Steinberg's Nuendo 2.0 is now shipping and offers a compete multichannel architecture through the entire signal path. Each input, audio track, effect, group and output now offers up to 12 discrete channels for full-scale 5.1, 7.1 and 10.2 productions.
To make routing in the project even more transparent, Steinberg has developed a new way of organizing inputs and outputs, which allows the user to customize multichannel I/O configurations and switch between them with a single keystroke. Several input and output buses can be used simultaneously, with any type of configuration possible—mono, stereo or any of a wide range of surround formats—and any track can be routed to/from any of these buses. Nuendo 2.0 also allows switching between multiple monitoring configurations and can simulate a wide variety of end-user monitoring environments.
The new version of the Steinberg VST technology provides complete flexibility in signal routing to/from virtual effects for all tracks. Nuendo 2.0 also adds effect return channels so that users can add effects to the input signal while recording, as well as full delay compensation throughout the signal path.
Nuendo 2.0 offers support for all major file and exchange formats, such as AES 31 and OMF OpenTL Version 3.0, Windows Media Audio and optional export to DTS. In addition, Nuendo 2.0 support Sony 9-pin, ReWire and Steinberg's VST System Link.
Nuendo 2.0 is available for $1,499 MSRP. An update from previous Nuendo versions is available for registered users for $299.99. Upgrades can be ordered from www.steinbergusa.net.