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WaveLab and WaveLab Elements

WaveLab is available in two different editions: WaveLab and WaveLab Elements. Each one features stunning performance and crystal clear sound quality due to Steinberg's highly acclaimed audio engine.

The feature set of each version was carefully picked and tailored to the individual needs of mastering engineers, musicians and podcasters alike — just pick the WaveLab version that suits you best.

WaveLab 8.5

Steinberg’s comprehensive audio editing and mastering suite

WaveLab is the industry-standard production environment for mastering, audio editing and restoration, perfectly tailored to meet the demands of today’s professionals. Employed in numerous facilities the world over by mastering engineers working on high quality CD and DVD productions as well as music aficionados looking to restore favorite records or even create podcasts on the fly, WaveLab provides a host of tools to most certainly surpass all expectations and seamlessly integrate into existing studio setups.

WaveLab Elements 8

The ideal choice for project studios, podcasters and musicians

The affordable yet highly powerful WaveLab Elements production environment is devoted to the needs of home producers and musicians, delivering uncompromising quality when it comes to editing and restoring audio material alongside creating state-of-the-art podcasts. The smallest member of the current WaveLab product range provides a convincing toolset which will most certainly meet your requirements while seamlessly integrating into your home studio setup.

Compare WaveLab 8.5 and WaveLab Elements 8

Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
Ideal for Mastering, broadcast and professional music studios Home producers, musicians, radio freelancers
Maximum sample rate 384 kHz 96 kHz
Internal processing 32-bit floating point 32-bit floating point
Maximum number of audio tracks > 1000 3
Master section slots 10 4
Clip effects per clip 10 2
Real-time VST 3 effect plug-ins 35 — including the Sonnox Restoration Suite
List of included VST 3 plug-ins (PDF)
17 — including the Sonnox Restoration Suite
List of included VST 3 plug-ins (PDF)
Audio Montage Workspace for combining compilations of multiple audio files Logo green Logo yellow
Audio File Workspace for sample-accurate audio editing and analysis Logo green Logo yellow
Batch Processing Workspace for applying processing and plug-in chains to multiple audio files at once Logo green
Unlimited file size due to RF64 support Logo green
Watch Folders: Drag-and-drop automated offline-processing Logo green
Audio analysis
Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
3D Spectrum Analysis Logo green Logo green
Spectroscope, Oscilloscope, Level Meter Logo green Logo green
Global Audio Analysis Logo green Logo yellow
EBU-compliant loudness metering Logo green
Spectrometer, Bit-Meter, Phasescope, Wavescope Logo green
Audio analysis tools Logo green
WaveLab Control: Group your favorite analysis tools in one central spot Logo green
Encoder checker Logo green
Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
Sonnox DeNoiser restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Sonnox DeClicker restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Sonnox DeBuzzer restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Spectrum editing Logo green
Error correction tools for automatic detection and correction of errors within the audio file Logo green
Formats & Export
Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
Metadata support RIFF, ID3, BWAF, CART, iXML, AXML RIFF, ID3, BWAF, CART
Support for various file formats, including WAV, BWF, SDII, MP3, RIFF, WMA & more Logo green Logo yellow
Burning engine and CD/DVD-audio support Logo green Logo yellow
Full support for the industry-standard DDP format Logo green
AAC Encoder Logo green
Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
Offline processors 25 16
Time Stretch & Pitch Correct Logo green Logo yellow
Effect Section with clip, track and master effects Logo green Logo yellow
iZotope MBIT+™ Master Dither Logo green
EBU-compliant loudness processing Logo green
Cubase 7 Cubase Artist 7
Single-window plug-in management: Organize your plug-ins one central place Logo green Logo green
Audio file browser for simple audio file management Logo green Logo green
Transport panel for intuitive project navigation Logo green Logo green
16-bit float high-resolution waveform zooming Logo green Logo green
Auto Replay option Logo green Logo green
Podcast tools Logo green Logo green
Marker tools providing a clear structure in even the most complex arrangements Logo green Logo yellow
Speaker management system: Support for up to eight speaker setups Logo green
SuperClip concept makes it easy to deal with a large number of clips Logo green
Professional editing toolset, featuring Auto Split, custom clip export, select while playback and more Logo green
Multi-Format Rendering Logo green