It’s not bashing. I’m sure you don’t think we’re here for the fun of complaining. Nuendo doesn’t work for us in the way it’s working for you and I’m sure if it works really well as in your case, it IS the most powerful software. But for many here, it’s not. Every workflow is different. As there are so many ways of achieving a goal. Somebody uses DOP, someone else really prefers sending clips out to an external editor (“open in external editor”). Some people have a fixed installation in a huge studio and come back to the same setup every day, I for my part am highly mobile, working only with one powerful laptop. Sometimes I hook it up to my studio, sometimes I’m on the road, sometimes in the office.
Nuendo works differently for each of those use cases and small differences and inconsistencies can really tear your creative flow apart. Why is it not possible to open clips in an external editor? A seemingly simple thing, but ignored by SB. When I’m on the road and open Nuendo, it forgets the assignments of outputs to my speakers in the studio. Even though I save it as a preset. I come back into my studio and start Nuendo, no sound. I first have to re-create my setup and assign speakers to outputs. Every time. Why can’t Nuendo just remember and when those speakers become available, assign them to the last known output? For somebody who moves around a lot it’s annoying. The GUI is slow and I can barely scroll around in the project as scrolling jumps around erratically. I constantly am seeking the spot where I last edited because I overshoot with this strange scrolling again and again. The UI response is slow. Sometimes I jump back and forth between mixer and arrange window. On a laptop with a small screen this happens a lot. But opening the mixer window takes a long time if you do it constantly. And then, when I’m on the road it happens that I forgot my dongle because I didn’t intend to use Nuendo but then spontaneously had some spare time or wanted to show something to a client. And when I show and hide automation, Nuendo tends to crash often on my machine. To the point where I’m afraid of opening automation at all because I want to avoid waiting for Nuendo to finish crashing and opening the project again. Is that a desirable state of mind? Of course not.
You see, I probably have a very different style of working and environment and all those incosnsistencies between UI, the sluggishness, the fact that sometimes I’m not allowed to open Nuendo on the road although I paid for it, that Nuendo forgets my speaker setup, all those things are like small needle stings. Any one thing is neglectable, sure. But for the way I and others work they are adding up and start hurting. It’s not that we haven’t pointed them out, sending feature request or bug reports, but nothing happens. This makes me feel as if my inputs and issues are not worth tackling. This is the huge frustration as I, every day, try to make my clients happy and make a living with a tool I actually really like. But I sometimes have the feeling that it’s working against me.
If Nuendo works for your style of working it’s great! But I try to constantly provide feedback (I hope mostly constructively, although sometimes frustrated) and speak up that there are people who use Nuendo in different setups than just with a big Nuage table.