WaveLab Pro 9 from Steinberg is the all-in-one solution for professional mastering, high-resolution multi-channel audio editing, audio restoration, sample design and radio broadcast work, right through to complete CD/DVD-A production. The software features sample-accurate stereo or multi-track audio editing, combined with effects for sound design, and supports sample rates of up to 384 kHz and 32-bit floating point processing. Additionally, it is able to render audio files in more than fifteen different formats, including a variety of high-quality encoders for each format.
Its redesigned user interface and the new exchange feature allow for faster workflows, while the mastering plug-in suite, MasterRig, and its mid/side capabilities expand the creative envelope. The interface contains a central tab area, incorporating the most often used functions and the waveform display. The tool windows above provide all metering displays, error correction functions, markers, and more. The software allows for using any favorite plug-ins to process the mid or side signal as a clip, track or output effect via the effects section in the WaveLab tool windows. MasterRig's new eight-band EQ, the four-band Dynamic EQ as well as the four-band Compressor and Saturator are completely M/S compatible.
Seamless and direct exchange of audio material with Cubase and Nuendo is available by simply opening WaveLab from within Cubase/Nuendo and using the restoration, editing, analysis and mastering functions even during the mixing process. After editing and processing the audio file in WaveLab, the file can be updated automatically in Cubase/Nuendo using a single mouse click in. Other features include rendering of multiple Audio File, Audio Montage and File Group arrangements in one go, and support for surround rendering for MP3 and AAC formats.