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.