One of the bug-bears for Premiere Pro users over the years has been the poor user interfaces for the various audio effects available for both clip- and track-based audio. While the tools themselves have been okay, a lot of us have chosen to abandon Premiere Pro when it comes to audio editing, preferring instead to send our clips or our entire projects across to Audition, where the tools are so much better presented.
However, I am delighted to say that Creative Cloud 2017 has seen a huge improvement of the usability of the audio tools in Premiere Pro – for both the clip- and the track-based effects.
Let me give you an example. Back in CS6, this was the UI to get something like a parametric EQ. (You actually had to use the EQ effect as the parametric EQ was really a notch filter!)
While the parametric EQ was looking something like this in Audition:
While now in Premiere Pro CC 2017, the Parametric Equalizer (PE) looks like this:
In other words, Adobe has taken from Audition and added it to Premiere Pro, so we can take advantage of the power of those Audition tools easily and directly in Premiere Pro – and it’s not just the Parametric Equalizer, many of the audio tools have had a much needed update. Check it out, and see what you think.
I can still see reason to use the Audition functionality, but at least now I have a realistic choice. In the next tutorial I will explain how to use the Parametric Equalizer in Premiere Pro.
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