New Features

Nuendo comes with many new features. The following list informs you about the most important improvements and provides links to the corresponding descriptions.

New Features in Version 10.3.0


Padshop 2
  • Steinberg’s highly acclaimed granular synthesizer Padshop now comes with even more creative tools and sonic inspiration. At its heart, the new spectral oscillator opens the door to unheard soundscapes and lets you turn your own samples into fascinating sonic sculptures. Add motion to your sounds with the new arpeggiator section and use the effects section to add the finishing touches. Get inspired by the 100 new presets or start creating your own unique sounds right away. See Padshop 2.

MultiTap Delay
  • Providing the rhythm for your echo, the new MultiTap Delay gives musicians all the inspirational creative options that they need. Up to eight taps per delay loop can conveniently be created and edited. You can add effects with a simple click — to the complete output, just the delay loops, or even to individual taps, while different character presets deliver the sound of clean digital delays or classic vintage echo units. This plug-in is described in the separate document “Plug-in Reference”. See MultiTap Delay.

Combine Selection Tools
  • The new Combine Selection Tools mode speeds up your editing workflow by combining the two most frequently used tools in one powerful feature. Activate the new tool mode to use the selection tools for both objects and ranges at the same time without the need to change tools. If time is critical, the Combine Selection Tools mode will be your new best friend. See Combine Selection Tools Mode.

Easier Macro Creation
  • The Macros section now comes with new functionality. Resize the Macros section for a better overview, move key commands up and down in the macro, and duplicate macros with just one click. See Macros Section.

More New Features

Score Editor Improvements
  • The Score Editor has been refreshed with powerful improvements. You can now show bars and beats positions when inserting or moving notes, while the new Event Movement Restrictions help you to place rests or repeat markers in the score. The mouse wheel can now be used to quickly and easily transpose selected notes. See Score Layout and Printing.

Remove Multiple Busses
  • You can now remove multiple input or output busses at the same time in the Audio Connections window. See Removing Busses.

Enter Track Name When Adding Folder Tracks
Import Tracks from Projects
  • Exchanging data between projects, creating new project templates, or using the same mix settings for multiple projects has never been easier. With the new track import functionality, you can import multiple track types from other projects, for example, group, FX, or folder tracks, select the track attributes you want to import, and automatically match the imported tracks to existing tracks with the same name. See Track Import.

MIDI Retrospective Recording
  • Do you always deliver your best performances when not recording? The completely revised MIDI Retrospective Recording feature can help you to bring your A game to every project. Nuendo tracks your MIDI input even when you are not recording and brings back your chords and melodies as a stacked cycle or a continuous performance with just one click. Even better, your performance is captured on multiple tracks. So no more worries — Nuendo has your back. See Recovery of MIDI Recordings.

Colorized MixConsole Channels
  • Maintaining a clear overview while your project is growing is essential for a fast and efficient workflow. With the new option to colorize complete channels in the MixConsole using track colors, you can focus on your mix by intuitively finding the tracks you are looking for. Even if you are sitting several meters away from the screen, you will not get lost in your mix. See Applying Channel Colors to Channel Controls.

Spectral Comparison EQ
  • Cleaning up frequencies to create room for each instrument is the key to a good mix. The new channel comparison mode in the channel EQ helps you to identify where action is needed. Just route a second signal from any track into the EQ and compare the spectral curves within the EQ display. Toggle between the EQ controls of the source and comparison channel and adjust the mix without losing focus on what you are doing. See Comparing Channels.

Enhanced Direct Offline Processing
Plug-in Report
  • The VST Plug-in Manager now allows you to create an extensive plug-in report with detailed information about the installed plug-ins on your system. See VST Plug-in Manager Window.

Improved Cue Sheet Export
Safe Mode
  • The new Safe Mode allows you to initiate Nuendo without any third-party plug-ins loaded. See Safe Mode Dialog.

Adjustable Event Opacity
  • The new preference Event Opacity allows you to customize the visibility of the event background. See Event Display.

Improved Editing for Level Meters
  • You can now customize the appearance of level meters for all available scales. See Metering - Appearance.

New Preference for Cycle Activation
  • The new preference Clicking Locator Range in Upper Part of the Ruler Activates Cycle allows you to disable the function to activate/deactivate cycle mode when you click the locator range in the upper part of the ruler. See Transport.

Colorize Selected Channels

New Features in Version 10.2.0


Video Export
  • Exports a video file with stereo audio from your project. See Export Video.

New Features in Version 10.1.0


Split Multi-Channel Audio
ARA Support
Cue Sheet Export
  • Create a cue sheet containing detailed text information about audio, video, markers, and plug-ins used in your project. See Cue Sheets.

New Features in Version 10.0.20


  • Emulate the physical characteristics that occur when a sound source, for example, the siren of an ambulance, is passing by. This plug-in is described in the separate document “Plug-in Reference”. See Doppler.

  • Versatile sound design plug-in that provides extreme pitch-shifting and morphing effects and allows you to create robotic voices with just one click. This plug-in is described in the separate document “Plug-in Reference”. See VoiceDesigner.

Field Recorder Audio Import
Video Cut Detection
ADM Import
  • Import ADM files, such as those exported from a Dolby RMU or the Dolby Atmos Production Suite software, for further mixing and editing. See ADM Files.

More New Features

Groove Agent SE 5
  • Many improvements and a new user interface enhance the best drum production tool. See Groove Agent SE 5.

  • Add everything from subtle analog warmth to searing heat for mixes and individual instruments. This plug-in is described in the separate document “Plug-in Reference”. See Distroyer.

Vintage Reverbs for REVerence
  • Better management, smoother workflow and 20 new impulse responses bring REVerence greatness to your projects. This plug-in is described in the separate document “Plug-in Reference”. See REVerence.

32-Bit Integer and 64-Bit Audio
Improved Color Handling
  • Easier color set management and replacement in the improved Project Colors Setup dialog. Reintroduction of the Color tool. See Color Handling.

Audio Alignment Panel
  • Stack and match recordings quickly, and easily synchronize them to a reference track. See Audio Alignment.

Locator Range Duration
MixConsole Snapshots
  • Instantly recall different project mixes and settings to quickly compare mixes and add mix notes. See MixConsole Snapshots.

Latency Monitor
New Channel Strip
Easy Side-Chaining
  • Quickly and easily set up side-chaining to make space in mixes or create distinctive effects. See Side-Chain Input.

Enhanced Direct Offline Processing
LUFS Normalization
  • As an alternative to normalizing by dBFS max., the normalize function now lets you choose to do it by dB loudness unit (EBU R 128). See Normalize.

Intensity Filter for Hitpoints
Effects in the Media Rack
  • Radical improvement of the plug-in workflow, with drag-and-drop functionality and improved display. See VST Effects Page.

Enhanced Ambisonics Monitoring and Mixing
  • Improved monitoring of Ambisonics mixes with Front Focus settings and stereo playback on headphones or speakers. See VST AmbiDecoder Panel.

MPE Support
Zoom In On Waveform Vertically/Zoom Out Of Waveform Vertically
  • Zoom in and out of waveforms vertically with the new default key commands. See Zoom Category.