WaveLab 8 - An amazingly powerful program
Still trying to get up to speed with WavLab 8. I migrated to WaveLab when Bias Inc, the makers of "Peak" went out of business. WaveLab's 600+ page manual is a bit stifling and I'm slowly getting through it. The program is not very intuitive for me and reading the manual is probably going to be mandatory so be prepared to spend time with a pretty decent learning curve. I'm a Cubase user and see no similarities in the functionality between the two.
The good news is WaveLab is amazingly powerful, allowing for a variety of ways to edit audio files and comes with a nice selection of top notch plug ins as well as a sophisticated batch processor, super flexible window layout (Though a bit confusing at first) and highly customizable. I'll be very happy when I master this application and all of its versatility. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the learning curve. I'd recommend this for any pro level user for audio editing, file conversions and mastering