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WNAMM06: First Showing For Steinberg WaveLab 6
Respected audio editing and mastering software shipping now with new features 19/01/06
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Steinberg have introduced the latest version
of its industry-standard WaveLab editing and mastering software. WaveLab 6 offers a range of exciting new features including the impressive new Spectrum Editor,
enhanced editing and signal processing functions, advanced audio I/O handling and much more.
Claus Menke, Steinbergâ€™s Director of Product Management told us this about the lastest version,
â€œVersion 6 extends the strengths that have made WaveLab a world-standard application for editing, mastering and
restoration. The new features put WaveLab well
and truly into a class of its own, especially at its price-point.â€�
Weâ€™ve listed the main points of the new version below for easy referenceâ€¦
The new WaveLab Spectrum Editor provides exciting new restoration and editing possibilities, including easy removal of
disturbances and unwanted noise. This extremely versatile editor offers high-quality linear phase filters and flexible
The new â€˜Surgicalâ€™ mode allows â€˜copy/pasteâ€™ of either a whole region or the background â€˜ambienceâ€™
of that region, as well as the application any processes to the selection â€“ with full undo and redo functionality.
The wealth of new functions also in
cludes the integration of hardware effect equipment within the mastering process,
allowing engineers to combine the next-generation editing facilities in WaveLab 6 with the unmistakeable sound of their
favourite analogue gear.
The enhanced master section now features SmartBypass, a time-saving new facility for assessing
how a plug-in alters sound textures by compensating for volume changes induced by the plug-in. Similarly new are a range
of quality audio processors including a new sample rate converter and the advanced Dirac time stretching and pitch-shifting
The powerful Audio Montageâ€™s clip handling and editing capability has been further extended to include a range of new
functions such as the new fade editing features which allow for even more flexible editing of fades.
WaveLab 6 also now
features remote controller support via MIDI, so that many WaveLab features can now be used even more intuitively
through a tactile control surface, further speeding up workflow.
New metering and monitoring tools including support for
renowned mastering engineer Bob Katzâ€™ K-System as well as the new loudness distribution window. Price and Availability
WaveLab 6 is currently available at authorized Steinberg dealers for $699 MSRP.