A Beginner's Guide to Working with Premiere Pro Audio
July 26, 2016

A Beginner's Guide to Working with Premiere Pro Audio

By Robert Hardy 2 min read
Audio in Premiere Pro CC We all know that good audio is half the battle of filmmaking. But how many of us tackle our post-production audio with the same precision and attention to detail as we do with the visuals? I, for one, have been guilty of half-assing my audio post. Although years later, I've realized most of that resistance came from the fact that I never really understood how to use all of the audio tools at my disposal. So hopefully the tutorial I'm sharing today will give you a good footing in the Premiere Pro audio workflow so that you can avoid those mistakes. The tutorial comes from Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio (one of the best YouTube channels around for Premiere and After Effects tutorials). If you've ever wondered what on earth a submix is, how to effectively use the audio mixer panel, or how to keyframe audio like a pro, then this tutorial is for you. So without any further ado, here's Tobias:
Here's just a sampling of what Tobias covers in his video about Premiere Pro audio:
  • Learn how to add music and sound effects to your projects
  • Learn how to use the Audio Track Mixer
  • Learn how to use clip keyframes to control the volume of your sound effects and music
  • Learn how to apply audio effects such as reverb and delay to your sound
  • Learn how to create and use submixes
  • Learn how to apply track keyframes
All in all, Premiere makes it fairly simple to put together a detailed audio mix without ever having to leave the NLE. Of course, if any of this seems like child's play, Adobe Audition has a good deal more functionality in terms of building out complex mixes and applying more advanced effects. But for the beginning filmmakers out there, this tutorial has plenty of tips and techniques to get you started. [via CreativeCOW]
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