I would like to place some suggestions of my own (I did read through most previous post, but excuse me if I missed ones):
1.) Master Rig works & sounds great, but I would love to see a possibility to add external 3rd party VSTs directly within the Master Rig (as in Ozone). I currently have a workaround which I am sure others are using to: Master Rig #1 (without Limiter / Maximizer). Then use 3rd party VSTs in regular slots. Then use Master Rig #2 (with Limiter / Maximizer). Would be more elegant if I could stay within MasterRig, for the following reasons 1.) Use less resources 2.) Save presets within Rig (incl. 3rd party VSTs) 3.) Easy A/B or Mute of master section. If that cannot be done without compromising the quality and efficiency of the existing signal chain, then I guess the current method will have to stick. I guess adding external hardware support within the rig might be a little challenging, but definitely nice. In the optimal case, the Rig would then also function as a plug-in slot extension = Internal RIG VSTs + 3rd Party VSTs + External Hardware.
2.) Can you add some more sonic flavors and / or algorithms in the Limiter section of the Master Rig?
3.) A fast & intelligent way of A/B ing audio files would be awesome (its mentioned in the first post). Since I have more then one master final, maybe possibility of referencing more masters against one source file. I understand that its possible within a montage project or within DAW tracks, but the important thing here is one-click button action without any pause or artifacts. The A/B ing needs to happen while the song keeps on flowing. Anyone who processes files would benefit from such a feature, not just mastering engineers. I understand that 3rd party plugins are out there that do the task; but its such a basic but important workflow feature that I simply believe it should be part of WL (without a steep learning curve and without much hassle to call up). It would be such a time saver and help speed up decision making processes’.
4.) More control of the file list export feature (txt, PDF aso) would definitely be nice, but not a deal-breaker if not included (;
5.) Solo features in Master Rig multiband EQ not only when you make changes but also for individual bands.
6.) Option to import Cubase Plugin Manager folder structures, Plugin Categories and Settings for VST Plugins. It would be useful to have one plugin manager that works for both Cubase and Steinberg. There is no option (either in Cubase or Wavelab) to store notes or comments or ratings for individual plugins. I do like the favorites icon (crown) option in Wavelab…
Very curious to see when WaveLab 10 will be released and what features will eventually be included. Good luck to Philippe and the whole developing team!