Well, THAT’S distressing news! I’ve been having numerous problems with the system in general that I FINALLY traced down to a bad install of Nuendo 11. Once I deleted it, everything went back to working as expected. I have since re-installed N11.1 and it seems to be working properly now (no more “Whack A Mole” chasing down files that SHOULD be in a particular folder, but for some reason are invisible). So, I was just thinking I should set up another session with my drummer. Reading this news in not instilling any confidence in the expected results.
Here’s the thing. I NEED THIS PROGRAM TO BE ROCK SOLID DEPENDABLE AND PREDICTABLE IN ORDER FOR ME TO USE IT PROFESSIONALLY.
SB has marketed this program like it was Garage Band or something and it is absolutely NOT, which is clearly evident by all of the same questions being asked over and over again by new users. The manual is horrible and some design issues make absolutely no sense at all!
Why can’t you label tracks? That omission alone is absurd. In over 30 years, I have never done a recording session where the talent decided what inserts or fx needed to be added to the recording chain. So, who decided that, not only giving them access to those controls but keeping the actual engineer of the session from accessing them was a good idea?
Right now, I’m testing this with ALL PROS (Full time players and or engineers with their own studios) and know what to expect and are able to assist me with trouble shooting. But, when I “go live” with this, my first clients are going to be STUDENTS trying to make their first recordings (demos/EPs/CDs etc). They don’t know squat! I’ll be teaching/guiding them through the entire session. Many will not even have any DAW at all, just their audio interface connected to the Performer side of this app. They won’t know about FTP services to send me the files that were recorded on their computers. I NEED TO BE IN COMPLETE CONTROL! I NEED TO BE ABLE TO RUN THE SESSION AND COLLECT THE RESULTING FILES INTO NUENDO IMMEDIATELY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SESSION! Issues like dropping connections are already making this hard enough to market. But if I have to worry about the reliability of the program itself during the session, it’s unlikely that I’ll get another chance.
My supposed “Final Destination (after several successful test sessions with paying customers)” is to be able to record one of those over seas orchestras. I’m TRYING to put VST Connect PRO up against all the studios advertising Source-Connect (the now default industry standard replacement for ISDN)! I’ve got to KNOW that when I log into a session with the Czech Orchestra, my client won’t be worried to death that their money just got flushed down the toilet with some rinky dink wanna be music producer! I have to be able to log in, put on my engineer’s hat, work in tandem with their crew and COLLECT MY FILES IMMEDIATELY for mixing, while my client sit’s in the producer’s chair confident that I have everything under control (at least AT MY END)!