There just aren’t any instructions anywhere on the internet for connecting Nuendo to an external renderer PC to PC. Dolby and Steinberg both offer piss poor guides full of typos, small bits of misinformation with big consequences, and total omission of key steps.
After following both, redoing it so that its done in the right order, and trying multiple projects both from scratch and switching from native renderer to external… NOTHING WORKS.
SMPTE Gen is setup on a track fed to ouput ch.128. DAR is set to recieve ch. 128 as LTC. Still no sync between systems on playback.
External Dolby Atmos Renderer window is set to “Map All” w/ 10 to the 7.1.2 bed output and the rest out to their relative objects.
All tracks fed to 7.1.4 Monitor output.
When I select tracks and ask ADM Authoring window to create objects from selected tracks, they appear but the Object Bus is grayed out for all of them and no Send to individual objects is shown in the mixer for any of the channels.
Dolby’s instructions skipped over creating a 7.1.2 group bus. It only showed making a 7.1.2 output bus before creating 118 objects (I made 117 because I needed output ch 128 for LTC Gen, since I’m not using Dolby Bridge, obviously). When I got to the Authoring Window to “Add Bed”: and there was no bed to add, I knew a 7.1.2 group with mono child busses would be needed because I remembered from the native renderer setup. Otherwise I wouldn’t have even been able to make one. For the record, 7.1.2 Bad is selected as source track on the bed in Authoring window, but no “object bus” assignment was made
There were no instructions for where to send it, but I happen to be using a 512x512 Dante PCIe, so I set channels 201-212 and mapped out to the MTRX/monitor controller to hear what I’m doing until this is done setting up. I still haven’t seen any instruction whatsoever for routing audio playback post-renderer, to hear what you’re working on, but it seems most logical that DAR will need to somehow be sent to the mon-con after I figure out how to get some damn audio to it.
Any relevant information is always thrown off by the guides assuming you’re using Dolby Bridge on all on a single Mac. I understand that big elaborate professional rigs like ours are often setup by hiring someone to come in and do it, but I shouldn’t have to pay someone to come setup a system I’ve been working on (via native renderer) for over a year.