I mentioned this previously on this forum when I thought it was my problem but it’s a program limitation that we’d like improved. Nuendo for some time has been limited to a total of 256 mono-equivalent input and 256 mono-equivalent output busses and we frequently run up against this as a limitation. We have two instances where this is a problem for us.
1 - We usually record to 192 I/O triple Madi Nuendo systems, primary and backup. Due to post requirements and limitations we need all files as mono, but we also simultaneously need a series of stereo and 5.1 interleaved files from those same 192 inputs that are sent off to various folks. With the 256 bus limitation we don’t have enough input busses to create both the 192 mono and a decent amount of stereo and 5.1 record busses meaning the operator must render all the needed files afterward. Often each act has different bus width assignments meaning the operator must render for each act using different assigned tracks which is prone to bus and track assignment errors while the other folks stand around waiting for their files. Quite a few errors actually. A better solution is being able to build as many input busses as we need of any bus width, then set up record tracks appropriately. Nuendo is easily able to record 512 tracks at once, the limitation is input bus count.
2 - We have an application now where we need dual RME Madi cards, 6 Madi inputs, for a given record system. That’s not possible with Nuendo at this time so we’re forced to use four recorders for primary and backup.
I don’t know what low-level coding issues would come up attempting to increase the bus width but the horsepower is certainly available. We would appreciate it if this can be put on the list for improvement.