As many of you may know, although I’m a die-hard Pro Tools fan, at least weekly I have to also use Steinberg’s Nuendo. No problem, I’d been using Nuendo for years back at version 2 I think, then left out a few years.
The problem is I’m far from being an expert when it comes to problem solving around the Nuendo machines. We’re suffering from a pretty serious bug, and it seems no one can point us into the right direction.
We need to record multitrack almost daily. Channel count goes from 32 to at least 128. Now in Nuendo 6 (we had the very same bug in version 5 too) if we record more than let’s say 48 channels, sometimes we loose parts of the recording.
Recording starts, everything seems to be fine, then suddenly Nuendo stops displaying waveforms during the recording, and when you hit stop, after a long unresponsive state it looses all the audio where there isn’t any waveform on the screen.
Here’s a screenshot about the problem:
The real headache
We use Steinberg approved HP workstations, RME sound cards, dedicated recording drives, optimised Windows os. No plugins used during the recording, in fact, no one even touch the workstation during recording. Everything goes by the book, and still we experience this nasty bug in every two or three days.
I’ve tried to search through the net for possible solutions but didn’t find anything really relevant.
Although I use Pro Tools, so I’m only partially affected by this problem, I just can’t sit and watch how these very expensive rigs cannot even perform well on a basic stuff like recording multitrack.