Protues VX (or maybe any software synth)

fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 10:51 AM
I need to add some sound to a video. Need to use a quick, easy (ha) portable set up and do it internally. Here's what I have: Korg Nano Key 2 as a trigger device and installed Proteus VX for sounds.

I can get the Korg to trigger the VX, but I can't record. I'm getting no signal in Vegas. I've gone to OPTIONS, PREFERENCES, Audio Devices and selected each device available. Vegas doesn't receive an audio signal.


fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 10:52 AM
and YES.. the track is armed.
musicvid10 wrote on 5/23/2014, 11:47 AM
You'll need to create it in another application.
Vegas does not support synth tracks, only audio and video.
That may change at some point.
fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 11:57 AM
hmmm... interesting.
I know Vegas doesn't do synthasizers as far as controlling them and such...but I thought since VX is it's own synth and the sound is coming out of my computer's sound card it would record it as audio. the same way it would if I plugged my hardware module into my soundcard input.
musicvid10 wrote on 5/23/2014, 12:24 PM
There are several ways to record the audio coming from an external software or hardware synth in Vegas. Depends entirely on getting the external audio from your source from your sound card to Vegas. Some sound cards do not allow this natively.

You cannot use synth plugins in Vegas because Vegas does not have a synth engine
(yet). That is the difference.
fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 12:27 PM
Yes thank you. That's what I knew. Maybe I wasn't clear. I wasn't trying to use it within Vegas. VX runs outside. I'm playing the sound through my sound card, and I want vegas to pick up that sound (as a digial signal) and record it.
But I can't seem to get Vegas to pick up the sound internally.
musicvid10 wrote on 5/23/2014, 12:30 PM
That's a sound card / configuration issue. If you can't enable the recording internally, you may need something like All Sound Recorder, or VAC.
rs170a wrote on 5/23/2014, 12:30 PM
Make sure that your Windows sound controller is set to the same thing.
That sounds clumsy but I'm sure you know what I mean :)

fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 12:56 PM
Well when I play VX I can hear it through the soundcard. So I'm assuming it's Vegas that's not picking it up.
In Audio Device I've tried all of the available selections and none of them work.

I even installed ASIO4ALL...but for some reason VX won't respond to it.
musicvid10 wrote on 5/23/2014, 1:02 PM
"So I'm assuming it's Vegas that's not picking it up."
Once again, that's not necessarily a correct assumption.

Your internal sound card preferences must be enabled to allow recording of the output you hear. Has nothing to do with Vegas, and some sound card drivers simply do not expose the controls necessary to do that. In that case, a utility such as All Sound Recorder or VAC is necessary in order to make that possible. Hope that sheds some light for you. Best of luck.
fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 1:12 PM
Got it.. after the last post I went in and found there was a whole other utility for the sound card. I wish I could say I knew what I did.. but I don't. Anyway... it's recording now.

However, it seems I can't multi track in that...when I record track #2 while listening to track #1..track #1 is recorded with track #2. So while I can add tracks it makes it difficult to edit, mute, or solo.
musicvid10 wrote on 5/23/2014, 2:38 PM
You'll have to have ASIO drivers enabled.
Also some individual track controls that I can't advise you on.
dlion wrote on 5/23/2014, 2:49 PM
and get rid of asio4all, use the driver for your sound card.
fosko wrote on 5/23/2014, 3:53 PM
It's the sound card that came with the computer...generic REALTEK.. I don't think there are ASIO drivers for it....checking.
JohnnyRoy wrote on 5/23/2014, 5:06 PM
You will never achieve what you want by recording the output of your sound card because, as you have seen, that only works for one track. You really need to use another program to record multi-track audio from soft synths.

You can try something like Virtual Audio Cable and see if it will route the output of your synth to in the input of a single Vegas track. I've never tried this but it looks like it might work.