The lack of an audio post record buffer, that can cause crossfade problems during live records punchs, is another problem that do not target most users, but has not been corrected probably because it is targeting the audio core engine at a code level that is probably very difficult to modify (my theory is that perhaps the developer initial knowledge has been lost at this level causing very difficult or very time consuming and expensive modifications with risks to introduce many regression bugs).
Nevertheless, there should be here as well no discussion about the need to solve that. I did test Protools here where there is no problem because the recording buffers are correctly implemented to allow session recordings with punch ins / punch outs and autocrossfades.
Again this is probably not something that is targeting users, because when the autocrossfade length is short (as it is in the default setting) for most recorded audio material it will not produce audible artifacts. Probably this reported automation lack of latency compensation does not target users neither.
But seen from a professional point of view, it is something that can silently destroy the acceptation and the reputation of a software, or at least keep its market share stay quite stable, or keep it in a specific market area, when it could raise and overflow in other market area. Nuendo has the potential to raise and overflow, if those things were cleaned. Hopefully i will see this raise one day, i did see great Nuendo enhancements since the beginning of its history, and it should now jump over the ditch solving definitely those hided but important core problems.
I see the recent Nuendo large price drop (40%) as a tentative to break the barrier of market share, but obviously it is probably not enough in the audio world, specially in the audio recording industry where it is very important to have a deep trust in the used software, because here artists and recording engineers are very sensitive to their takes and mix integrity.
I’ve seen mixing desk manufacturer engineers coming into the recording studio during a session for latency compensation problems on a mixing desk and a couple weeks later give us a large and invasive software modification to solve the problem. This can be seen has small problems by some, but it is definitely not something that can be hided under the carpet.
I think that if Nuendo would have succeeded in correcting those small core audio engine problems sooner, and a couple other problems mainly in the automation area, it could have raised its position in the market sooner and more easily, without needs for price drops.