Knowledge Base

Video Slave 3 - The Audio Settings Window

VS3 AudioSettingsWnd

Here you see the audio settings window. It can be displayed by going to the Window menu and clicking "Audio Settings". The window is separated into two sections: the settings section at the bottom and the actual routing section at the bottom.

Settings Section

  • Output device
    Video Slave will scan your system for all available audio devices when it starts. These devices will be listed here and you can pick the one you want to use for audio output here. Video Slave will store all routings you created using the matrix below on a per-device basis.
  • Beep Out
    By default, Video Slave plays audio beeps during the streamer of ADR cue events and during streamer events. You can pick the output Video Slave uses for these beeps here.
  • Beep Level
    Select the output level of the auido beeps here.
  • Beep Pitch
    Video Slave's audio beeps are simple sine waves. You can select your preferred pitch here.
  • Center remaining channel if one stereo channel is muted
    Video Slave allows for individual muting of the left and right audio channels of stereo tracks. If one channel is muted, you can have Video Slave center the remaining channel for you.

Routing Section

At the bottom of the window, Video Slave displays a routing matrix which allows you to define output busses and route their individual output channels to physical output channels of your audio interface. To create a new channel, click the "Add Bus" button at the bottom. Use the popup menu next to the button to select which kind of bus you want to create. You can choose from Mono up to 5.1. If stereo output pairs are good enough, you can have Video Slave create those for you by clicking the "Default Stereo Busses" button on the right. When a new bus is created, you can edit its name by clicking the name in the list and delete it by clicking the trash can icon on the very left of the corresponding row. Routing of the individual channels to physical outputs of the device is done by simply dragging the channel icon around.

Every output bus you create in the routing matrix will be selectable as an output destination for audio tracks in the track view of the main window. If the audio track's channel count doesn't match the output bus' channel count, Video Slave will up- or downmix the audio content automatically.