How to adjust only peaks in audio in Premiere Pro

Learning how to adjust only peaks in audio in Premiere Pro is an important skill to learn; it’s a minor tweak but proves to be an effective audio editing skill.

We look at how to master adjusting audio peaks in Premiere Pro. Let’s get straight into it.

How to adjust only peaks in audio Premiere Pro

Here’s how you can adjust only peaks in audio in Premiere Pro. To adjust the peaks in Premiere Pro, simply;

Go to the audio clip you wish to update and right-click on it in the Timeline. Then select Audio Gain. In Premiere Pro, you can also do this by pressing the “G” shortcut

Go to the audio clip you wish to update and right-click on it in the Timeline. Then select Audio Gain. In Premiere Pro, you can also do this by pressing the “G” shortcut. 

This opens up the module, where you have several options to review.

Here you can now normalise the Max Peak to your desired value.

Here you can now normalise the Max Peak to your desired value. For this example, we want to normalise the max peak down to -2db.

This will then look through the selected audio clip, find the highest peaks, and normalise them down to -2db.

To use the adjust only peaks technique on multiple clips, you can select all the clips you wish to adjust and then right-click and edit the Max Peak or do it by creating a sequence in Premiere Pro and then editing the sequences Max peak. 

That’s how to adjust only peaks in audio in Premiere Pro; pretty simple but incredibly useful.

Audio in Premiere Pro

Audio editing is an important skill for a filmmaker and editor to have, even more so when you’re working on Indie budgets. Here are three important tutorials when mastering audio editing in Premiere Pro.

Fade out in Premiere Pro

Here we show you how to fade out audio in Premiere Pro. Audio fade out is a transition at the end of the dialogue or a scene where the volume is reduced. This can either be slow or quickly, depending on the scene. 

Once you nail it, you can effortlessly make the audio transition seamless, flowing from scene to scene.

Remove background noise in Premiere Pro.

We look at the various methods on how to remove background noise in Premiere Pro. You’ll find pretty often, you’ve recorded the perfect scene, the acting is on point, and you can’t wait to get to the editing room. 

Then you find a humming noise in the audio; you think it’s ruined but fear not. Here are a couple of methods that will help you navigate the issue. 

You can remove your background noise using these two methods:

  • Remove background noise in Premiere Pro using the Denoiser effect – Basic.
  • Remove background noise in Premiere Pro using the Essential Sound Panel – Advanced.

Read our full guide on how to implement noise reduction in Premiere Pro – these simple steps will help you to perfect your audio in no time.

We hope this article on adjusting only peaks in your audio in Premiere Pro was useful to you. Scroll a little further for more tutorials, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

Happy filmmaking.

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Jay Neill

Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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