WaveLab v 8.0.1
May 13, 2013
Version 8.0.1 resolves several issues in the areas of user interface, rendering, Workspaces and plug-ins.
WaveLab v 8.0
May 6, 2013
WaveLab 8 features a brand-new speaker management system, loudness metering and processing, single-window plug-in management, a master control panel, iZotope’s MBIT+ master dither, Voxengo’s CurveEQ, brickwall limiter and tube compressor, SuperClips, metadata support and over 150 improvements to its user interface and comprehensive tool set.
WaveLab v 7.2.1
Dec 23, 2011
7.2.1 update addresses some crash bugs and other issues.
WaveLab v 7.2
Dec 12, 2011
Connect to the core of WaveLab
WaveLab 7.2 is the latest free update to Steinberg's award-winning solution for mastering, audio editing and restoration. The new version includes 64-bit versions for Mac and Windows platforms and adds full remote control support for Steinberg's CI, CMC or CC121 control devices or any other MIDI-compatible hardware. Other highlights include an Export-to-SoundCloud function, an updated version of the Dirac algorithm and several workflow and user interface improvements.
Remote control support
WaveLab 7.2 comes with a comprehensive remote control support, perfectly integrated with your CI, CMC series and CC121 controller hardware. Adjust plug-in parameters, volume levels or the stereo pan — faster and more convenient than before. Best of all, WaveLab 7.2 also supports the AI knob technology, allowing you to seamlessly control all program parameters with one central knob directly from your Steinberg hardware.
Of course, WaveLab 7.2 is also ready to be used with up to three other MIDI-based control surfaces supporting the MIDI learn function, which lets you easily assign the controls of your hardware to a specific parameter within the application.
WaveLab 64-bit experience
WaveLab 7.2 and WaveLab Elements 7.2 are now available as 64-bit versions for Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 platforms. Edit hundreds of tracks simultaneously, handle extensive batch processes or analyze and restore audio material with utmost precision — with the advent of 64-bit support, your WaveLab experience will be faster than ever. And all the included VST 3 plug-ins, such as the advanced Sonnox restoration suite, are already available as 64-bit versions.
Share your recordings with people around the world — SoundCloud is the perfect place to let others hear what you have recorded, mixed and mastered. With WaveLab 7.2, uploading a track to your SoundCloud account can be done within just a few clicks. Simply choose "Upload to SoundCloud" in WaveLab's File menu or the option in the WaveLab 7 render dialog and you are done.
Time-stretching and pitch-shifting for professionals
The latest version of the award-winning Dirac time-stretching algorithm now includes several improvements and provides an even better quality. Dirac 3.5 works wonders on polyphonic audio material and stands in a class of its own.
Your session, your layout
WaveLab 7.2 comes with a new start up dialog where you can easily choose a window layout that is opened when WaveLab starts. You can define your own, personalized layouts or pick one of the factory presets — it takes just a few moments to set up your session.**
Speed up your production process
WaveLab 7.2 features an enhanced DDP file workflow. Once you have created a new DDP file, WaveLab 7.2 automatically offers a button that let's you import the DDP file directly into the Audio Montage area for further adjustments.
After importing DDP files, WaveLab 7.2 now labels clips and markers with more appropriate names, allowing you to easily identify the imported files. Last but not least, WaveLab 7.2 brings enhanced file quality by offering an option to verify the DDP file checksum.**
Enhanced marker handling
Creating and editing markers has always been an important part of the WaveLab workflow. In WaveLab 7.2 this workflow has been streamlined as this new version introduces a floating marker window, allowing you to easily create, name — simply manage — all markers and regions in your project.
Now you can change fader values using the computer mouse wheel. Plus, pressing Shift allows for fine adjustments, whereas pressing Alt allows for coarse adjustments.
Save Copy option
Handling several projects and revisions of opened sessions can often be confusing. WaveLab's Save As function now includes a Save Copy option. No matter if you want to save an audio file or the entire Audio Montage — when this option is activated, a copy of the opened document is saved and the document continues to refer to the source file.
The CD Wizard now includes options to name and rename markers and the CD Report dialog contains a text-based report generator. Plus, the total CD time is now being displayed within the CD tool-window.
In addition to the internal WaveLab scripting possibilities, Windows scripting allows you to control WaveLab from an external application (not to be mixed up with internal WaveLab scripting).
WaveLab v 7.1.1
Jul 1, 2011
The 7.1.1 version solves issues, which have been reported by our valued customers. For details, please see the version history
WaveLab v 7.1.0
Apr 21, 2011
WaveLab v 7.0.1
Dec 7, 2010
The new update includes a wealth of enhancements and addresses issues that have been reported by our valued customers.
The new update will further improve the stability and usability of WaveLab 7 in areas such as plug-ins, file handling, transport, Audio Montage, burning engine, Batch Processing, key commands, time-stretching and the graphical user interface.
WaveLab v 7.0
Oct 8, 2010
(07/10/2010) trial version available
Now available for Mac
The latest incarnation of WaveLab opens up a new chapter in its remarkable history: By following Steinberg's cross-platform philosophy, WaveLab 7 runs under Windows as well as Snow Leopard, bringing at length all advantages of its advanced tools to the Mac user.
Perfect Workflow, Custom-Made
WaveLab 7 features a new workflow concept that increases productivity and offers unprecedented flexibility. The new approach includes powerful workspace management, a customizable tab area, an in-application help system and scalable tools and windows. With WaveLab 7 it also becomes very easy to adapt the user interface exactly to your requirements and workflows — whether it is for mastering, editing, restoration or batch processing.
WaveLab 7 is equipped with four different Workspaces, named Audio File, Audio Montage, Batch Processor and Podcast. Each Workspace is dedicated to a specific job within WaveLab and provides a rich toolset for the respective tasks.
Each Workspace is fully customizable, which makes it easy to adapt the user interface to your requirements and workflows. Windows can be resized, moved and saved as a window layout for later recall.
WaveLab 7 also comes with a wide range of function tabs that can be positioned within the new Tab area and provide quick access to the most important tools.
For even more convenience, the new WaveLab Control section lets you group a freely selectable range of analysis tools in a dedicated space, which can be detached and moved to another display.
WaveLab Control is the perfect tool to organize WaveLab's studio-grade analyzing tools such as spectroscope, VU metering, oscilloscope, waveform display, spectrum metering, phase correlation tool and bit-metering. Individual combinations of analyzing tools can be saved and recalled at any time, enabling the usage of several analyzing settings for different purposes.
High-quality VST3 plug-ins
WaveLab 7 comes with a first-class collection of VST3 plug-ins providing a complete toolset for industry-standard mastering and audio editing, including ultra-precise EQs, spacious reverbs, state-of-the-art dynamic processors and highly adjustable modulation effects.
Whether it is the acclaimed StudioEQ, the flexible Roomworks reverb, Nuendo's outstanding PostFilter or the MultibandCompressor — all included plug-ins deliver unparalleled audio quality paired witch an effective resource handling thanks to the VST3 standard.
Premium Restoration Suite from Sonnox
Clicks, crackles and buzzes — with the Sonnox Restoration Suite unwanted noise is history. WaveLab 7 boasts a whole collection of high-end restoration tools, enabling you to accurately and effectively restore impaired audio recordings.
Developed by the Sonnox specialists, DeNoiser, DeBuzzer and DeClicker are capable of removing even the harshest noises without affecting the ambience of the original material. Advanced algorithms, a straightforward user interface and
detailed visual feedback make this suite the first choice for the most demanding audio restoration works.
DIRAC 2.2 Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting Algorithm
DIRAC is among the most advanced algorithms for time-based manipulation of audio material available today — and with WaveLab 7 it just got better.
DIRAC 2.2 provides a chromatic pitch correction on an equal-tempered scale as well as a freely definable tuning table. The algorithm features unlimited sample rate support, meaning it is possible to time-stretch and pitch-shift audio material with up to 384 KHz in WaveLab 7. DIRAC 2.2 includes a new formant correction engine that reproduces the instrument and voice tones absolutely precisely. In addition, the speed of time-stretching and pitchshifting processing has been improved.
New Burning Engine
WaveLab 7 contains a completely new burning engine that guarantees stable and reliable burning processes. Besides Audio CDs and DVD-Audio, the reworked engine is capable of burning professional DDP images. The detection of burning devices has also been improved.
DDP (Disk Description Protocol) is a professional exchange format used within the mastering industry. This file format is accepted as master for replication by nearly all replication companies. The DDP file does not only include content of the disc, but can contain additional information such as format or structure of the files. WaveLab 7 includes full DDP support with no need to purchase additional tools.
Improved Batch Processing
WaveLab 7 contains a completely overhauled and highly effective batch processing area. Within that section, automatic processing of a large number of audio files can be done within no time. Be it high-quality VST3 plug-ins like StudioEQ or the Post Filter tool, internal WaveLab processors such as DC Offset, Dithering or Leveling — it's simply up to you. Of course, the order of plug-ins (and therewith related the order of processing) can be arranged freely.
WaveLab v 6.1.1
Oct 18, 2009
This minor update enables the installation of WaveLab 6 on Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) as a 32-bit application.
This is not a patch but a full installer. You do not need your original WaveLab 6 installation CD. A valid license must be available. It can be used over an existing installation.
Compared to WaveLab 6.1 no new feature or bug fix is introduced, except for a better compatibility when loading Waves plug-ins.
This update isn't officially supported because version 6.1.1 hasn't been fully tested.
WaveLab v 6.01
Oct 18, 2006
Improvements Overall performances have been sensibly improved (new optimizations), including file access.
Silence processor: the mode « Insert until cursor » has been added.
Preferences / File tab: there is now the possibility to specify the default sample rate of files without headers (eg. certain telephony file formats)
Live input of previous WaveLab versions has been reintroduced.
Auto-Split tool: Fade option was always active, even if check box was unchecked,
Fix problem when rendering a montage with clip or track plug-ins with an internal delay.
Audio Montage: an effect clip envelope could still be visible after an effect change would make this envelope un-editable.
Fix problem that caused an error message to sometimes appear when creating a peak file.
Fix a rare problem with mp2 encoding.
Batch processor: pitch shifting using the Dirac mode did not produce the exact expected file length.
WMA file encoding: sometimes a wrong format was used rather than the selected one.
It is not possible to use the Resampler plug-in when using the Smart Bypass tool. Now an error message is displayed (before, a crash could sometimes occur).
Wave editor: a wrong paste operation would sometimes occur when pasting a mono segment.
Audio Montage: when moved to another track while playing back, a clip with the ducker plug-in could cause a crash.
Audio Montage: when copying clips with attached markers, some marker mismatch could occur.
The function "Import special audio file" is no more limited to 2 GB files.
Level envelope, Effect morphing and Pitch bend: when using a curve in "smooth mode", a click could occur at the edges.
Audio montage: custom coloring could be done but was not saved.
AES31 import: some things fixed related to mono tracks.
Audio montage: when splitting multiple clips ("All tracks" menu), the option « create automatically new fades » was not taken into account.
Folder options: the option «When opening WaveLab, set this folder », did not work,
Improved use of multiple audio temporary folders (can lead to more speed)
"External Gear" plugin: the message "wrong number of inputs / outputs" was sometimes displayed without a good reason,
Fix some other minors things.
WaveLab v 6.0
Jan 2, 2006
New Spectrum Editor
WaveLab 6 offers an advanced new Spectrum Editor with its sonogram view. This exciting new editing tool allows ultra-fine surgical editing of the audio file's frequency information, allowing a range of procedures such as the complete removal of unwanted noises or frequency ranges.
This exceedingly flexible editor employs highest quality linear phase filters and offers many exciting new sound replacement options including cut and paste of an audio file's background ambience to another part of the file or plug-in processing on selected frequencies.
DIRAC Time-stretching and Pitch-shifting
DIRAC is among the most advanced algorithms for time-based manipulation of audio material available today. Excellent audio quality, outstanding performance and maximum precision are among the superlative qualities this technology brings to WaveLab 6. Its flexibility allows it to be used on a huge range of audio material including vocals, drum loops and classical string ensembles to name just a few.
The settings and plug-in chain in the Master Section can now we saved as a preset with the audio file or audio montage. This allows the simultaneous editing of several audio files or versions while retaining all the vital settings in the Master Section.
The enhanced new Master Section now also offers a useful and time-saving new function: SmartBypass. This automatically compensates the different loudness levels of original and processed audio, allowing a lightning-quick A/B comparison.
New Audio Processors
The Crystal Resampler is a top-end new sample rate converter supporting up to 384 kHz, with other new additions including time-saving new tools such as the Loudness Normalizer and the Smat Silence plug-ins.
The powerful Audio Montage environment has been upgraded even further with WaveLab 6, offering new functions such as new fade editing features, batch processing and extended import and export options.
Audio File Handling
WaveLab 6 places no limit on the size of clips, and even files exceeding 2GB in size can now be imported. Other optimizations include enhanced performance when reading and writng files, automated renaming of files as a batch process and a new file list manager handling access and sorting of up to 200 hundred recent audio files.
WaveLab 6 offers a range of new metering and monitoring tools including the Loudness Distribution window and a new Waveform scope display. WaveLab now also supports the K-System metering standard developed by mastering legend Bob Katz.
Software and Hardware Integration
A further highlight is the full integration of external effect hardware within the digital mastering process. With WaveLab 6, any favorite analog hardware unit can be used within WaveLab, combining the advantages of both the digital editng and analog processing domains into one personalized, integrated mastering environment. Version 6 also supports MIDI remote controllers, allowing intuitive, immediate control over many software functions from a compatible hardware controller.