media and gaming industries. At the 2015 Game Developers Conference, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, United States, Steinberg will be showing the first preview of Nuendo 7.
15 years ago, the Nuendo digital audio workstation first enriched the pro audio market by introducing a new paradigm: to unite completely native technologies with peerless audio and
surround features. Currently, Nuendo empowers audio professionals, from post-production editors to film mixers and recording engineers around the world, to higher levels of productivity.
Game sound designers increasingly depend on Nuendo; its highly configurable program structure and many sound-design tools help to create and manipulate audio. With Nuendo 7, Steinberg now takes the next step by including Game Audio Connect, providing a seamless connection to the Wwise audio middleware solution by Audiokinetic.
As Steinberg’s senior marketing manager, Timo Wildenhain, explains: “Nuendo 7 will make a major impact on television and film post-production facilities, and with Audiokinetic at our side, we are confident that the smooth compatibility with Wwise will establish a sustainable position within the game industry.”
Part of Nuendo’s new features around game audio, the integration with Audiokinetic’s Wwise audio middleware solution allows mixdowns to be exported to Wwise via a simple drag-and-drop operation, bypassing file management operations and working seamlessly between Mac and Windows computers on a network. It is also possible to open the Nuendo project corresponding to an exported section directly from Wwise.
Other useful tools for game sound designers and those dealing with a large number of audio files are the new Render Export feature that exports a free selection of audio files to a disk destination, including many individual options, and Render In Place for direct rendering within the project, making it available on a new audio track for further editing.
“One of Audiokinetic’s core focuses is to streamline the workflow of the interactive audio community. This integration with Nuendo 7 represents a great step towards that overall goal,” says Martin Dufour, CTO of Audiokinetic. “It will allow individuals to work more smoothly on their creation, and teams to collaborate more efficiently on their projects.”