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Placing an audio effect on a clip is pretty much the same workflow as placing a video effect on a clip. You have quite a number of audio effects to choose from in Premiere Pro and you can find and look through those under the Audio Effects folder in the Effects tab. And be careful with audio. What I've discovered is most of the time the more people play with the audio when they're not experienced, the worse the audio sounds. I'm going to go ahead and press the tilde key just to show you the variety of options you have. And some of these are really, really robust and pretty high end repair tools. And others just allow you to easily drop something on and click a preset and hopefully fix a problem.
For instance there's a (UNKNOWN) that actually pulls out the semblances of Ss in your voice over. And the dehummer would actually allow you to remove that low frequency hum that sometimes sneaks into your audio. The best suggestion is play around with them, read about the different audio filters at Adobe and on Audio Books and realize that with audio often less is more. Now, let's go ahead and shrink this back down and actually place one of these audio effects on top of our first clip. So, the first clip is Vanessa introducing me.
>> And I'm so excited to welcome you to our test. >> I want to improve the quality of the tone of her voice just a little bit. Not that her voice is bad, but sometimes you can, you know, boost it up a little bit. So I'm going to type in Vocal because I know the name of the effect that I'm looking for is the Vocal Enhancer. And I can go ahead and bring that onto my clip, the exact same way that I would have with a video filter. I can double-click it, or I can grab and drop it. I'm going to be very quick here, drag it and drop it. Click on it to make sure that it's loaded into my Effects control tab, and there we are, vocal enhancer. Now, what's nice is I can choose female, male, or music. Now, the difference is I'm going to open up this dialogue box and click on mode. So, here we are choosing male and if I click on male, nothing will happen. But if I click on female, it actually jumps over to the middle of the spectrum because the female voice is higher and it's working with those frequencies. So, really what you're doing when you're switching between male and female and music, is you're choosing which part of the spectrum that you're going to be enriching and enhancing.
So, you can also do this with the slider, and the nice thing about audio, is I can do it on the fly while it's playing. >> Come to Delight Gluten Free Eats. I'm Vanessa Weisbrod, executive editor of Delight Gluten. >> So, I can finesse it until I think she sounds her best. And then, I can go ahead and copy and paste this onto all of the clips that you recorded on this camera, or even save it as a preset. As you see, you can really control things with a lot of detail, and some of the audio effects go into much greater detail than even this effect does.
On the flip side, often there is a one button fixed or a one button change that you can use. I'm going to go ahead to this clip, which is me, talking about the way the eggs were stored. >> I like buying my eggs in martini glasses instead of in egg cartons. >> It makes them much more beautiful. >> Yeah. >> So, you know, obviously, I don't want the sarcasm lost to the viewer. So, I'm going to go ahead and pick another one of my favorite effects. not necessarily for this reason, but there's an effect that I use a lot called the Pitch Shifter which is really nice if you slow down or speed up a clip, you can automatically have it applied. But there are times where you just want to bring the, the tone up or down or the pitch up or down without actually speeding up the clip. And I can go ahead and drop that on the clip.
Once again, we see there's an update. I can go to individual parameters, which can get very, very confusing. I can go into a custom setup. Or there are some presets under this little icon here. And if I click the drop-down menu. I can actually, you know, have some fun here. I could choose talking a lot, so I have a Sore Throat, but I think just for the heck of it we're going to go with Breathless and see how it makes me sound. >> I like buying my eggs in martini glasses intend of in egg cartons.
>> It makes them much more beautiful. >> Yeah. >> I just want to say I think the effect is great and I'm really glad that I did not apply it to this training. But go ahead and try the different audio effects. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you can always delete them. And another nice thing about this is there's often a bypass option here. And you can bypass the effect and hear how it sounded originally.
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