To give it a try without trashing anything, start N8 and press Shift-Ctrl-Alt at the splash screen.
You now have the option to:
- start the normal way
- start with basic prefs for just this startup (GO FOR THIS OPTION!)
- trash the prefs and start basic (don’t do this yet, after you’ve established it works)
If N8 works as it’s supposed to with option 2, you can now make a startup with option 3, but before you do this, make a backup of your prefs folder.
Go to C:// Users/User (or Yourname)/Appdata (hidden)/Roaming/Steinberg.
Her you have the two folders:
and Nuendo 8-64
Inside are all your prefs etc.
Rename these (both) to Nuendo 7-64 OLD (or something you prefer), this way, by removing “OLD” you always get back your current prefs.
Now start N8 and press Shift-Ctrl-Alt at the splash screen and choose option 3!
From now on N8 will start with your basic prefs (you’ll have to reset them manually), and if you tested it right should work accordingly.
I’m still testing it, but find N8 still a bit wobbly on some points (DOP, Video etc), so for now I keep working in N7 until the next update…but N8 has a lot going for it once the wrinkles are ironed out!
Thanks Steinberg for a great DAW…hope Nuendo 8 soon will be as stable as N7 is!