Pasting and Erasing Audio tracks

shutterguy wrote on 6/17/2020, 10:26 PM

New member here, trying to use Vegas Pro 17 to make some 1st videos. Now I noticed the audio layout of this is very similar to ACID Pro 9, which I am familiar with for audio. For the life of me I cannot find a track paint/erase tool for audio in VP. I know ACID had it where you can paint in parts of audio (loops) where you wanted them and also break them up and erase as needed. Right now I only see a copy/paste/cut in the menu's. Just wondering am I missing something. I know at some point ACID and Vegas both came from Sony, didn't know if they shared the same audio tools.


Dexcon wrote on 6/17/2020, 10:49 PM

I've just had a look at an example of the Paint function on MAGIX's Acid 10 webpage. I don't believe that Vegas Pro offers this function - I've certainly never seen it as an option with Vegas Pro 10 to 17 inclusive, and I've never read anything about on the forum over the years.

What you might like to try is to make Acid your preferred audio editor for Vegas Pro by selecting Acid in Options/Preferences/Audio at the Preferred Audio Editor field (you'll need to select Acid's .exe file from the Acid Program Files folder on the C drive - unless of course Acid is under the Program Files(x86) folder). Please note that I do not have Acid so I don't know if or how successful linking VP to Acid will be.

What should happen ideally is that you would R click the audio event on VP's timeline and select 'Open in OR Open Copy in [name of audio editor]. This then opens the audio editor (Sound Forge in my case) where you can work on the audio event. When finished, it is then just a matter of saving to a new file or saving the changes back to the original audio event on VP's timeline. Again, I don't know how Acid will deal with this.

shutterguy wrote on 6/17/2020, 10:56 PM

Thanks Dexcon, I was wondering if I was missing something because the 2 editors look very similar obviously with VP able to work with video.

I did what you suggested and added Acid as my preferred audio editor. Thanks.