Learning to use effects in Premiere Pro ups your editing game by leaps & bounds. As long as you use effects correctly, you’ll be able to turn a bunch of averagely cut clips into a showcase of editing prowess.
This article will show you how you can fade out audio in Premiere Pro easily & quickly without any unnecessary steps involved.
Knowing how to fade out audio in Premiere Pro can stop your clips from starting or ending very abruptly, especially if they have high levels of audio on them.
Start by navigating to the “Effects” panel in Premiere Pro and typing “Crossfade” in the search bar. Three effects will appear; drag one of these to the audio track of the clip you want to apply the fade to.
Fade out audio in Premiere Pro – step by step
Step 1 – Go to the “Effects” panel
You can find the effects panel on the left side of the Premiere Pro software. This will depend on the layout of your software, but if you can’t find it, you can go to Windows > Effects (Or press Shift + 7).
Three effects will appear under “Crossfade“. These are effects you can use to fade out audio in Premiere Pro.
Step 2 – Apply the effect to your timeline
Drag the preferred fade effect to your timeline. This needs to be placed either at the start or the end of an audio clip, and it can be placed on any audio track you like.
Types of fades you can use
Constant gain is very abrupt compared to the other crossfade effects. As said in the name, it constantly changes audio throughout the clip where you have the effect placed.
This crossfade is slow & smooth when you first experience the fade; it then proceeds to quickly fade out towards the end of your clip where you have your effect placed. If it’s crossfading into another clip, it will work oppositely by fading in quickly and then slowly & smoothly rather than the other way around.
This effect is the smoothest of the three audio transition effects Premiere Pro provides in their software. It smooths audio out on a smooth, constant curve, and if it’s crossfading into another clip, it will repeat the same by fading in on a smooth & constant curve.
Tips & Tricks
Change the duration of the effect
You can change the duration of the effect by zooming in on the clip you’ve applied the fade to, hovering over the edge of the clip effect with your cursor and dragging it along the clip to either shorten or lengthen the effect of the fade effect.
Experiment with different effects
You may be happy with the first effect you use in the effects panel but try experimenting with another version of the same effect or searching online for more effects you can use. You may find that one works better than another.
Never underestimate why you should learn how to fade out audio in Premiere Pro, whether that’s a fade for audio or video, either can be essential to your project.
Without using fade effects like these, you will find that your project will sound very choppy and abrupt in parts, especially when your project transitions between separate clips. Fades are essential to use for any experienced filmmaker/editor out there.
Check out more of our Premiere Pro tutorials in our complete guide.