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WaveLab 8 introduces a new speaker management system to its many indispensable features, providing maximum flexibility with up to eight-loudspeaker configurations.

Observing EBU R-128 compliance, WaveLab includes loudness metering for momentary, short-term and integrated values, true peak support and enhanced loudness and batch processing tools that meet EBU standards.

With the MBIT+ master dither developed by the engineers at iZotope, WaveLab now features a sophisticated set of word-length reduction algorithms for dithering and noise shaping. The second plug-in highlight is Voxengo’s linear-phase spline equalizer, CurveEQ, which matches and transfers a spectrum’s shape from one recording to another. More plug-ins newly introduced to WaveLab 8 are Steinberg’s Brickwall Limiter and Tube Compressor for extra punch and rich tone.

Workflow improvements see a polished user interface for easy operation, a brand-new master transport panel to expedite navigating through the project, single-window plug-in management that allows users to sort plug-ins by manufacturer, category or preference. Audio Montage now offers a new Master Plug-in Section for local storing of plug-in chains alongside SuperClip capability to combine multiple clips.

WaveLab 8 delivers professional editing tools that facilitate the audio editing in many ways: volume clip handles with raise selection adjust levels of individual selections conveniently, Track Lock to prevent accidental modifications, new trim and split options, auto-replay, improved processing via key commands and much more.

Many other improvements include extensive metadata support for creating and exposing valuable information on audio files, 16-bit floating-point zoom resolution for precise waveform display, refined marker handling and batch processing plus an overhauled in-app help system.

Steinberg will also be releasing WaveLab Elements 8, a smaller version of WaveLab, with its studio-grade Brickwall Limiter, Tube Compressor, a new transport panel, enhanced editing tools and track effects. Quality waveform resolution, an enhanced Audio Montage, metadata support and many other great improvements make WaveLab Elements 8 a powerful, and very affordable, audio editing application.

WaveLab 8 will be available from May 2013 and sold through authorized resellers and the Steinberg Online Shop for a suggested retail price of 549 euros including German VAT.

WaveLab Elements 8 will be available from May 2013 and sold through authorized resellers and the Steinberg Online Shop for a suggested retail price of 99.99 euros including German VAT.

WaveLab 8 Trial will be available as download through the Steinberg website and requires the USB-eLicenser.

  • Top-end audio editing and mastering solution, acclaimed by numerous professionals around the globe
  • Innovative workspace concept for utmost flexibility and efficiency
  • Powerful speaker management system: intuitive handling of up to eight different loudspeaker setups
  • Advanced EBU R-128-compliant loudness metering, including a loudness graph, loudness meta normalizing and true peak support
  • iZotope MBIT+ high-end master dither for adding a warm and natural flair to every nuance of your audio files
  • Single-window plug-in management
  • Voxengo CurveEQ, Brickwall Limiter and Tube Compressor for mastering-grade audio quality
  • Master Transport Panel for quick and easy project navigation
  • Enhanced editing workflow with volume clip handles, auto-replay option and single-click audio file processing
  • New SuperClip concept, master plug-in section and drag-and-drop support for files of any sample rate
  • Metadata support for a broad number of file formats
  • 150+ improvements to user interface, editing, batch processing, in-app help system and many others