Hamburg, Germany (November 2, 2017)—Steinberg has announced the latest version of its WaveLab audio editing and mastering solution, WaveLab Pro 9.5, alongside its streamlined version, WaveLab Elements 9.5.
New spectral features exclusive to WaveLab Pro 9.5 include the brand-new Wavelet display, which analyzes and displays musical content based on pitch scaling. The Spectrum Editor comes with numerous new selection tools, such as Lasso, Brush and Magic Wand, as well as additional processing capabilities including spectral watermarking.
Another update is the implementation of the Audio Inpainting technology into WaveLab; it allowing users to remove unwanted noise from audio material, then filling in the omission by analyzing the adjacent spectral information. The Error Correction toolset is reportedly easy to employ, while the included Live Spectrogram meter delivers real-time spectral information during playback and recording.
WaveLab Pro 9.5 also offers many more plug-ins, all either new or enhanced. WaveLab’s mastering plug-in suite, MasterRig, is updated to include brand-new algorithms and other functionality, whereas the Tube Compressor, Vintage Compressor, Maximizer, AutoPan and several other plug-ins have been redesigned from the ground up, offers Sternberg promotional materials.
Two new Batch Processor plug-ins round out the list: the Audio Mixer inserts an audio file, e.g., a user’s individual audio watermark, into another audio file at defined intervals; and Delay Next Process Activation postpones processing when processes are triggered consecutively.
Both Pro and Elements versions have implemented support for the Apple Touch Bar, and also offer high DPI compatibility, making WaveLab “look smooth” on modern high-resolution displays. User-requested enhancements and additions include the MP3 Gapless option, Bleep Censor Generator, iXML track name support and much more.
The new DDP Player is designed to complement the features introduced in WaveLab Pro 9.5. It is a standalone application with a separate installer that imports and plays back DDP images, allowing mastering studio clients to listen to the final version ready for publication.