NUENDO LIVE 3 - now available!

Dear all,
It’s a great pleasure to announce the availability of Nuendo Live 3, our latest edition of the rock-solid live-recording and rehearsal software.

The main focus of this update is easy project preparation, increased performance & stability (Apple Silicon, Windows ARM) as well as removing the necessity for a physical dongle that can be lost or broken.

Have a look here for additional info on the new features:

Nuendo Live 3 is available as a download from the Steinberg shop and also comes integrated with many Yamaha top-range live-production consoles.


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Hmm, upgraded from live to live2 nov/dec 22
And now the same upgrade price from live and live2 towards 3. :thinking:
The build of nuendo live3 is dec22….
I know, i’m grumpy :sunglasses:

I’m not trying to be facetious as I am totally ignorant to the use case, but how relevant is Nuendo Live? I’m just curious because it seems that most folks that I talk to (including myself) that do production recordings are using hardware solutions (Joeco, Cymatic Audio (now defunct), Sound Devices, Zoom, etc.). I personally use Sound Devices products for production recordings because I just don’t trust software for live performances. Now, I’m not recording live bands; I’m recording production audio via booms and lavs for film, but how “rock solid” is Nuendo Live with a laptop? Again, just curious. Maybe I should be looking at this with a laptop instead of using a traditional recorder on my cart.

I think where you’d see it is if you are recording a lot of channels at once. I haven’t looked at solutions these days for that, but one of the popular ones I remember back in the day WAS a computer running BeOS and special software. A reliable computer running a reliable program is going to be just as stable as anything else. Perhaps even more so if you get one that has redundant server-class hardware.

Really your computer should crash pretty much all of never these days (we have Hyper-V servers that have been going to over 5 years, no crashes) and generally DAW crashes are because of plugins and such. So if you load something that is just a recording program like Nuendo Live, and have it on a stable computer, I don’t imagine it’d be a problem.

Now obviously if you are recording something small, something like a Zoom recorder is probably easier just because it is physically smaller.

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The majority of live concerts is recorded into DAWs these days. Nuendo Live was designed around the No1 requirement “stability”. Therefore it doesn’t support plug-ins and renounces any kind of feature that is not necessary for live recording.
In larger live-recording setups, engineers often run two totally independent and different recording systems side-by-side (different DAWs, different hardware). This ensures maximum failure safety.


Ok, I see the delineation now. The use cases are totally different. Makes perfect sense. Thanks @Sycraft-w and @TimoWildenhain for explaining that to me!

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My question was serious.:thinking:
Why is the upgrade from live2 the same as from live?

Is it possible to record tracks while playing back tracks that have been recorded earlier? In other words: Is it possible to use Nuendo Live as a multitrack recorder for dubbing? I already have Nuendo but I am looking for a simple recording system that resembles the workflow of multitrack (tape) recorders.

Hi bigcat. I’m using NL 2 - now NL 3 every week to record the band performed live concert. It is realy easy to set up (no Yamaha console) and further production by Cubase is compatible. Very higly recommended. Verdi.

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When can we expect Nuendo Live 3 to support the Yamaha Console Extension?

We upgraded to Nuendo Live 3 from Live 2, for native M2 support, but it does not synchronize with our CL5.

Yes Jordan it does. Maybe you’ll have to install the last Extension soft. available on Yamaha website. But it supports all Yamaha console, CL/QL Rivage and DM’s