Steinberg Wavelab 7 Educational
Mastering, Audio Editing and Restoration Software
WaveLab 7 is a comprehensive suite for professional mastering, audio editing and restoration that is available for Mac and PC. VIDEO
Extensive remote control support
Remote Control Support
Wavelab 64-bit experience
Time-stretching and pitch-shiftinf for Professionals
WaveLab 7.2 and WaveLab Elements 7.2 are now available as 64-bit versions for Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 platforms. Edit hundreds of tracks simultaneously, handle extensive batch processes or analyze and restore audio material with utmost precision — with the advent of 64-bit support, your WaveLab experience will be faster than ever. And all the included VST 3 plug-ins, such as the advanced Sonnox restoration suite, are already available as 64-bit versions.
Share your recordings with people around the world — SoundCloud is the perfect place to let others hear what you have recorded, mixed and mastered. With WaveLab 7.2, uploading a track to your SoundCloud account can be done within just a few clicks. Simply choose “Upload to SoundCloud” in WaveLab’s File menu or the option in the WaveLab 7 render dialog and you are done.
The latest version of the award-winning Dirac time-stretching algorithm now includes several improvements and provides an even better quality. Dirac 3.5 works wonders on polyphonic audio material and stands in a class of its own.
Your session, your layout
New startup dialog WaveLab 7.2 comes with a new start up dialog where you can easily choose a window layout that is opened when WaveLab starts. You can define your own, personalized layouts or pick one of the factory presets — it takes just a few moments to set up your session.**
Enhanced DDP file handling
Speed up your production processWaveLab 7.2 features an enhanced DDP file workflow. Once you have created a new DDP file, WaveLab 7.2 automatically offers a button that let’s you import the DDP file directly into the Audio Montage area for further adjustments. After importing DDP files, WaveLab 7.2 now labels clips and markers with more appropriate names, allowing you to easily identify the imported files. Last but not least, WaveLab 7.2 brings enhanced file quality by offering an option to verify the DDP file checksum.**
Enhanced Marker handling
Marker window Creating and editing markers has always been an important part of the WaveLab workflow. In WaveLab 7.2 this workflow has been streamlined as this new version introduces a floating marker window, allowing you to easily create, name — simply manage — all markers and regions in your project.
Save Copy Option
Now you can change fader values using the computer mouse wheel. Plus, pressing Shift allows for fine adjustments, whereas pressing Alt allows for coarse adjustments.
Handling several projects and revisions of opened sessions can often be confusing. WaveLab’s Save As function now includes a Save Copy option. No matter if you want to save an audio file or the entire Audio Montage — when this option is activated, a copy of the opened document is saved and the document continues to refer to the source file.
The CD Wizard now includes options to name and rename markers and the CD Report dialog contains a text-based report generator. Plus, the total CD time is now being displayed within the CD tool-window.*
In addition to the internal WaveLab scripting possibilities, Windows scripting allows you to control WaveLab from an external application (not to be mixed up with internal WaveLab scripting).**
*Limited feature in WaveLab Elements 7.2 **WaveLab 7.2 only, not available in WaveLab Elements 7.2 VIDEO
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 RestorationWaveLab 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 DesignBesides 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 AplicationsWaveLab 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 MasteringCD 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 ProcessingBesides 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.
Discover a new chapter
WaveLab belongs to the very first mastering applications available, its history stretching all the way back to 1995. Over the years WaveLab has seen several milestones in software mastering but, at the same time, has always retained its focus on its sole purpose: to provide the best workflow and tools for mastering, editing and restoration. From professional mastering engineers working on high quality CD and DVD productions to music aficionados who are looking to restore favorite records or even create podcasts on the fly, WaveLab 7 provides a plethora of tools which will most certainly meet all requirements and surpass expectations while seamlessly integrating into existing studio setups.
Now avaliable for Mac
The latest incarnation of WaveLab opens up a new chapter in its remarkable history: By following Steinberg’s cross-platform philosophy, WaveLab 7 runs under Windows as well as Snow Leopard, bringing at length all advantages of its advanced tools to the Mac user.
Perfect workflow, Custom-made
WaveLab 7 features a new workflow concept that increases productivity and offers unprecedented flexibility. The new approach includes powerful workspace management, a customizable tab area, an in-application help system and scalable tools and windows. With WaveLab 7 it also becomes very easy to adapt the user interface exactly to your requirements and workflows — whether it is for mastering, editing, restoration or batch processing.
WaveLab 7 is equipped with four different Workspaces, named Audio File, Audio Montage, Batch Processor and Podcast. Each Workspace is dedicated to a specific job within WaveLab and provides a rich toolset for the respective tasks.
Each Workspace is fully customizable, which makes it easy to adapt the user interface to your requirements and workflows. Windows can be resized, moved and saved as a window layout for later recall. WaveLab 7 also comes with a wide range of function tabs that can be positioned within the new Tab area and provide quick access to the most important tools
Audio File Workspace The Audio File Workspace is the perfect place for sample-accurate audio editing and high quality analysis. Once you insert an audio file, all the advanced WaveLab 7 tools and functions are available to analyze, edit and process the material. Several function tabs and options, such as marker management or the File Browser tab, are readily accessible and streamline the workflow.
Audio montage workspace The Audio Montage Workspace is the heart of non-destructive editing processes in WaveLab 7. Via Audio Montage you can create a compilation from multiple audio files to burn a CD or DVD-Audio. Even the industry-standard DDP is supported as output and input format. 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.
Podcast Workspace The Podcast Workspace is a complete online publishing toolset and allows you to create and publish podcasts in the internet. The simple and intuitive interface lets you produce podcasts from A to Z without ever quitting WaveLab 7. Built-in FTP capabilities, RSS 2.0 support and time-saving templates — the Podcast Workspace provides everything needed to work with this growing internet standard. And with an iTunes account at hand, it is even possible to publish podcasts on iTunes, including the selection of specific iTunes categories.
Batch Processor Workspace The Batch Processor Workspace is one of the most powerful tools within WaveLab 7. From here you can apply a huge range of editing processes and renaming options to large numbers of audio files with a single command —a feature that saves loads of time and effort. WaveLab 7 comes with enhanced batch processing capabilities along with a better usability and performance. It is even possible to allocate different tasks to the CPU cores in order to maximize processing speed. It is even possible to adjust the allocation of the computer’s processing power, depending on how many computer cores should be occupied by the batch process. Starting from one core up to all existing cores, WaveLab 7 allows you to freely adjust the resources.
For even more convenience, the new WaveLab Control section lets you group a freely selectable range of analysis tools in a dedicated space, which can be detached and moved to another display.
WaveLab Control is the perfect tool to organize WaveLab’s studio-grade analyzing tools such as spectroscope, VU metering, oscilloscope, waveform display, spectrum metering, phase correlation tool and bit-metering. Individual combinations of analyzing tools can be saved and recalled at any time, enabling the usage of several analyzing settings for different purposes.
More Feastures to Streamline your workflow
Windows can be resized, grouped and moved like fluid within the application. Even the Master section can be dragged and dropped freely — while other windows will automatically adjust their size.
Quickly toggle between WaveLab's four Workspaces with the intuitive switcher bar.
The new designed Tab area provides quick access to common used tools. By right-clicking the Tab area, you can choose between the various tabs needed in a session. Building the perfect user interface is quite a simple matter in WaveLab 7.
WaveLab 7 also offers an intuitive crossfade editing concept. A crossfade is automatically created as soon as two clips overlap in the Audio Montage window. The clips show the results of the crossfade directly in the waveform, offering a useful aid in positioning the fade in exactly the right place. Functions like Snap To Waveform and Snap To Fade speed up editing work and allow an exceedingly efficient worklflow in WaveLab 7.
The left and right borders of the crossfade can be both adjusted independently of one another or moved symmetrically and simultaneously using the middle of the fade as a reference point. The entire fade can also be moved along the waveform while retaining all its settings.
The Audio Montage is fully surround-capable, supporting fast efficient workflow with surround recordings. 5.1 files are automatically imported as two stereo and two mono files, and each track can be routed independently to its own audio output. For audio files that are routed to the LFE channel, a low pass filter can be also be used as an insert effect.
Multiple global plug-ins can be loaded at the same time to process all clips on any desired track. Volume and Pan envelopes can be adjusted with sample accuracy for each and every clip. Fades can also either be edited using the mouse or adjusted by loading user-definable fade curve presets.
Premium restoration suite from Sonnox
Clicks, crackles and buzzes — with the Sonnox Restoration Suite unwanted noise is history. WaveLab 7 boasts a whole collection of high end restoration tools, enabling you to accurately and effectively restore impaired audio recordings.
Developed by the Sonnox specialists, DeNoiser, DeBuzzer and DeClicker are capable of removing even the harshest noises without affecting the ambience of the original material. Advanced algorithms, a straightforward user interface and detailed visual feedback make this suite the first choice for the most demanding audio restoration works.
DeNoiser is best suited to eliminate wide-band noise from audio material. Advanced algorithms and novel features allow fast and precise removal of constant background noise.
DeClicker is a true all-rounder. Whether it is a pop-sound in a voice recording, a click sound or unsightly crackles — DeClicker has the right answer to eliminate such disturbing sounds.
Beat buzzes with the highly effective DeBuzzer tool. DeBuzzer removes humming noises like the mains hum with ease — and without affecting the original material too much.
Restoration with the Spectrum Editor
The Spectrum Editor is an immensely powerful new tool for restoration and editing of an audio file’s frequency information. The precision linear phase filters allow editing of even microscopically narrow frequency bands.
The Spectrum Editor displays the audio material as a sonogram that shows the changing intensities of the frequencies over time in different colors and shades. The Spectrum Editor offers two different editing modes — Surgical processing and Master Section processing. Surgical Processing The Surgical processing mode offers three filter types that can be used in six different ways for a variety of tasks. Using the High Pass, Low Pass or Band Pass filters, a certain frequency area in the sonogram can be dampened, faded in or out or even “wiped over” with the Dispersion function. The dampening and aggressiveness of the filters is also user-definable.
High Quality VST3 Plug-ins
WaveLab 7 comes with a first-class collection of VST 3 plug-ins providing a complete toolset for industry-standard mastering and audio editing, including ultra-precise EQs, spacious reverbs, state-of-the-art dynamic processors and highly adjustable modulation effects.
Whether it is the acclaimed StudioEQ, the flexible Roomworks reverb, Nuendo's outstanding PostFilter or the MultibandCompressor — all included plug-ins deliver unparalleled audio quality paired witch an effective resource handling thanks to the VST 3 standard. List of included VST3 plug-ins
Clip-based effects and plug-in chains
WaveLab 7 offers freely definable plug-in chains. These can consist of any plug-ins available in WaveLab, and can be created almost instantly by using the tab-area of WaveLab 7. There it is possible to create a PlugIn chain consisting of up to ten PlugIns that can be used for each audio clip or track. Not only can the order of the plug-ins within the chain be changed by drag and drop as desired, but a plug-in can also be removed from the chain without having to open the plug-in itself. Opening a plug-in for editing is as simple as double-clicking it. Chains can also be saved as a preset and used to process any clip or track in the Audio Montage at will.
Loudness-compensated bypass of plug-ins
Effect plug-ins can alter the perceived volume of a signal, making the direct comparison of a signal that has been sent through a plug-in or a plug-in chain with the original material potentially more difficult. WaveLab 7 offers a SmartBypass function which automatically compensates for this difference in loudness, making effective A/B comparison of material with its unaltered version quick and easy. SmartBypass also supports the integration of external effect hardware.
External effect hardware integration
WaveLab 7 includes a powerful system for integrating outboard FX in the Master Section audio signal chain. Each external effect unit is integrated as a plug-in at any desired position in the Master Section. WaveLab supports up to 8 parallel input and output channels to ASIO-compatible audio interfaces. WaveLab automatically recognizes the latency of the hardware and compensates this delay to offer perfect synchronization to Timecode. The level sent to the hardware is set using the Send Level control.
Recording through plug-ins
In WaveLab 7, audio signals can be recorded through the effects of the Master Section. This allows effects such as EQ, compression or noise gating to be used while recording, preparing the material for further editing and processing later. Depending on the number of channels offered by the ASIO-compatible hardware, up to eight channels can be recorded simultaneously, allowing WaveLab 7 to perform recording tasks such as recording a mixer’s subgroups or in recording surround. WaveLab supports recording sample rates up to 384 kHz, and is limited only by the converters of the system’s audio hardware.
Dirac time stretching and pitch shifting algorithm
Dirac is among the most advanced algorithms for time-based manipulation of audio material available today — and with WaveLab 7 it just got better.
Dirac provides a chromatic pitch correction on an equal-tempered scale as well as a freely definable tuning table. The algorithm features unlimited sample rate support, meaning it is possible Dirac includes a formant correction engine that reproduces the instrument and voice tones absolutely precisely.
DDP (Disk Description Protocol) is a professional exchange format used within the mastering industry. This file format is accepted as master for replication by nearly all replication companies. The DDP file does not only include content of the disc, but can contain additional information such as format or structure of the files. WaveLab 7 includes full DDP support with no need to purchase additional tools.
Made for people around the world
With full support for Unicode, WaveLab 7 supports entering text in almost any language throughout the application, including Japanese, French, Greek, Russian, Hebrew and many more — a world-class application.
New burning engine
WaveLab 7 contains a completely new burning engine that guarantees stable and reliable burning processes. Besides Audio CDs and DVD-Audio, the reworked engine is capable of burning professional DDP images. The detection of burning devices has also been improved.
WaveLab is available in two different editions: WaveLab 7 and WaveLab Elements 7. 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 Elements 7
Steinberg’s comprehensive audio editing and mastering suite
The ideal choice for project studios, podcasters and musicians
WaveLab 7 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.
The advanced WaveLab Elements 7 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.
Maximum supported sample rate (kHz)
Maximum number of audio tracks
Real-time VST3 effect plug-ins
Further WaveLab plug-ins
Master section slots
Maximum number of clip effects per clip
Unlimited file size
Batch Processing environment
Audio Montage environment
Wave Editing environment
Audio analysis and error correction tools
Support for various file formats
Global Audio Analysis
3D Spectrum Analysis
Spectroscope & Oscilloscope & VU Meter
Sonnox DeNoiser restoration plug-in
Sonnox DeClicker restoration plug-in
Sonnox DeBuzzer restoration plug-in
Time Stretch & Pitch Correct
Audio file browser
Specs & downloads
Minimum system requirements
The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software.
Supported operating system: Mac OS X 10.6
Intel Core processor (Intel Core Duo recommended)
1024 MB RAM
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
Display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
200 MB of free hard disk space
USB-eLicenser and USB component connector*
CD/DVD-ROM drive required for installation
Internet connection required for license activation
Supported operating system: Windows 7
2 GHz processor (dual core processor recommended)
1024 MB RAM
Windows MME compatible audio hardware
Display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels recommended
200 MB of free hard disk space
USB-eLicenser and USB component connector*
CD/DVD-ROM drive required for installation
Internet connection required for license activation
* The USB-eLicenser is included in all retail versions of WaveLab 7. It is not required to run WaveLab Elements 7.