I have Wavelab 6 and liked it very much. However the Montage was pretty complicated for me. I went to Samplitude 10 for mastering. They have many tutorial videos which helped me out. In Wavelab and Samplitude, you can put the songs in the order you want, with the 2 second space between each one and add markers. Now in Samplitude, I can jump to any song, and compare the volume and sound of each song. I can then add a limiter in each song and adjust the volume for each song. Yes I know we should rely on the meters as well, but sometimes a song may sound a little softer and I would want to make one of the songs a little louder. Maybe adjust the EQ top end a little. After I do that, I can just burn the cd on the fly.
I believe you can do something similar with Wavelab through Montage but I don’t know how. Wavelab 7 adds 30 more plug ins, the work flow seems to have improved, and it looks like a better overall program compared to Wavelab 6. Can anyone explain how you can all your songs in the order you want, and the ability to add separate plug ins for different songs. I don’t like the working on one song, and render than then at the end combine them together and just burn the cd. I like the ability to have all the songs laid out in the order you want and the ability to manipulate each song with separate plug ins. With Samplitude, this is called object editing.
I have recently have a PC with Windows 7 64 bit, and I am also running Cubase 5 at 32 bit right now. I have the Wavelab 6 manual, so I will start to dive into it. Samplitude 10 is currently giving me problems with its code meter with my Windows 7 64 bit PC. In addition it’s wonderful compressor Ammunition freeze’s up as well. I was not able to find any fixes with Magix with Samplitude.
UPDATE: After reading the glowing review of Wavelab 7 in Sound on Sound magazine http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec10/articles/wavelab-7.htm, I ordered Wavelab 7.Not sure if I will like it better that Samplitude 10 but I will give it a go. Disappointed that there is no manual included with Wavelab 7. ,