Dolby Atmos in ALL versions of Cubase

Pretty much it’s all in the title. Literally THE ONLY REASON I’m looking at upgrading to Cubase Pro is for Atmos rendering. I’ve even downloaded the free trial of dolby renderer to see if I can find a workaround to get it to work in Cubase Elements 12. I don’t know if anyone has found a way to do so yet, or if there even IS a way. I really don’t want to spend $300 + just for this ONE THING.

Seems like if you are doing the type of work that requires atmos mixing, you would want Pro anyways for the added feature set?

Either way, of course there are different features in different versions. That’s what makes them different versions.

The Cubase update sale is still on so it’s the best time to get it. Even if you only need one thing, you get a lot more. And if Atmos keeps growing as expected, I don’t think you will be disappointed going forward with the pro version.

Im afraid ,that’s the way it is . You could always buy the Dolby renderer ?

I feel like if you’re doing Atmos work, you’re going to end up needing a lot more than just one thing.

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External renderer only works with Nuendo, IIRC. So to surmise:

  1. Atmos requires surround support (Cubase Pro).

  2. Cubase (even Pro) does not support the external renderer. You need Nuendo for full-fledged Atmos production support.

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With DAWs now embedding the Dolby Renderer (Pro Tools Studio, not Ultimate) … I would imagine this will be a great clear separator between Nuendo and Cubase Pro going forward - anyone know?

And what else is in Pro other than the plugin for object based mixing or Atmos support? Has anyone been using the plugin?



What do you mean? I don’t really see anything changing because of what Avid did. The renderer they’re embedding in Pro Tools is as far as I know pretty much the same as what we’ve had in Nuendo for a few years now. The same limitations apply compared to the standalone Dobly Renderer application.

I was on point to this post around what is in or not in Cubase.

And if Nuendo will remain having the full renderer embedded, and asking if Cubase would get the full renderer.

… ala reference to PT Studio getting it not just Ultimate ~ semi analogous to Cubase, Nuendo product advantages…

Does that help?

Yeah, I think I understand.

The Cubase Atmos internal renderer is a limited version of what is in Nuendo, and since the relationship Cubase Pro/Nuendo is similar to Pro Tools Studio/Pro Tools Ultimate you’re wondering if the Cubase Pro renderer would get “upgraded” the same as in Nuendo, right?

I don’t think anybody knows other than Steinberg. And they probably wouldn’t tell us. It’s just one of those things where there are different flavors of the software for different purposes. Not sure I see the point in limiting the features in the Cubase Pro renderer but … it is what it is I suppose… good question.