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Author Topic: Steinberg Wavelab (1995)  (Read 3458 times)

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Steinberg Wavelab (1995)
« on: December 14, 2014, 04:28:30 PM »

This sophisticated new PC digital editor is up against such established software as Sound Forge and Samplitude Studio. JANET HARNIMAN COOK assesses whether Steinberg have built on their status in the sequencer field with a successful PC wave editing program.


As the PC music juggernaut gathers pace, the proliferation of 'MIDI + Audio' sequencers and budget hard disk audio recorders continues unabated. Software-driven, and using soundcards within the PC, these programs offer a fantastic range of creative opportunites to the musician of today. But although they may be great multitrackers, the audio editing facilities of these programs may be rather basic, often restricted to simple cut, paste, volume and pan functions. To provide the missing editing power, Steinberg have launched WaveLab. To help you reach that elusive next level of refinement and control, WaveLab provides a bank of fast audiophile wave processors, including Timestretch, Chorus, Harmoniser and EQ with spectral analysis, all integrated into an easy-to-use, high-quality environment for all those tricky edits. If you're on a tight budget, you could just about use WaveLab as a stand-alone recorder for compiling albums or working on extended remixes, despite the limited playlist features -- sadly, WaveLab is not yet the PC's answer to Sound Designer II on the Mac. For the multimedia developer, WaveLab provides fast, high-grade sample rate conversion and batch processing.

WaveLab is two program modules: a stereo digital audio recorder/editor/multi-processor, and the Audio Access database, a disk-orientated soundfile librarian. It works with any 16-bit, stereo, 44.1kHz Windows MME soundcard, both PC WAV and Mac AIFF file formats are supported, and WaveLab will edit Digidesign Session 8 files too. The program is also ideal for use with the current version of Cubase. Audio files from Cubase v3 (see review in the July issue of SOS) can be directly imported into WaveLab for fine editing and processing, and Cubase v3 audio segment boundaries are translated into WaveLab markers.
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