Musikmesse 2014: Steinberg Media Technologies today announced WaveLab 8.5, an update to the audio editing and mastering application that includes easy file conversion and batch processing, A/B comparison between encoding formats, AAC encoder implementation and convenient multi-format rendering.
Here’s what’s new in version 8.5:
- Watch Folders: Drag-and-drop automated offline-processing feature, using standard folders of the operating system to process and render audio files.
- Encoder Checker: Compare and contrast codec quality and settings on the fly without perceivable latency and with up to three streams simultaneously, such as MP3, AAC and OGG Vorbis.
- Multi-format rendering: Render to multiple audio file formats simultaneously and save encoding chains as presets.
- AAC Encoder: Encode straight to AAC formats, such as HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, HD-AAC and 3GPP, for compatibility to Apple products, such as iTunes, iPod and iPhone.
Availability and pricing
WaveLab 8.5 is expected to be available in June for 549 Euro, including German VAT. The update from WaveLab 8 is priced at 49.99 Euro, including German VAT.