Just wanted to share an issue I ran into recently and a possible workaround, in case someone encounters the same problem:
- WaveLab Pro 9.5.40
- 14 tracks with iZotope Ozone 8.02 on each track
- Macbook Pro (early 2011), 16 GB RAM, macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra)
I use WaveLab for mastering for a music library => Audio Montage view, 14 different tracks from different composers, each with different cutdowns, alt mixes etc. I solo back and forth between the tracks and a reference track. At some point I started running into an issue - when I solo certain tracks and hit play, the green play button lights up, but WaveLab essentially freezes and becomes unresponsive. This keeps happening with the same tracks, even after restarting the program and reopening the session.
On the track causing the issue I save the track’s plugin chain as a preset and load it again. Now everything works fine, at least temporarily - after a while WaveLab seems to screw up the plugins again, I noticed that when it came to render the audio and WaveLab crashed once again.
This is still somewhat cumbersome, so if someone knows of this problem and has a smarter solution I’d be happy to hear it. I’ve poked around on the forum and saw some other people on this forum complaining about issues with Ozone - I can’t believe this, WaveLab is an amazingly powerful mastering tool, Ozone is a great and widely used mastering plugin, how come the two can’t work together more smoothly? Can anyone recommend a similarly powerful host that offers the same batch processing capabilities that works well with Ozone?