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The new Essential Sound panel simplifies the process of editing a soundtrack directly in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Adobe’s new Essential Sound Panel is easy to use while also allowing advanced users to manually fine-tune effect settings. Here is an explanation of the panel that demonstrates how it will save editors considerable time getting a good audio mix.
Set Your Project to the Audio Workspace and Open the Essential Sound Panel
If you don’t see the workspace options at the top of your screen, you can change your workspace by going to Window/Workspaces/Audio. You should see the Essential Sound panel on the right, but if you don’t, go to the Window menu and select Essential Sound. Uc camera software.
Organize the Audio in Your Sequence by Track
Keeping your audio organized with track labels is always a good idea, but it’s even more important in the Essential Sound Panel workflow. In this example I have dialogue, sound effects, music, and ambience. Notice that there is sometimes more than one track for each category.
Assign Your Dialogue to an Audio Type
Lasso all of the clips you would like to include in the Dialogue group. Notice that the Dialogue, Music, SFX, and Ambience buttons in the Essential Sound panel are now active. Click the Dialogue button to open the options for manipulating the dialogue effect controls.
Begin Editing the Characteristics of Your Clips
Similar to the Lumetri Color controls, there are various categories of effect controls that you can expand or collapse. In this instance, I would normalize the volume so I can quickly make all of the dialogue in the sequence conform to a unified standard. Click the Loudness heading to open the controls pertaining to volume. Click Auto-Match for the fastest results by letting Adobe Premiere quickly conform all the selected audio clips to a uniform level.
Apply Any Additional Effects
Here, I would like to apply different effects for the two main actors in my scene. Highlight the group of clips you wish to affect, and apply the settings using the slider controls in the Essential Sound Panel. In this case, I will reduce the hum and the rumble in the Repair category by manipulating the sliders. Notice that you can toggle the Repair category on or off to compare the before and after results. After establishing the overall setting for all of your dialogue, click on the clip you wish to fine-tune, and open the Effect Controls window for access to individual controls for effects. Experiment with other options such as Clarity in the Dynamics category to further improve your audio.
Auto-Match the Volume of Background Ambience
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Select all of your clips associated with the background ambience in your edit and assign them to the Ambience category by clicking the Ambience button in the Essential Sound panel. Click on the Auto-Match button to normalize the audio to a uniform rate.
Improve Your Mix with Creative and Stereo Width
Depending on your clip, change the preset to something that describes the location of your scene. In my case, I will choose Room Ambience, and I will adjust the slider to achieve a more realistic sound for my office ambience clips. Take it a step further by adding a Stereo Width effect to create the perception of a more dramatic stereo effect.
Customize the Volume and Duration of Your Track
By clicking on your music track and assigning it to the Music category in the Essential Sound panel, you can normalize the volume using the Auto-Match button and the background music preset. Additionally, you can customize the duration of the music track by opening the Duration menu in the Essential Sound panel. Either type in a new duration for your music clip or click and drag to increase or decrease the duration of the selected clip(s). After you hit play, your computer will briefly render the track to play at a new speed to fit the desired duration.
Apply Room Sound or Other Effects
You can assign all of your sound effects to the SFX category in the Essential Sound panel. Here you can change the loudness, add room sound or reverb, and pan the audio left or right.
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Save Your Settings in Adobe Audition
With the timeline selected, go to the Edit menu and select Edit in Adobe Audition then select Sequence. The dialogue box defaults to preserving all of your edits, including any keyframes on clips such as volume and panning. Adobe Audition then automatically creates a multi-track session that contains all of the work you completed in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Do you have any tips for the Essential Sound Panel? Let us know in the comments.
3 Top tips for Audio effects in Adobe Premiere
Today I want to share some tips for using Audio Effects in Adobe Premiere. While Premiere isn’t as powerful as Adobe Audition, if you’re doing basic audio editing it’s more than up to the task. Also you probably know how to use Premiere already, so that’s a plus!
1) Background Noise
First off, do everything you can to reduce background noise before you start recording. Obvious right? However, we film and record in the real world with real (and often low) budgets, so studio-quality sound isn’t always possible. Maybe you’ve been forced to use a sub-standard mic, or record audio straight from the camera. So what can we do to improve our sound quality in post? The denoiser effect is a great place to start.
- Select the ‘Effects’ tab and select ‘Audio effects’. Search for ‘Denoiser’. Unsurprisingly this reduces background noise.
- Drag the effect to your clip in the timeline.
- Under the ‘Effect Controls’ tab click ‘Edit’, under custom setup for ‘Denoiser’. Don’t be afraid to tweak the values here, but I’d suggest starting with a ‘Reduction’ of -17db and an ‘Offset’ of 10.
- The ‘Lowpass’ effect can also be useful. Search for and drag the effect to the clip as we did with Denoiser. Then click edit. I’d start with a cutoff of 200hz, but again, you need to find the right settings for your audio.
Simple right? That’s really all there is to it. Hopefully we’ve made a big difference and improved your audio. If it’s still not enough, you can look at more powerful third-party options like Crumplepop’sAudiodenoise.
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When you talk in a large room and your voice echoes slightly? That’s reverb, or reverberation. The Reverb effect can be great for conveying a sense of space, either to reinforce a visual or to subtly hint at something that wasn’t in the shot.
- Select the ‘Effects’ tab and select ‘Audio effects’. Search for ‘Reverb’.
- Drag this to your clip in the timeline.
- Under the ‘Effect Controls’ tab, to the right of ‘Reverb’ is a preset button. You’ll find options like small room, large room, and church.
- If you want more control click edit and / or adjust your ‘Individual Parameters’.
A useful tip is to watch the Individual Parameters change when you select a new preset. This gives you a feel for how those changes sound in practice, and how the parameters combine. Also, don’t overdo a Reverb. A subtle effect is often best.
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3) The Equaliser
Bassy audio getting you down? Large variation in the audio quality or balance between separate tracks? We can sort that out quickly and easily with the Equaliser or EQ effect.
- You know the drill by now. Select the ‘Effects’ tab and select ‘Audio effects’. Search for ‘EQ’.
- Drag the effect to your clip in the timeline.
- Under the ‘Effect Controls’ tab, to the right of ‘EQ’ is a preset button with options like Bass enhance, warm presence, high enhance and loudness.
- If you want more granular control click ‘Edit’ and you’ll get a pop up box with an audio wave and adjusters for the different frequencies. The wave will be a straight line by default, but as you adjust the different frequencies, or select different presets, you’ll see the line shift to reflect your changes. So if you emphasise the bass, for example, the left-hand side of the line moves up.
The EQ effect can cover a multitude of sins, particularly if your audio equipment isn’t quite up to scratch. Plus it’s great for that final layer of professionalism that really brings a project to life.
So there we are. Three Premiere tips for the holiday season. Now you know how to use the Denoiser, the Reverb and the Equaliser effects. There are plenty more effects in Premiere so don’t be afraid to experiment! Remember, you can always select ‘Bypass’ to ignore an effect and compare to your baseline audio.
Don’t forget, if you want high-quality audio, Filmstro offers a library of royalty free music for your projects, with customisable options, all available from within Premiere. Plus, for more helpful tips for getting the most out of your projects, the Filmstro blog should be your first click.