Which SF product serves audio-for-video best?

ikhider wrote on 6/7/2020, 3:33 AM

I am looking at the different products, such as SF Audio Studio and Audio Cleaning Lab. My projects sometimes need audio cleaning, but most deal with editing dialog, adding field recording audio (recording interviewee environs) and laying down a music soundtrack. Sometimes the background sounds are simple, sometimes there is a complex audio arrangement. Same with dialog, sometime it is a simple edit, sometimes there is a lot to do. Audio Cleaning lab seems to have more tools, but am not interested in transfering records to digital. This is mainly for soundtracking video. Which tool serves this purpose best? I am less interested in simplicity and more in having more tools at my disposal as needed.


Marco. wrote on 6/7/2020, 3:38 AM

Why not just adding some appropriate VST plug-ins into Vegas Pro (which core actually started as an audio editor)?

ikhider wrote on 6/7/2020, 3:48 AM

Because Vegas Pro 360 throws in that Sound Forge Studio package and was looking for the reason why. It is not as readilly apparent how to access my plugins library in VP as in a conventional DAW. Right now I would use Reaper in a pinch as it is great in importing/exporting video. However, if I could access my plugins library in VP, that would be easier.

Adendum, I see that I can direct VP to my various VST libraries, thanks. This can save a step for complex projects and otherwise. I will give it a try.

rraud wrote on 6/7/2020, 10:29 AM

What format are the plug-ins you wish to use in Vegas Pro? VP supports VST-2 and Direct X plug-ins. Sound Forge Pro supports VST-2 & 3, Direct X and ARA2.

I use Sound Forge Pro for surgical fixes and mastering in conjunction with VP. Sound Forge Pro includes the legacy NR 2.0 and iZotope's RX Elements audio restoration suites. both of which will run in VP as well as many other effects plug ins SF Pro's 'Statistics' tool makes checking compliant broadcast (and online) levels fast and easy. SF Pro is an 'multi-channel' 'editing' app and not designed for 'multi-track' music recording/mixing or compiling the audio elements together for a video.

rraud, Sound Forge forum moderator

ikhider wrote on 6/7/2020, 2:02 PM

@rraud Is the relation between VP and SF similar to the one in Adobe Audition and Premiere pro when you have Adobe CC? For school, I had to use that and was impressed with the integration. For plugins, the essential ones are the iZotope, Acon, and Harrison Mixbus ones--though it may just be the AVA for the latter. More plugins are always better and Vegas seemed to recognize a bunch from various folders. Have yet to deploy. Sound Forge pro looks more music studio related.

rraud wrote on 6/8/2020, 11:38 AM

"Vegas seemed to recognize a bunch from various folders"

If there are other compatible VSTs you do not see. Enable an additional VST search folder. "Options> Preferences> VST Effects" (The same in Sound Forge Pro)