I run a very small one-person production company in the UK, and at present I produce (at times) a considerable volume of video content for both minority satellite TV programmes, and for online video websites dealing with minority hobby/recreational interests.
But I 've just be asked to produce some specific audio-only radio programmes, and have tried this using my Sony Vegas Pro video suite, which seems to give me an acceptable result when used with a number of mono or stereo sound tracks. There's quite a bit of sound manipulation material in there.
The content I'm producing using requires a maximum of 5 to 7 tracks to mix from, more usually 3 or 4 tracks. It's all voice and wildtrack, usually with title music (if any) played in on CD or from file. I have Sony Soundforge, but this is only a single track system and I rarely use it, and I use a Sony PCM M10 recorder for location recording.
I've looked at SADiE6, as used by the BBC apparently, but that is wow-expensive . . Adobe Audition looks more like it, but is there something simpler that would suit my needs?
Would I gain any worthwhile advantages in buying a specific sound-only software package, and if so what would you recommend?
I'm in the process of mixing my sixth CD project in Sony Vegas 6.0. It does pretty much everything I need it to do. I also use Pro Tools. Pro Tools has some advantages in signal routing, but for work flow the old version of Vegas blows Pro Tools 10 out of the water.