- Knowing your tools
- Setting up audio in Premiere Pro
- Adjusting audio levels in the Premiere Pro timeline
- Adding keyframes
- Working with audio transitions
- Using the Limiter and EQ effects
- Healing noise in Audition
- Trimming audio on the go
- Recording and exporting audio
Skill Level Appropriate for all
- Hi, I am Luisa Winters. Welcome to Premiere Pro Guru, Mixing Audio Clips and Tracks. In video and film, it's been said that audio is more important than video, and I agree with that statement. In fact, in the old days of silent movies, the movie theater would hire a professional musician to improvise a live-performance score while the movie was playing. Even back then, movie-makers and theater owners understood the power of audio when viewing a feature film.
Audio has the power to change how you feel about a character. It has the power to affect your mood and definitely, the power to change a mere adventure into an epic story. Although this title is about Premiere Pro and therefore, post-production, please keep in mind that maintaining good, quality audio in the production process will be invaluable in the post-production stage. Fixing audio in post is unrealistic and will rarely yield good results.
In this title, we will go through getting started with your equipment, understanding Gain and Levels, changing the interface and understanding audio tracks in Premiere Pro. We will then continue by setting up the mix, mixing your audio, keyframing and sub-mixes. After we are done with a mix, then we will cover adding common effects, like the Multiband Compressor, the Loudness Radar, Reverb, DSR and more.
Finally, we end with editing tips and exporting audio. Also keep in mind that there are many plugins that are available for you to use in Premiere Pro and even though, we are not covering plugins in this title, Premiere offers support for VST, VST2 and AU plugins, so there are lots of choices in the market that you could get to enhance the capabilities built in Premiere Pro. There are many possibilities and many choices that you can make in your audio.
All of them affect the personality of your work. It is my hope that you will incorporate these techniques into your workflow and soon you will have your own personal and distinctive sound.