I thought I was going crazy, but now I have confirmed that my audio leves change with nested sequences.
Say I have a crazy 5 minute sequence with a lot of audio and video clips. I adjust all my levels and shoot for an average of -10db for my audio. When that's done, I take that 5-minute sequence and drop it into my master timeline for my 22 minute show.
SOMEHOW, when I drop it in my master, the once-perfect 5-minute sequence is now quieter and the level meter verifies it. It is between 5-10 db lower than when it was in the 5-minute sequence.
I have verified and reverified that on the master sequence there are NO audio effects or tweaks, either to the individual sequences OR on the "master" audio layer. It is a virgin sequence drop only reading 0 db. on the audio level.
Anyone else experience this?
It's never happened to me. I can't even think of what might cause this, other than the new sequence has audio adjusted.