In Adobe Premiere, select the Audio Workspace preset, or choose Workspace > Essential Sound to reveal the all new Essential Sound panel with Adobe Stock audio built right in. Make sure you click Browse at the top of the panel so you can explore the extensive library.
You’ll notice that the Browse tab in the Essential Sound panel has a search bar, as well as three options to help limit your results: Mood, Genre, and Filters.
Use the search bar to search for keywords. You can also limit your results by Mood, Genre, Tempo, Vocals, etc.
In our example, we’re looking for background music to support a short influencer video we’re editing. We’re specifically looking for a strong intro, so we’ll type that term into the search bar and explore the results.
Adobe Premiere Pro’s powerful Timeline Sync lets you preview any Adobe Stock audio cue, in perfect time with your video - even before you import the asset to your project!
Note that there’s a checked box at the bottom of the Essential Sound Panel next to Timeline Sync.
With that enabled, park your timeline’s playhead anywhere in your timeline where you anticipate starting the music cue. In our case, we’ll be playing from the first frame so we’ll start there. Next identify a music cue in your search results you’d like to preview and click the play button next to the cue name.
When you decide to preview a different track, all you have to do is click the play button next to the new track name and the playhead in your timeline will jump back to your initial starting point for a fresh preview.
Note that the outpoint in your timeline is dictated by the duration of the music cue you are previewing and will update with each new cue you play.
By clicking on different points in the cue’s waveform, you can listen to different parts of the Adobe Stock audio track. As you select new sections to play in the cue, your playhead will jump to the matching point on the timeline.
We’re specifically focusing on Adobe Stock audio intros and stingers to find something we like.
Once you find a track that you want to cut into your timeline, simply drag and drop it from the Essential Sound panel, directly into your timeline. You could also drag and drop it into a bin in your project if you prefer.
For this example, we’re using a track called “Laid-Back II.”
Note that the version of the Adobe Stock audio track you drag to your timeline is an m4a with no audio watermarks to interrupt the experience of your edit. You can export these versions, watermark free, to share privately with clients and collaborators.
When you’re ready to license a track for inclusion in your final edit, Adobe Premiere Pro will seamlessly replace the m4a version with a high quality wav file.
Using the Blade tool, cut the intro and the stinger and move into place.
We really like the way the cue picks up the beat at 5 seconds or so, and we’re going to start our intro there.
At the end, we’re going to cut together the final sting, with a beat that comes in the middle of the cue because we like the way it builds.
You can place markers on each Stock audio cue by playing the timeline and tapping the M key in rhythm with the downbeat. This will make cutting on the beat easy.
Now that you’re sure that you like the track you’ve edited into place, you can license the track right from your timeline.
Simply right click on the Adobe Stock audio clip you’d like to license, and click License… in the pop-up menu. You’ll need to have credits in your account, which you can pre-purchase at www.stock.adobe.com.
You can also license the track by clicking the shopping cart icon in any of the search results in the Essential Sound panel.
Export your video with a Adobe Premiere Pro preset.
We’re using a 1080p HD Twitter preset that outputs a video we can use on any social media platform or anywhere else on the web.