Very unfortunately, Yes. If there is a very basic editing/final check kind of matter (sometimes there may be just that), believe it or not, I have added Audacity to the Nuendo Post Process.
Apparently, Audacity, being a free software can open multichannel files directly and simply. I have been eyeing on SOUND FORGE Pro 14 Suite
that includes Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 + upgrade to Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 7
, and it can most likely open 32 multichannel
files. If God is willing, I intend to buy that if I can manage the money.
Anyway, I apologize if I am sounding too much frustrated. I hope we can have a simpler workflow from the softwares we spend time (In some cases, more than our loved ones) with.