Steinberg WaveLab / WaveLab Studio 6.10 update / Audio Editor

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Podcast creator. This is a rather large feature, please refer to the addendum documentation.
Better optimizations for Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
Batch processor: new « Audio Injector » plugin. This plugin allows to insert an audio file before or/and after the files to process, with an optional cross-fade process. The file(s) to inject must have the same number of channels and sample rates as the source files, and must not be longer that 60 seconds.
Batch processor: new « Trimmer » plugin. This plugin allows to cut a specific time at the head or/and tail of the audio file. It can be useful when combined with the Silence plugins, Fade-in/out plugins, and reverb-like plugins.
Waves VST plugins are now supported from the Master Section (must be using the latest VST shell).
Audio Montage: it is now possible to navigate in the zoom/cursor/scroll history using the more standard key shortcuts Alt+Left/Right arrow keys. Some extended keyboards have dedicated keys for this. Same thing for mouse Back/Forward buttons (mouses with 2 additional buttons on the side). In other words, it is possible to navigate in the zoom/cursor/scroll history using the same shortcuts as eg. in Microsoft internet explorer.
Audio Montage: better display when using Control + left/right arrow (allow to navigate from clip boundary to clip boundary).
Audio Montage / Wave : Key shortcut added for « Move edit cursor to position... » : < ! >
Key shortcut added for « Live input... » : < Control + Shift + I >

Bug fixes
Crytal Resampler: bug fix and slightly improved quality in « Ultra » mode.
Burning an Audio Montage using Track effects, and with the option « Render to temporary file before burning », had for effect to apply the track effects twice.
CD-Text issue fixed.
When moving a Xfade left and right, the volume enveloppe points don't move anymore.
Improved look and installation under Vista.
Problem fixed with some plugins used with a mono file.
Audio CD grabbing: the last audio track of a CD-Extra could not be grabbed and its length was wrongly displayed.
Opening the Live Input window while a meter window was open, caused a crash.
Recording audio to a mono track of an Audio Montage, was systematically adding a new track to the montage.
Fixed problem that could happen when exporting text in Excel format (eg. Clip list)
Audio Montage: playback can now start even if some audio peak files are being built.
Improved compatibility when saving « ulaw » and « alaw » audio files with a WAV file header.
In the montage "Files" tab, the file date's day and month were exchanged.
It was not possible to erase a Montage track name.
Batch renaming of clips and markers: the initial value of the « counter » procedure was ignored.
Useless peak files with a null size could sometimes be created for some audio files.
Auto Split: useless audio files with a null size could be created, in certain cases.
Master Section slot key commands above 3 where not selectable.
Auto Split: in mode « Cut Head and Tail », the option « Insert silence at start or end » was ignored.
Silence plugin: (batch processor). The plugin works nice correctly.
Loudness distribution: the dB value displayed at the mouse cursor position, did not take into account the AES17 preference.
Opening a copy of an Audio Montage, would change the date of the original montage.
Audio file path is now remembered when opening an audio file as a montage.
Audio Montage: saving a clip will now always set the right file extension (« clip »).
Audio Montage: the colour condition feature was not working.
Other minor problems.

WaveLab 6.01

Overall performances have been sensibly improved (new optimizations), including file access, espescially on dual CPU machines.
Silence processor: the mode « Insert until cursor » has been added.
Preferences / File tab: there is now the possibility to specify the default sample rate of files without headers (eg. certain telephony file formats)
Live input of previous WaveLab versions has been reintroduced.
Slightly improved precision of sample display at certain zoom factors (from 1:8 to 1:2)
Bug fixes
Auto-Split tool: Fade option was always active, even if check box was unchecked,
Fix problem when rendering a montage with clip or track plugins with an internal delay.
Audio Montage: an effect clip enveloppe could still be visible after an effect change would make this enveloppe uneditable.
Fix problem that caused an error message to sometimes appear when creating a peak file.
Fix a rare problem with mp2 encoding.
Batch processor: pitch shifting using the Dirac mode did not produce the exact expected file length.
WMA file encoding: sometimes a wrong format was used rather than the selected one.
It is not possible to use the Resampler plugin when using the Smart Bypass tool. Now an error message is displayed (before, a crash could sometimes occur).
Wave editor: a wrong paste operation would sometimes occur when pasting a mono segment.
Audio Montage: when moved to another track while playing back, a clip with the ducker plugin could cause a crash.
Audio Montage: when copying clips with attached markers, some marker mismatch could occur.
The function « Import special audio file » is no more limited to 2 GB files.
Crystal Resampler: speed was divided by 2 in version 6.0b compared to version 6.0a (but no quality change). Now speed is maximum again.
Level enveloppe, Effect morphing and Pitch bend: when using a curve in « smooth mode », a click could occur at the edges.
Audio montage: custom coloring could be done but was not saved.
AES31 import: some things fixed related to mono tracks.
Audio montage: when splitting multiple clips (« All tracks » menu), the option « create automatically new fades » was not taken into account.
Folder options: the option «When opening WaveLab, set this folder », did not work,
Improved use of multiple audio temporary folders (can lead to more speed)
« External Gear » plugin: the message « wrong number of inputs / outputs » was sometimes displayed without a good reason,
Fix some other minors things.


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