beep problem in audio when using audio effect in Vegas Pro

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jun 10, 2013.

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    Brian Guest

    When I use the hammer effect in Vegas Pro audio effects to make weak voices
    more dynamic I'm getting beeps during the playback. Has anyone had this
    problem and found a fix for it?

    Is there any other audio effect that will make voices more strong and
    Brian, Jun 10, 2013
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    Paul Guest

    Would the beeps be indicating you have exceeded the dynamic range ?

    Perhaps it internally works in floating point, has a very wide
    arithmetic capability, but it's beeping at you to tell you
    that if the track is rendered out, it won't be representable
    in the final video file. The video file may not have the
    same capabilities, as the math inside the editor.

    If I was using Audacity, I would try Normalizing. Does
    Vegas have a Normalize ?

    Just a guess,
    Paul, Jun 10, 2013
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    mkujbida Guest

    Beeps during playback generally mean that you're in demo mode which makes no sense whatsoever as Wave Hammer comes with Vegas. If it's not too much work (i.e. you don't have custom presets to worry about), try a reinstall of Vegas.

    mkujbida, Jun 10, 2013
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    Paul Guest

    Paul, Jun 10, 2013
  5. Vegas does have a "normalize" choice (with the possibility for
    setting whatever "cushion" you want before clipping) - but that
    would adjust equally the volume level of the whole clip. Vegas
    also has a compressor/expander, which works well when used in
    combination with normalization to bring up too-soft parts. Vegas
    also has manual control over track volume in the track headers
    at the left on the timeline, plus individual clip volume control
    with a "band" within the clips, plus a clip volume filter in
    the audio "FX" list, plus a key-frame "rubber-band" that can be
    placed on the audio track by clicking on the track header of
    interest, then hitting "Shift+V" (double-click on the resulting
    rubber-band to place a control point, click and hold to move it
    [it has volume change readouts that appear]). You can also use
    the volume "dip" function to adjust volume parts within the clip.
    (With "mumbling brides", I adjusted volume level manually, so
    I could better "shape" the volume curves to minimize audible
    background "pumping" effects.) In Vegas, one can also draw the
    volume curves with a "pencil" tool, and the program can minimize
    automatically the number of control points afterward (but be sure
    to click on [in advance] the button in the overall Vegas header
    bar that makes envelope changes stay with the clip if it is moved,
    rather than with the track!). As with the picture, one can also
    right-click on the control points and change their transition
    characteristics. Plus other things are likely possible (Vegas
    did start out as an audio-editing program...;-).
    David Ruether, Jun 10, 2013
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    mkujbida Guest

    mkujbida, Jun 10, 2013
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    Brian Guest

    I don't have any extra plug-ons for Vegas, just the ones that came with it.
    But I do have Audacity installed and it might have the demo of Wave Hammer.

    I was not having any problems using wave hammer in version 10 of Vegas but
    now with using version 12 there is the problem.
    Maybe its a bug in the system that relates to version 12 only. Does anyone
    using version 12 have this problem?
    I also have my older version of Vegas installed so maybe I need to
    uninstall this. If I do would it upset version 12 in any way as I have a
    number of custom presets so I don't want to have to reinstall version 12

    But knowing that the beeping is caused by the demo version is a start and I
    might need to do some research on the problem.

    Good to have some helpful replies thanks.
    Brian, Jun 10, 2013
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    Brian Guest

    Which is why I like Vegas Pro.
    Brian, Jun 10, 2013
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    mkujbida Guest

    I have Pro 10, 11 and 12 installed on my work machine and everything is behaving itself.
    Wave Hammer is specific to Vegas so Audacity shouldn't be the problem. Having said that, can you uninstall Audacity to see if it is the problem?

    mkujbida, Jun 10, 2013
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    Brian Guest

    I may have to try a few things such as what you suggested.

    A quick solution would be to load the video clip into Vegas Pro 10 use the
    Wave Hammer on the audio of the video clip then compile the sound track as
    an audio track and load the audio file into Vegas Pro 12.

    There might be some way of replacing the Wave Hammer in version 12 with the
    wave hammer in version 10 of Vegas Pro.
    Brian, Jun 11, 2013
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    mkujbida Guest

    I really doubt that you could do that as Pro 10 was 32 and 64 bit while Pro 12 is 64 bit only.
    Your idea to render out a a6 bit 48K WAV file from Pro 10 is the best solution until you figure out what's going on.

    mkujbida, Jun 11, 2013
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