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Nuendo 3.2 debuts at 119th AES

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH debuted the latest update to its Nuendo Media Production System software at the 119th AES convention in New York, Yamaha Commercial Audio booth #418. Featuring a range of new control room features currently unique in software production environments, Nuendo 3.2 will be available as an update for registered Nuendo 3 customers from the end of 2005.
Nuendo 3.2 features a full Control Room section that provides up to four separate studio outputs, extra mix, headphone and control room busses as well as configurable input returns and user definable monitor setups. Each Nuendo audio, group, FX return and VSTi channel now includes studio sends allowing each signal to be routed to any of the four studios. The integrated talkback functionality enables engineers and producers to speak directly to performers in any of the studios, automatic dimming and separate talkback levels are also provided.
Should playback from external sources such as DAT, tape or CD be required for a performer, up to six playback inputs can be instantly selected and routed to any studio, track, headphone or control room bus. User definable monitor configurations can be setup for quick changing of monitoring setups and extensive fold-down and solo operations such as 'Rear to Front' or 'Solo to Center' grant easy audition of compatibility on the output side.
The above control room features are integrated into the WK Audio ID controller, a custom-made, expandable editing and mixing surface that has been engineered especially for use with Nuendo 3. The update to Nuendo 3.2 also expands the functionality available through the EuCon protocol, which integrates Nuendo directly into editing and mixing environments based around the renowned Euphonix MC and System 5-MC products. Nuendo 3.2 now adds support for the optional dual automated joysticks, in turn allowing direct control of the Nuendo surround panner through both of these advanced digital control surfaces.
"Nuendo 3.2 redefines the role of software within traditional recording studios with its range of new control room features," comments Lars Baumann, Steinberg's Senior Product Manager for Nuendo. "In Nuendo 3.2, we've included the last few capabilities that up to now had remained in the hardware domain."
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