I noticed this issue shortly after upgrading to Wavelab 8, but I’ve been trying to work around it until now.
VST Audio Connections > Windows MME (Changed this on PG’s advice after upgrading due to lockups)
2+ hour .wav files.
When I switch to Spectrum Editor (not Spectrum View) for the first time after opening Wavelab 8, the program speed immediately reduces until I close and reopen the program. For example, I’ll notice some click or pop that could use specific-frequency-range dampening and I’ll pop over to Spectrum Editor to fix it. Then I’ll switch back to Waveform view and continue editing. From that point on, normal tasks such as highlighting waveforms and replacing selection with room tone take noticeably longer than they did prior to the first use of Spectrum Editor. I speculate that perhaps switching to the Spectrum Editor loads some resource-heavy function or bug that remains after switching back out of Spectrum Editor. The only way to cure the slowdown is closing and reopening Wavelab.
My workaround has been to avoid using Spectrum Editor altogether unless I absolutely have to, and then after using it, saving, closing and reopening the program. But this is not an adequate solution. Please advise.