Nuendo 10.2
by Steinberg
$1100
Any genre
Post-production, Game audio, Songwriting, Recording, Mixing, Editing
Windows, macOS
VST
ASIO, Core Audio

Most advanced audio post-production solution on the market

Although Steinberg Nuendo's main target groups include companies which deal with game audio, post-production for film and TV, it is a powerful tool to work with music production as well. Out of the box, you can profit from a great number of musical effects built in and VST instruments such as HALion Sonic SE 3 and Retrologue 2.

Create immersive audio experience without any hassle

Steinberg Nuendo 10 features new plugins such as "VoiceDesigner", which can be helpful when trying to create nightmarish sounding vocals for genres like Metal or Dubstep as well as the "Doppler" plugin, which will certainly catch the listeners attention when applied onto a synth or a pad sound.

Differences to Cubase

When compared to the other well-known DAW from Steinberg called Cubase, Nuendo supports a higher audio resolution of up to 384 kHz and up to 22.2 True Multichannel Audio Path surround sound. Additionally, it packs more effect plugins and enables advanced post production, game-audio and dialog editing features naturally. If you've used Cubase before, you will be able to get in to the groove fast because the Steinberg team made both UI interfaces look consistently similar.

Currently, you can get Steinberg Nuendo in three different versions

  • Full version Education - Student ($526)
  • Full version Education - Educator ($640)
  • Full version ($1100)

Pros & Cons
Many large companies rely and trust Nuendo
Focused in depth on game audio, film and TV
Customizable workflow
Price could be a no-go for many potential users
e-Licenser based hardware copy protection