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How to Add Echo and Reverb in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Learn how to add echo and reverb in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
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When trying to re-create sound, making sure the sound matches the recording environment is really important. One of the most notable flaws with added sound is forgetting to add echo and reverb in to it. Think about walking down and empty corridor, or through a cathedral. The sound bounces and you get a reverberated sound effect. If you take this reverberation away however, the sound will stick out like a sour thumb. Today we go over how to add echo and reverb in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How to Add Echo and Reverb in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  1. Drag your sound effect on to the timeline.
  2. Go to the beginning of where your sound effect starts, click “i” on the keyboard. This will create an intro point.
  3. Go to where your sound effect ends and click the “o” on the keyboard. This will create an outro point.
  4. Now go up to your timeline controls under the preview panel, and toggle on the loop icon. (This will help you in fine tuning your audio) With the intro and outro set, you will be able to play over the sound effect continuously.
  5. Now go to effects->surround reverb and drag that on to your sound effect.
  6. Now, go to effect controls->surround reverb->edit to get to the controls.
  7. If your sound effect has gotten quieter with the reverb, go to the gain on the right side of the controls and raise it here. Make sure you use the gain in here, as it’s post-processing gain, so you can increase it more than the one from the timeline.
  8. Choose your preset for reverberation. Controlling the room size will effect the amount of reverberation distance within the sound.
  9. Move around the rest of the controls to fine tune your sound. Keep it playing through the loop and keep making adjustments to until you are happy with the result.

With that you are now able to add some echo and reverb with your footage. The fine adjustments like many effects can take a little while to get perfect, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t sound good right away!

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