We love Premiere Pro; we think it’s one of the best video editing platforms. It’s perfect for everyone, from Indie filmmakers to big production houses; Premiere Pro caters for all. Adobe has recently released a super cool new feature called the remix tool. But, what is the remix tool in Premiere Pro, and how does it work?
In today’s guide, we delve into the Premiere Pro remix tool and how it works. Let’s get straight into the detail.
What is the Premiere Pro remix tool?
The Premiere Pro remix tool is a tool produced in Premiere Pro that allows you to automatically extend or reduce audio clips. You simply add to the duration and set the additional duration, negative or positive, and the remix tool will stitch this together automatically for you.
How does the Premiere Pro remix tool work?
NOTE: Make sure you are using the Premiere Pro Beta version.
To access the tool, follow these simple steps:
Firstly open the audio clip you wish to edit, and drag it onto your Timeline in Premiere Pro. Then select the audio clip in your Timeline.
Now click on the Clip Menu and choose Clip > Remix > Enable Remix.
The Essential Sound panel will now appear (Above). You’ve probably seen this before or even used it. However, the new addition is the “Duration Section” in the panel.
As a default, the Remix toggle is selected. Here you want to enter the duration of your new music.
However, it can only read up to +5 seconds, Of the selected duration.
Have a look at the duration you want and then decide whether to make the audio longer or shorter. The remix tool in Adobe Premiere Pro will then sort this out for you.
Once you’re happy and you click ok, Premiere Pro will stitch it together. You will notice this squiggly line (down below). This is where Premiere Pro has stitched the audio together using the feature.
And there you have it, that is how you use the remix tool in Premiere Pro. It’s still being developed but you can use it and update it when Premiere makes updates.
Definitely one for the future, you can make small tweaks at the moment. But make sure you’re only using it on instrumentals as it doesn’t work well with lyrics and speaking over the audio.
Can I use the Premiere Pro remix tool on music with lyrics?
You can, but we would highly recommend against it. The remix tool in Premiere Pro is perfect for instrumental music but with music with lyrics, it can cause a few issues.
The remix tool in Premiere Pro chops the music up but doesn’t take into consideration the content within the audio, so any spoken word pieces or song lyrics will be cut.
I feel in the future this feature in Premiere Pro will be super smart but currently it’s only beneficial with instrumentals, which, I must add isn’t a bad thing.
Just be careful when using it and ensure you’re not slicing up your lyrics.
Here’s an overview of a couple of guides I feel will help you as you develop your video editing skills. These are understanding aspect ratios in Premiere Pro for the different types of the visual medium. And also how to remove audio in Premiere Pro. These two guides break down the subject in detail and then provide you with an easy to follow tutorial.
A guide to aspect ratios in Premiere Pro.
How to create an aspect ratio in Premiere Pro is an important skill. Why do you ask? Well, when editing these days you need to take into consideration the video platform the project is going on.
Some will be strictly for YouTube or the cinema, others will be short snappy clips for Instagram or Facebook. These all use different aspect ratios so it’s important to get an understanding of them.
Removing audio in Premiere Pro
We thought this would be a good, complimentary guide to include in the article. That is how to remove audio in Premiere Pro. There’s actually a fine art to this and our article breaks it down into simple steps, so you’re left with smooth visuals.
We hope these guides help you develop as a video editor.
I hope this guide on the Premiere Pro remix tool was of use to you. Let us know what your thoughts are on the remix tool. How are you currently using it, or are you not?