Audio is extremely important for selling an effect. Weather it’s an explosion, a footstep, or an airplane, every little sound effect helps create the effect. How you edit the audio can also be very important. Imagine having footsteps down an empty hallway, and then not having the footsteps echo. This lack of echoing would be immediately apparent. The same is important with an underwater scene. Whenever you are underwater, sound acts in a very different way. Editing your sound to fit this will help sell the effect! Today, we are going over how to create an underwater audio muffle effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How to Create an Underwater Audio Muffle Effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)
- Drag in your audio to a sequence, or find the audio you want to apply this effect to.
- Trim the audio section that you want this effect to be applied to. (You can also use the animation keyframes to provide a transition)
- Go to effects -> Low Pass. Drag this on to the audio.
- Set the cutoff to about 450hz. This will cut off the higher pitches, and only provide the bassier sounds you find underwater.
And that’s all there is to it. This is a really easy effect to pull off, but can make all the difference. This combined with a nice underwater shot will make it really believable!
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