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Tutorial: Mixing Audio in Sony Vegas Pro 11

The new mixer layout in Sony Vegas Pro 11 makes editing audio for video in Vegas feel like you're using a pro hardware mixer. Vegas instructor David McKnight explains how it's done.

Using the Mixing Console

Notice that in Vegas 10, the previous version, that you could bring up the Mixer window or the Mixing Console window (Figure 5, below). That's a little bit confusing.

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Figure 5. Opening the Mixer window (or the Mixing Console window) in Vegas Pro 10 from the same View menu (note: composite image)

In Vegas 11, again, these features are much better differentiated in their naming: Master Bus and Mixing Console (Figure 6, below). And remember that if you're looking at the Master Bus you can open the Mixing Console right from the Bus.

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Figure 6. Opening the Mixer window (or the Mixing Console window) in Vegas Pro 11 from the same View menu (note: composite image)

Figure 7 (below) shows a bit of a different preview of a Vegas project. This is Vegas 11. There's no video preview. We have just our workspace here. On the right side in Figure 7 we have a disc in the DVD drive from VASST called TrakPak 5: Modern Incidentals—Modern Scoring cues and Background Images.

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Figure 7. Vegas Pro 11

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