Steinberg has announced the release of WaveLab 8.5, an update to its audio editing and mastering suite for Windows and Mac.

Steinberg WaveLab 8.5

WaveLab 8.5, the latest generation of the ultimate audio editing and mastering suite, is shipping now and ready for taking your audio to perfection. The brand-new version adds valuable new features and accelerates workflows for essential audio tasks such as batch processing, file rendering and working with encoders.

Changes in WaveLab 8.5

  • Watch Folders: Drag-and-drop automated offline-processing feature, using standard folders of the operating system to process and render audio files.
  • Encoder Checker: Compare and contrast codec quality and settings on the fly without perceivable latency and with up to three streams simultaneously, such as MP3, AAC and OGG Vorbis.
  • Multi-format rendering: Render to multiple audio file formats simultaneously and save encoding chains as presets.
  • AAC Encoder: Encode straight to AAC formats, such as HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, HD-AAC and 3GPP, for compatibility to Apple products, such as iTunes, iPod and iPhone.

WaveLab 8.5 is available for purchase for MSRP 549 EUR. The WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 is MSRP 49.99 EUR. Prices including German VAT.
A free grace period upgrade is available for those who activated WaveLab 8 after January 29th, 2014.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8.5