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Not to be confused with WaveLab (mathematics software).
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Developer(s) Steinberg
Stable release 8.5.20 / November 20, 2014; 14 months ago (2014-11-20)
Operating system Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or higher
Type Digital audio editor
License Proprietary
Website Steinberg Product Page

WaveLab is a digital audio editor by Steinberg aimed at the professional as well as the semi-professional market. It supports multi-channel files, DirectX plugin, VST plugin and DVD-Audio creation. WaveLab was for a long time the main competitor to Sound Forge. WaveLab was started in 1995 and it is mainly the work of one programmer, Philippe Goultier. Cut-down versions of WaveLab include WaveLab Studio, WaveLab Essential and WaveLab LE.


  • Red Book-compatible CD mastering as well as DVD-A authoring
  • Support for bit-rates 8-, 16-, 20-, 24-bit at up to 384 kHz
  • Support for formats including WAV, AIFF, AU, MP3, MP2 (M.U.S.I.C.A.M.), RAW, Windows Media 9, AES31 Import and Export, ...
  • Spectrum Editor with sonogram view
  • Phase Scope
  • DIRAC Time-stretching and Pitch-shifting (WaveLab 7.1 updates DIRAC from version 2.3 to 3.2)
  • Full integration of external effect hardware
  • DDP (Disc Description Protocol)
  • WaveLab 7.1 adds FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) support

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External links[edit]

  • Steinberg - The software company that developed WaveLab