WaveLab - The Number One Mastering Software

Mastering is one of the most important parts of the music production process. It is a unique art and, for 25 years, WaveLab has been the number one choice for mastering professionals. WaveLab is a complete mastering solution, with every tool that you will ever need to cover your workflow from start to finish.
With the support of a global network of mastering engineers who all use it, WaveLab is the key to making every aspect of your masters truly professional.

High-end mastering and editing for digital distribution, CD, Vinyl and more

Assemble different tracks to create an entire album

Exceptional metering, real-time FX, offline processors, restoration tools

Flexible integration of external hardware effects

Discover a world of applications

Discover a world of applications

WaveLab is much more than the master of mastering. Its modular approach allows you to use different parts of its comprehensive feature set in every area of professional audio production. Whether it’s sample-accurate editing, precise spectral changes, audio restoration, forensic analysis of sound files and many other uses, WaveLab has the tools to do the job incredibly accurately and intuitively.

Application Areas

Why WaveLab Is The Professionals’ Choice

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System requirements

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Operating systems (Windows)64-bit Windows 11 Version 22H2 (or higher), 64-bit Windows 10 Version 22H2 (or higher)
Operating systems (Mac)macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura, macOS Sonoma
Apple silicon–based MacRosetta 2 App, Native App
CPU minimum (Windows)Intel® Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™
CPU minimum (Mac)Intel® Core™ i5 (mid 2013 or later) or Apple silicon
CPU cores4 or more
RAM minimum8 GB
Hard disk free space (core installation)1 GB
Hard disk free space4 GB
Display resolution minimum at 100% UI scaling1440 x 900
Display resolution recommended1920 x 1080
Graphics minimum (Windows)Graphics card with native Windows 10 support
Graphics recommended (Windows)AMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and later
Graphics (Mac)Graphics card with Metal support
Graphics (GPU memory)4 GB or higher for 4k displays
OS compatible audio hardwareYes
ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performanceYes
Internet connection forlicense activation, installer download, account sign up and product registration