Nuendo plug-ins & Mac OS 10.7

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Kewl
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Nuendo plug-ins & Mac OS 10.7

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The upcoming Mac OS 10.7 "Lion" will not feature the Rosetta dynamic code translator. This means that PowerPC binaries will not work, period.

Nuendo 4 and 5 for Mac OS, although being themselves Universal (PowerPC and Intel) binaries, come packaged with a few PowerPC-only VST plugins. Namely, the ones outsourced to or licensed from non-Steinberg developers around 2003, 2004: DeEsser, Q, MatrixDecoder, MatrixEncoder in Nuendo 4 and Tonic, DeClicker, DeNoiser, SurroundDither in Nuendo 4 and 5.

Although I can understand their presence in Nuendo 4, released in October 2007, since it was the first Intel-ready version of Nuendo, their lingering presence in Nuendo 5, released in June 2010, is somewhat a combination of indifference and laziness.

Notwithstanding the fact that dynamic PPC code translation consumes CPU cycles that could be put to better uses, their mere presence in the Nuendo 4 and 5 packages now prevents Nuendo from starting up in Mac OS 10.7. Yesterday, I installed the 10.7 developer preview, and Nuendo 4 and 5 would not startup until I went into their packages and took out the PPC VST plug-ins listed above.

I really hope that Steinberg takes the proactive approach on this one and that the four PPC plug-ins still present in Nuendo 5 will be properly re-compiled in time for Mac OS 10.7 release.
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Re: Nuendo plug-ins & Mac OS 10.7

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I tried too with the Lion preview with same results. :roll:

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Post by psvennevig »

I doubt it.
In Cubase 6 they are gone from the official install.

All of the sounds from the PPC VSTi are replaced by the Halion Sonic SE VSTi.

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Post by marysplace »

Strange. Nuendo 5.5 comes with DeNoiser... and then gives me a message that it doesn't work.

So, is there a denoiser plugin for Mac on the market?

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Re: Nuendo plug-ins & Mac OS 10.7

Post by Hugh »

Hello,

We've had excellent results using Izotope's RX2. Standalone mode gives you the most flexibility and I've found denoising and replacing files is pretty simple. The plugin works also.
Hugh

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