- Key Commands
When using Key Commands, Nuendo must have focus on the computer screen since the key codes sent are captured by the active window. All defined key commands in Nuendo are directly selectable in the StreamDeck editor when configuring an action.
Key commands are unidirectional and don't get any feedback from Nuendo. Due to this there is no way to determine the current state of an action by just looking at the StreamDeck.
The configuration is fairly simple; you only need to define the key commands you want to use in Nuendo, and they will automatically be available in the StreamDeck plugin.
- Midi Access
When using Midi access there is no requirement that the Nuendo window has focus on the computer. The StreamDeck plugin communicate directy to Nuendo using Midi (of course).
Midi access is bidirectional and receives feedback from Nuendo. The current state of an action can be seen on the StreamDeck even if the action is initiated directly in Nuendo. If you e.g. hit the record button in Nuendo, the record button on StreamDeck will show that recording is in progress.
The configuration is a bit more complex in that you have to install a separate program that act as "virtual Midi cables" used in the connection between StreamDeck and Nuendo. You also have to configure the "Generic Remote Controller" in Nuendo to define all the functions you want to control from StreamDeck.
The StreamDeck Nuendo plugin and is available for PC and Mac (from version 2.0) and can interact with Nuendo both using key commands and by using Midi. Both methods are closely integrated with Nuendo and the definitions made in Nuendo are automatically imported by the StreamDeck plugin.
The plugin is developed and tested on Windows 10/MacOS 11.4 with Nuendo 10, 10.5 and 11. It may work with earlier Nuendo versions but that is not tested. It may work with earlier version of MacOS but please note that it does not work in Windows 7.
Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated.