I just opened wavelab 9 for the first time. I feel like I"m in a foreign country. Is there a way to make the layout more similar to the wavelab 8 layout I’m familiar with?
Maybe begin by going to “Tool Windows” and progressively closing each one that you would prefer not to see in your workspace.
Then rearrange the remaining tool windows to a screen and position to taste.
I personally like meters to be on a separate screen but that’s a matter of preference only.
One of the great things about 9 is its flexible configuration.
It can be a very sparse set up.
Hope this helps.
Could I suggest you try using WL 9 as it is set up for a few days. Once you get used to the ribbon and what it can do to speed things up you will not want, IMHO, to go back to WL 8.5
Just a suggestion.
Yeah, I hate to be that guy but I think if you give WaveLab 9 a chance you’ll never want to look at WaveLab 8.5 again.
I don’t miss it at all.
It just tics me off. I have 3 people using this and now I have to waste a bunch of time not only learning this entirely new window with all new symbols, but I also have to teach my other people. So I just paid Steinberg money to waste several days of my time and workflow. Not only that. Now we have a greater chance of making an error that could cost time and money. Why couldn’t they just add the new features but leave the look alone!
I think there were a lot of complaints that WaveLab 7 and 8 looked too different than WaveLab 6 so some effort was made to get back to the original concept where audio files and montages are not so separated.
I don’t know any tricks personally for making WaveLab 9 look more like 8.5 but am happy to answer any specific questions.
I usually don’t like change either but I would never want to go back 8.5 after using WaveLab 9.
I find Wavelab 9 far preferrable to 7 or 8. Give it a try… You may find you prefer it as well in the long run.
One simple look at the 5 minute introductory video of WL9 before purchase would’ve made the new look and layout perfectly clear. Sorry, but this type of blaming ticks me off.
I was never a fan of WL 7 or 8. I liked WL 6. When I first got WL 9 it looked a lot like WL 6 with the ribbon. One day of working with it and I was hooked, PG has done an outstanding job, IMHO, with the interface and it is so fast it amazes me. I have to teach this to my interns and they pick it up quite quickly. I suggest again that before condemning it you live with it for a full day and watch some of the GREAT tutorials on YouTube. Just my two cents worth.
I have been living with it since launch - and granted - I use it less than I used to - but I still find 9 to be rife with ribbons and toolbars everywhere that quite often - I have no idea on what toolbar or ribbon I am clicking on applies to what window.
I spent about 20 mins the other day trying to figure out how to close a file.
Clearly I need to modify my main work spaces and look at the tutorial vids again.