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Sound Issue

Post by Little Yamori » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:19 am

Hello All,

I've been having this problem ever since Debut 6, and am still experiencing it in AS Pro 11, I don't seem to be getting my sound rendered properly. I will bring in sound layers and they play perfectly in the .anme file, but upon rendering, they crackle awfully and break up at certain loud points in the movie file. I end up adjusting the sound levels lower at certain points in the sequencer, but then, as often is the case, the volume is then relatively low, and at times inaudible. I've seen many peoples work on this board who have just had really spot on sound, so I know it can be done, just don't know what I'm missing. I'm also assuming the really great sound you guys are getting (especially dialogs) are rendered into the movie file directly from the .anme, since I'm guessing the lips-sync was done in ASP on top of your recorded audios.

Any tips on how to correct this are greatly appreciated

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Re: Sound Issue

Post by obtusity » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:21 am

Just from reading the forums, suggestions from professionals seem to be:

1. Use WAV (preferably uncompressed), not MP3, although you can use MP3 for "layout" (not final) sound.
2. If you have multiple sound layers, do your mixing in an audio editor or video editor, not in Anime Studio.
3. Do your final sound in a video editor, combining your final sound with the final animation shots.

Mind you, some of this advice goes back to Anime Studio 9, so I am not sure if it all still applies.
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Re: Sound Issue

Post by Little Yamori » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:37 pm

synthsin75 and obtusity, thanks for the responses.
obtusity wrote:Just from reading the forums, suggestions from professionals seem to be:

1. Use WAV (preferably uncompressed), not MP3, although you can use MP3 for "layout" (not final) sound.
2. If you have multiple sound layers, do your mixing in an audio editor or video editor, not in Anime Studio.
3. Do your final sound in a video editor, combining your final sound with the final animation shots.

Mind you, some of this advice goes back to Anime Studio 9, so I am not sure if it all still applies.
I've been using .wav files (recorded in ASP and or adobe soundbooth) since I'm just doing direct recording and applying the files, I don't believe (don't know if) they are compressed in any way, I'll give the mixing in soundbooth a try, but it's a little trickier with the timing when not working directly in the ASP sequencer, but I guess final sound in another program may have to be the way, since the ASP sound render is letting me down here.
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Re: Sound Issue

Post by 3deeguy » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:21 am

I prepare my audio in Audacity and use the sequencer to slide my sound files along the timeline. I also put my mic in a small crate lined with foam to keep out ambient noise.
Actually, I keep a bunch of short narration clips which I number and put in a group folder because I stumble over my words if I talk too long! I have another group folder for sound effects.
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Re: Sound Issue

Post by Little Yamori » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:48 pm

The crate with the foam is a good Idea.

So far the recording end has been ok, its when it renders that I get the crackling
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Re: Sound Issue

Post by tonypeck » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:34 am

I am having the same crackling issue after rendering in Anime Studio. The original audio source is WAV and sounds fine until it is rendered into a video file.
Anyone find any solutions to this yet?
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