Dear forum members,
Steinberg today announces the availability of Wavelab 8.5!
The latest version of Steinberg’s mastering, editing and batch processing software can be downloaded as an update at the Steinberg Online Shop. WaveLab 8.5 full version and educational products are also available at
your preferred dealer.
WaveLab 8.5 comes with a broad range of new functions, among them industry-first features such as the
new Watch Folders batch processor. Further highlights include:
Watch Folders batch processor
Use standard folders of the operating system to process and render audio files via drag & drop
Perform quality comparisons of the most popular audio codecs such as MP3, AAC and more
Encode to multiple audio file formats simultaneously and save encoding chains as presets
AAC Encoder Encode straight to AAC formats
including HE-AAC. HE-AAC v2, HD-AAC and 3GPP, for compatibility to Apple products, such as iTunes, iPod and iPhone
such as the new Channel Extractor plug-in, plug-in bypass functions and enhanced XML data support
Product information on the WaveLab 8.5 official product page
WaveLab 8.5 in the Steinberg Online Shop
If you have activated WaveLab 8 after January 29 2014, you are eligible for a cost-free update to
WaveLab 8.5! More information on how to obtain the GracePeriod update can be found here: GracePeriod
Important notice for users of RND Portico plug-ins, Yamaha Vintage Plug-In Collection, REV-X and ChannelStrip
Just before the release of WaveLab 8.5, Steinberg has discovered a technical problem affecting the RND Portico series plug-ins, the Yamaha Vintage Plug-In Collection as well as the REV-X reverb and the Channel Strip bundled with Steinberg hardware products. Unfortunately, these plug-ins cannot be used with WaveLab 8.5 right now due to a wrong parameter interpretation issue. We have already analysed the issue and are working on a solution. A fix for this problem is expected to be released in the first WaveLab 8.5 maintenance update on July 7th. We regret any inconvenience this may cause until then.