Join WaveLab Specialist Matthew Loel T. Hepworth in the first course of his in-depth two-part series about editing and mastering audio using WaveLab 7. You're about to witness first-hand how this great software can make your audio sing and dance!
Steinberg's WaveLab has long been regarded as one of the most comprehensive 2-track editors in the audio world. It handles editing and mastering with flair while giving the musician, mixing engineer or producer all the tools and flexibility they need to get their work done quickly and efficiently. Our WaveLab Jedi expertly swoops and glides across every nook and cranny of the interface to reveal many useful tools—including its unique time stretching and compression capabilities. You'll also see (and hear) real time examples of inserts, appends and mixing of sonic material right inside WaveLab's workspace! All of these features will become an invaluable part of your sonic palette while you're busy crafting “The Perfect Mix”.
Master Matthew brings it home by applying a gradual fade-out to this 37-tutorial opus as he shows you the various types of metering tools available to you in WaveLab 7.
Stay tuned for more MPV courses covering WaveLab 7 and its amazing set of audio tools!
Section 1: Section 1: Getting Started in WaveLab 7
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Stefano Sergi wrote on October 13, 2016
Very interesting! So I wait for Wavelab 9 lesson!!! I finished the course so I'll try the quiz!!!
See you next!
Connor Krummick wrote on February 20, 2014
This is a great course, it was a great guide to getting to know a little about wavelab, however a lot of the information about mastering or wavelab tools directly related to mastering was inaccurate or misleading, particularly in the language and use of terms.
in the mastering world we almost never use the word "volume" that is a highly misused consumer term. and he often used the word interchangeably with "level" and "monitor level". in pro audio, the word level is used to describe any value you might set or read in or on your equipment. Monitor level specifically refers to the voltage output set by the monitor control knob.
using the word volume is confusing because consumers often think volume refers to loudness, and loudness is a conceptual scale that is completely subjective and highly variable. perceptual loudness roughly relates to "SPL Level" which is a measurement of the physical amount of movement in the air, but it is weighted by the Fletcher Munson curve, a logarithmic scale.
Additionally he refers to RMS values as Average values, which is a complete misplacement of the nomenclature as "average" and "Root Mean Squared" are completely different functions. Average would be the sum of the values over a period of time divided by the time in relative divisions. RMS takes the wave, inverts it then finds the average, (M*r)^2.
on a final note, in tutorial #30 the bit meter, I think he flipped the values read by the bit meter, the RMS value or "Average" as he calls it might actually shown on the inner meters even though the color scheme doesn't match the VU meter. this would make sense as the layout would be consistent with the VU but RMS values are often lower than peak values at a given point in time.
This is still a great series but I would really like to see one come out for wavelab 8, and if you need a trainer let me know ;)
Lewis Levin wrote on June 12, 2013
Kudos to you. I found this most enlightening. I am looking forward to Wavelab 8!
Paul Kirk wrote on January 26, 2013
Without any hesitation I consider this course to be an excellent source of instruction for anyone aspiring to gain an in-depth understanding of WaveLab. Very clearly presented.
Lowell wrote on January 8, 2013
Wonderful introduction for a Wavelab newbie. The help files are skimpy; there is no manual. Now, I'm up and running in a well spent 195 minutes.
Decbo wrote on November 10, 2012
Good tutorials helped me a lot will buy more in future
John D wrote on September 27, 2012
I have all 3 WaveLab courses and they are a very good buy, especially since the Steinberg manuals are pretty skimpy. The pacing and orgaization of subjects is excellent. There should IMHO be more advanced in-depth material, for example "effects morphing," corrfade looping, loop uniformization, etc. You could easily fill a WaveLab 104 with this. On the minus side - too much repeated material in the first section of each course.
p.s. please make the MOTU Digital Performer courses DOWNLOADABLE!!
Rodger Willis wrote on September 16, 2012
Definitely another great title!! I'm so darn glad that you guys have WaveLab tutorials!!!! Keep them coming!!!!
Bradon Baxter wrote on August 21, 2012
This was very good. I have been using Wavelab for a few years, but a new approach always opens up new possibilities!
Thanks for the great work