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WaveLab Elements

WaveLab Elements is an audio editing and mastering software, perfectly tailored to hobby musicians, radio freelancers and home studio owners. Based on the approved WaveLab Pro mastering solution, the WaveLab Elements highlights proven editing and analysis tools, a valuable selection of restoration and mastering plug-ins, a CD burning engine and much more — all accessible through an intuitive user interface.


WaveLab Elements at a glance

Creative audio refinement

With three stereo tracks, numerous editing tools and support for many different file formats, WaveLab Elements is the ideal choice for radio journalists as well as for simple mastering and audio editing tasks. Simply cut out unwanted noise, crossfade between takes or enhance the clarity of speech recordings using clip- or track-based effects. WaveLab Elements provides a streamlined user interface that allows for a fast and convenient workflow. The single-window interface contains a central tab area, incorporating the most often used functions and the waveform display. Working with WaveLab Elements has never been easier and more creative!

MasterRig – and more quality effects

WaveLab Elements offers more than 25 studio-grade effect plug-ins that allow you to increase the quality of your audio material or to change its character. Add some punch with the Tube Compressor and Brickwall Limiter, and adjust the pitch and tempo of your recordings. Get your tracks radio-ready by using WaveLab Elements’ MasterRig, a mastering plug-in suite derived from the professional WaveLab Pro version. MasterRig consists of 5 modules: EQ, Compressor, Limiter, Saturator and Imager which can be easily arranged to create an individual high-class audio effect-chain.

Analyze your audio material

With the global analysis you can detect peaks, errors, the pitch or bit depth of your recorded files. WaveLab Elements also includes a state-of-the-art Spectrogram, offering a visual representation of the frequency spectrum of your audio files. If that's not enough, the 3D spectrum analysis and the included real-time analyzing tools, Spectroscope, Oscilloscope and VU metering, provide detailed feedback on your audio's quality — and help you achieve professional results.

Repair impaired recordings

WaveLab Elements highlights a premium restoration plug-in suite. RestoreRig helps you remove any kind of unwanted noise, clicks, pops, crackle, buzz or hum fast and effectively. Restore old vinyl and tape recordings, fine-tune the recording of your band's last gig or get rid of environmental noise — it's up to you.

Work like a pro

The time-saving batch conversion functions allow you to convert a large number of audio files in one go. And thanks to the metadata support you can add the artist's name, pictures, copyright, date and more to your files. Plus, the single-window plug-in management or the auto-replay option are valuable improvements for multiplying your productivity. In addition, WaveLab Elements provides a seamless and direct exchange of audio material with Cubase and Nuendo* allowing you to create a powerful mix and mastering chain.

*Cubase 8.5.10 and Nuendo 7.1.20 or newer required

Master your tracks

CD mastering is more than just increasing the loudness of music tracks and putting these into the right order. That's why WaveLab Elements includes an intuitive burning engine, allowing you to create truly professional audio CDs. Thanks to the thought-out marker management you can accurately define the start and end points or adjust the breaks to your taste.

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What is new in WaveLab 9.5

With extraordinary features for mastering, editing, analysis, restoration and audio refinement, WaveLab Pro 9.5 and WaveLab Elements 9.5 make no compromises when it comes to audio quality.

New in WaveLab 9.5

Find out which version suits you best

WaveLab Pro is the industry-standard mastering and audio editing platform, whereas WaveLab Elements is the perfect choice for project studios, podcasters and musicians.

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