Overall, a very nice upgrade I’ve found. Notwithstanding the various minor bug reports, N10 is markedly smoother and positive all round. I use it a lot with film and many VIs (Absolute 4, NI Komplete, AIR Music Tech, Spectrasonics).
I don’t have HiDPI enabled, the two Displays stay constant as 3440 X 1440 & 2560x1440. Factory settings are used for ASIO guard, 64bit, Steinberg power plan, 1024 buffer for mixing. Video runs brilliantly (h264 or DNxHD), ditto MIDI. Have latest GPU drivers (Nvidia Studio Drivers, not Gaming), energy saver, sleep, hibernate, SpeedStep & C-States all off.
A few annoying things I’ve noticed:
I have the Control Room maxed with external IPs, Cues, Headphones, 2 x stereo monitors, 5.1 monitors. I also have enabled allow duplicate outputs and so can have different Monitor configs using some of the same OPs (eg, Quad or 5.1, various plug-in instantiations for metering and Sonarworks Reference 4 on different Control Room outputs - ).
This does not always behave correctly, sometimes loses output(s), needs to be re-started and/or may relate to particular Projects and Groups routing (odd, I believe Control Room saves only as global prefs). Suggestion: add the ability save and load Control Room presets (if its there, have not been able to find).
Studio output settings for Stereo, Quad and 5.1 are all set to ‘not connected’. This is still needs to be set like this and seems oddly long-winded. Why the need to have to create null outputs, I’d just do away with it, unless I’m missing something … (Nuage?)
Add the ability to drag channel strips around vs. having to always go back to the edit page (& like other DAW conventions).
The small Mixer which opens in the lower pane of the Project window is still problematic. Although we have the ability to sync the Project windows with up to four main Mixer windows, this never works correctly with the Project window Mixer pane (nor always the Project window Inspector panel for that matter). The small lower Mixer seems to have a mind of its own in terms of trying to sync output & input channel visibility.
I have this issue following a clean install & setup. Screen updates will pause every minute or so, seems quite regular. Audio & video keeps playing fine but I am locked out of making any mouse or control surface adjustments anywhere for a few seconds.
This tends to be a regular ‘pulse’: ie: 60secs, fine, lock for 3 secs, then another short lock before returning to normal. All the other apps are fine, its just Nuendo. Win is pretty much locked down to do little in the background, Nuendo has already done its Media Bay indexing.
In the past, this usually seems to go away after a month or so of constant use. Am really hoping this goes away in N10 but would like to know what it is exactly and how to fix. Obviously, something is regularly polling for something …
Update: have been working with N10 solidly, old projects etc, very nice indeed.
- Workspaces, seems to be a bug. Global works fine, but Project-level workspaces are not able to assign a key command beyond three workspaces. They are also not visible in the drop down menu.
Finally, looking forward to maybe Cloud for e-Licencer.