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Bob SeifertAudition CS6 - Mixdown keyframes are slightly off
by on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:27:42 pm

Hi, I'm trying to export a song from Audition. When playing the session it sounds fine, I have a number of volume envelopes to edit out breath sounds on the vocals and the playback sounds great. However, when I either Mixdown Master to a file or bounce it to a track all of my vocal volume envelope keyframes are slightly off and the entire file is about 5 db more quiet.

With the keyframes slightly off, rather than precisely editing out a breath sound, I now hear some of the breath and part of the lyric is cut off, it's like everything is shifted ahead by a few milliseconds.

I don't understand why the mix down doesn't sound exactly like playback on the session. Must be something I'm doing wrong. My workflow looks like this:

Individual instrument and vocal tracks -> Vocal and Instrument Busses 1 (some effects) -> Vocal and instrumental Busses 2 (compression and volume envelopes) -> Master. And like I said before just playing Master within the multirack session sounds perfect, it's just after mixing down or exporting or bouncing that things get off sync.

Thanks in advance!


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Durin GleavesRe: Audition CS6 - Mixdown keyframes are slightly off
by on Jul 10, 2012 at 5:03:12 pm

Hi Bob,

I'm not sure why your keyframes would be offset. I haven't seen any other reports of that behavior, but I'll spend a bit of time looking into it today.

As for the overall volume drop on mixdown, this is a result of honoring the Panning Law:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_law
http://www.samplecraze.com/tutorial.php/35/panning-law/

By default, Audition reduces the gain for stereo material panned to the center by -3dB. You can override or customize this by going into Preferences > Multitrack and changing the Panning Mode to Left/Right Cut (Logarithmic) or adjusting the dB Center hot-text value.


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Mitch RosefeltRe: Audition CS6 - Mixdown keyframes are slightly off
by on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:29:43 am

Did you find a fix for this? I'm having the same problem with a .sesx where all the pan keyframes are offset in the mixdown. Bummer!!!



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