So, Nuendo 8.
I’m loving the new features I’ve tried so far.
The new window management is generally great. Having the transport bar at the bottom, long overdue, but good too.
Still getting to grips with Direct Offline, but again, generally it works well.
Interface generally looks great.
Can’t stretch the direct offline window, which is a tad small, but that’s a minor niggle.
But jesus, is it getting slow.
With the latest version of 7 I was starting to see more slowness creep into the App, and little bugs (mainly to do with tool switchingn as it opens another editor) were already a little annoying, causing Nuendo to poof.
But N8 has taken that to a whole new level.
-stretching notes in the midi editor can take seconds for a note even to be selected, before I can stretch it
-opening the lower window and scrolling to my selection from the time I double click to doing the action can take about 3-5 seconds
-the tool doesn’t always immediately switch to the correct context when moving between lanes and the midi editor. If I try and do something while its still working out what tool to switch to, Nuendo poofs.
Because it’s so slow, I don’t even know half of the time if it’s in the select tool or still pencil mode from being in the lanes.
Occasionally I’ll draw notes when i don’t mean to.
I’m getting concerend with the increasing slowness on the Mac, that I might have to go back to Windows to get some decent editing speed.
And I’m talking UI speed…ASIO wise it seems okay, but the slowness and stickyness of the app is really concerning me.