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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Sound problem

I boot up my computer, Windows XP. The volume control slider (lower right toolbar along with the date and so on) is set halfway. I play a sound file using VLC player, or Winamp, or Windows Media player. No problem. All sound the same.

I load Vegas 8 and drop the same sound file on the timeline. I play the file and it sounds very much louder. Why is that?

The Vegas sound preferences are set to default.

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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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it is quite possible that the presets are wrong. No it is more than possible.
whenever I put audio on a track there are a few things I do. First I set the track header preset to the folowing. Noise Gate-I leave alone, Track EQ I also leave alone for prerecorded sound, IE Music. I use another preset I set up for stuff I record depending on what mic I use. The Track Compressor I set to -3 as a soft limiter. I also go to the lower slider and right click on it and set it to -6 (non add). I then run each audio track to a seperate bus and in the bus I set the compression to -3 as a hard limiter and route the track to that bus and the individual buses to the master bus. The master bus I set the compression to -6 and I also set the Wave Hammer to Master for 16 bit.
Then if needed, I use an envelope to control the volume levels more precisely.

It sounds like a lot of work but it takes about 30 seconds to do each track. I've run as many as 10 or 12 audio tracks (maybe more) and I do it the same each time. Actually picked up the compression tips from Douglas Spotted Eagle a long time ago and it really makes a difference.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 01:03 AM   #3
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Problem solved

Thanks Don, useful information. Didn't solve the problem so I uninstalled and reloaded Vegas 8. Problem solved. Don't know what the problem was but now it does not matter.

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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:27 AM   #4
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yeah, reinstall was my 2nd option ;-)

glad you got it worked out.
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