Steinberg Announces WaveLab Pro 10, WaveLab Elements 10 Mastering Software

On Tuesday, Steinberg announced updates to its WaveLab Pro and WaveLab Elements. The mastering software now supports video playback, Reference Track, Audio Montage editing enhancements plus many other new features for mastering, editing, restoration and refinement.

WaveLab offers two editions of its audio mastering software. WaveLab Pro offers a broad feature set and is widely used by mixing and mastering studios, post-production facilities, sound designers, musicians, journalists, broadcasters and other audio creatives. WaveLab Elements is a lower-cost editing and mastering environment for analyzing, editing and enhancing audio material, and is used by musicians, radio journalists and podcasters,

WaveLab Pro and Elements Key Features:

  • Video playback support to arrange, edit and process the audio of a video file in synchronization with the visuals.
  • Extended external effects support for integrating external effect devices into the WaveLab signal flow via external FX buses (Pro only).
  • Reference Track for adding a reference audio file to the Audio Montage, allowing switching between it and the audio files being worked on (Pro only).
  • 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).
  • Undo/Redo History is a completely new undo/redo edit history system, also now available for the first time in the Audio Editor workspace.
  • Multitrack recording in the Audio Montage (Pro only).
  • Audio Montage Inspector and track list overhaul which delivers user interface improvements in the Audio Montage window, with dedicated controls for audio, reference and video tracks.
  • Audio Montage Inline Editing allows complete clips to be opened from within the Audio Montage and non-destructively edited in the Waveform Editor or Spectrum Editor (Pro only).
  • Live input stream recording which lets as many audio streams as the input device/system can handle be recorded/rendered through the Master section and inserted plug-in chain (Pro only).

Additional improvements including an enhanced audio settings dialog; Marker list and CD list follow playback indicator; import markers from XML files (Pro only); more effects and playback processing in the Master section (Pro only); performance monitor; CD album display in the CD Tool window; real-time rendering with audition; improved third-party VST plug-in support; improved playback and more.

Both Pro and Elements versions of WaveLab now offer video playback support, allowing users to 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.

Steinberg WaveLab Pro 10

Pricing and Availability. 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.

Customers 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.

Additional information and links to tutorials can be found on the WaveLab website.

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