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Wavelab 11 Explained®

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  • The Startup Assistant 3:00

    The Startup Assistant

    Gary starts off by launching Wavelab and showing you different types of projects you can open and create with the Startup Assistant.

  • Setting Up Your Audio Device 3:35

    Setting Up Your Audio Device

    In this video, learn how to navigate to the Audio Connections and setup your Audio Device in Wavelab for input and output.

  • Navigating & Customizing Workspaces 5:28

    Navigating & Customizing Workspaces

    Explore the concept of Workspaces and how they?re arranged in Wavelab. Then discover how you can customize your workspaces by adding different tabs and undocking/locking them again.

  • Different File Modes 3:23

    Different File Modes

    Learn all about the different File modes available, including Audio Files, Audio Montage, and the Batch processor, and what each mode is used for.

  • The Ribbon Panel 3:36

    The Ribbon Panel

    This video demonstrates the Ribbon Panel and how settings and options are displayed on this view. Plus, explore how working with different modes displays different parameters on the Ribbon Panel.

  • Understanding File Groups & Projects 4:00

    Understanding File Groups & Projects

    Take a look at the difference between File groups and Projects as well as the hierarchy of files, file groups, and projects. Also learn how File Groups are houses within projects and how you can add audio files and modes to the File Groups and the projects.

  • Loading & Saving Files, Groups, & Projects 5:45

    Loading & Saving Files, Groups, & Projects

    Next, Gary shows you how to save each file mode, as each requires a different method. You'll also learn how to load a file.

  • Viewing the Audio Editor 3:56

    Viewing the Audio Editor

    This video takes a look at the audio editor and how you playback and navigate around an audio file within it. Gary also points out the differences between mono and stereo files and how you can play back either the left, right, or stereo channels of an audio file.

  • The Zooming Operations 3:20

    The Zooming Operations

    Explore the zooming functions and shortcuts that you can use in the audio editor, as they differ from the overview window.

  • Making Selections & Processing Them 4:25

    Making Selections & Processing Them

    In this video, learn how you can make selections on your audio in the editor and then apply processes to that selection. (For example, you can increase the gain on only a selected area in the audio file.)

  • Audio Editing Tools 7:43

    Audio Editing Tools

    Here we explore the audio editing tools that you have available to you in Wavelab, including the Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Crop functions, and more.

  • Common Editing Functions & Processes 9:34

    Common Editing Functions & Processes

    Discover some common editing functions and processes, such as fades, pitching, time stretching, reversing audio, and others.

  • Analyzing Your Audio 6:02

    Analyzing Your Audio

    Learn some of the ways you can analyze your audio in the Audio Editor: looking at the Spectogram views, using the Global Analysis, and using the 3D Frequency Analyzer.

  • Using Markers 6:06

    Using Markers

    Gary shows you how to create permanent and temporary markers on your audio file, which can then be used to navigate your file with shortcuts.

  • Saving & Rendering 4:39

    Saving & Rendering

    In this video, Gary expands upon saving files and the difference between saving a file and rendering out the audio file. For example, you can use the render option to print effects to the audio file.

  • Creating an Audio Montage 5:02

    Creating an Audio Montage

    Discover how to create an audio montage, add audio files to it, and then save it. Also learn how you can create fades and volume changes with the envelopes on the clips.

  • Audio Editing in the Audio Montage 4:30

    Audio Editing in the Audio Montage

    Explore what editing capabilities you have when working with audio files and clips in the Audio Montage.

  • Editing Source Files in the Audio Montage 3:47

    Editing Source Files in the Audio Montage

    This video explains the difference between the raw source audio file and the clip in the Montage. Learn how you can destructively edit the audio files and nondestructively edit the clips.

  • Using the Track-Based & Clip-Based Effects 3:02

    Using the Track-Based & Clip-Based Effects

    Discover how to add effects to a track or a clip (and the difference between the two).

  • Using Track Lanes 9:32

    Using Track Lanes

    Discover what Track Lanes are and how they differ from multiple tracks. Also learn how you have control over each lane and how you can apply different effects on the lanes and the tracks.

  • Using Track Groups 5:58

    Using Track Groups

    Explore Track groups and their benefits when it comes to processing similar tracks together.

  • Using Clip Envelopes to Automate Parameters 8:26

    Using Clip Envelopes to Automate Parameters

    In this video, Gary explains what clip envelopes are and how you can use them to automate parameters in your effects, including Volume and Fade, among others. Also see how to assign an envelope to a plugin parameter.

  • Analyzing Your Audio with SuperVision 13:59

    Analyzing Your Audio with SuperVision

    This video takes a closer look at the dedicated analyzing tool, SuperVision. Gary demonstrates how to view the different meters and how to customize the plugin to view multiple meters at a time.

  • Using the DeReverb Plug-In 6:18

    Using the DeReverb Plug-In

    Explore the DeReverb plugin, which is used to remove reverb and room ambience for a cleaner, drier sound.

  • Replace Audio in Video 8:22

    Replace Audio in Video

    Discover how you can import a video (including its associated audio) and then edit, process, and replace the audio.

  • The Audio Ducking Tool 4:26

    The Audio Ducking Tool

    Learn all about the Audio Ducking tool: how to set it up by choosing a source, and then what the various parameters do.

  • Cleanup & Enhancing Tools 7:35

    Cleanup & Enhancing Tools

    This video takes a look at the Cleanup and Enhancing tools, allowing you to use one knob to quickly clean and enhance your audio.

  • The Batch Processor 8:26

    The Batch Processor

    Discover how to create a Batch processor file, add the files you want to batch process, and how to set up the format and attributes to the new batch-processed sounds.

  • Multichannel Interleaved Files 8:38

    Multichannel Interleaved Files

    In this video, Gary demonstrates how you can import multichannel interleaved files into the Audio Editor and Audio Montage for viewing and/or editing. Also, learn how you can route tracks to different multichannels.

  • Finalizing & Rendering Your File or Project 12:02

    Finalizing & Rendering Your File or Project

    To close out the tutorial, Gary shows how you can render out your audio files from the master section and include the effects that you have added on the mastering chain.

Product Overview


Audio expert Gary Hiebner presents a set of instructional video tutorials on Steinberg's Wavelab 11! One of the standards for mastering duties, the latest iteration of this powerful software includes several new revisions and additions, and Gary helps you navigate these features with ease. Including demonstrative audio examples and clear concise explanations of key components, these videos will have you feeling at home in no-time. These videos are for new Wavelab 11 users.

Gary welcomes you and begins by getting you acclimated to the software by explaining the different types of projects available, how to set up your audio device, and the various methods of navigation and customization that are available. Wavelab has the ability to work with many different file types in numerous ways, and Gary makes sure you'll be well-versed in anything file-related before proceeding.

Next, explore how to work with files when editing, including zooming, audio selections, and analyzing audio. You'll also learn how to use Wavelab's handy Audio Montage feature for ease of editing and how to apply track-based or clip-based effects (and the difference between the two).

Throughout the rest of the course, you'll explore more features like clip envelopes (for automating parameters), SuperVision (a dedicated analyzing tool), the DeReverb plugin (allows the removal of reverb or ambience from a signal), the Batch Processor, and more!

For a detailed description of the contents of each video, see the individual Wavelab 11 video tutorial descriptions on this page. Get ready to harness the power of one of the greatest mastering solutions available! Watch “Wavelab 11 Explained®” today!


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