Mastering Varying Audio Levels
by Robin Fry on Jul 11, 2009 at 2:48:50 pm
Hello - I have recently filmed a children's theatre performance and began editing in on Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, however the audio levels on the singing sections and speech sections are vastly different. Please can anyone advise how I can master this using Audition? Best Wishes, Robin.
Re: Mastering Varying Audio Levels by Larry S. Evans II on Jul 15, 2009 at 3:07:14 pm
The basic technique is to use the Normalize function to get the levels consistent. After that you'd do the noise reduction processing, and then you'd do any sweetening or tonal adjustments.
Uusally I'll do my rough cut with the raw sound, then export each clip as a single "movie" and open the sound from the video for processing. Then I use that track to replace the original audio back in Premiere and render out the final.
Others may have a more streamlined workflow, but that's allowed me to keep track of what I'm doing better. Once it's back in Premiere- with length of the audio identical to the length of the cut-it's a simple matter to keep them synced if I later to decide to shorten or move the cut.