it's about that time for Vegas 7 wishes


ibliss wrote on 11/17/2005, 7:31 AM
Well, funny you should say that. Won't be dumping Vegas yet as still a good editing platform for chopping up audio fast. Still on V5 here.

however my soundcard (Emu1820M) came with Cubase LE (cutdown version of SX) and Sonar LE. Haven't had much time to play yet, but starting with Cubase, and so far it's not too bad. Also means I can use MIDI properly.

I'm not expecting much in the way of audio improvements in the next Vegas revision - afterall, it already has the best integrated audio tools of any video editor, so why would they need to improve it?

for the record:
update the bundled audio plugins and make them 5.1 compatible
add full MIDI seqencing support with VSTi support
add folder tracks (like ACID)
add full support for import of multichannel audio (AC3 and WAVE), NOT MIXED TO STEREO
full support for export of multichannel WAV
add 5.1 tracks to timeline (see above)
Pitch envelope (have you seen the new pitch correction tool in Sonar 5?)
Per-event audio fx
automation lanes (as per cubase)
free-hand automation drawing
side-chaining for dynamics plugs (again: improve the existing plugins)

...and much more! (as they say)

MAYBE 1 of the above will make it in, or a couple of good features that will persuade some people to upgrade, who can say. Interesting to see what happens next with ACID (though most likely the best features of that won't be moved across to Vegas)

and as a footnote, it seems that the strategy of biasing the product so heavily for video users to the extent that the audio users leave, thus reducing the need for audio improvements, has worked pretty well. Have you noticed how quiet these forums have been lately?
Foreverain4 wrote on 11/17/2005, 11:22 AM
thats cuz everyone is over here
Konrad wrote on 11/18/2005, 12:28 PM
Native Support for:
ibliss wrote on 11/18/2005, 1:15 PM
I'd laugh Konrad except there's more chance of you getting that than most of the audio stuff being advanced. Meanwhile, no need to be a troll tawt.
wazer wrote on 11/19/2005, 7:39 PM
* Loopable FOLDER tracks (for building and editing for e.g a 8/4 drum loop , while listening the whole 32/4 chorus arrangement)
* adjustable, non-zero fades (nuendo can do it)
* shuffle/swing to the grid
* ability to use CTR+drag to change pitch and time toghether (the "oldskool way"), not time stretch, and +/- to change pitch (not pitch shift!) by semitones. Just like a sampler.. the oldskool sampler-style pitch change takes more than 4 cliks and a value input..
* better plug-in automation (graphical feedback). (just try to automate for e.g. a "disco-style" lowpass-resonant filter from 20KHz to 20Hz. it's a real pain in the...
the automation is not logarithmic, or something is wrong with it)
* while i'm (loop)recording the audio, i would like to marker the greatest moments of the recorded take (to save some time to go back to them) by pressing "m"
* tempo adjust could be "in my face", not deeply in a menu system..

barleycorn wrote on 11/22/2005, 1:27 PM
I want to be able to see more than one audio plug-in editor at a time. This becomes a necessity when using metering plug-ins.

This also applies to the similarly afflicted ACID and Sound Forge.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/22/2005, 1:37 PM
I think I asked for that in Vegas 4 !!!

Also a Track Lock button per track. What makes Vegas so versatile also makes it easy to inadvertently change something somewhere else.

I find X-mouse emulation (from Tweakui, where the active window follows mouse cursor) is ESSENTIAL multi-window applications IMO, but even with this, *wheel* focus remains on the previous (now supposedly inactive) window. Or could window-switching-management be handled WITHIN Vegas ?

tomaras wrote on 11/22/2005, 3:22 PM
Broadcast Wave "polyphonic support"

Ability to create LTC as an audio waveform from BWF time stamp.

Ability to use and apply LTC timecode brought in as an audio file.