Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 - Upgrade from WaveLab Pro 8.5

Mastering Software Suite - Mac/PC
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Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 - Upgrade from WaveLab Pro 8.5
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Comprehensive Mastering Solution for Music and Broadcast

This update allows registered owners of WaveLab 8.5 to receive WaveLab Pro 9 at a special price. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer for more details.

For music production and broadcast audio alike, Steinberg's WaveLab Pro 9 is a powerful and complete mastering solution. With a range of powerful plug-ins and support for mid-side processing and editing, you have precision control over the frequency balance, dynamic range, and stereo imaging of your audio. You'll also be able to use any of your favorite third-party plug-ins for mid-side processing, even if those plug-ins don't natively support M-S. And with a refined user interface, integration with Steinberg's Cubase and Nuendo, and the MasterRig mastering processing suite, Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 is simply an outstanding solution for mastering audio.

Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 Mastering Software at a Glance:
  • Version 9 updates make WaveLab better than ever
  • Steinberg's WaveLab mastering software is an all-in-one audio tool
  • MasterRig processing suite provides a surgical audio toolkit
  • Advanced EBU-compliant loudness metering for broadcast media
  • Speaker management system to switch between multiple monitors
Version 9 updates make WaveLab better than ever

When we first saw WaveLab Pro 9 at Sweetwater, we were immediately excited about the addition of mid-side processing and editing capabilities. From EQs and compressors to stereo width and harmonic saturation, every process in WaveLab Pro 9 can be applied to the middle and sides of your stereo image separately. Also notable is the Direct Exchange feature for integration with Steinberg's Cubase and Nuendo DAW platforms, allowing you to juggle the mix sessions and mastering sessions with a minimum of fuss. The new File Group system and Project Manager make it easier to organize and navigate complex projects with lots of files. And numerous workflow and interface improvements provide an overall smoother and more enjoyable experience.

Steinberg's WaveLab mastering software is an all-in-one audio tool

WaveLab is an all-in-one solution for high-resolution stereo and multichannel audio editing, mastering, and CD/DVD burning. And it's not just a top-level mastering tool. It also gives you amazing creative options for multimedia, sound design with samplers, radio broadcasts, and computer-telephony applications. And this version is the best yet, with an arsenal of mastering-grade plug-ins, a single-window user interface, and a refined workflow that allows you to tackle complex projects efficiently.

MasterRig processing suite provides a surgical audio toolkit

On top of the ample plug-in collection WaveLab already offered, Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 introduces the MasterRig processing suite. This mastering chain is comprised of six plug-ins, with plenty of controls for precise sound shaping. The Compressor, Limiter, Saturator, and Imager all support multiband processing, and all plug-ins, including the Dynamic EQ and Equalizer, support mid-side processing.

Advanced EBU-compliant loudness metering for broadcast media

Whether you're working on music for media, radio billboards, or any other broadcast audio, WaveLab Pro 9 features advanced loudness metering that ensures compliance with EBU regulations. For an even easier visualization of your amplitude, you can also enter into a zoomable loudness view to visualize all values as a graph. In fact, Seinberg's normalizer tools have been modified to meet the requirements of EBU standards. All of this will help you make your media broadcast ready.

Speaker management system to switch between multiple monitors

During the mastering process, it is always important to monitor your pre-master 2-mix on various loudspeaker setups to ensure constant quality. Steinberg wanted to make that process easy so that you don't have to purchase a separate switcher for your studio monitors. WaveLab Pro 9 provides you with an integrated speaker management system so that you can A/B your monitors right from the transport. This system allows you to switch between eight different loudspeaker configurations, each with its own individual volume control.

Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9 Mastering Suite Features:
  • An all-in-one mastering tool for music production and broadcast audio
  • Speaker management system to switch between multiple monitors
  • Advanced EBU-compliant loudness metering for broadcast media
  • Supports mid-side processing and editing, even with 3rd-party plug-ins
  • MasterRig processing suite includes 6 powerful plug-ins for mastering
  • Direct Exchange provides seamless integration of WaveLab with Cubase and Nuendo
  • Sonnox DeNoiser, DeClicker and DeBuzzer for powerful restoration capabilities
  • Easily organize complex projects and file sets with the File Group system and Project Manager
  • Single-window plug-in management to keep your digital workspace simple
  • Advanced batch processing capabilities for efficient processing of multiple files
  • Extended audio montage environment that supports files of varying sample rates
  • Watch Folders let you designate a folder in your OS for automated, drag-and-drop processing
  • Multi-format rendering lets you render your projects to multiple file formats at once
  • Prepare compressed media for iTunes and iOS devices with the integrated AAC encoder
  • Encoder Checker lets you A/B codec quality and settings so you can compare various formats side by side
Steinberg's WaveLab Pro 9 is a comprehensive mastering suite.

Tech Specs

Software Type Mastering software
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Upgrade
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit/ 64-bit
Format VST
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel/AMD dual core or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel/AMD dual core or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac Mac OS X version 10.10/10.11
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 46210

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Wavelab Pro 9

The updated to a modern looking GUI is not only nice on the eyes, but more and importantly Wavelab has updated to be much more user friendly. The added plugins are icing on the cake. I am very pleased to own Wavelab Pro 9.
5/5

WaveLab Rocks!

After using wave lab 8 and 8.5 for the by few year I noticed some issues. Found remember what the different windows and tools were for could be a little challenging. I'm happy to say wavelab 9 here addressed this now it's much easier to navigate around because all your tools are centralized on one window!Get Job!
Music background: Record Producer
4/5

upgrade from wavelab 8.5 to pro 9

I like it!!!
See also: Mastering Plug-ins, Steinberg, Steinberg Mastering Software