Audio is half the picture. This is why having an awesome soundtrack is so important! This course teaches you the sound basics, such as finding audio for your video, mixing dialogue, music, SFX and ambience using Premiere Pro's Essential Sound Panel.
Have you ever created an awesome video, but you didn’t have the audio skills to mix the soundtrack properly? If so, Premiere Pro CC Essential Sound is the perfect course for you because you’ll learn how to edit and mix various types of sound. First, you’ll learn how to record dialogue or narration directly into Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Next, you’ll edit, repair, and enhance dialogue in the Essential Sound Panel. Third, you’ll find and license music, as well as remix and edit it to the beat of the music. Next, you’ll learn how to add special effects to your audio. Finally, you’ll discover how to correctly mix and add ambience to give your sound atmosphere. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll not only have mixed an entire video promo soundtrack, but you’ll also have skills to begin mixing your own awesome soundtracks for both web and broadcast in the future. Software required: Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Kelsey Brannan, and welcome to my course Premiere Pro CC Essential Sound. I'm the creator of Premiere Gal, a YouTube channel which specializes in video editing and production tips. In April of 2017, Premier Pro CC introduced a new user-friendly, sound-mixing interface called the Essential Sound panel, making it easy for video editors around the world to mix and edit their audio. In this course, you're going to learn how to mix audio, such as dialogue, music, sound effects, and ambience using Premiere Pro's Essential Sound panel. Some of the major topics that we will cover include noise reduction, how to add clarity to your dialogue, remixing your music, how to edit and improve sound effects, and much, much more. By the end of this course, you'll know how to mix your video's soundtrack for both broadcast and web. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro CC interface. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn sound editing with the Premiere Pro CC Essential Sound course at Pluralsight.
SFX In this module, we will be uncovering all you need to know about adding special effects to audio in Premiere Pro. And in this clip, I'm just going to give you a brief introduction to the sound effects audio type, also abbreviated as SFX. In the Essential Sound panel, the audio type SFX enables you to create artificial sound effects to your audio, such as creating illusions like having your music sound like it's coming from the left or the right, or adding some reverbs. The sound effects audio type should not be confused with sound effects, which are recorded sounds that you can add to your video to complement or enhance the action on screen. Examples of sound effects include beeps, pops, keyboard typing, basically anything recorded and added to make the live action appear more real. You can certainly use the Essential Sound panel's sound effects audio type to enhance sound effects to make them sound a certain way, but you can also use the sound effects audio type to enhance other types of audio, such as dialogue, music, and ambience. So using sound effects can make your video stand out from others. It helps make your video feel more authentic, and alerts the viewer to action on the screen. Ultimately, sound effects bring your video to life, so in the next clip I'm going to show you how I use the sound effects audio type in the Essential Sound panel to bring the sound effects in my video to life.
Ambience In this clip, I'm giving you an introduction to Ambience. Ambience is a sound that you add to a video soundtrack to give it a sense of place, and it's often referred to as room tone or environmental sound. I like to think of ambience as atmosphere. For example, if your video takes place outside in the woods or a forest, ambience would maybe be the sounds of nature, crickets, birds, maybe some wind, all combined together to add a sense of realism. So, adding ambience can also help you cover up some of the effects of noise reduction. It'll make your audio track sound more natural, and ultimately pull the audience in to your video.
Loudness and Final Touches Alright! Welcome to the final module of the Premiere Pro CC Essential Sound course. So, this clip is about creating a custom preset. With the Essential Sound panel, you can create custom presets for every audio type, dialogue, music, sound effects, and ambience. This is useful if you ever want to reapply the same effects to another clip, which is not uncommon. After you apply all the effects you want to a clip, just like we did, simply go up the save settings icon, which is next to the Preset drop-down, to save your applied effects as one custom preset. Now all you have to do is type in a new name for this preset and hit OK. Now your custom effects are now listed as one preset from the drop-down. Now if you want to apply this preset to future audio clips, just select a new audio clip from your timeline, select the audio type of the custom preset, so for example, we saved the new preset under a dialogue, so select Dialogue, and then you can select your custom preset from the drop-down. So, just to note, if you save a custom dialogue preset, that preset will not be listed under the preset sections for Music, Sound Effects, or Ambience, only for Dialogue. So, you can only apply a dialogue preset to dialogue audio types. In the next clip, I'm going to be reviewing how to edit multiple audio clips at once.