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Wavelab 8 Comparison Chart

Published: Fri April 12, 2013  News Feed

Wavelab 8 Comparison Chart


Whether you need deep audio editing and high grade plugins for faultless mastering or to scrub background noise from your latest guitar track at home Wavelab offers pro grade features to all users. However for those who don't need features like DDP authoring, spectrum editing or batch processing Steinberg offer Wavelab Elements at a lower price point.


Plugin Name Wavelab 8 Wavelab Elements 8
Voxengo CurveEQ x
StudioEQ x x
GEQ-10 x
GEQ-30 x
FILTER
Post-Filter x
DualFilter x
DYNAMICS
Brickwall x x
TubeCompressor x x
Compressor x x
MultibandCompressor x
Vintage Compressor x
VSTDynamics x x
EnvelopeShaper x
Expander x
Gate x x
Limiter x x
Maximizer x
DeEsser x
Distortion x x
REVERB
Roomworks x
Roomworks SE x x
MODULATION
Chorus x x
StudioChorus x
AutoPan x x
DELAY
MonoDelay x x
PingPongDelay x
StereoDelay x x
SPATIAL
StereoEnhancer x x
MonoToStereo x
PITCH
Octaver x
TOOLS
Mix6to2 x
Mix8to2 x
RESTORATION
Sonnox Denoiser x x
Sonnox Debuzzer x x
Sonnox Declicker x x
Wavelab Plugins Comparison


GENERAL
  Wavelab 8 Cubase Artist 7
Ideal for Mastering, broadcast and professional music studios Home producers, musicians, radio freelancers
Maximum sample rate 384 kHz 96 kHz
Internal processing 32-bit floating point 32-bit floating point
Maximum number of audio tracks < 1000 3
Master section slots 10 4
Clip effects per clip 10 2
Real-time VST 3 effect plug-ins 35 — including the Sonnox Restoration Suite
List of included VST 3 plug-ins (PDF)
17 — including the Sonnox Restoration Suite 
List of included VST 3 plug-ins (PDF)
Audio Montage Workspace for combining compilations of multiple audio files Logo green Logo yellow
Audio File Workspace for sample-accurate audio editing and analysis Logo green Logo yellow
Batch Processing Workspace for applying processing and plug-in chains to multiple audio files at once Logo green  
Unlimited file size due to RF64 support Logo green  
AUDIO ANALYSIS
  Wavelab 8 Cubase Artist 7
3D Spectrum Analysis Logo green Logo green
Spectroscope, Oscilloscope, Level Meter Logo green Logo green
Global Audio Analysis Logo green Logo yellow
EBU-compliant loudness metering Logo green  
Spectrometer, Bit-Meter, Phasescope, Wavescope Logo green  
Audio analysis tools Logo green  
WaveLab Control: Group your favorite analysis tools in one central spot Logo green  
RESTORATION
  Wavelab 8 Cubase Artist 7
Sonnox DeNoiser restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Sonnox DeClicker restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Sonnox DeBuzzer restoration plug-in Logo green Logo green
Spectrum editing Logo green  
Error correction tools for automatic detection and correction of errors within the audio file Logo green  
FORMATS & EXPORT
  Wavelab 8 Cubase Artist 7
Metadata support RIFF, ID3, BWAF, CART, iXML, AXML RIFF, ID3, BWAF, CART
Support for various file formats, including WAV, BWF, SDII, MP3, RIFF, WMA & more Logo green Logo yellow
Burning engine and CD/DVD-audio support Logo green Logo yellow
Full support for the industry-standard DDP format Logo green  
PROCESSING
  Wavelab 8 Cubase Artist 7
Offline processors 25 16
Time Stretch & Pitch Correct Logo green Logo yellow
Effect Section with clip, track and master effects Logo green Logo yellow
iZotope MBIT+™ Master Dither Logo green  
EBU-compliant loudness processing Logo green  
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