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Mastering Audio Dynamics: How to Fade In and Out in Premiere Pro CC

Learn how to Fade out Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Audio is a cornerstone of any video production, often holding equal or greater importance than the visuals. The ability to manipulate audio effectively, such as fading in and out, can significantly enhance the overall impact of your project. In this tutorial, we’ll delve into the art of fading out audio in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, ensuring a smooth transition in your soundscapes.

How to Fade Out Audio in Premiere Pro CC

Setting Up the Composition:

Before you begin, ensure your composition is set up with the audio track you want to work on. Import your music or audio files onto the timeline for editing.

Fast Automated Way to Fade Out Audio

  1. Open the Effects Tab:
    • Navigate to the effects tab in Premiere Pro.
  2. Apply Constant Gain:
    • Under Audio Transitions, choose CrossFade, then select Constant Gain.
    • Drag Constant Gain to the end of the audio track. If there are two tracks, ensure it applies only to the end of the first.
  3. Adjust Duration:
    • The audio will now fade out. For a longer fade, click the edge of the Constant Gain box and drag it backward.
    • This method can also be used to fade in audio at the beginning of the footage.

Manual Way to Fade Out Audio

  1. Click on the Audio Track:
    • Select the audio track you want to fade.
  2. Expand the Audio Track:
    • Expand the audio track to reveal the <- <> -> buttons on the left side.
  3. Add Keyframes:
    • Go to the point where you want the fade to start, click the <> button to add a keyframe (or use ctrl/cmd + click).
    • Move to the end of the track and add another keyframe.
  4. Adjust Volume:
    • Click on the new keyframe at the end and drag it down to negative infinity.
    • This technique can also be applied at the beginning of an audio track. Experiment with keyframes in the middle for dynamic sound “ducking.”

How does Adobe Fade In and Out Audio?

Adobe in their article uses only the audio transition to change fade the audio out. This is definitely the quickest way. However, for more customization, make sure you practice the manual way a few times. It will give you a lot more precision in your fades!

There you have it—two straightforward methods to fade out audio in Premiere Pro CC. With these techniques, you can seamlessly incorporate audio fades into your production, adding a professional touch to your videos. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share them below or on the accompanying video!

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