Steinberg Expands Mastering Audio Possibilities with New WaveLab 10

October 16 2019, 00:20
Steinberg announced the immediate availability of WaveLab Pro 10 and WaveLab Elements 10 audio mastering software. This major update introduces a whole new dimension to WaveLab, allowing users to do a lot more without the need of ever leaving the application, including working with video. The highly anticipated tenth version now supports video playback, Reference Track, Audio Montage editing enhancements plus many other new features for mastering, editing, restoration and refinement.
Video playback support to arrange, edit and process the audio of a video file in synchronization with the visuals.
WaveLab offers two editions of its award-winning audio mastering software. WaveLab Pro offers a comprehensive feature set that meets all demands of mixing and mastering studios, post-production facilities, sound designers, musicians, journalists, broadcasters and other audio creatives. Used by many musicians, radio journalists and podcasters, WaveLab Elements is a highly cost-effective editing and mastering environment for analyzing, editing and enhancing audio material.

WaveLab 10 offers several tools and enhancements that are exclusive to the Pro edition, such as allowing users to integrate external effect devices into the signal flow by providing more flexible ways to integrate external hardware effects. New to WaveLab Pro is also Reference Track for adding a reference audio file and then toggling between the reference audio file and other tracks. WaveLab Pro now also opens up to other audio editors, providing users the option to access and modify audio with other editors like SpectraLayers from within WaveLab. Highlights of Audio Montage include the support of multitrack recording and non-destructive inline editing. WaveLab Pro 10 also records and renders live input streams through the Master Section and the inserted plug-in chain.

Both Pro and Elements versions now offer video playback support, letting users arrange, edit and process the audio of video within Audio Montage. The Audio Editor now includes undo/redo edit history in order for users to move from one edit to the next and recover previous versions of edited part without losing the changes made to the rest of the audio. The former Effect Tool Windows has been redesigned and renamed the Montage Inspector, making it easier to use. The track list in the Audio Montage has also witnessed an overhaul, with several improvements to the user interface. Due to the enhanced audio I/O routing provided in WaveLab 10, the audio connections settings dialog has also been renewed.
External editor support for integrating other audio editors into the WaveLab workflow, allowing clips to be modified in those applications from within the WaveLab session (Pro only).

There are many more feature additions to WaveLab 10, making this major update move further ahead.
- Import markers from XML files (Pro only)
- Move markers to their nearest zero cross position (Pro only)
- Increased number of effects and playback processing slots in the Master section (Pro only)
- New Follow Playback control in the Marker window of the Audio Editor and Audio Montage
- New performance monitoring meter in the transport bar (Pro and Elements)
- Offset information now available in fade out tool-tip (Pro and Elements)
- Additional Riff meta data now available (Pro only)
- CD Tool Window now displays CD album title (Pro only)
- Option to remove all batch processor plug-ins from a chain at once (Pro only)
- Enhanced preview in File Browser
- Real-time rendering with audition
- Improved third-party VST plug-in support (Pro and Elements)
- Improved playback performance (Pro and Elements)

“Releasing WaveLab 10 rounds out a very successful year for the Pro Audio business unit at Steinberg. After Nuendo 10’s overwhelming launch, we successfully introduced the sixth version of SpectraLayers Pro to the industry. And we’ve been working hard in order for the new version of WaveLab to remain the apex for advanced audio editing and mastering,” explains Timo Wildenhain, Steinberg’s Head of Pro Audio.

The WaveLab Pro 10 and WaveLab Elements 10 full retail versions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for WaveLab Pro 10 is US $499.99; the download version is US $472.00. Until December 31, 2019, the introductory price for WaveLab Pro 10 is US $377.60. The suggested retail price for WaveLab Elements 10 is US $99.99.

Various downloadable updates and upgrades are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop. Users who have activated WaveLab 9.5 or earlier versions of WaveLab since September 17, 2019, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest corresponding version.
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