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How do you manage your audio?

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When you're doing a small or a big project, you simply must get this right in my opinion. Currently, i'm working myself on a project with [URL="http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital"]5.1 surround sound[/URL], and it started out as a big mess. I'm working in Adobe Premiere CS6, so you can imagine the GUI.

I started out with the clip and audio on track #1. I use track #2 as another audiotrack for voice, when it is underneath another clip. track #3, #4 and #5 are ment for music. Track #3 is 25% more audio on the left, track #4 is 25% more audio on the right and track #5 is 100% on both the left and right. Track #6, #7 and #8 have the same purpose, but for SFX.

At the moment it's working out fine for me but i'm not really using the full capacity of 5.1 surround sound. Nonetheless, I hope I gave you a tip or two on how to manage your audiotracks. If you're already managing your own audiotracks aswell, please leave a reply on how you do it.

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  1. Bpotter908's Avatar
    err but hang on, Why don't you send all the audio to audition? mix it edit it balance it 5.1 mix it properly then bring it back into premier pro?
  2. TomHalff's Avatar
    Because most of the time, I make a lot of changes and decisions right on the spot. It would be inefficient to be constantly moving back and forth. When it's finally done nonetheless, I will have a closer look at audition.
    Updated 10-28-2012 at 02:24 PM by TomHalff
  3. Z Cheema's Avatar
    Sony Vegas does 5.1 straight on the timeline