We’ve bin having some problems with the Nuendo 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) volume automation.
When we use our Mackie mixer to write volume automation, Nuendo sometimes changes the value of the starting point our the writing curve after you’ve released the fader. The variations are between 0.2dB and 1dB. (please note this only happens when you fade slowly e.g. 5dB rise/drop in 10 seconds, and not when you fade fast e.g. 15dB rise/drop in 2 seconds)
Although these are small value differences, you don’t hear them unless you play back the part you’ve just faded. Which means that what you mixed while listening and fading, will be slightly different than what Nuendo saves in the volume automation!! (since the volume automation isn’t the same as when you listened to it when mixing).
As you can see in the pictures I added, the first volume automation goes from 0dB to -15db; I keep it there for a few seconds, and then I put it back up to 0dB.
On the second pass (after stopping and starting playback) I did the same fader movement on the Mackie, but now after the -15dB drop, staying there a few seconds, and rising to 0dB; the -15dB starting point is changed for -15dB to -14dB after releasing the fader at 0dB!!
Can anyone explain what is happening here, and if anyone else is having these issues?
The guys from the Gooi & Vecht Studio
P.S. We also have Nuendo 6.5 in use, but we couldn’t reproduce the above issue there…