Cubase has really grown over the years and at this point is very feature rich. In fact, I dropped Nuendo and moved to Cubase because there wasn’t really that much more that it did to justify the price (I initially bought Nuendo in the early days before they tripled the price to gain credibility in the Post market).
That said, I also have UR 22 / 44s and CMC controllers that I’m very happy with, so I always keep an eye on what Steinberg is offering. With that in mind, I was looking at Wavelab and I’m really not sure what it brings to the party that Cubase doesn’t do for me already - or could do with the purchase of mastering oriented VSTs, etc.
Is Wavelab’s existance largely that of a legacy product that originated back in the days when Cubase wasn’t as capable as it is today to fill those gaps? Or is there a significant feature set it delivers that takes me beyond what Cubase already does? Looking at the product info, it’s really not clear to me - I look at the Why Wavelab page and get the sense that I could probably do all those things in Cubase.
Would value your thoughts on what it brings to the party.