Steinberg - WaveLab Studio 6 (Pc)

WaveLab Studio 6 - Audio Editing and Mastering Suite

WaveLab Studio 6 combines state-of-the-art audio technology from the award-winning WaveLab 6 with a streamlined workflow and a full complement of editing and mastering features targeted at project studios and aspiring musicians. It includes the same sample accurate 32-bit audio engine and a wide range of advanced tools with the pristine audio quality originally engineered for top mastering and editing professionals in WaveLab 6. The Studio version provides many of its next-generation features and capabilities to make it one of the world’s best editing and mastering solutions in its price range.

* Sample accurate audio editor with crystal clear audio processing at up to 192 kHz and 32 bit floating point resolution
* Stereo and multi-channel non-destructive editing with versatile clip grouping over multiple lanes
* Video track for sample accurate alignment of audio and video
* Powerful real-time engine with integration of clip-based, track-based and global effect plug-ins
* Superior audio processors including DIRAC time stretch and pitch shift algorithms
* State-of-the-art audio plug-ins for EQ, Resampling, Declicking, Denoising and many more
* Redbook compatible PQ editing including Audio-in-Pause, CD-Text and track sheet export
* Extended audio file handling and manipulation system including files sizes > 2 GB
* Sonogram-style Spectrum View for quick overview of the frequency structure of the audio file with simultaneous aligned use of Wave- and Spectrum View
* Extremely versatile batch processing and scripting features

Audio Editing (Stereo or Multi-Track)

WaveLab Studio 6 is one of the most powerful and versatile audio editing and processing applications on the market today and combines the facilities of many other products within one, intuitive, flexible application.
WaveLab Studio 6 features sample-accurate stereo or multi-track audio editing combined with impressive effects for sound design. Depending on the editing task, users may chose between a destructive stereo editor and the powerful non-destructive, clip-based Audio Montage for stereo or multi-track projects.
The Audio Montage allows real-time fades and cross fades, clip-based effects with effect morphing between adjacent clips and track-based effects through the Master Section. With unlimited undo/redo and the powerful batch processing no other single software tool can match the truly exceptional WaveLab Studio 6 feature set in its price range.

CD Mastering

CD Mastering is more than just squeezing maximum loudness out of music tracks and putting these into the right order for creating a CD. A mastering studio has to match and adjust levels, equalization, spatial integration and many other audio aspects between different audio tracks in order to create a coherent acoustic experience across the entire CD.
WaveLab Studio 6 makes the creation of complex transitions and cross fades between titles very easy. WaveLab Studio 6 provides intuitive track assembly, audio editing, cross fades and effects processing. Frame accurate PQ editing with CD markers is very versatile and fast. WaveLab Studio can create a CD image file or burn the project directly to CD. With WaveLab Studio 6 you can create CD reports and export track sheets. You can even create full colour CD covers and labels right out of the project. No other audio editing software offers such a complete set of CD mastering features.
Audio Restoration

WaveLab Studio 6 includes powerful audio restoration tools. The DeNoiser plug-in is based on acoustic fingerprint analysis and analyses audio in real-time to remove unwanted background noise while maintaining the ambience of the recording. The DeClicker plug-in also operated in real-time by analyzing the original material, detecting clicks and then removing those clicks.
For offline and manual restoration WaveLab Studio 6 features extremely powerful interpolation algorithms to automatically replace disturbances like clicks, clipping or drop-outs intelligently with appropriate material from other parts of the audio files.
WaveLab Studio 6 fully supports Algorithmix’ renovator plug-in to satisfy even the highest demands in restoration.

With its “smart” video thumbnail track, WaveLab Studio 6 is the perfect tool for audio-for-video editing. WaveLab Studio allows for far more accurate and detailed audio editing than the typical video editing software. From trimming and editing audio clips to complex sound design – WaveLab Studio 6 offers the full spectrum of audio editing and processing tools needed to turn a flat-sounding movie soundtrack into a powerful and impressive sonic experience. WaveLab Studio 6 can be used to create sound effects, looped background music beds, impressively clear and “in the face” dialog or even complex multi-track edits using the Audio Montage window.
Use WaveLab Studio 6 to edit the audio track of a video clip extracted from the video file. Or run WaveLab Studio 6 as the audio editing front-end of your preferred video editor. With XSend and XReceive, WaveLab Studio 6 can be integrated seamlessly into any AV workstation, e.g. Pinnacles Liquid Edition.
Broadcast Production

Besides outstanding sound quality and data integrity, workflow optimization and system integration are some of the key requirements in professional broadcast facilities. WaveLab Studio 6 offers state-of-the-art 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution and 32-bit floating-point precision, which results in exceptional sound quality and processing accuracy. Furthermore, WaveLab Studio 6 supports the MPEG 1 Layer 2 (M.U.S.I.C.A.M.) file format, which is commonly used in digital broadcast systems, as well as Broadcast WAV, the extended WAV format that includes additional information in the file header.
But clearly the most exciting features for broadcast users are the new scripting capabilities in combination with user presets and batch processing functions. When combined, these functions allow for perfect integration of WaveLab Studio 6 into the existing workflow, including automated file import, format conversion and signal processing. Using the new API scripting interface WaveLab Studio 6 can run even difficult processing tasks in the background without even being touched.
Multimedia Sound Design

Besides its powerful editing and processing features, WaveLab Studio 6 supports major multimedia audio file formats like Windows Media, WMA Pro, and various MPEG formats. Instead of inconvenient importing or exporting, WaveLab Studio 6 natively supports all of these formats and allows for direct opening and saving of files in any of its supported formats. In combination with the powerful batch processing functions, WaveLab Studio 6 becomes the tool of choice for any file-conversion task.
Institutional Applications

WaveLab Studio 6 has many applications beyond mastering or music- and audio-for-video production. Its powerful recording and processing features have made it the number one choice for scientific audio archiving and restoration, as well as more sophisticated laboratory applications including forensic analysis. WaveLab Studio is known for its reliability and its ease-of-use. Its highly customizable workflow and the powerful user-preset and batch processing features, plus its compatibility with many different file formats leave enough room for a perfect integration into practically any thinkable audio laboratory environment.


WaveLab Studio 6 offers you a very flexible environment with user customizable settings for appearance and window control. Customized window layouts can be saved and restored. For quick access to often-used functions and parameters, WaveLab Studio 6 offers a vast set of key commands. The main window can be divided in two independent panes for overview and editing with spectrum and waveform view. Upper and lower panes can be synchronized. The mouse wheel can be used to control the Master Section faders of for scrolling the time line.
File management

WaveLab Studio 6 includes a range of features to make file handling quick and efficient. Read and write processes for audio files are extraordinarily efficient, while support for w64 and RIFF 64 formats mean that there are practically no limitations on file size that can be handled by WaveLab Studio 6. A favourites list gives lightning fast access to files that are used most often. The often arduous task of renaming multiple files at once is handled by the handy batch processing functions, including file name prefixes and suffixes.

Non-destructive Editing

The Audio Montage is the heart of the non-destructive, real-time editing processes in WaveLab Studio 6. All editing tasks and actions are either processed in real-time or rendered into the audio material. The powerful Audio Montage environment supports not only several audio tracks but also a video track for audio-to-video editing.

Flexible Clip Handling

Audio files in the Audio Montage are shown as so-called clips. Each clip is actually merely a window on either a part or the entire length of an audio file. The selection can be enlarged, reduced or just moved over the audio material (known as sliding). The advanced Crossfade handling in the Audio Montage includes freely movable crossfade handles and symmetric resizing to come up with the perfect crossfade. Grouping of clips in a montage provides an easy way to edit fades for multiple clips across tracks.

Montage Processing

In addition to the effect processing over the entire montage in the Master Section described below, the Audio Montage offers flexible processing based on tracks or clips. Up to 2 VST or DirectX effect plug-ins can be applied on both tracks and clips, producing an extremely flexible processing matrix. Up to 6 plug-ins can be used globally on any Montage. And because only clips that are actually being played are process with the corresponding plug-ins, the plug-in processing also makes highly efficient use of the computer’s CPU resources.

Audio Analysis

Detailed information about the audio material and its properties is absolutely essential to almost any audio editing and mastering task. WaveLab Studio 6 offers a huge range of analysis tools displaying in crystal clarity almost any conceivable aspect of the audio material. A huge set of resizable displays include level and phase information, spectral analysis, a bit meter, oscilloscope and waveform scope. Waveform displays offer sample-accurate display of audio material, while the global analysis tools provide information on peaks, loudness, pitch and clipping, and draw the editor’s attention to glitches and other aberrations.

Master Section

The Master Section offers important monitoring functions like the level meter, global bypass switch, Mono button and Dropout indicator. 6 slots for VST and DirectX plug-ins are also available in the Master Section, as are top-grade dithering and noise shaping algorithms, such as Apogee’s UV22. Plug-in presets allow easy recalling of your favourite combinations of plug-ins and settings, while the Render function, the finished master is only one click away.


WaveLab Studio 6 includes a complete suite of sophisticated audio plug-ins such as hi-end EQ, Multiband Compressor, Dynamics and Reverb. The DeNoiser and DeClicker plug-ins are excellent realtime tools for audio restauration while Crystal Resampler is professional sample rate converter providing exceptional transparency and preservation of the frequency content up to 192 kHz.

Minimum System Requirements

The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software. A more powerful system may be required for certain tasks or larger projects.

* Windows 20000, Windows XP Home or XP Professional
* Intel / AMD Prozessor 800 MHzminimum
* 256 MB RAM
* 80 MB of free disk space
* CD or DVD drive required for installation
* Windows MME compatible audio hardware is required USB port required for Steinberg Key (copy protection device)*
* Internet connection required for license activation

Price: 300 Euro - Release Q3 2006