Hi, it's me. How's audio working for you in this version of Vegas? I mean those of you using it for heavy recording/multi-tracking/mixing DAW work. Are you getting any stability problems or weird happenings on the audio side of things? Any input would be helpful.
Hi Brian, I've been using Vegas for audio since there were seperate versions for audio and video and I've found not a day goes by that I use Vegas Pro 11 for audio that it doesn't have a problem. There are times when it's just not usable due to crashes. I'm truely disapointed in the stability of all releases of VP 11 so far.
No problems at all, Steve. I'm using Acid Pro but may run a few projects through Vegas in the future. Just wondering if current unhappiness on the video side extends to the audio features as well. Thanks for the input.
Not a day goes by that I experience no problems at all using Vegas.
The "current unhappiness" is limited to a couple of dozen posters. (After all, this is a user-to-user support forum). There's always some users who have trouble when a new version of Vegas is released. This time there's more because Sony had to rewrite previously solid code to accommodate GPU support (that users screamed for). This large a rewrite will have bugs because of the immense number of combinations of hardware and driver software. And now there's a dependence on third-party code (the GPU drivers) that Sony never had to contend with before.
Regardless, most users aren't experiencing any problems at all.
>the "current unhappiness" is limited to a couple of dozen posters
A couple of dozen bad apples spoils the whole bunch.
I've also had private emails from several who are also having problems but didn't want to face the wrath of the few that V11 is working well for. There are also quite a few complaints on the "What Happens in Vegas" forum at DVinfo.net. I take issue with the idea that we are an unfairly complaining minority.
Not to mention that the remaining bugs in V10 (random black frames, footage randomly being replaced, and markers not being written into XDCAM .mp4 renders) are all still present in V11.
Thanks, guys. Looks like I'll just have to update my old Vegas to the new one and find out how it plays in my box. I'm only asking because although Peter says there's a future for Acid, it may not be in a form I can/will use. Vegas has a lot of loop and pitch tools that I could live with if push came to shove. I'd prefer that over a program like Sonar or Reaper or any one of those kitchen sink audio programs they got out now. Hopefully, they'll integrate Forge and Acid into Vegas. DYN-O-MITE! Blow the competition away. Might even make video go smoother. Just foolin'.
I use it mostly for audio and can lay down as many tracks as necessary without any problems. One important .thing to note is the fact that I don't use any plugins and rarely use any of the effects that came with Vegas so I obviously have much more "headroom" than people who rely on plugins. I use TC Electronics G-Force for reverbs, delays, other effects, and Drawmer compressors to control levels.
And probably just as important is that I use RME interfaces which seem to be better than most. I can set my buffers to 64 samples without getting any crackling or hiccups no matter how many tracks I add.
That doesn't imply that one's display adaptor is being used for audio, as it is in GPU asccelerated rendering !
My W7-64 PC here does not show any GPU-related entries in the Sound Video and Game Controllers section. Maybe that's why I have few problems - my Dispaly Adaptor (ATI Radeon on this PC) is not confused to the point it doesn't know it is just a Display Adaptor ! Was it installed with some sort of Gaming Accelerator function selected by any chance ?
I use primarily Waves Ver. 9 64bit plug-ins for audio and I do find that VP 11 regularly has problems when they are in use. (not saying that there's a connection) If they are disabled or removed these minor problems MOSTLY go away. I do not experience this type of behavior at all in VP 10. I've also found that disabling the GPU acceleration has helped. I use an ASUS EAH6850 with the latest drivers.
The thing that gets me most is that the problems I experience do not exist in VP 10, but once I've created in VP 11 there's no turning back if it starts crashing. So I'm stuck having to deal with it's bad behavior.