Open or create a Multitrack Session containing the audio clip.
Essential Sound is an all-in-one panel that gives you an extensive toolset of mixing techniques. Other repair options that are useful for your common audio mixing tasks are available as well. The panel provides simple controls to unify volume levels, repair sound, and improve clarity. You can also add special effects that help your video projects sound like a professional audio engineer has mixed them. You can save the applied adjustments as presets for reuse and they reflect in the full Audition toolset, making them handy for more audio refinements.
Audition allows you to classify your audio clips as Dialogue, Music, SFX, or Ambience. You can configure and apply presets to set of clips that belong to the same type or to multiple clips that you add as a sequence.
Once you assign a mix type, for example Dialogue for a voice-over clip, the Dialogue tab of the Essential Sound panel presents several parameter groups. You can carry out the common tasks associated with dialogue, such as unifying the different recordings to common loudness, reducing background noise, and adding compression and EQ. The mix types in the Essential Sound panel are mutually exclusive. Sp , selecting one mix type for a track reverts the previous changes done on that track using another mix type.
All the changes that you do using the Essential Sound panel controls are reflected in the more advanced clip settings. For an effect like restoration or clarity, audio effects are inserted into the clip rack. If you are an advanced user, you can start with your primary edits in the Essential Sound panel. Later go on with your sophisticated internal effect settings and apply finishing touches.
To launch the Essential Sound panel, select a track from a multitrack sequence and choose Window > Essential Sound.
If your clip contains dialogue audio data, you can use the options under the Dialogue tab to repair the sound by reducing noise, rumble, hum, and ‘ess’ sounds.
Improving the clarity of the dialogue track in your sequence has dependency on various factors. The variations in volume and frequency of the human voice that range between 50-Hz and 2- kH and the contents of the other tracks that go with it. Some of the common methods used for improving dialogue audio clarity are compressing or expanding the dynamic range of the recording, adjusting the frequency response of the recording, and processing the enhancing voices.
EQ: Reduce or boost selected frequencies in your recording. You can choose from a list of EQ presets that you can readily test on your audio and use and adjust the amount using the slider.
Note: To edit an EQ preset, select a preset, click the Edit icon. The Effect-Graphic Equalizer dialog box displays the graphic equalizer that you can adjust during playback, and save the changes.
Often, editors and remix engineers use abrupt fading, looping, or remixing the music to fit in to a set duration. The remix and stretch features help you edit your music to fit to any duration real quick.
Audition Remix analyzes your song files, identifying hundreds of loops, transitions, and important segments, and then allows you to remix to any duration.
The stretch option allows you to stretch a short clip to fit a longer duration without applying the remix features.
Audition allows you to create artificial sound effects for your audio. SFX helps you create illusions such as the music originating from a particular position in the stereo field or an ambience of a room or field with appropriate reflections and reverberation.
Professional Audition users can create presets for the benefit of the users and projects that work on a similar set of audio assets to ensure consistency and to save time. You can create audio presets for particular type of sound, such as dialogue, music, SFX, or Ambience, or create effects presets for EQ, Reverb for SFX, and Reverb for Ambience.
Presets are coupled to their selected templates. Selecting a new template for a preset or creating a template give you another preset selection and different sound settings.
Audition allows you to select all the clips of a specific mix type, such as dialogue, music, SFX, or ambience, and uniformly apply your audio edits to all of them.
To select all the clips of a mix type, for example dialogue, choose Edit > Select > Clips of Mix Type > Dialogue.
If you are a professional audio engineer working on a large project or in a multi-editor, multi-session environment that requires a uniform set of standards or signature sound settings, you can create a template with custom ranges.
Using the Template View, you can customize and share the ranges and default settings for the effects that you use with your project team for uniformly applying them across sessions and projects. The Template is useful when you want to share common min/max ranges or EQ/reverb settings within your team.
Presets are coupled to a template. As presets in the user mode refer to settings configured in the template mode, changing a template or creating a new template can alter the sound of existing presets. When you delete an EQ preset in the template, all ESP presets that refer to that EQ preset stop working.
While working on a project, use the auto-ducking feature to duck the music and ambience sound behind dialogues, vocals, sound effects, and other audio files.
For auto-ducking, follow these steps:
Open or create a Multitrack Session containing the audio clip.
Use the Essential Sound Panel to tag the content to its specific type. You can duck clips tagged as music and ambience.
In the resulting Music and/or Ambience mode, enable the Ducking section by clicking the corresponding checkbox.
The Ducking section contains the following controls.
• Duck Against: Selects the target audio types you want your music to duck against.
• Sensitivity: Adjust the threshold of the target clips where the music clip starts to duck.
• Reduce By: Sets the amount of attenuation of the clip.
• Fades: Sets the speed at which the music starts ducking (fading in/out).
• Monitor Clip Changes: If enabled, the Ducking will be automatically updated after Clip edits have been made.
• Reanalyze Clips: Manually triggers Ducking if Monitor Clip Changes is disabled.
The music under the dialogue tracks automatically ducks as shown in the image below making your editing experience seamless.