The CD And DVD Authoring Superstar!
Steinberg WaveLab 6 is the only all-in-one solution for high-resolution stereo and multi-channel audio editing, mastering, CD/DVD burning and for complete CD or DVD Audio production in outstanding audio quality. But WaveLab 6 is not just a top-level mastering tool. WaveLab 6 also offers creative options for multimedia, sound design with samplers, radio broadcasts, and computer telephony applications. Steinberg's WaveLab 6 is now one of the leading applications for digital audio production!Steinberg WaveLab 6 New Features:
- Spectrum Editor
- DIRAC Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting
- Master Section
- Metering Tools
WaveLab 6 provides an all new Spectrum Editor with sonogram view to remove disturbances and unwanted noise as well as a surgical mode is dedicated to audio correction. DIRAC is one of the most advanced algorithm for the manipulation of audio material available on the market today. DIRAC Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting provide excellent quality, high performance and perfect fidelity. WaveLab 6's enhanced master section features SmartBypass, a time-saving facility for assessing how a plug-in alters sound textures by compensating for loudness changes induced by the plug-in.
WaveLab 6 has many new tools with a strong focus on psycho-acoustic treatment and monitoring of the audio signal. K-System metering, a loudness corrected bypass tool, a loudness normalizer and a loudness distribution display support the user to achieve the best sounding results.
- Multi-channel surround audio support from input to output for recording, editing, processing and mastering, up to eight channels (7.1), including eight-channel plug-ins
- Improved, more intuitive and faster user interface
- Powerful CD burning and DVD authoring software and support
Surround audio support
WaveLab 6 supports high-resolution stereo and surround formats, including all channel modes defined in the DVD Audio specification. WaveLab accepts surround plug-ins such as the Steinberg Surround Edition collection. Plus, Steinberg includes a set of eight-channel surround plug-ins - OctoComp, OctoX, OctoMaxx, and OctoVerb, as well as LFE Splitter and LFE Combiner for active bass management - as part of the WaveLab 6 bundle. High-resolution surround support up to 24-bit/48kHz for all six channels is available (24-bit/96 kHz 6-channel surround requires MLP encoding - currently not supported by WaveLab 6).
Improved, more intuitive and faster user interface
WaveLab 6's familiar user interface has become even easier to navigate, even in Steinberg's new functions: the new "Smart" Video Thumbnail Track for editing audio for video, the new DVD Menu Creator, the fast and accurate Audio Editor and more. WaveLab 6's brand new Audio Montage Window offers an innovative, clip-oriented editing system, while maintaining track-editing capability as well.
WaveLab users will find Steinberg's new DVD Audio integration extremely easy to use as the additional DVD-A-specific features are seamlessly integrated into the WaveLab 6 interface. Instead of switching to a new program, WaveLab 6 completely integrates DVD-Audio functionality into its familiar interface. Up to the point of media creation, users will follow a single, easy route when assembling and processing tracks.
The Audio Montage is the central workspace for editing and assembling both CDs and DVD-Audio in WaveLab 6. Any existing CD project can instantly be converted into a DVD-Audio project. If all source material is in 24-bit/88.2 or 96 kHz high-resolution format, WaveLab 6 will create an identical DVD-Audio instantly, retaining the full resolution of the original master tracks. And, whether the DVD-Audio project contains high-resolution stereo or surround media, creating a portable WMA copy of the project in WaveLab 6 is only a few mouse-clicks away. With its user-definable data rate and variable channel formats, WMA (Windows Media 9) is the perfect way to deliver files via email or to create media content for the web.
CD burning and DVD authoring
Steinberg packs a complete DVD Audio authoring toolset, including playlist editing, on-screen video menu design, picture slide shows, and DVD text, into WaveLab 6. Additional DVD functions - burning (including video data), audio extraction, conversion, and archiving - are quick and easy. All channel modes defined in the DVD Audio specification are supported, from 16-bit and 24-bit resolution with up to 192 kHz sampling rate. WaveLab 6 can create DVD-A disks up to "stereo, 24 bit, 192kHz" and "6.1, 24 bit, 48kHz", and "6.1, 16 bit, 96kHz" WaveLab 6 supports high-resolution surround with up to 24-bit and 48 kHz for all six channels (24-bit/96 kHz 6-channel surround requires MLP encoding - currently not supported by WaveLab 6). Instant non-destructive and reversible transformation from CD project to DVD-A project is simple. Also supported are DVD real-time text and static text, still images, slideshows, and graphic menus, ISRC and UPC/EAN codes. With WaveLab 6 you can automatically create menus, drop in hidden "bonus" tracks, import and burn DVD video content … the WaveLab 6 feature set goes on!
WaveLab 6 includes a complete Red Book CD mastering toolset, including signal processing, accurate PQ editing, CD text, track-sheet and CD cover layout tools and error detection and correction. Extended CD burning, including audio, ISO data, and mixed-mode formats is part of WaveLab 6's tool set. Individual clips in the Audio Montage can be defined as CD tracks and burned directly to CD. A label editor lets you create custom labels and CD covers. And for backup, WaveLab 6 allows storage of projects and data on CDs or other media.Steinberg WaveLab 6 Features:
- Intuitive and fast user interface
- Complete, fast and accurate audio editor
- Multi-channel surround audio support from input to output with up to eight audio channels for recording, editing, processing and mastering
- Complete red-book CD mastering toolset
- Extended CD burning, including audio, ISO data, and mixed-mode formats
- Complete DVD Audio authoring toolset, including playlist editing, on-screen video menu design, picture slide shows, and DVD text
- User definable surround-to-stereo down-mixing
- DVD Audio burning, including video data
- DVD Audio extraction, conversion, and archiving
- New "smart" Video Thumbnail Track for editing audio for video
- Track effects in Audio Montage
- Multi-channel metering and analysis with up to eight channels
- ASIO instant remapping for instant audio compare at the touch of a button
- New file formats: WMA Pro 6.1 and 7.1 export, AVI audio import