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Precise tools, advanced algorithms — WaveLab 7

WaveLab 7 is one of the most powerful and versatile audio editing and processing applications on the market today and combines the facilities of many other products within one, intuitive, flexible application.

Audio Editing (Stereo, Multi-Track)

WaveLab 7 features sample-accurate stereo or multi-track audio editing combined with impressive effects for sound design. Depending on the editing task, users may chose between a destructive stereo editor and the powerful non-destructive, clip-based Audio Montage for stereo or multi-track projects.

The Audio Montage allows real-time fades and cross fades, clip-based effects with effect morphing between adjacent clips and track-based effects through the Master section. With unlimited undo/redo and the powerful batch processing and archiving features, no other single software tool can match the truly exceptional WaveLab 7 feature set in its price range.

Audio Restoration

WaveLab 7 not only allows for complex and precise equalization or dynamics processing. With the Sonnox DeNoiser, DeClicker and DeBuzzer tools, it also includes the latest restoration plug-in technology available on the market — best suited to accurately restore impaired audio recordings.

The powerful DeNoiser plug-in effectively removes constant background noise, while maintaining the ambience of a recording. DeClicker is the right choice to eliminate pops, clicks and crackles and with DeBuzzer, you can precisely remove humming noises like the mains hum. Advanced algorithms, a straightforward user interface and detailed visual feedback make this suite the first choice for the most demanding audio restoration works.

Multimedia Sound Design

Besides its powerful editing and processing features, WaveLab 7 supports major multimedia audio file formats like Windows Media, WMA Pro, and various MPEG formats. Instead of inconvenient importing or exporting, WaveLab 7 natively supports all of these formats and allows for direct opening and saving of files in any of its supported formats. In combination with the powerful batch processing functions, WaveLab 7 becomes the tool of choice for any file-conversion task.

Institutional Applications

WaveLab 7 has many applications beyond mastering or music- and audio production. Its powerful recording and processing features have made it the number one choice for scientific audio archiving and restoration, as well as more sophisticated laboratory applications including forensic analysis. WaveLab is known for its reliability and its ease-of-use. Its highly customizable workflow and the powerful user-preset and batch processing features, plus its compatibility with many different file formats leave enough room for a perfect integration into practically any thinkable audio laboratory environment.


CD Mastering

CD Mastering is more than just squeezing maximum loudness out of music tracks and putting these into the right order for creating a CD. A mastering studio has to match and adjust levels, equalization, spatial integration and many other audio aspects between different audio tracks in order to create a coherent acoustic experience across the entire CD.

WaveLab 7 makes the creation of complex transitions and cross fades between titles very easy. WaveLab 7 provides intuitive track assembly, audio editing and applying effects or cross fades down to accurate CD marker and PQ editing is very fast and intuitive. With WaveLab 7 you can create a CD image file or burn the project directly to CD and optionally compare the final CD to the master image for error checking and repair. The latest incarnation of WaveLab also features a completely new burning engine and support for the industry-standard DDP format. No other audio editing software offers such a complete set of CD mastering features.

Broadcast Production & Batch Processing

Besides outstanding sound quality and data integrity, workflow optimization and system integration are some of the key requirements in professional broadcast facilities. WaveLab 7 offers state-of-the-art 24-bit / 384 kHz resolution and 64-bit floating-point precision, which results in exceptional sound quality and processing accuracy. In Addition, WaveLab 7 supports the MPEG 1 Layer 2 (M.U.S.I.C.A.M.) file format, which is commonly used in digital broadcast systems, as well as Broadcast WAV, the extended WAV format that includes additional information in the file header.

But clearly the most exciting features for broadcast users are the scripting capabilities in combination with user presets and batch processing functions. When combined, these functions allow for perfect integration of WaveLab 7 into the existing workflow, including automated file import, format conversion and signal processing. Using the new API scripting interface WaveLab 7 can run even difficult processing tasks in the background without even being touched.

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