Import, label, and organize audio tracks in Premiere Pro.
Premiere Pro includes several features to help you add new audio, replace audio, or alter audio with ease.
Group audio tracks.
Import the audio tracks for your video clip into Premiere Pro. Group them together as necessary. If there are multiple recorded tracks of a single speaker, group them together into a single track. The Essential Sound panel allows you to easily manage small discrepancies in tracks by allowing you to match volume or room tone for a given track. Premiere Pro is able to support a wide variety of video and audio files, including MP3 audio, WAV, WMA, and AVI.
Tagging tracks with the Essential Sound panel.
The Essential Sound panel allows you to tag audio files with common presets like Dialogue and Ambient. By tagging tracks, you not only label the clips you’re working with, you also give them a role. All tracks tagged as background music will behave in certain preset ways. Dialogue and voice-over will generally be slightly louder and more audible than background music or effects. You can always tweak the settings for tracks in the Essential Sound panel.
Audio ducking links two or more audio tracks and ensures that when one gets louder, the other automatically gets quieter. For instance, a background music track gets quieter when someone is speaking on a voice-over track. This ensures that one track will not overpower another, while keeping everything audible. By enabling automatic audio ducking in the Essential Sound panel, you can automate ducking and ensure that background tracks will never overpower other tracks, automating what was once a time-intensive process. You can change the settings on Auto Ducking for variables like volume, how much audio will fade out and in, and other factors.