In general, I’m quite pleased with Wavelab 8; it’s snappier, looks better, and the new functions look great though I haven’t had time to dive into them.
Two things however concerning the recording dialog are a step backwards for me and make Wavelab much harder to use (or to trust). I had already a similar problem in WL7, which I hoped would be fixed, but it’s not…
The recording dialog can no longer stay on top of all other programs, as it was in WL7. This was a fantastic feature, since I can see what’s going on in Cubase while at the same time checking levels during recording in Wavelab. BTW, I did try unmarking the option in Preferences, ´Hide top level windows when app not active´, but this makes a big mess. Then the regular metering and all stays on top of Cubase… Please bring this separate recording dialog function back!
Unfortunately there still is no separation of audio being visually monitored in the recording dialog, and the actual audio being output from Wavelab. So - as I mix from Cubase on a digital board - I’m listening to the same mix again through Wavelab’s output: Feedback! Please PG, fix this and separate visual input monitoring from sending audio to the outputs.
BTW, the dialog turning red is not as bad as I expected… Although just the record button turning red (and not blinking) would have been fine too.