FWIW, I’ve been doing post production in PTHDX for a number of years, and have been using Cubase for music composition work for the past 5 years or so. I recently took advantage of the cross-grade from Cubase to Nuendo, and now I’m trying to see what kind of post production workflow I can get going with Nuendo.
At this point, one of my main issues has to do with handling interleaved files. Here’s a simple workflow that I can’t figure out how to accomplish with Nuendo without it taking quite a few steps (as opposed to PT):
Open sound miner and find the sound of a door closing.
The file is stereo.
I drag this file into Nuendo. Either by dragging it onto a stereo track, or letting Nuendo create a stereo track for me.
I ONLY WANT TO USE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STEREO FILE…
EDIT: I’m hoping to find a single workflow that works with Sound Miner, or Media Bay, or by dragging in files from the desktop
Nuendo won’t let me drag this stereo file onto two mono tracks.
It appears I have three options.
OPTION 1) Open the file in the ‘pool’ and convert it to mono. The problem with this solution, is the function is collapsing the stereo file to mono. So it’s summing the two sides together and creating a new, summed mono file. This simply won’t work. I don’t want a mono summed file of the original stereo file, I only want to use the left side.
OPTION 2) Select the stereo track, and under the project tab, select ‘convert tracks --> multi-channel to mono’. The problem here is two fold. For one, I just want to convert this one single file, not the entire track. Two, even if i do convert the track, it creates two mono tracks each with their respective .l and .r files for each side…, however, these two mono tracks are panned hard left/right by default…, and there is NO PANNER on these newly created tracks. So now, I need to create yet another mono track and drag the left side file onto it. and now I’ve finally got a mono file of a door closing that I can pan where needed.
OPTION 3) In the preferences I can choose to have Nuendo ask me EVERY TIME I IMPORT AUDIO if I want it to be imported as multi-mono or interleaved.
This seems pretty convoluted for something that happens in a post edit a thousand times. IMO, option 1 above is simply not going to work as it’s summing both sides together. Option 2, while it technically works is a huge work-around, and option 3 is giant PIA to have to press through a dialogue box every single time you import a file.