Sound should match it’s environment. In this tutorial we will be going over how to make a voice match a really echo filled environment. Think cave, or large empty auditorium. We will be going over how to add both the delay, and the reverb. Combining these two will create a realistic sounding voice, which can be fine tuned to any environment. Today, we learn how to add a voice echo in adobe premiere pro.
How to Add Voice Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019
- Create or navigate to a sequence with your audio clip.
Add Tail of Silence
- The audio clip needs to have a ‘tail’ of silence at the end.
- If the clip doesn’t have this, right click on the clip.
- Go down to ‘nest’ and click on it. Go through the dialog.
- Double click on the newly created clip. You are now in the new sequence.
- Drag the same audio file out and put it behind (to the right) of your good audio.
- Right click on this new audio and go to ‘Audio Gain’. (Can also hit ctrl/cmd + g).
- Drag the number down as far as it will go. This will mute the clip.
- Now navigate back to your original sequence, click on the audio clip, and drag it out. There should be more room of silence on the end.
Add in Delay
- Search for delay in the effects. Drag this onto your audio clip.
- Go to ‘Effect Controls’ and find the Delay property. Change the delay to around 0.550.
- Take the feedback and bring it to about 20%.
- Take the mix and bring that down to about 30.%.
- From here adjust these settings to fit your particular scene.
- Search for ‘Surround Reverb’ in Effects. Drag it onto your audio clip.
- Go to ‘Effect Controls’ and find the Surround Reverb property. Click on the edit button.
- Find Impulse and experiment around with different combinations. I chose ‘Large Concert Hall’.
- Go over to the right and find the ‘Gain’ controller. Bring the gain up to about 12-15.
- Find front width. I bring this up to about ‘150%. This will put a little bit more clarity on the front of the voice.
With those steps you now have the power to create whatever echo/reverb on a voice you want to make. You can manipulate these settings to fit a tight cave, large auditorium, or empty city street. It just takes a bit of experimenting!
If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or on the website itself!
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