Thanks PG for a nice update to Wavelab, I really like version 8 so far. I have a few questions after using it for a few days.
Did you remove the leveler plugin? I think WL7 had a simple plugin called level or leveler that had one slider to raise or lower the gain to both channels with one slider. I can only find a thing in stereo tools that does gain and panning, but the gain must be done for left and right separate and no way to link or lock the gains for left and right that I see.
I’m not sure if it’s a setting, but I could formerly move some regions and select undo without the zooming level or zoom area changing so I could make sure that gaps between regions or marker placements weren’t changing when doing something like substituting an audio file or moving regions. It seem that now when I toggle the undo or redo shortcut, the zoom and view change so I can’t A/B a certain area between undo and redo of a task.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the metadata feature. I have had some success but it’s still trial and error as far as what I get for a result. I find it confusing that you can edit the metadata from the icon in the “CD” window of the montage as well as the window in the upper left by the notes, effects and other stuff in the montage. It seems that you can only add the art from the metadata section in the upper left but then more detailed info must be done by the icon in the CD window in the montage. Is it possible to embed the total number of tracks in the ID3 field or any other mp3 related field? I know that in Jaikoz audio file tagger you can enter the track number and total tracks in the mp3 file and it will translate to iTunes. I also had an issue where the title of the CD was ending up as each song name and I would also like to be able to leave the genre blank instead of being forced to pick a genre, somehow in Jaikoz you can leave the genre blank.
I see some of the presets like to cross over some metadata from CD-Text or custom CD metadata but I don’t understand the difference between auto variables and custom variables and what they can do.
If you have time to explain how to more easily explain the metadata that would be great. It seems that right now the Wavelab user can see too much behind the scenes stuff and that it could be more simple.