Steinberg have announced the immediate release of Nuendo 12, their award-winning post‑production software. This latest version focuses heavily on dialogue, with several new dedicated tools being introduced. An AI-powered Dialogue Detection algorithm detects speech and removes silent parts and unwanted noise from recordings with a single keystroke, whilst a Free Warp tool allows subtle time correction of dialogue clips from within the Project window. Steinberg have also added seamless integration with Auto-Align Post 2, simplifying the process of applying time-alignment to audio captured on location with moving microphones.
Nuendo’s ADR system has also received an overhaul. Users are now able to create ADR markers automatically by selecting one or more audio events, and functionality has been added to integrate external taker systems and dialogue script editors with Nuendo’s own marker system. Also new is import and export support for Netflix TTAL for those working on language dubbing projects.
Immersive audio capabilities have been expanded, with the inclusion of new tools focused on binaural mixing. A new Headphone Match plug-in compensates and/or emulates the frequency response of 387 different headphone models from a wide range of manufacturers. The Nuendo Renderer for Dolby Atmos now offers a binaural downmix function, allowing users to work on Atmos mixes in headphones where necessary.
Musicians and sound designers have not been left out, with the addition of a new FX Modulator plug-in, a Raiser dynamics processing tool, and a Lin One dithering plug-in from MAAT, Inc. Also new, is Verve, Steinberg’s new felt piano, which has been recorded at the Yamaha Studios in Los Angeles. There are a whole host of additional workflow and productivity improvements, and Nuendo now natively supports Apple’s M-series processors. Full details of the updates are available on the product page over at Steinberg’s website.
Nuendo 12 is available now, with the full version priced at £859 including VAT. Various upgrade, crossgrade and discounts are available to current Steinberg customers, as well as educational pricing. Anyone who has activated Nuendo 11 or earlier versions since March 16th 2022 are eligible for a free grace period upgrade.