I’ve been a Sound Forge (and for the last few years Sound Forge Mac) user for many years, but I’ve finally given up with its instability. In an edit session session yeterday it just closed itself down for no reason 4 times and I’ve lost patience. Pro Tools and Izotope RX5 both run perfectly well on the iMac, so I’m pointing the finger at SF. Anyway, noticed Wavelab Elements 9 whilst looking for an alternative.
I’m looking for a waveform editor to do the grunt work on audio files before I polish them with Izotope and arrange/package with Pro Tools, so, whilst it’s great if Wavelab does all the bells and whistles, but I need it to do the basics.
Before I buy I usually try it, but since there isn’t a trial version, I’m looking for user experience. I need a simple workflow and user interface, to work on no more than 3 files at a time, format ranges between mp3 to 48K 24 bit WAV, cut/paste/delete, save as in various formats, fades in/out (nothing fancy). Files are usually stereo - not fussed about multitrack. Rudimentary mastering and loudness would be handy.
I know it’s early days but stability is important.
I’d welcome observations from the community on how well Wavelab 9 elements fits the bill.