in in projects in 96 kHz.

We have corrected an issue with pitch bend messages in the Pitch Correct plug-in.

We have corrected the init value of the ER low cut in the REVelation plug-in.

The Compressor plug-in now keeps adjusted settings as expected.

We have correced an issue where the routing of plug-ins set to Post Fader was lost.

We have corrected some graphical glitches with the VST Amp Rack on macOS.

We have corrected an issue with the VST Amp Rack on offline rendering.