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Premiere Pro Masterclass Module 5 - Editing Audio

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11 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Intro to Module 5

    • 2. Adjust Audio Levels

    • 3. Pan Audio Left & Right - Working with Audio Channels

    • 4. Remove Background Noise with Low and High Pass

    • 5. Make Audio Sound Better with EQ

    • 6. Use the Audio Track Mixer

    • 7. EXERCISE: Remove Background Noise from Video Clip

    • 8. EXERCISE REVIEW: Remove Background Noise

    • 9. Add Music to your Video (and where to find free music)

    • 10. Remove Background Noise with Audacity

    • 11. Thank You

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ATTENTION: There is a new version of this Premiere Pro course here on Skillshare. Take the newer version of this course here.

Welcome to Module 5 - Editing Audio

This module will cover:

  • Adjust audio levels
  • Remove background noise
  • Improve audio with EQ
  • Use the audio track mixer
  • Find and add music to your videos

Enroll in all 11 modules of this course:

  1. Intro to Premiere Pro
  2. Editing Your Videos
  3. Adding Video and Audio Transitions
  4. Adding Titles
  5. Editing Audio
  6. Color Correction and Grading
  7. Motion in Premiere Pro
  8. Exporting Your Videos
  9. Visual Effects and Advanced Premiere Pro Tips
  10. Video Speed in Premiere Pro
  11. Green Screen Editing

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If you are looking for a video editing application that will allow you to edit videos however you want them, Adobe Premiere Pro is the best answer. Premiere Pro is used by professionals across the world for every type of production from business & marketing videos, music videos to documentaries, feature films. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start editing.

Make videos the way you imagine them!

Practice editing while you learn. This course includes practice video files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

By the end of the course, you'll have edited a 1-minute documentary with the supplied footage.

I'll be teaching the course using the creative cloud version, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 - Mac or PC), you can still learn to edit like a pro.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil and I've been editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro for over a decade. Plus I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular video editing courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these from the Adobe Premiere Pro course:

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Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools.

BONUS: As a bonus, you'll receive supplemental video and audio clips to practice with while I teach you with.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a video editor will soar You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use Adobe Premiere Pro for fun or as a career opportunity.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in the first lesson!



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1. Intro to Module 5: Welcome to the Adobe premiere Pro Masterclass module Number five. This module is all about editing audio in Adobe Premiere Pro will learn how to change the levels of our audio and a number of ways and maker audio sound better, including getting rid of background noise. And we'll even dive into another program called Audacity, which is a free application to remove background noise in a better and quicker way. The practice files for this module will will be in the course project tab on skill share. And, as always, I encourage you to enroll in all of the modules of this course just by clicking through the links on the course description or by searching for Adobe premiere pro masterclass on skill share. 2. Adjust Audio Levels: We're in a new section of the Premiere Pro course, and this section is all about audio. So we're going to learn things like adjusting audio levels, adding audio effects, making our audio sound better and even adding music to our videos. So we're gonna walk through our project, and the first thing we're going to learn is how to change the audio levels, how loud or quiet your audio is. And there's a number of ways to do this. So we're going to go through all of the ones that I use. And sometimes I use all of these methods in the same project because they do different things. So if you want to just increase or decrease the volume of a specific audio clip, say this very first clip that we have in our little documentary we have on our timeline tools to do so. If you open up your track, your audio track, so that you can see your audio wave forms, you should see this little line in the middle. If you click on that line and go down or up, you see these numbers pop up. There's a number and then D B D B is decibel, and that's how we measure sound. So going down will decrease the audio, and going up will increase the audio. Okay, so you can just literally open up your audio track, move your mouse over to this line and move up or down. We can also get in here and do a little bit more advanced editing. So I'm going to zoom in here really quick. So say we're playing through this and this little peek right here. It's not that loud, but say we think it's too loud or you do have a bit of audio that actually is too loud and you want to lower just that piece, Will. You could go in here and used the razor tool to cut around it and then just take your mouse selector tool and decrease this little bit. But that's a little bit too much work for me, so I'm going to take my pen Tool P is the keyboard shortcut to get to the pencil and put points on this line so I can put a point here. I could put a point here. I could put a point here, and I could put a point here and then I could take my selection tool. And I can decrease this middle point. These points act as anchors that lock the track audio to a specific point. So if you set a point, then you're basically saying at this point I want my audio to be at this level, but you could move these points around and if you have two points, you can move the bar in between the point up or down. Okay? This is also another way that you can create a custom transition. So I'm going to delete this constant power transition that we added last time. And I'm just going to take my pen tool, set a point there and then take a point there. And now we have a pleat Lee customized here. I was diagnosed audio transition, and I can take my selector tool and move these around holding shift will also help you because it locks it to that decibel level. See if I don't hold shift, how it I'm moving it left or right, but it kind of goes up or down and decibel level. If I hold shift down, it locks it to that level zero db What if we want to increase or decrease all of our clips at once. One way is by selecting multiple clips for us. We're just going to select all of our audio clips, right clicking them in doing this audio gain effect. So if we click audio gain, we have different options. If we say adjust gained by and then we put a positive or negative decibel level here, say we go six. Then say OK, all of these clips and you just saw that the wave form the actual audio of these clips increased. So we're not just editing the output like we did with this bar. Were actually editing the the clip itself and increasing those audio way forms by six decibels so increasing that. So I'm gonna undo that by present command Z control Z is always undo on a PC. Say we want to edit these a little bit more smartly, smartly, intelligently. That's a better word. We can select all say, audio gain. Then let's say normalize Max Peak. Sometimes if you're working on a project and you're screening it at a film festival or if you're playing it online, they'll ask you, said the Max peak to negative 12 db or whatever it is. So if we want it to be negative 12 to be, we can say normalized Mac. Speak to negative 12. Then say OK, What it does is it finds the loudest point in all of these clips, and it puts that at negative 12 and then adjust all of the other clips with the same amount of reduction. So if it dropped the Max Peak, say five decibels to get it to be negative 12 the output is negative 12 and we can see the output as negative 12 when we watch through it. So here on our audio track mixer, when you're watching this under track two, which we haven't really gone through this we will go through this in just a second a little bit more. But we have our tracks. We have 1234 and then our Maxtor truck, which combines all of our trucks together in track to where our audio is. You'll see this decibel level bouncing up and down. Negative 24 negative 17. The max one will be now be negative 12 and the rest of them were decreased accordingly. Let me just undo that and then just show you the other option, which is if we go to audio gain and we say normalize all peaks. What this will do is it will look at the peaks in all of these clips, and it will raise each clip individually to be negative 12. And this is actually a cool tool to use. Say, you were using multiple interviews in one piece, for example, if we interviewed Anthony for this documentary than we interviewed his wife and his mom and his sister, and we combined it all in one video. But we shot unlived, different locations, maybe with different cameras, maybe with different microphones, and they all recorded at a little bit different levels. We can select all of them every clip in the interview, and we can say audio gain normalized all peaks to negative 10 or whatever it is, and it will make all of the audio generally feel the same loudness. So that's a quick way to make all of your audio sound the same levels. The last way that I want to talk about changing the levels is by track, and that is what this audio track mixer is good for. So we saw this just recently and we saw that we have are different tracks. We have our first track 1234 and they have sliders. So I'm going to play through this, and I'm just going to decrease the slider. And as I do this, the levels get lower and lower and lower until they are completely gone. The reason why I would want to use this is if I have, say, music on one track interview, audio on one track background noise and effects on another track. Typically, music is a lot louder when you put it on your timeline, so we might want to just drop down the entire track level to adjust that audio mix. We'll do that in a future lesson when we add music to our peace. So this is a great way to at it. The track audio, meaning everything on this audio track will be adjusted and we'll learn about audio effects . But you can also add audio effects to an entire track. If you drop down this little icon right here, it has this little menu where we can go through an ad audio effects if we want to add reverb, which is like sort of that echoey nous that you get from your your audio when you're shooting in a room. Or if you want to add some filters or equalization, which will improve, the sound of your audio will go through this in another future lesson. Shortly, we can add these clips for the entire track rather than having to do it through every single individual audio clip. This was a big lesson. Audio editing is very important, though, because audio sometimes is more important than what's happening on screen, especially when people are watching our videos on their little phones or on their ipads when they're busy. Sometimes we will just listen to the videos, and they don't even watch it because they have another tab open on their computer. So having good audio is really important, and now you should know how to adjust the audio levels of your video. So the action item for today is just to play around with the pen tool, maybe go through the interview that you've edited so far, and if there are any peaks that are really loud or any parts that are really soft, bring those up using the pen editor when I was editing this interview. There are some moments that I had to do that with because Anthony, sometimes when he gets a little bit more emotional, he gets a little quieter when he's talking about a sad thing. And then when he he's excited and emotional, he gets a little bit too loud. So I had to use the pen tool to adjust the levels of this interview. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in the next lesson and continue learning about audio editing in Premiere Pro. 3. Pan Audio Left & Right - Working with Audio Channels: When you start working with multiple cameras recording audio with a audio mixer, you'll have different audio coming in and imported, and it will Onley sound come from the Left Channel or the right channel, meaning that it will only play through your right speaker or your left speaker. So you'll put on your headphones and you'll start listening to an interview that recorded. And it will only be in your left ear a quick effect and tip that you need to know. Is this Phil left with right and fill right with left effect. So if you go toe your effects tab under audio effects or just search for Phil, you'll find Phil left with right to apply this to a clip. Just select the Clipper and don't you? Don't even have this like the clip. Just drag and drop this effect onto your clip. What this does is the fill left with right will fill the Left Channel with what's happening in the right channel. So if you have any interview or audio that's just coming from the right side, then you want to do this one. If you have something coming from the left side, use the fill right with left so that your audio will be coming from both channels now. And make sure that when you're editing, you might want to test it out with headphones. I know sometimes that I in the past and other people have edited their entire project just on their laptop, and they don't even realize that the audio is only in the Left Channel coming from the left speaker until you listen to it in your headphones and you notice that so be careful about this. The other thing is not just this effect for filling in both channels, but maybe you want something to just be on the Left Channel or the right channel, and that is actually a cool effects. Say, you're editing a video and you have a plane flying by, but it looks like it's coming by on the left side of the screen, or it's coming overhead and you want toe feel like it's coming over the left of you. You can change the panning of a clip, so if you select your clip, you go toe effects controls. And if you go to pan er you can pan left or right, you don't have to go all the way. But you can just do left negative 25 which is about 25% to the left compared to right in the middle or all the way to 100. And you can also have this change going from left to right. You see what happens when I add or just change this to negative 25. Up here we have basically another timeline right here. We can expand it just a little bit. So when I change it to negative 25 what I'm saying is, I want from for this entire clip specifically right here. I wanted to be at negative 25 pan to the left, and it creates this key frame, this little diamond that says that it's telling the program. At this point, I wanted to be negative. 25. If I go forward in time and I say over here, I want it to be 25 it will make a transition going from negative 25 as we play through this to 25 that's how you would create the effect where it's a car driving by or a plane going by. That sounds like it's going from your left side to your right side, so that's really getting into some advance editing there. You'll also notice while I'm here, I'm just going to delete these just by selecting them and pressing delete on my keyboard or backspace. If you're on a PC, you'll notice that we have this volume control right here, which is another way to adjust the level of your audio if you don't want to do it down here in your timeline, you'll notice, though, that it already has all of these adjustments that we've made with the pencil in the last lesson. See all these key frames right here? These are all those little pencil adjustments that we made you can see here that is going from negative Infinity 20 decibel. That's that transition that we had created. So just another know if you need to adjust these key frames, we can select these key frames and move them around if we want, or just individual ones, or even create new key frames by either typing in a new number, negative five or by clicking this ad removed key frame button right there, so much to go through in Adobe Premiere Pro This lesson, though I want to just clarify the panning left to right for an individual clip. And if you have audio, that's just coming out of one speaker. How you fix that, And that's with the fill right or fill left effect. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in another tutorial. 4. Remove Background Noise with Low and High Pass: Let's make our audio sound batter with two quick effects. To really grasp this lesson, you have to understand a little bit about frequencies or audio frequency. Sees. Everything you hear has a frequency low sounds have low frequencies, and high sounds have high frequencies. I totally have a high voice, though, so I can't really do that when you're shooting an interview and you want to get rid of some of the that background noise. An air conditioning in the background, the car driving by a plane flying by some wind that caught the microphone. One way to improve that noise is by removing some of the very high frequencies and some of the low frequencies. If you remove too much, you're going to start removing our voice, which is more of a mid range frequency. But let's just dive in, and you'll kind of start to understand when you play around with it yourself. If you select a clip and you go to your effects, been over here not your effects controls, but your effects bins. You'll see under all you effect that there is a high pass and a low pass filter. So let's take this high pass on. And what happens when you do high pass is it is saying that I'm passing through all the frequencies above whatever amount you want. So I'm just going to close this volume so you can see a little bit more up here on the left . When we apply that high pass to this this trap clip, you get this high pass effect and the cut off is 14 95 hertz. That's really high. So listen to it right now. Number the whole A less I spoke Onley. The high parts, the high frequencies are allowed to play. If we drop this down to, say 100 summer, the whole a less ice book it It sounds a lot more natural because it's allowing all of the hurts all the frequencies above 100 to play through. If we go to zero, well, it won't let me go to zero, because that's like if this effect wasn't even on here. For most people, going up to 100 or even 150 or 200 if someone has a high voice is safe because you're not getting rid of any of the frequencies that are in there they're talking, but you're getting rid of any of the background rumbles that you might hear. The same thing goes for the low pass filter. If we take this low pass filter, it's allowing Onley the low sounds of the low frequencies to play below this frequency. So if it's out 14 95 then it's pretty low. So we have to take this up to say, 5000 or so. Book a challenge. Phenomenal. And that stuff sounds a little bit too low, too, because he has kind of a deep voice. I want to show some have a little bit more of his higher frequencies. Summer, the whole a lot. But there are some of the background noise that does get it does get rid of, and you can really notice this if you put on headphones, if you play it really loud without these effects on it, you could also click these bypass options right here, which is just a quick way to say to Premier Pro. I don't want to hear it with this effect on. I just want to compare it before and after, So if you want to turn it off or just test it. Without this effect, you can just click that bypass right there. So the general rule of thumb is to quickly get rid of some of the that background noise. Add the high pass and the low pass filters and said the high pass to around 100 in the low pass to around 5500 and go up and down from there. Just play around with it, see what it sounds like. Make sure you're not cutting out any of the frequencies of the person's actual voice and not changing how they sound. But if you can remove some of those high levels those high frequencies that you might hear in the background Thanks for watching. If you have any questions, let me know animals you in another lesson. 5. Make Audio Sound Better with EQ: Let's look at another way to make your audio sound better with Adobe Premiere Pro Back in our Effects tab under audio effects is an E que effect called equalization. Drag this on to any of your eclipse and you'll see that a new effect with a custom set up button pops up in your effects and say, Edit. We're gonna click that at it. A new window pops up, and this has all kinds of dials and things that if you were a pro sound guy or girl and you played with sound boards, you might understand what this means. But for a lot of you, you will not know what that means. And so I'm going to walk you through. So to understand what's going on, we have some different presets right now. It's such default. Let's switch it to Master e que. What that does is it basically just checks all of these boxes right here. If we don't want to do that, we can just go from default and check all of these boxes as we do that you can see that these different points that were added to this graph right here on the left we have the level, the decibels, the level of the audio, how loud it is on the bottom. We have the hurts or the frequencies. So on the left we have the lows, and on the right, we have the highs. Don't pay attention to anything down here right now. Let's just look at the graph first, because you can control everything right in this graph by clicking on these points and moving them down or up, or left or right If we move this point up, what's happening is the level of these frequencies right here are going to be louder. If we move it down, these frequencies air lower. And if we move to the right, it's editing all of the frequencies to the left and around 88 Hertz, which you can see change right here. So do pay attention to the bottom doll right there. But it does it in a different way than our high pass or low pass filters that we added last time. The high pass and low pass. It's a specific cut off point. It's 100 below, and everything above 100 is free to go For here. It's more of a You see this? It's not a linear curve, it's a curved graph, and so it sounds a little bit more natural than just cutting it off at 50 or 100 or 200 or whatever. So the reason we would use this graph for this this effect is to warm up our audio to make it fuel like it has more presence. And it's kind of hard to explain what that means, like. But if you want your audio to sound full and sometimes when you're recording with your camera and your microphone, it just doesn't sound full. It doesn't sound like you're sitting there with that person and you're hearing all of their voice so we can play around with some of these levels, especially the lower levels between 200 Hunt 1000 k just by increasing those that can make the audio sound a little bit better. You see, as I increased this one, we have sort of a small peak right here, so it's affecting those frequencies right around 200 most. But then once we get up to 500 or down to 100 it's not really affecting those as much we can make it affect a wider range of frequencies. By clicking on these small dots to the left or right and dragging to the left or right, you see that the hill becomes bigger. That means it's affecting more frequencies. And the reason why we have this is say you want to at a very specific set of frequencies. Maybe you have a an air conditioner on, and it's making a really loud noise right around 5000. The Friday 5000 hertz. You can add it just a very small amount with a small gap, something like that, at a very specific frequency. Most of us, we're not going to be doing that. But it is there for those of you who have some more professional, adding that you want to do in general. I just boost some of these, and then maybe I take the ones up here and on the left and right down. No, though, that if we already have the low pass on anything above 5500 is already cut off. So editing these ones over here on the right hand side, it's redundant. But if you don't have the low pass or the high pass filters on, then dropping down some of these high frequencies and some of these low frequencies over here might be a good thing. Finally, you can pay attention to these dials, these air. Just another way to control what's going on up here. I think it's easier to just click and move around up here, but you can adjust them down here. So if we want to address the gain, weaken just the gain of all of these different points by clicking and dragging to the left or right. First row is the frequency, and the last one is that basically the with of the graph, How much is it affecting around that frequency? We can also change these first points to a cut. So if we don't want to add the low pass and the high pass filters, we can just cut out all the frequencies about below 36 hertz. Or we can move this up to 100 and this one down to 5500 or whatever we want. Just with this e que effect. There's also this output gain. This will increase or decrease the audio for the entire clip with these same effects. So say we increase the middle frequencies, but that makes it a little bit too loud. We can then compensate by adjusting the output just a bit. There's also some defaults that you want to pay attention to. Thes sometimes work. For me. Warm presence is one that might work a little bit more than the others play around with the 19 forties. That one sounds like an old 19 forties radio. They are some cool presets to use, and while you're editing, you want to make sure that you're monitoring, so whatever you're doing up here will affect how it sounds when you play through this clip . But once your path, this clip everyone, it's not going to affect this club anymore, because this e que effect is just on this clip right here. When you're done, just click that red X and you're good to go if you want, though, you can easily copy and paste any of these effects to any of these other clips. So if you edit this first clip with e que, you probably want to do the same thing for the rest of these clips, so you can just select that effect from this clip. Copy it by pressing command C on your keyboard and then selecting any of the other clips you want to add it to and press pace Command V Control V if you're on a PC. And now, if I go to a specific clip over here, you have this E que Effect added, and you can do that with any of these effect. I'm undoing it right now, but you can do it with the high pass, low past any of them. And next we're going to look at this and how you do it to an entire track using the audio track mixer in the next video. 6. Use the Audio Track Mixer: We just spent a lot of time learning how toe add individual effects to individual clips. But say we want to add something like this High pass, Low pass or e que to an entire track. We might want to do that to be amore efficient editor, and that's what I suggest doing. So I'm going to delete these from this clip and then go to my audio track mixer. We saw this briefly before. If we click this show hide effects and sends but in we now have an option to add effects to individual attracts. All of our audio is on track to, and we can see that if we scroll down in this window and we see track to bouncing up and down, we can click one of these buttons. It's just kind of the space in between. And then we have the same effects available as we had for the individual clips, so we hav e que high pass low pass its own off, I say low pass, and I set this to 5500 and then I go down to the next option right here. That's blink and go to filter high pass set that to 100. Then we can play through this, and it is affecting everything on the timeline. Not just this first clip, but everything in track two. You have to be careful about this on some tracks. Say you have sound effects or music. You might not want to do this on a single track if you have lots of different types of audio or different people who have been interviewed because their voices will be different . And so you might want to have interview with Anthony on track to you have another interview with his wife on track three, etcetera, so that you can adjust the add effects to the entire track individually for each track. Hope that makes sense. And to delete any of these, you can just select this down but and say none or like we had before. If we want to turn them on or off, we can just click this FX button right here that will turn it on or off just to preview it to see what it sounds like before and after. That's a quick way to add effects to an entire track. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in the next tutorial 7. EXERCISE: Remove Background Noise from Video Clip: This is Phil in my backyard, and in this practice lesson, I want you to actually improve the audio of this video. I'm using the road video Mike Pro. It's an external little shotgun microphone plugged into my canon seven d d to record this audio, but I am outside behind me there, probably about a mile way. There's a freeway, but I can hear it and you can probably hear in the audio, too. Just sitting in my back garden actually built its per gala this weekend. That's one of my hobbies that I've been doing lately. So take this audio, try to improve it, and I'll follow it up with a review showing you how I would improve this audio. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you then. 8. EXERCISE REVIEW: Remove Background Noise: Let's take a look how I would remove the background noise and make this sound better. Now I will say this was a very tough clip because we had that bad noise from the background from the freeway. That really is all frequencies. It's high frequencies Lovering with these mid frequencies. And what that means is that the same frequencies as my voice are happening in the background and creating this background noise. And if I remove those, I remove my voice as well. So it's a bit tricky, but let me show you what I did. First, let me just show you what it sounds like after eight. This is Phil in my backyard and before this is Phil in my backyard I used the e que tool, and that's all I needed to make this sound better. And one word of advice is to use headphones while you're editing. So let me just play through this. I'm gonna delete this eq you and start from scratch in this practice less so One tip is to find a spot where you just see the background noise. So let's go here. I got this clip on my timeline. I can see right here. I'm not talking, so I'm actually going to put an in point here, but nothing go right before I start talking and put it out point. Then I'm going to turn on loop play. This is something we haven't seen, and it's right here. If you don't see this loop, play button, click this little plus button and then just click and drag the loop option but and down here into this toolbar and you see, there's lots of other tools here that you can play around with, make sure that's highlighted. And now, if you click play it loops through this clip. Just where I have the in and out points. My face looks ridiculous, but that's okay. I'm gonna deal with that while I add the e que effect to this clips search for e que and add. It thinks like under custom set up at it. Okay, I'm gonna block my face because that is just annoying. So what we want to do is actually use the huge tool to figure out where the noise is coming from. Right now, we're just listening to the background noise. So if I click on mid to And then I basically drag this up. What I can hear if I sweep to the left or to the right. I can tennis here where it's loudest, where the most of the frequencies are down here and the left. There's not that many over here on the right. There's not that many, either. But as I get in this race, 1000 to 5000 that seems to be the hot spot of where the big noises. And so by knowing that I can then just take this point and drop it down all the way, and that sounds a lot better is cutting out a lot of that background noise. Then if I uncheck, loop, play and play through this of this video, I can just move this. My extending the curve like so so that it doesn't sound as robotic microphone plugged into my canon can turn this on and off to hear what it sounds like by what I'm checking the toggle on. And there are probably about a mile away. There's a freeway, but I can hear so one thing we want to do is use this output slider to increase the output here and you can probably hear so we don't lose any of the actual volume. Even though we're getting rid of some sounds, we want to make sure that my voice is still the same level there in the audio to the other thing I'm going to do is check the low and the high buttons and make that it a cut. Then I'm going to change the low from 50 hertz to 200 the high from 10,000 to. I'm gonna go a little bit further than normal to 4500 just sitting in my back garden actually built this purse, so that's cutting all the frequencies above 4500 and below 200. So if I exit out of here weekend, that's one of my hobbies that I've been doing lately. So take this audio and turn on and off the e que effect you can kind of hear back and forth what it sounds like. And while it's not perfect and it's just because of the situation wasn't perfect, it is better. So hopefully you were able to get something similar to that with your own practice. If you have any questions, please let me know. Or if you have any other ways that you were actually able to make this video even better. Please let me know. I would be happy to see what different effects or different settings you use yourself. 9. Add Music to your Video (and where to find free music): in this tutorial, we're going to be talking about adding music to your project, and the key things I want to teach you are one. Where can you find free music or high quality but inexpensive music for your projects? And then next, how do we add it to a project? And specifically, how do we short in a song? A lot of times are video isn't going to be the perfect length matching up with a song, so we're going to have to cut it shorter, and I'll show you some tricks on how to do that. So we get a sequence that looks something like this. Where here, down below, you see, actually, goodbye Summer. This is a song we chose, and Secret Conversations were using both of these songs for our project. So, first, where do we find free music? One place is the YouTube audio Library. If you sign into your YouTube account, which you'll have to sign up for and then go to the Creator studio and then down under create, there's this audio library where you can search through and find all kinds of free music. You concert by genre mood instrument duration also attribution some of these songs you can use for free on whatever project. Other times, you have to give credit to the actual author by crediting them in your video, or at least in the description of your video wherever you upload it. Another place that I like is audio jungle dot net. This has a bunch of good music that is relatively inexpensive. 10 to $20 seems to be the range for most songs, and they have a lot more higher quality and different music. Then you confined for free. So those are my two. Resource is that I go to when I'm trying to find music, which, although is not one of my favorite parts of video editing, is something that I find myself doing often as the video editor for projects. So let's get back to Premier Pro, and I'm just going to actually move this music that I already added over to the side so I can start from scratch. The thing about music is that it can really add a lot to your video. Audio is so important, and music can make a scene seem more exciting, more happy, more Saad more dramatic, more suspenseful, So music is an important part of video creation. You don't necessarily always want to have music. It's sometimes good to actually not have music to make a point. Stand out. If someone saying something very important, just let it let them talk without music. But for a short documentary, having nice music throughout is a good idea, and changing up music also makes it even better. So in this little piece, even though it's only a minute long, we're going tohave a transition from a happy er song to more of a sadder dramatic song. Because there is a tone shift in what Anthony is talking about. I've included some music that you imported probably already these air songs from the YouTube library, so feel free to use them and whatever project you want. I'm going to start with the goodbye summer truck, so I'm just double clicking it to open it up in my source monitor. Then I'm going to play with the timeline up here, go to the very beginning, set my endpoint, start playing it or just go forward just a little bit and then sent my outpoint and all I'm doing is just taking a little bit of it, so I can then bring it down onto my actual timeline. So I'm going to do that. I'm going to drag it down to my timeline. One thing that I already did before this lesson was I went to my audio track mixer and I changed the level of Track three and track four to Negative 20. When you add music to your project, look at your audio track mixer. Play through it and see the decibel level that the voice and the music is bouncing around. You see the voice over here bouncing around Negative six. Negative 10. Negative 15 and then the audio for the music is bouncing around. Negative 24 Negative 25. In general, you want the music to be 10 to 15 decibels lower than the vocal or the voice of the interview so that the voice isn't drowned out by the music. So adjust accordingly, and I did that for both track three and four so that I can add two songs and have them sort of fade into each other. So we have this song, and if we play through it and listen to it on our track will see that it actually adds a lot to this interview. Same year I was diagnosed that summer, the whole Bayliss Ice book, a challenge. It's happy. It's exciting. Anthony's talking about something that is exciting. The ice bucket challenge ugly, you know. So he's happy this whole time, and then it kind of switches his tone when he gets to this point when he talks about, I meant that I wasn't for a disease that literally will take away in my voice. So when he talks about for a disease that will literally take away in my voice, that's when it takes a dramatic shift. And that's where we want to transition into another song. And we're going to do that with the Secret Conversation song. But first we're going. We need to end this goodbye summer song, and we could just faded out. That's something out that we could do. We could just bring it in to this point on the timeline, add a default transition and faded out, or we can try to end it with the end of the song. Sometimes songs have a nice ending. Where there's it sounds different. It's more of a closure to the end of the song, so we might want to use the end of this song. So what I'm going to do is take my razor blade tool pressing, see on my keyboard. Just make it cut right around here. It doesn't really matter where it is right now. Then I'm pressing. Why on my keyboard to bring up the slip tool. And I'm going to click this clip the second part of the music and dragged to the left all the way until the end of the song. And you can see from the way forms that this is the end of the song for a disease that literally Then we have to find a place where these can match up. Thankfully, this song is relatively repetitive, so we just have to find a beat where this song will look at our sound. Good meeting up. I'm going to solo track three and track four. Just gonna make the videos even smaller. So I have more room for the audio timeline, and actually, right now, I'm going to put this second part of the song on track four. So solo four and three and then extend this part of the song over this first part. Now you have are two music clips kind of overlapping. We want this second part to end right about here. So let's hear what Anthony is saying. Me meant that I wasn't alone so it can fade out when he says I wasn't alone right about there, and then we're just going to tweak it. So we're gonna zoom in here and see where the beats of the song are, and you can see it just from the spikes on the way form. So in this top on, we see a beat. Here, Here, here on the second part, we see beats here, here, here. So I'm guessing that if we match up one of these beats something like this, where there's a beat, their a beat there it might sound good. And to test it out, I would just play it with these two overlapping. It's a little bit off. I see. As I zoom out that actually there's beats Here, Here, here, here, here, here. So that's what I'm going to line up. So I'm just selecting this second part of the music clip pressing command and right and left arrows on my keyboard to nudge it to the left or right, and now I can play through it. It's pretty good. Maybe nudge one frame to the right. That sounds really good. So now we just have to cut this first clip, probably right about here in the second clip right about there and just drop this second part on top of the first part. Delete this part, and now if we play through it, we need a little bit of a transition. So just right click, apply default transition. That sounds pretty darn good, especially when we have the vocals on it are the interview because it's ugly, you know that doesn't go viral, but as soon as somebody does something random and fund, it goes viral. So that's right. Did for that sounds great. And now it just fades out that I was exactly where we want to fade out. Then we can just quickly take the secret conversation song, and I'm just going to take the last part of the song, so I'm just going to go on the time line up here towards the end, said an in point. Drag it down here to track four you can see with this song. It does have more of a dramatic fade out right here. So with the wave form it goes, and then right around this point, it fades out. So I'm gonna put this point right at the end of my audio right about there, and then it kind of fades out with just the couple guitar beats at the end. So with my razor blade tool going to delete, cut that last part, apply that default transition faded out at the end, then extend it right about there to meet up with this audio. Just have a nice fade in with the default transition that I wasn't for a disease that literally will take away my voice for a demographic. And this song seems to be a little bit louder and you can tell by the way form it's a lot bigger than this one over here. So we're going to actually go to the audio track mixer and drop this one down to maybe negative 25 db. Just play through it one more time. Biggest thing to me meant that I wasn't alone for a disease that literally and I think that sounds good. The transition of the music definitely amplifies the emotions that were getting in the film itself. Thank you so much for watching this video. If you have any questions about adding or editing music to your own project, let me know. But for now, your action item is to choose one of these songs or find another song on the YouTube library. Or, if you do want to purchase the song on Audio Jungle, you can but find some music that you think makes your video better. ID it, edit it to your film and we'll go from there. Thanks for watching, and we'll see in the next lessons. 10. Remove Background Noise with Audacity: in this video, I'm going to show you a quick and easy program you can use to remove background noise from your own videos. Sometimes it's hard to manually do it with the frequencies, like we learned with e que the low passing the high pass filters. Audacity is a free program that you can download online. Just search for audacity, and there you can download it for free. And it has a really powerful noise removal effect. There's lots of stuff you can do. An audacity. I'm just going to show you the noise removal effect. Open up audacity. Once you've downloaded it, then with any sort of audio track or even video, you can just drag and drop it right into audacity. It's going to import the files, and then you will see a wave form for that file, and you can play through it. You can just click on this with your space bar or with your mouse and then press space bar to play and you'll see level is bouncing up here. You can zoom in with this zoom tool right here and to remove background noise. What you want to do is find a part of the clip that has no talking. I'm gonna go back to this little selection tool right here. Play right here for all kinds of reasons. And but so you want a good chunk where there's no audio? So if you see no way forms something like this, click and drag over it and that creates this selection, and then if you play through it, it just stops right there. So it just plays through the selection. I'm going to zoom in here even more and turn it up even louder to see what this sounds like . Make that selection again. There's just a little bit of background noise is very subtle, but you can hear it if you play it up loud. So then, with your selection, goto effect and then noise removal, the first step is to just click this, get noise profile, Click that button. What happens is it sees our selection, and it analyzes it to see all the frequencies that are playing. Then, when we unclipped this, zoom out with the zoom tool you can right click to zoom out. Then with our selection tool, just select our entire clip right here just by clicking on the clip right over here on the top left, then Goto effect noise removal again. And now we have these presets settings that I think work really well. So I'm just going to leave those and click OK, it's going to remove the noise. Basically, what it does is it takes those frequencies that we selected and it removed all of those from the entire clip. And, um so it doesn't do much for this clip, but it will if you have a lot of background noise. I mean, we were using a pretty professional set up, so we didn't have that much noise going on. But I want to show you what happens when I say we select this setting right here where Anthony's talking, we go to effect noise removal, get noise, profile, and then we select the entire clip, then go back to effect noise removal. And then we say, OK, it's going to remove all of those frequencies of Anthony's voice and you'll see that these wave forms dramatically change dramatically goes down. Somebody does. I spoke a challenge again, and it sounds so wacky. You would never want to do that. I just want to show you what's actually happening because you couldn't really tell when I was taking the sample where Anthony wasn't talking because there wasn't that much background noise. But trust me, if you have some wind in the background, if you have some loud buzzing or something like that, this can really help. Once you have removed your audio, you want to save this as a separate file, so go to file export and it's going to ask you to save a wave file. Or you can choose a different type of file. A. I F F or wave are the ones that I would suggest MP three and all these other ones or some of these other ones are compressed, so I would just stick with wave. Then you can save it to wherever you're working on your project. Click Save It will ask you if you want to add any metadata to this. So this is like if you were exporting a song and you had artist name, year genre, we're not gonna add any of that. I'll just say, OK, it's going to save it to the desktop where I chose, and then we're going to have to import this back into Adobe Premiere Pro and sink it up with our video itself. So you might want to do this before you start editing your actual videos. Um, we don't really need to do this for the project we're working on right now, but in the future, it's a good idea to do the noise removal before you start editing, so you don't have to deal with re sinking any footage. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you in another lesson. 11. Thank You: thank you so much for enrolling in this module, and I hope you learned what you wanted to learn coming into it. If you're interested in moving forward with Adobe Premiere Pro, please check out the next module in this Siri's by clicking through the link in the course description or just by searching for the next module. Adobe Premiere Pro Masterclass Module number. Whatever module you're looking for on skill share, thanks so much and have a great day.