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NAMM 2006

Steinberg premieres WaveLab 6 at NAMM

Steinberg has announced WaveLab 6 at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. WaveLab 6 offers a range of new features including the new Spectrum Editor, enhanced editing and signal processing functions, advanced audio I/O handling and much more.

The new WaveLab Spectrum Editor provides new restoration and editing possibilities, including easy removal of disturbances and unwanted noise. This versatile editor offers high-quality linear phase filters and flexible replacement options. The new "Surgical" mode allows "copy/paste" of either a whole region or the background 'ambience' of that region, as well as the application of any processes to the selection - with full undo and redo functionality.

The wealth of new functions also includes the integration of hardware effect equipment within the mastering process, allowing engineers to combine the next-generation editing facilities in WaveLab 6 with the unmistakable sound of their favourite analogue gear. The enhanced master section now features SmartBypass, a time-saving new facility for assessing how a plug-in alters sound textures by compensating for volume changes induced by the plug-in. Similarly new are a range of quality audio processors including a new sample rate converter and the advanced Dirac time stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm.

The powerful Audio Montage's clip handling and editing capability has been further extended to include a range of new functions such as the new fade editing features which allow for even more flexible editing of fades. WaveLab 6 also now features remote controller support via MIDI, so that many WaveLab features can now be used even more intuitively through a tactile control surface, further speeding up workflow. New metering and monitoring tools including support for renowned mastering engineer Bob Katz' K-System as well as the new loudness distribution window.

WaveLab 6 will ship in February 2006 and costs €649*. WaveLab 5 customers can update to WaveLab 6 version for €99*, while owners of WaveLab versions 3 or 4 can update to the new version for €199*.

*SRP includes 16% German VAT. Prices subject to regional variations.

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