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Nuendo 4 upgrade is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Nuendo' started by Link555, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    I have 3 now and it runs fine, but I like the idea of side chaining, which it does not do. Anybody running version 4?
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Wow nobody is using Nuendo 4 yet?
    What does that tell me?
  3. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Hasnn't Steinberg developed version 4 to be geared more towards video post and left the multi-tracking of music for Cubase 4?

    Cubase 4 boasts that it's built on the Nuendo engine, so I'm a bit curious if that's what they're doing.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    all I know is they have added side chaining in both cubase and nuendo. its about freakin time!
  5. dterry

    dterry Active Member

    N4 has a lot of advantages to it, and it has some problematic bugs as well. I've pretty well nailed down the bugs to avoid and it's running great (mainly some plugins that aren't completely compliant cause crashes, and nasty project corruption crashes - the list is small though - NI's Guitar Rig 3 being the main one for me - other NI synths run great).

    The features that swayed me to make the leap are draggable inserts (huge time saver in mixing); significantly better routing/busing options (recording stems, groups, buses, external inputs, etc back to tracks is a great feature); selectable output enabling for VSTis (no more defaulting to 8 or 16 outs enabled with large Kontakt output configs).

    In short, yes it's worth the upgrade (including the NEK). Just tread carefully for production work at first. Don't import all prefs from N3 - just import key commands and window layouts later. Start with fresh templates from the "Empty template" and you might save a lot of headaches as well - there was a significant change in the preference file formats and that seems to have caused instable projects when working from old templates based on older preference file formats.
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Cool thanks so much dterry!

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