I have pretty much used Pro Tools and (mostly) Adobe Audition for my audio editing purposes most of my life. I have dabbled with Cakewalk many, many years ago and also CoolEdit (I think?) also many, many years ago.
Recently I have gotten the option to use several Cubase products when purchasing Yamaha products. Cubase AI, LE and Wavelab have all become available to me.
I installed Cubase AI and WaveLab and am encountering some pretty serious learning curve. I was hoping that my knowledge of the principles would put me farther along the path to understanding than it did.
Also, Cubase is ENORMOUS compared to some of the other programs I have used. Not a HUGE deal, but when my PC has a 128G SSD as its primary drive, eating 12G for audio software is - well - notable.
So my question, and hoping not to stir up a hornet’s nest of tribalism, but what does Wavelab (and if any of you have info on Cubase AI as well) offer me to make it worth the investment in time that I will have to make to switch to Steinberg products. In no way am I attacking Steinberg or suggesting that they are not worth the investment - I’m just asking those of you who have chosen this product to help me know what it offers that would make this the right choice for someone to make? Thanks for any help you can provide!