Version 8.5 adds new features and accelerates workflows 17/06/14
Steinberg tells jus that WaveLab 8.5, the latest generation of their audio editing and mastering suite, is shipping now and "ready for taking your audio to perfection." They say that the brand-new version adds valuable new features and accelerates workflows for essential audio tasks such as batch processing, file rendering and working with encoders. These include an automated drag-and-drop batch processing feature, simultaneous output to multiple files and formats, real-time A/B comparison of codecs and their settings as well as a dedicated AAC encoder.
Top features 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