Audio is just as, if not more important than the video in a production. Good audio can make or break a production. One thing to do with audio is to fade it. By doing this, we slowly transition the volume of the audio down until it becomes quiet, or muted entirely. This effect is easy to pull off in Premiere. Today I am going to show you how to fade out audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How to Fade Out Audio in Premiere Pro CC
Set up the composition before beginning. Add in some music, or audio to the timeline that we can work on.
Fast Automated Way to Fade Out Audio
- Open up the effects tab.
- Go to Audio Transitions->CrossFade->Constant Gain.
- Drag Constant Gain onto the end of the audio track. (If there are 2 tracks, make sure it doesn’t apply in the middle of them. We only want to apply it to the end of the first)
- There you have it, the audio will now fade out. If you want it to be longer, click on the edge of the box, and drag it backwards.
You can also add this to the beginning of the footage to fade in audio.
- Click on the audio track.
- Expand the audio track to see the <- <> -> buttons on the left side.
- Go to the line where you want the fade to begin, click the <> (add-remove keyframe) button to add a keyframe. You can also use ctrl/cmd + click.
- Go to the end of the track, add another keyframe here.
- Click on this new keyframe, and drag it down until it’s at negative infinity.
You can also do this to the beginning of an audio track. The real power of this comes when you use it in the middle of an audio track to “duck” the sound.
There you have it, 2 easy ways to fade out audio in Premiere Pro CC. You can now fade in and out audio whenever and wherever you want within your production.
If you have any questions or comments, leave them below, or on the video itself!