Vegas Audio 2.0 Win
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- Multi-track recording and editing system
- Powerful set of features
- Edit several tracks simultaneously
- Synchronise audio with a video track
- Cut, paste, move, and crossfade audio events
- Maximise your creativity!
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- Platform: Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Vegas Audio is a multitrack recording and editing system that turns any PC into a professional audio production studio. Vegas Audio is an upgrade to the award-winning Vegas Pro. It combines a powerful feature set with a streamlined interface allowing you to quickly construct and edit professional audio projects. Vegas Audio is perfect for music composition, song remixing, film scoring, hotmixing, broadcast editing, and streaming media.
With Vegas Audio you can edit several tracks simultaneously and add unlimited tracks to your project. The program's simple drag-and-drop interface lets you visually align, cut, paste, move, and crossfade audio events between tracks or on the same track with extreme precision. Vegas Audio can even synchronize audio with a single video track.
Vegas Audio includes 18 DirectX audio effects. Apply an effect to an audio event in real time and hear the results instantly. With multiple I/O configurations, you can assign different inputs to different tracks when recording-providing you with a professional recording tool for live performances and in-studio productions.
Vegas Audio includes enhanced Internet authoring tools for creating streaming media files for the Internet (in WMA and RM formats). Insert metadata command markers to launch Web sites, display captions and more!
With Vegas Audio it is easy to visually cut, paste, move, and crossfade audio events between tracks or on the same track. You can edit projects with sample-level accuracy, create and manipulate several audio files at once. Whether your files are in WAV or MP3 formats, you can add them to a project quickly and without conversion. You can maximise your creativity by adding as many tracks as you need to your project and never worry about limits or restrictions.
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Before buying it, I spent a reasonable amount of energy researching what the best software was for this purpose and wound up focusing on Cakewalk, Cubase, and Vegas. I was initially drawn to Cakewalk by claims that it had more market share, but encountered several people who felt it was something that serious users would outgrow. I used it a bit, did not bond with it, and moved on to Cubase. Cubase was very powerful and visually striking, but I found its user interface to be a cryptic and confusing obstacle. I used it for a while, but was discontent enough to switch to Vegas.
I am quite happy with Vegas and find that it provides the features I want packaged in an elegant and well thought out user interface. It allows me to focus on the music without unnecessary distractions and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
FYI, one thing I did not look at is ProTools. This is what is most commonly used in professional studios, but it seemed to be only available for the Mac. I heard it was being ported to the PC though, so I would consider investigating it.
I am managing to find most of the the information I need, however, it took me a long time to figure out how to set up an audio project for maximum efficiency and portability. You see, by default, Vegas will dump all the recordings from all your projects into one big community file/folder. If, when saving, you use the "Copy all media with project" checkbox, Vegas will copy EVERY recording in the community recordings file, regardless of what project they come from (GigaBytes of files!). I finally figured out you need to manually make a separate folder for each project's recordings and specify their paths in the properties menu. Maybe it's just common knowledge in the digital recording world, because I've yet to read any documentation regarding this.
I've also discovered that the "Media Pool" allows you to automatically delete any unused recordings/events/takes at the click of a button - what a great organizational feature!
Other than the transitional manual, this program is relatively simple and has every feature you need to make high quality/professional multitrack recordings.
Out of print, it can be found on Ebay. Don't worry if it doesn't include a paper manual because it's in PDF form on the disk. It works perfectly on the Windows XP operating system!