New Features

The following list informs you about the most important improvements in WaveLab Pro and provides links to the corresponding descriptions.

New Features in Version 11.1.10

New Features in Version 11.0.20

Highlights

Play Back Audio Files in the File Browser Window through the Master Section
  • When you play back audio files in the File Browser window, you can now optionally play back the audio file through the Master Section plug-ins. See File Browser Window.

Show Metadata of Selected Audio Files
  • If you select an audio file in the File Browser window, the corresponding metadata is now displayed in the Metadata window and the metadata section of the Info tab. See File Browser Window.

Playing Back the Focused Audio Channel
  • You can now quickly switch playback between the left/right, mid/side, channel clusters, or both the left/right or mid/side audio channels. See Playing Back Focused Audio Channels.

Creating Audio Montages from Multiple or All Opened Audio Files
Improvements in the Insert Audio Files Dialog
  • The Insert Audio Files dialog contains the following new options: When you insert multiple audio files to an audio montage, you can now sort the audio files according to their metadata track number or file name. You can now specify the position of the first clip that is inserted to the audio montage. You can now add the clips to the audio montage on separate tracks, one clip after the other. See Insert Audio Files Dialog.

Copy Selected Range to Muted Lanes
  • In the audio montage, you can now copy the selected range as a clip to a muted lane. This allows you to edit the selected range with external editors while keeping a backup of the original selected range. See Creating Clips from Selection Ranges.

Directly Publish Podcasts to Blubrry and Captivate
  • WaveLab Pro now allows you to directly upload your Podcast to the Podcast Host Services Blubrry and Captivate. See Podcast.

More New Features

Moving the Edit Cursor and the Selection Range to Other Channels
  • In the Audio Editor, you can now click the channel control area to move the edit cursor and the selection range to another channel. See Selecting Channels in Audio Files.

Hiding Ticks on the Bars and Beats Time Ruler
Show Current Folder in the Folder Tree of the File Browser Window
  • In the File Browser window, you can now synchronize the folder tree to the file list, so that the folder that is selected in the file list will also be shown in the folder tree. See File Browser Window.

Selecting Channel Clusters in the Channel Control Area
Crossfades between Clips on Different Lanes
  • You now have the option to automatically create crossfades when you move a clip on a lane so that it overlaps another clip located on another lane of the same track. See Fade Tab (Audio Montage).

Moving Clips to Another Track or Lane
Improved Display of Level Envelopes
  • The envelope curve at -∞ dB is now easier to see. Also, gray envelope points at the start of a fade-in or at the end of a fade-out make it easier to see short fades even when you have fully zoomed out. See Level Envelopes.

Removing All Plug-ins in the Inspector Window
Removing All Effects from the Selected Clips
New Features in the XML Audio Description Dialog
  • In the XML Audio Description dialog, you can now open a window which allows you to see a preview of the XML file with the settings that you have made in the XML Audio Description dialog taken into account. You can also select an XML file that WaveLab Pro analyzes according to the settings you have made in the XML Audio Description dialog. See XML Audio Description Dialog.

Multicore Processing for Supervision Plug-in
Dim Playback Cursor for Muted Audio Channels
Dim Playback Cursor for Muted Tracks

Last but Not Least

Add Selected Folder to the Favorite Folders in the File Browser Window
Switching between Optimized Height and Default Zoom
  • In the Audio Editor, you can now double-click the Vertical Zoom control to switch between an optimized height and the default zoom. See Zooming Using the Zoom Controls.

Space Bar Triggers Play from Anchor
  • You can now trigger the Play from Anchor playback option with the Space bar. See Transport Bar.

Added TRCK (Track Number) Metadata Field
  • In the Metadata dialog, you can now add the track number to the TRCK metadata field on the RIFF tab. See Metadata Dialog.

Shortcut for Opening the Recording Dialog
  • If you are not in the Audio Editor, you can now Alt/Opt-click Record on the transport bar or press Alt/Opt-R to quickly open the Recording dialog. See Recording Dialog.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Record-Enable and Monitoring
Two Decimals after Fader Value Separator in the Master Section
  • For the fader values in the Master Level pane of the Master Section window, you can now specify whether to display one or two decimals after the separator. See Master Level Pane.

New Features in Version 11.0.10

Selecting All Clips that Have the Same Length and Vertical Position
  • If the Siblings auto grouping option is activated and you double-click the lower area of a clip, all clip siblings are also selected. If several clips are already selected, double-clicking the lower area of a clip only selects this clip. See Edit Tab (Audio Montage).

New Features in Version 11.0.0

Highlights

SuperVision
  • This plug-in is a fully customizable multimeter audio analyzer for professional productions. SuperVision lets you choose from several different modules for signal, spectral, phase, spatial, and waveform analysis. This plug-in suite allows you to create your own custom layout with up to nine module slots with individual display settings for each module to give you a supremely accurate visual picture of your sound. It is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

Multichannel Interleaved Audio Files
  • WaveLab Pro now supports multichannel interleaved audio files up to a 22.2 channel layout. Ambisonics files up to 7th order (64 channels) are also supported. See Multichannel Audio Files.

Track Groups
  • You can now add tracks to track groups and apply effects, gain settings, and pan settings to track groups. This is useful for stem-mastering, for example. See Track Groups.

Lanes
  • You can divide tracks into lanes. This allows you to place clips on the same track on different lanes in parallel for stem mastering, for example. See Lanes.

Improved Multichannel Support in Audio Montages
Parameter Automation with Clip Envelopes
Ducking
  • Ducking allows you to control the level of an audio track with another audio track. This is commonly used to control the music level of one track with the voice level on another track. See Track Ducking.

Clean Up and Enhance Your Tracks
  • The Inspector window now allows you to clean up and enhance your tracks. You can use the DeEsser, DeNoiser, and DeHummer to clean your audio. The Voice Exciter, Reverb, EQ, and Maximizer allow you to enhance your audio. See Inspector Window.

Ambisonics Mixes
  • WaveLab Pro can now read and write multi mono audio files in the formats .wav, .amb, and .ambix. See Ambisonics Mixes.

MixConvert V6
  • MixConvert V6 is a plug-in that converts one multi-channel audio source into another multi-channel destination. It is most frequently used to downmix a multi-channel surround mix into a format with fewer channels, for example, a 5.1 surround mix into a stereo mix. See MixConvert V6.

Replacing Audio in Video
Directly Publish Podcasts to Podcast Host Services
  • WaveLab Pro now allows you to directly upload your Podcast to Podcast Host Services. See Podcast.

Process Audio Montages with Multiple Cores

More New Features

Frequency 2
  • The Frequency 2 equalizer provides eight bands, each of which can be individually set to dynamic filtering for a more dynamic mix. You can also find mid/side channel support and Linear Phase mode for each band, Auto Listen to hear the adjustments you have made, a spectrum display and even a musical keyboard to help you find the right tone. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

Squasher
  • This dynamic plug-in combines up and down compression for up to three bands. Use it to help your lead sounds cut through the mix, tame aggressive bass lines, or enhance subtle, spacey reverberation. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

Imager
  • This new plug-in helps you to get a better, cleaner mix. You can place audio tracks in the stereo field independently in up to four bands, allowing you to expand or reduce the stereo width of your sound. The individual scope and correlation displays help you to get your panning absolutely perfect. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

Quadrafuzz v2
  • Quadrafuzz v2 is a multi-band distortion and multi-effect plug-in for processing drums and loops but also for treatment of vocals, for example. You can distort up to 4 bands. 5 different distortion modes with several sub-modes are available. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

DeReverb
  • DeReverb allows you to remove reverb from the input signal in real time. The plug-in uses an impulse response that is generated by a physical model based on adjustable parameters and a learning function. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

External FX Plug-in Improved
  • The External FX plug-in now has a level meter for the Send Gain and Return Gain. You can also add images of your external gear to the plug-in. See External FX Plug-in.

Multi-Core Processing for Audio Montages
  • WaveLab Pro now supports multi-core processing for audio montages. This allows for faster processing of audio montages with multiple tracks, clips, and effects. The audio signal in WaveLab Pro is processed in the following way: First clips, then tracks, and then clip groups are each processed in parallel. After that, the output is processed. If you are using the Master Section, this is processed last. See Audio Montage.

More Sources for Rendering Audio Montages
  • In the Render tab of the Audio Montage window, you can now select the following additional parts of your audio montage as the source for rendering: Active Track, Active Track Group, All Selected Tracks, All Track Groups. See Render Tab (Audio Montage).

Title Navigator
  • The Title Navigator pop-up menu allows you to quickly navigate between titles that spread over multiple tracks or lanes in your audio montage. See Title Navigator.

Improved Track Routing
  • The routing of audio montage channels to the montage output channels has been improved. The Track Routing dialog (former Track Channel Dispatching dialog) has been updated. See Track Routing Dialog.

Selection Ranges on Multiple Tracks
Omit Plug-ins and Envelope Settings When Copying Clips to Other Tracks
Undo/Redo Operations in Plug-in Windows
Comparing Plug-in Settings
Lin Pro Dither
  • Lin Pro Dither is a dithering plug-in that offers additional noise shaping to increase the apparent signal-to-noise ratio by altering the spectrum of the low-level audio signal. Lin Pro Dither replaces the MBit+ and UV22HR dithering plug-ins. If you open a Master Section preset, a batch process, or an audio montage that references the MBit+ or UV22HR plug-ins, these are replaced with the Lin Pro Dither plug-in. The parameter settings are reset to default. The Lin Pro Dither plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.

Number of Playback Processing Slots Increased to 5
Add Comment when Creating Markers
  • You can now add comments to markers when you create markers via the Create Marker dialog. See Create Marker Dialog.

Wavescope
  • The Wavescope meter displays a real-time waveform drawing of the audio signal being monitored. See Wavescope.

Auto Split Improvements
  • The Auto Split dialog has been improved. You can decide whether to exclude or keep silent parts when splitting the file. Also, the options Create Audio Montage and Add Clips to It, Remove Audio Outside Regions (Process In-Place), and Mute Audio Outside Regions (Process In-Place) have been enhanced with additional splitting options. See Auto Split.

Saving/Loading Plug-in Chains in the Batch Processor
Find and Replace Files in the Batch Processor
Import and Export File Lists in the Batch Processor
Podcast Editor is now RSS Feed
  • The Podcast Editor has been enhanced and renamed to RSS Feed. See RSS Feed Editor.

Last but Not Least

Custom Names for Audio Ports
Sending Mono File Audio Streams to a Dedicated Speaker
Improved Startup Dialog
Shift Selection to the Left or Right
Toggle Channel Selection Mode
  • The channel selection mode allows you to switch between selecting all channels and selecting individual channels when you click and drag in the wave window. See Selecting Channels in Audio Files.

Default Effect Presets
Including Notes in Audio Montage Templates
  • You can now include notes that you have written in the Notes window when you create an audio montage template based on an audio montage. See Audio Montage Template Dialog.

Playing Back Multichannel Files on Stereo Speakers
  • If your audio device setup does consist of less speakers than audio channels in your multichannel audio file, you can assign different speakers to the same audio port to play back the multichannel file on stereo speakers, for example. See Playing Back Multichannel Files.

Stopping Recording When Record Position Reaches Next Marker
  • The Stop When Record Position Reaches Next Marker option now allows you to automatically stop recording when the record position reaches the next visible marker of the montage. Hidden markers are not taken into account. See Track Control Area for Stereo and Mono Tracks.

Montage Track Peak Meter Shows Left and Right Stereo Channel
  • The track peak meter in the audio montage now shows the volume level for the left channel and the right channel of stereo tracks independently. See Track Peak Meter.

More Time Selection Options in the Audio Montage
  • There are now more options for creating or extending time selections in audio montages in the Extend pop-up menu in the Time Selection section on the Edit tab. See Edit Tab (Audio Montage).

Selecting Tracks
  • You can now select multiple tracks at once. This allows you to group and ungroup multiple tracks at the same time or render multiple independent tracks, for example. See Selecting Tracks.

Inserting Stereo Audio Files into Mono Tracks or Vice Versa
Omit Reference Tracks from Select Commands
  • You can now activate Omit Reference Tracks from Select Commands to exclude the selection commands in the Select menu of the CD window from reference tracks. See Clips Window.

Improved Methods for Adding Envelope Curve Points
Showing/Hiding Panes in the Inspector Window
Canceling Background Tasks via Key Command
  • You can now press Alt/Opt-. on your keyboard to cancel rendering processes that run in the background. See Canceling Background Tasks.

New XML Input Elements for Batch Processor
  • WaveLab Pro can now identify the plug-in chain and the file format in XML input files in the batch processor. See XML Input.

Restrict High DPI Scaling to Multiples of 100
  • The Restrict Scaling to Multiples of 100 option allows you to decide whether the scaling factor must be multiples of 100 or if intermediate ratios are allowed. See Display Tab (Global Preferences).

Suspend Track Plug-In Processing When Audio Is Silent
Level/Fade Envelope or Pan Envelope Before or After Clip Effects

New Features in Version 10.0.60

gnudb Replaces freedb as CD Database

New Features in Version 10.0.50

SVG Support for Audio CD Report Header Image