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Likelihood to Recommend

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is a must for Mac-based music production, recording, and mixing environments. It's great for on-the-fly recording and arrangement, such as when traveling or on-site with a Mac laptop. It's also great when you need to quickly arrange music for any number of applications, or compose a new song using VST plugins or MIDI instruments.Logic Pro X is impossible to use in a PC environment, so I would not recommend trying to use it on a Mac as a secondary computer in any music studio that is PC-based.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Logic Pro X

  • Recording live audio.
  • Editing audio.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

  • 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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Logic Pro X

  • Faster update schedule.
  • Windows version would be helpful.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

  • 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).
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Like every DAW, it takes some time and getting used to, but Logic's tools and interface just make sense to anyone who is familiar with Apple products and music tools.
Michael Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

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No answers yet
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Support Rating

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Haven't needed much support but the tutorials could be better
sam heminger | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

WaveLab 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is in that sweet spot between amateur Digital Audio Workstations like GarageBand and high end DAWs like Avid Pro Tools. Logic Pro X is good enough to be used on high end productions for film, TV, commercials and such, while remaining inexpensive and accessible, with a vibrant user community and many tutorials and educational materials for learning tricks of the trade.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Logic Pro X

  • Logic has allowed us to quickly and expertly edit audio for publishing online.
  • It's made a way for us to share projects easily between users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveLab

  • 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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Logic Pro X

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WaveLab

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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