Wavelab is a digital audio editor by steinberg aimed at the professional as well as the semi-professional market. it supports multi-channel files, directx plugin, vst plugin and dvd-audio creation. wavelab was for a long time the main competitor to sound forge. wavelab was started in 1995 and it is mainly the work of one programmer, philippe goultier. cut-down versions of wavelab include wavelab studio, wavelab essential and wavelab le.