I don’t understand why Wavelab doesn’t apply the final process dithering to output renders. No matter what bit rate I choose, the rendered files are resampled okay to my selected rate, but remain at 32F, whereupon I’m forced to create yet another set of files through a conversion process, before delivery.
This seems like a 101 fail for such an expensive piece of software that I’m still evaluating.
You have to specify the output bits in the WaveLab output format. 32 F is not mandatory.
And WaveLab can’t guess what settings are used in “private” dither plugins, hence can’t do the above choice automatically.
I’m confused. It seems that the point of mastering software is to render out files that have been manipulated using the plug-ins, like digital EQ etcetera. A new file is created in a folder you have specified. I apply mastering to various clips in a montage and then render those clips. I"m surprised you say that Wavelab doesn’t do that. What is its purpose therefore?
The render should process all your plugins. And this is what happens appears to happen when I render in Wavelab - everything, including sample rate changes, but not bit depth…
It seems like maybe you’re not understanding something about Wavelab. Wavelab can output any bit depth you want it to… just choose the bit depth you want in the render dialogue, and then set dither to whatever level you want it to as well, and wavelab will create 24-bit files or 16-bit files, or whatever you set it to… all dithered exactly as you choose as well, or not dithered at all if you choose that. It’s entirely up to you. Wavelab is a very flexible powerful program…
Maybe I expressed myself unclearly, but this is not what I said. What I tried to express, is that WaveLab can’t guess what the plugin does to the audio. You, as the user of the plugins, knows. But WaveLab not. This is why WaveLab can’t guess the output format automatically.
Ahh. - well if that’s the case maybe you’ve discovered a bug somehow. I’ve never had that problem, and I use wavelab almost every day, often for professional work. Maybe we need to analyze further your exact process.
Can you post a screenshot of the render dialogue right before you start the render?
Aha - I see - it is Wav Default - and there are other options there. Hidden away - I’m used to choosing a file format and having options like sampling and bit depth in clearly displayed boxes (example Cubase, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition). Thanks.
Yes - it works! Next problem - how to analyze a montage for loudness and peaks. I can only see how to monitor it during playback, or as individual unprocessed clips - or by rendering the whole montage to a new file and then analyzing it.