This short video instruction describes how to create 5.1 surround from six different WAV files using Sony Vegas. To best view set 720p HD and full screen mode.
Step 1. You must set up your video project for 5.1 surround.
File-> Properties-> Audio -> 5.1 Surround -> Click OK.
Now your mixer switches to 5.1 surround mode.
Step 2. Drag and drop your WAV files (already prepared) to six different tracks. Assign every track to appropriate channel.
Step 3. Play and adjust mixer.
Step 4. Save and render project.
Here you can download royalty free 5.1 background music in WAV format (six different files: Right, Left, Center, Rear right, Rear left, LFE).
Notes: To preview you 5.1 surround sound project you need 5.1-compatible sound card. Most of modern computers already has 5.1-compatible sound card on motherboard. If you have no such one, then use three standard stereo sound cards.
In multi-track editing you need constantly monitor the recording level. Open surround mixer window, and do not close it before sound level will finally adjusted. Note that any overload signal level after transcoding to AC3 format can lead to significant distortions when playing a DVD, so do not set the sound level too loud.