Steinberg have given a sneak preview of what’s coming in Nuendo version 10 later this year — and reflecting the software’s key markets in media production and post-production, the launch took place at the Game Developer Conference Expo in San Francisco.
The upgrade includes many new built-in processors aimed at sound designers, such as a new Doppler effect and VoiceDesigner, a suite of tools dedicated to voice manipulation, which includes formant-corrected pitch-shifting and morphing effects.
Auto-detection algorithms aim to speed the cross-referencing of audio files from field recorders with separately shot video footage, and there is support for the dearVR Spatial Connect 3D audio tool for 3D audio mixing to accompany virtual reality presentations. In addition to these and many other small workflow improvements, Nuendo 10 also now includes audio content and various music production features ported from Cubase 10, including the VariAudio 3 pitch/timing adjustment engine and Groove Agent SE 5.
There’s an upgrade path for recent purchasers of Nuendo 8, but otherwise version 10 will be a paid upgrade. At present, the only pricing available is for buying the software from scratch in Germany. A boxed version of Nuendo 10 (including dongle) will be 999 Euros, while the download version (minus dongle) costs 979 Euros. More details on upgrade pricing will be available at the Steinberg on-line shop later in the Spring.