Hubhopper vs. WaveLab

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hubhopper
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Hubhopper is a kit designed for podcasters aspiring to elevate their craft and achieve professional success. It offers a suite of professional tools and features catering to podcasters frrom unlimited podcast creation to advanced analytics, team collaboration, and features used to produce, manage, and grow podcasts. Key Features Unlimited Podcasts Supports an unlimited number of podcasts…
$12
per month
WaveLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Steinberg Media Technologies headquartered in Hamburg offers WaveLab, an audio editing application.N/A
Pricing
HubhopperWaveLab
Editions & Modules
Pro Plan
$12
per month
Growth Plan
$39
per month
Business Plan
$99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HubhopperWaveLab
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA discount is available for annual pricing plans.
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Community Pulse
HubhopperWaveLab
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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User Ratings
HubhopperWaveLab
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HubhopperWaveLab
Likelihood to Recommend
Hubhopper
Hubhopper is the best tool to create podcasts and publish them from literally anywhere in the world. Also, they have a free listener platform where users can listen to the podcasts, anyone. It's really a good place to hang out, especially for our employees where we encourage them to hear podcasts of famous persons/motivators. We use Hubhopper to create podcasts from our channel and share them with our employees.
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Steinberg Media Technologies
WaveLab is well-suited when you want to apply a lot of VST FX processing to audio, or do a real-time recording and be able to hear how the FX processing sounds as you're recording. It is an excellent tool for recording in the studio. However, it lacks the sophisticated multitrack capabilities you find in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), instead of focusing on the features of an audio editor. It is also great for quickly opening, editing, and saving a lot of files because of how fast it is.
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Pros
Hubhopper
  • Can edit audio in the application itself
  • Can create podcasts from the anywhere using the app
  • in detailed analytics about user data
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Steinberg Media Technologies
  • Realtime FX Chain - This is the big one for me. I always had both WaveLab and Sound Forge (along with some other audio editing programs, and using Pro Tools at school). Of the two, I preferred Sound Forge for its user interface and hotkeys, but I preferred WaveLab for its realtime FX. The ability to easily chain FX together and tweak them on the fly while the audio is playing is enormous for me.
  • Speed - Quite simply, saving a huge file in WaveLab is orders of magnitude faster than in Sound Forge. To this day, I don't know why that is, but it's just faster. Opening and saving files is a breeze in WaveLab, while in some other audio editing programs, it can take 30 seconds or a minute for a large file.
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Cons
Hubhopper
  • User analytics is really hard to interpret as the data representation is complex
  • The app crashes at some point of time making the audio recorded will be lost forever
  • Sometimes its hard to publish the podcasts as the app is still having some bugs
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Steinberg Media Technologies
  • User Interface and Hotkeys - I've always struggled with the UI in WaveLab, and even after all these years, I am just much faster in Sound Forge. I used to have a job as an audio editor, where I edited hundreds of hours of interviews. By using the "Mark" feature, I could easily cut out silence, "ums" and "ahs," and other audio artifacts in Sound Forge. I struggled to do the same in WaveLab but was never able to work even a fraction as quickly.
  • Built-In Audio Processing - I much prefer Sound Forge's built-in audio tools like time-stretching, normalization, compression, and so on. WaveLab has many of the same tools, but I have not found them to be as easy to use, and in some cases, nonexistent (relying instead on a VST plugin).
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Support Rating
Hubhopper
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Steinberg Media Technologies
I have never contacted Steinberg, so I am not sure how responsive they are. Still, I've watched countless tutorials on audio editing and mastering in WaveLab, so I am pleased with the level of support available from the online community of users. It is a much-loved program among audio industry professionals, and there are all sorts of great tutorials, tips, and tricks available online.
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Alternatives Considered
Hubhopper
It's simple and easy to use plus our employees love the app, except with some issues in the app everything is okay, and it's super easy to create and publish the podcast. Really easy to edit the audios in the platform and has the podcast listener portal used for free. Also, the player plugin is really simple and works well.
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Steinberg Media Technologies
I am relatively agnostic about what audio software I use. I still use WaveLab to this day, 21 years later, for applications where I want to apply effects chains and tweak them in real-time. Sound Forge even can't do this for some reason. But when I have a lot of editing to do, I'll typically open Sound Forge instead, because I prefer the workflow of using the "M" hotkey to mark the audio as it's playing, and then quickly skip through markers and edit out audio artifacts. When I'm recording a vocalist, however, if I am not using a Digital Audio Workstation (like Ableton Live), then I do prefer WaveLab. I can apply VST effects in real-time to the audio coming in through the sound card input and playing back in their headphones.
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Return on Investment
Hubhopper
  • Increase in employee efficiency
  • Better managing of podcasts
  • Enable users to create podcasts easily
  • Manage everything on the app
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Steinberg Media Technologies
  • Positive Impact - Ability to rapidly edit audio for EPUB3 ebooks and interviews.
  • Positive Impact - Being able to hear in realtime how audio effects chains will sound, and to save commonly-used effects chains.
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ScreenShots

Hubhopper Screenshots

Screenshot of podcast distributionScreenshot of the analytics used to track the progress of podcastsScreenshot of the in-built editing tool to record and edit podcastsScreenshot of team management and creationScreenshot of the subscriber management interface for private podcasts