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Learn more about Enhance Speech and how Premiere Pro uses AI to magically remove noise and improve the quality of your dialogue clips so they sound like they were recorded in a professional studio. 

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Enhance Speech uses machine learning to clean up your recording and make your audio sound like it was recorded in a professional studio. Enhance Speech isn't generative AI and isn't synthesizing new audio.

Audio that is recorded with a low-quality microphone (phones, online meetings, on-camera mics) tends to be improved with Enhance Speech. It does not always work well with:

  • Extremely poor-quality audio (e.g., a recording from an old VHS tape with heavy artifacting)
  • Multiple overlapping speakers
  • Whispers
  • Loud background music
  • Singing

We invite feedback on how Enhance Speech is performing on your recordings in beta so we can improve the technology.

Yes, this is the same feature as featured in Adobe Podcast. The Premiere Pro feature has been optimized for use on your computer with no internet connection, whereas Adobe Podcast’s model is hosted in the cloud.

No, Enhance Speech within Premiere Pro (beta) does not require an internet connection except when downloading the required files before the first use, which happens automatically.

No. Enhance Speech in Premiere Pro (beta) is processed on your device.

Recordings that have a very low signal-to-noise ratio (such as background voices or other noises that drown out the voice) make it difficult for Enhance Speech to identify spoken words correctly. This may lead to unexpected or unprocessed words or syllables. Additionally, Enhance Speech does not perform well on audio that has been recorded with a “beamforming” microphone. These are commonly used in smartphones such as newer iPhones or Android devices. The nature of how these devices reduce background noise alters the characteristic of the recorded audio such that it conflicts with the Enhance Speech. However, we’re continuing to research the Enhance Speech model to improve it over time.

While you can use Enhance Speech with minimum specification hardware, it will perform much faster on machines with recommended specs.  

  • macOS
    • Make sure you're on OS 13 or higher.
    • M1 or later have significantly better performance than Macs with Intel processors.
  • Windows
    • The performance will be significantly better with recommended spec graphics cards.

Newer hardware is more optimized to efficiently run AI models that require significant system resources. Older or below-recommended specification hardware must work harder to keep up.

AI models are evolving daily and still require a lot of power. We expect this requirement to decrease over time while processing time decreases.

Currently, hardware below the recommended specification will process longer than real-time – for example, a 5-second clip may take 25 seconds to process. 

The Mix Amount slider mixes between the original source file and the newly processed Enhance Speech file. 

Enhance Speech was crafted to help improve audio files that contain speech. Other types of audios can be processed, but the results will not be desirable. 

No. Enhance Speech only supports mono and stereo files.

Enhance Speech will output a mono downmix of the stereo clip.

Yes, after you enhance your audio, the clip will work as a normal audio clip in your timeline. You can add multiple audio effects to it based on your needs.

No. Enhance Speech will only enhance the section of the clip that is inside the timeline. This is a clip-based effect and NOT a source-based effect.

You have different options to achieve this. Inside the Essential Sound panel, you can turn off the Enhance Speech module, or you can move the Mix Amount slider all the way to “less.” This will play the original file. 

Yes, Enhance Speech will support different sample rates that are already supported by Premiere Pro. 

Share your experience on our Beta Community Forum. You can also select the Provide Feedback icon inside Premiere Pro (beta). 

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