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How to Automatically Fade Music in and out in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)

Learn to automatically fade music in and out in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
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Fading in and out music, or ducking, is a great way to have your music and voice work together in the same audio space. With a more recent update from Premiere Pro, this process has become easier than ever. Before, you would have to manually apply the ducking throughout the footage. Now however, you can do it automatically with a couple button clicks. Today we go over how to automatically fade music in and out in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How to Automatically Fade Music In and Out in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Set Up Effect:

  1. First create a sequence and drag in your voice and your music.
  2. Open up the essential sound panel from window->Essential Sound. (If you don’t have it, update to the newest version of Premiere Pro CC)
  3. Click on your voice audio clip.
  4. Go to the essential sound panel, and click the “Dialogue” button. This will cast this audio to a dialogue audio type.
  5. Now click on the music.
  6. Go to the essential sound panel and click on the “Music” button. This will cast the audio to a music audio type.
  7. In the new menu, go down to ducking and click on the checkbox. Now click on the bar and the controls for ducking will open up.

Configure the Effect:

  1. The first menu will allow you to choose which audio type to duck against. We will stick with the default of dialogue. (This is why we casted our voice as dialogue).
  2. We have 3 controls. The first is sensitivity. This tells the algorithm how loud a voice needs to be to automatically duck for.
  3. The second control, reduce by, is to control how much audio gain it will reduce by when a voice is speaking.
  4. The third control, fades, is to control the fade time between ducking and not ducking. A shorter time is good for faster pace action, and a longer duck for a slower pace.
  5. Once you have the setting, click on the generate keyframes button.
  6. Go to your music footage and you will see the keyframes that were generated. You can make any adjustment to these keyframes that you want.
  7. If you want to change the settings, just make the changes, and re-click the generate keyframes button.

There you have it, a quick and simple way to automatically fade in and out music in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

If you have any questions or comments, let me know in the comments below or on the video!

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