[Musikmesse] Steinberg announces WaveLab 8
The Steinberg WaveLab audio editor will be updated to v8 in May, an announcement the brand made today at Musikmesse.
WaveLab 8 will be available in two standard and Essentials version. Main new features include the management of multiple monitors/speakers, loudness metering and analyzing, and iZotope and Voxengo plug-ins integration, something Steinberg had already initiated in the latest versions of Cubase and Nuendo.
New features in WaveLab 8:
- Up to 8 monitor sets management
- EBU R-128-compliant meters, with a graph, true peak and loudness data normalizing support
- Plug-in management in a single window
- iZotope MBIT+ dithering plug-in
- Voxengo CurveEQ, Brickwall Limiter and Tube Compressor plug-ins
- Master transport panel for easier navigation in the project
- New SuperClip concept for combining multiple clips
- Master plug-in section for storing plug-in chains
- New audio editing tools: loudness management in audio parts, track lock, trim and split options, auto replay, new commands, etc.
- Metadata support
- Waveform zoom with 16-bit floating point resolution
- Batch processing
- More than 150 improvements
WaveLab 8 will be available in May for 549€, WaveLab Elements 8 will also be release at the same date for 99.99€. A trial version will also be available, and will require an eLicenser dongle. If you buy WaveLab 7/Elements from March 1st, 2013 and May 2nd, 2013, you get a free grace period. No information about the update prices. You'll find more information at www.steinberg.net.
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