Mac OSX 8 **required** for Wavelab 8??

:question: I was just about to buy an upgrade from WaveLab 7 to 8… checked the fine print and was ASTONISHED to see that Mac OSX 8 is required to run this upgrade. Not even 7.5 compatibility? Well… booo ooo hisses. I’ll upgrade OSX sooner or later but not just for the sake of WaveLab… bad move Steinberg, :imp:

You need osx 10.8… or 10.7

Would you clarify that please? The “requirements” for Mac OSX users given in the technical specs for WaveLab 8 is Mac OSX 10.8. Not “10.7.x or 10.8” … I’m pretty sure I read that correctly. So, is it compatible under Mac OSX 10.7.5?

Yes, WaveLab 8 runs under OSX 10.7.5.

Thanks for your quick reply!

I’m afraid not, dude. I double-checked w/Steinberg Support and their answer is below. WL 8 *does require Mac OSX 10.8. Too bad for me, I guess. – JD

Hello John,

Wavelab 8 does require 10.8 for support as that is the current Mac OS and it is what we have developed and will be testing Wavelab 8 for. Thank you.

Chris Dobbs
Steinberg US Support

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Subject: WaveLab 8 Compatibility with Mac OSX 10.7.5?
Description: Sorry this is a dumb question, but I need to know this to decide whether to upgrade from WaveLab 7 to WAVELAB 8.

I currently run MAC OSX 10.7.5. According to your MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS page for WaveLab 8, Mac OS X Version 10.8 is REQUIRED for WaveLab 8 compatibility.

I hope this is wrong… but the question is simply, do I have to get Mac OSX 10.8 to use WaveLab 8?

My upgrade purchase decision will depend on your answer

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The dude is Philippe Goutier “PG” creator of WaveLab
if anyone knows what’s working or not is PG !

regards S-EH

WaveLab 8 was developped under OSX 10.7.5 :ugeek: So you can be sure it works there :wink:

Working fine on OS X 10.7.5 here. Also on Windows 8.
So far so good. Haven’t encountered any problems.

WL v8 working fine on 10.7.5 here, as well. As a matter of fact, much better than WL v7 on OS X 10.7.5 - IMHO. Worth the upgrade price – plus there’s a full manual.

To PG – good job on this update!