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Setting Up Nuendo Live
To be able to record and play back a performance, you must first establish all physical connections between Nuendo Live and the other components of your system, set up the audio interface, and select the playback output mode.
Setting Up Nuendo Live for Recording
Setting Up Nuendo Live for Playback
The options in the Output Mode section of the Settings dialog determine how your recording is played back.
Audio Settings
In the Settings dialog, you establish the connections between Nuendo Live and the audio device of your computer, and select an output mode for your recording.
Switching the Program Language
You can switch the program language via the File menu.
Key Commands
You can control many of the functions in Nuendo Live by using key commands. The available commands are listed in the Key Commands dialog.
Project Handling
The recordings that you make with Nuendo Live are saved as projects.
Project Files
Project files contain all data that is created during a recording.
Projects Dialog
The Projects dialog is displayed when you open Nuendo Live. It allows you to open an existing project or to create a new project.
Creating a Project
Project Settings
You can make project-specific settings in the Settings dialog. The Project section is only displayed in the Settings dialog if a project is open.
Project-Related Information
Nuendo Live offers two ways of saving project-related information.
Project Window
The Project window provides an overview of the project. It allows you to navigate to specific positions, to monitor the level of your input channels, and to perform editing operations.
The toolbar provides access to the main dialogs, menus, editing tools and options, and transport controls.
Info Line
The info line displays project-related information. You can change some of the parameters in the Settings dialog.
Track View
The Track View tab shows the track list and the event display. Its meter bridge allows you to monitor the levels of your channels.
Meter View
The Meter View tab shows the meters for all tracks of your project, allowing you to monitor the levels of the input channels. The panel on the left combines all recording-related parameters and controls.
Nuendo Live allows you to start recording on all tracks instantly. If needed, you can also make detailed settings such as specifying file format, record location, and pre-record buffer length, excluding tracks from recording, or saving metadata and timecode information in the files.
Recording in a Few Simple Steps
To get ready and start recording, very few steps are necessary.
Easy Recording
Nuendo Live allows you to start recording immediately clicking Easy Record or using key commands. This can be helpful in live situations where the artists begin performing without waiting for the recording preparations to complete.
Performing a More Complex Recording
You can make detailed settings before starting the recording. For example, you can specify metadata such as Artist or Engineer to be saved automatically in the recorded files, you can exclude particular tracks from the recording, and specify file name and record location.
Recording with the Record Panel
On the Record panel, you can make recording-related settings and start recording.
Record Panel
The Record panel provides all recording-related parameters and controls.
Changing the Record Location
You can change the location of the record folder at any time. This is useful if the current record location is running out of disk space, for example.
Consecutive File Numbering
The audio files of a project are numbered consecutively, even if you change the record location. This is useful if you want to transfer files from different folders to one single folder at a later stage.
Pre-Record Buffer
When you record-enable a track, all incoming audio is automatically recorded to a buffer. This allows you to recover the beginning of a performance if you have started recording too late.
MIDI Timecode
Productions that contain video usually also contain timecode information. Nuendo Live allows you to save MIDI timecode (MTC) in your recordings to make it easy to match up the timelines of video and audio during postproduction.
Defining a Cycle Range for Looped Playback
You can play back a range of your recording in a loop.
Excluding Ranges from Playback
You can use the locators to exclude a range of your recording from playback.
Exporting Your Recording
Nuendo Live allows you to export your recordings as an audio mixdown or as an AAF file.
Markers identify specific positions within your project. You can add markers to determine the start and end of a passage in a longer recording or mark a position for editing, for example.
Showing the Marker Track
The marker track can be shown or hidden. This does not have any impact on the marker functions. Existing markers can be used even if you cannot see them in the Project window.
Adding Markers
You can add markers using the Record panel or the marker track.
Naming Markers
You can name and rename markers using the Record panel.
Moving Markers
You can move markers using the Record panel or the marker track.
Deleting Markers
You can delete markers using the Record panel or the marker track.
Moving to Markers
Nuendo Live offers several methods to move the project cursor to a marker position.
Track Handling
Tracks allow you to record and edit audio. They are listed from top to bottom in the track list and extend horizontally across the Track View tab.
Selecting Tracks
One track is always selected in the Project window. You can use several methods to select tracks.
Renaming Tracks
You can rename tracks according to the instruments that you want to record, for example. This helps you to keep an overview of your project.
Coloring Tracks and Events
Colors can help you to identify tracks and events that belong together.
Adding Tracks
You can add tracks to the project manually.
Changing the Track Routing
The tracks are always routed to the available inputs from top to bottom. You can change the routing by dragging tracks to another position in the track list. This can become necessary if an instrument is connected to another input on the console, for example.
Editing Audio Events
Before moving your project to a different DAW for further editing, consider cleaning up your recording.
Global Editing
You can decide whether you want to apply your editing operations to one track or to all tracks.
Selecting Events
If the Object Selection tool is activated on the Track View tab, you can select audio events on the event display for editing.
Splitting Events
You can split one audio event or all audio events.
Trimming the Event Start and End
You can drag the event borders to hide sections of a recording or to recover audio from the pre-record buffer, for example.
Selecting Ranges
You can select ranges in your project for editing. The range can span multiple tracks.
Moving Events and Range Selections
You can move events and range selections by dragging.
Duplicating Events and Range Selections
You can duplicate events or ranges to use the same recordings in several places.