SF Audio Studio (32 bit) -- volume control for playback??

t-scott wrote on 10/27/2018, 8:55 PM

Unless I am missing something extremely obvious, I can't find a way to control the playback volume of a file in real time. I can bring up the Volume processing dialog or a plug in, but it's modal and the transport is disabled. Also if I click OK the file gets processed with whatever the settings of the plug in is.

In SF Pro of course there's a slider on the hardware meters floating window. Is this just the way that SFAS is designed? Seems like an oversight to me...

(Outside of that it seems that Magix is a good caretaker for the SF products. I've seen this happen so many times in the past 10 - 15 years where a favorite software gets orphaned...with Opcode products being the most lamented casualty.)


rraud wrote on 10/31/2018, 11:58 AM

Sorry, I have not used AS-12 since the beta test versions and don't recall a hardware 'volume'. It certainly has lots of meter options though, so there may be one I'm not aware of. If no one else posts a definitive answer, contact tech support.

I do not even use SF Pro versions hardware meter volume control and prefer my PC's on-board function keys volume controller, or NirSoft's VolumeMouse. Additionally, with NirSoft's Command-Line utilities tool, you can create shortcuts to adjust volume in increments (among lots of other useful commands).

BTW, my Dell laptop's speaker volume can be adjusted via the F2 and F3 keys. Don't know if that is specific to Dell or a Win 10 function. I also had an old Toshiba that had + - vol hardware buttons.

t-scott wrote on 11/2/2018, 9:34 AM

Thanks, Rick. I'm pretty sure I delved about as deep as I could into AS-12 and didn't find what I'm looking for, but your pointer to the Nirsoft products was great...their Volumouse app looks like a simple solution for me. Of course

Pray for Magix! As I mentioned before I hate it when a favorite app's company dies off or is sold to another company and is killed there. As you know doubt know, Sound Fource goes all the way back to a company called Sonic Foundry, then to Sony and now with Magix.