diverG wrote on 4/8/2019, 6:03 AM

Have you tried a limiter on the audio track.  Not sure if there is one included in VP.  Loudmax (free) seems to work well.  VST plugin


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rraud wrote on 4/8/2019, 11:34 AM

I've never heard (or heard of) this behavior in Vegas. Is the audio fed directly to the PC's sound card on location, or to an external recording device (camera or audio recorder) and the files are opened in Vegas? When you say "too loud", does that mean clipped? Clipping (preamp and/or digital overs) distorts audio, and in severe cases can make it difficult or impossible to understand. Post production peak clip restoration and/or limiter plug-ins, won't help much if it's severe.

joseph-w wrote on 4/8/2019, 12:45 PM

(Edit: Per Marco's nice explanation in the next post this is not the problem)

Try disabling the "Auto gain compensation" (bottom left) that seems to be enabled by default on audio tracks:

Marco. wrote on 4/8/2019, 1:56 PM

That three audio track fx which are applied by default doesn't affect the audio if you don't modify the given settings or select a particular preset.

"Audio gain compensation" depends on the settings of "Threshold" and "Amount" and if them are set to 0.0 and 1.0 "Audio gain compensation" does not affect the audio.