Version 2.2 of Nuendo, Cubase SX and Cubase SL offer new remote-control features, with Cubase SX and Nuendo also receiving three new VST plug-ins (two virtual synths and one VST filter effect). The update for all three programs is now available as a free download to existing owners at www.steinberg.net.
The added functionality includes improved support for hardware controllers. New in Cubase SL, Cubase SX and Nuendo 2.2 is support for the Mackie Control Universal Extender units, in addition to the current support for the main Mackie Control unit. Multiple Extender units can be added to a Mackie Control to offer direct access to channels in Cubase SX, Cubase SL and Nuendo.
The Generic Remote area of all three applications has also seen an overhaul, with control for a full set of functions now implemented in Cubase SX/SL and Nuendo, including send effects levels, EQ settings and plug-in parameters.
The three new VST plug-ins include Monologue, a monophonic analog synthesizer based on physical modeling technology that offers numerous sounds for bass, lead and sequenced sounds without straining the computer’s CPU. Embracer (pictured) is a polyphonic surround-capable synthesizer designed to produce pads and accompaniment sounds in stereo and surround environments. Tonic is an analog modeling filter effect based on the filter design of the Monologue monophonic synthesizer.
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