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Tony Ish UK [Avatar]
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I have searched the forums but cannot see any advice on my question.
Apologies to those that point straight to a link ;



As most users do, I have a number of audio sources on the time line which I mix to
produce the final audio.

The question I have is, how do you produce the final volume ?


On other software I have used, there has been a final audio volume and bar display which
shows the audio output to guide towards final volume.

At present I adjust it all by ear using headphones, but after a time, I seem to lose the
“sense” (if that is the right word?) of my volumes and output.


I have played around with the audio room settings, but find that moving the volume on the time line is the most convient way of adjusting the mixes relative to a clip, which may have a number of sources. The next clip may just have one source and the volume has to be increased quite a bit to maintain a constent level when the output is produced.

Any suggestions, hints and tips would be welcome.


Thanks





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I have searched the forums but cannot see any advice on my question.
Apologies to those that point straight to a link ;
As most users do, I have a number of audio sources on the time line which I mix to
produce the final audio.
The question I have is, how do you produce the final volume ?
On other software I have used, there has been a final audio volume and bar display which
shows the audio output to guide towards final volume.
For present I adjust it all by ear using headphones, but after a time, I seem to lose the
“sense” (if that is the right word?) of my volumes and output.
I have played around with the audio room settings, but find that moving the volume on the time line is the most convient way of adjusting the mixes relative to a clip, which may have a number of sources. The next clip may just have one source and the volume has to be increased quite a bit to maintain a constent level when the output is produced.
Any suggestions, hints and tips would be welcome.
Thanks


PD has the function Normalize Audio, which never works as we want.
What I do if possible I normalize the audio in another application like this, Mp4Gain 2017 or similar.
For long videos and other cases manually adjusted in the timeline.
Overall volume adjustment, just drag the audio line, and watch the yellow peaks for reference.
Another option, Audio Mix Room, horizontal adjustment, volume gain, oberve the yellow peaks.
For adjustments to specific parts of the audio, use the Room Keyframe Settings / Volume
Access, select the audio in the timeline and click button, Keyframe

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I second using the Audio Mix Room.

As I say in my books, you should never base your mix on the sounds you hear coming out of your speakers. ALWAYS use audio meters to ensure a proper mix and to ensure that you are not overloading the audio.

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Thanks for your replies,

I have been taking a deeper look into how I should approach my problem which basically comes down to having a level audio output where the viewer does not have to keep adjusting the volume.

One of the things that caused me confusion is that each video audio had differing levels of 0 db displayed after normalising the audio on each track.

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