Vegas Pro 12 is making my head hurt!

mattanthonyVO wrote on 7/29/2013, 9:07 AM
Hello, all! I'm longing for Vegas Pro 6, as I never seemed to have the dilemmas that I've had with the latest incarnations of Sony Vegas! :)

I'm not sure what's going on, but whenever I drag a.wav or .mp3 into a project...something from a production library or a previously-produced work-part (I primarily produce for radio stations) it's like the 'sound' and what the cursor is 'rolling over'...are not 'synced up' properly. There's sometimes a 2-second-or-more 'gap' between what I'm 'hearing' and what's actually displayed in front of me. "Sampling issue", maybe? I close out of the all seems well. UNTIL i open the Explorer window and import something again.

This has happened with Vegas Pro 10, as well, and I thought with '12'..and with the latest update'...that any 'bugs' would have been worked out.

Also...if I 'minimize a project....go into a folder and 'play' some audio by double-clicking on a file, for whatever reason......and then bring up my formerly-minimized session and hit the space bar.....nothing. I have to close out and re-open.

One thing I've done recently is directed the 'temp files' to be stored on an external Lacie drive. Could that be a part of the problem, that I'm not storing 'temp files' to the 'C" drive? (sounds implausible, but I thought I'd bring it up.)

Honestly, I've thought of switching to Adobe Audition, or just going with Logic, which I have on my Mac Book Pro. (yes, I know what the Mac/Pro Tools.Logic 'purists' would tell me to do, but I've been a 13-year user of Vegas!) With 1 gigs of RAM and projects that aren't terribly complicated...this system should be searing, red-hot!!

My system: Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, 16 gigs of RAM

Thanks for any opinions!



wwaag wrote on 7/30/2013, 11:56 AM
I had a similar issue some time back in which the cursor position and audio were out of sync. Under Preferences, Audio Device, and Audio Device Type, make sure that Microsoft Sound Mapper is selected. For some unknown reason, Direct Sound Surround Mapper had been selected. Once changed, the problem disappeared. Why this would have an effect I have no idea. Might be worth a look.

Geoff_Wood wrote on 7/30/2013, 10:30 PM
You are using an ASIO driver, presumably ?

And how does it go with everything on a local drive ?

chucky wrote on 1/28/2014, 10:42 PM
Makes no difference if I use Microsoft or the primary,, I get a LOT of stuff out of sync since 'updating' to V12. It seems to occur really badly with any time-stretching or pitch shifting.
Been playing with preferences over and over but nothing gives an accurate timing.
Never had issues like this and I've been using Vegas since 6.
We NEED this fixed SONY, what's happening?