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NUENDO 12 Downloads

Download faster, more convenient and more reliably using the STEINBERG DOWNLOAD ASSISTANT.

⚠️ Requirements for installations without Steinberg Download Assistant

Before installing any of the Nuendo 12 components below, the following utilities must be installed resp. updated:

Steinberg Activation Manager⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
Steinberg Library Manager⬇ macOS⬇ Windows

If they are missing or not up-to-date, the installation without the Steinberg Download Assistant will fail.

Installation of content resp. Content Sets

  • Download the desired content resp. Content Set. 
  • Nuendo content generally consists of vstsound files. Content containing multiple vstsound files is being provided as an ISO disk image. ISO disk images can be easily mounted as virtual volumes by double-click.
  • Double-click on one of the downloaded vstsound files.
  • The Steinberg Library Manager will be started automatically and offers the installation of all vstsound files in the same folder.
  • When downloading several content titles, it is good practice to move all vstsound files to the same folder first. In this way all vstsound files can be installed by a single double-click.
    Read more on content installation...

NUENDO 12 Downloads

initially released on April 27, 2022
General information: Read Me (PDF)

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Intel-based & Apple silicon

Windows 10 64-Bit Version 21H2 or newer
Windows 11 64-Bit Version 21H2 or newer

Nuendo 12.0.70
updated on June 28, 2023 · Release Notes
Application 934/842 MB ⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
SpectraLayers One 9.0.20
updated on 19. April 2023 · Version History (PDF)     
Application 408/363 MB ⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
HALion Sonic 7.0.10
updated on May 23, 2023 · Version History (PDF)
Instrument 910/764 MB ⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
HALion Sonic 7 Content 3.4 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Groove Agent SE 5.1.20
updated on 12. April 2023 · Version History (PDF)
Instrument258/171 MB⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
Groove Agent SE 5 Content 6.2 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Retrologue 2.3
Version History (PDF)
Instrument 109/74 MB ⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
Retrologue 2 Content 7 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Padshop 2.2
udpated on June 14, 2023 · Version History (PDF)
Instrument 116/74 MB ⬇ macOS⬇ Windows
Padshop 2 Content 774 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Game Sound FXContent Set7 GB⬇ macOS/Windows
Pro Sound EffectsContent Set1.9 GB⬇ macOS/Windows
Analog Techno Content Set 869 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Blockbuster Content Set 1.6 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Caleidoscope Content Set 1.8 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Drum Loop Expansion Content Set 449 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
EDM Toolbox Content Set 603 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Hip Hop Vault Content Set 712 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
LoopMash Content Set 1.2 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Mystic Spaces Content Set 323 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Raw Ambience Content Set 3.2 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Rock Pop Toolbox
⚠️ requires HALion Sonic SE/Groove Agent SE
Content Set 2.7 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Sequel MIDI Loops
⚠️ requires HALion Sonic SE
Content Set 379 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Soul Assembly Content Set 803 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
⚠️ requires HALion Sonic SE
Content Set 8.9 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Vintage Verb Collection Content Set 65 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Bloom Content Set 262 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Dancefloor Tech House Content Set 792 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Hard Knocks Content Set 669 MB ⬇ macOS/Windows
LoFi Dreams Content Set 1.5 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Night Call Synthwave Content Set 1.3 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows
Noir Content Set 1.25 GB ⬇ macOS/Windows


The online help and PDF manuals are available on


In general, we recommend downloading via the Steinberg Download Assistant and always using the latest program version.

In exceptional cases, it can be useful to install an older version. For this purpose, previous installers can be downloaded using the links below. These files are not available in the Steinberg Download Assistant anymore.

The installers can be used to install Nuendo from scratch or to update older existing Nuendo 12 installations.

However, please note that we can provide support for the latest release only.  

Information on every single update can be found in the Release Notes.

VersionDownloadsmax. Size
Nuendo 12.0.52⬇ macOS⬇ Windows932/841 MB
Nuendo 12.0.50⬇ macOS⬇ Windows932/841 MB
Nuendo 12.0.40⬇ macOS⬇ Windows932/841 MB
Nuendo 12.0.30⬇ macOS⬇ Windows931/840 MB
Nuendo 12.0.20⬇ macOS⬇ Windows931/840 MB