Hello! In this blog, I’ll be showing you how to normalize your audio in Adobe Premiere Pro. It’s really simple and easy to do and I recommend you do it with ANY audio you are working with.
What is Normalization?
Audio normalization is the application of a constant amount of gain to your audio recording. This brings the amplitude to a target level (which is called the norm). Because the same amount of gain is applied across the entire recording, the signal-to-noise ratio and relative dynamics are unchanged.
When to Normalize Audio?
When you have dialogue that’s recorded with your video, and it’s recorded with a very low volume, normalization will help maximise the waveform and help make it as loud as possible without it distorting.
How To Normalize Audio In Premiere Pro?
Simply use the G key (for Gain) on your keyboard to bring up the Audio Gain window and set the Normalize Max Peak to around -1 dB (so that we don’t hit the red on the levels meters).
This will normalize your audio so that all of the loudest peaks will hit -1 dB. It’s really easy to do and makes it much easier to work with multiple clips. If you have a big project with lots of dialogue, it’ll be a great starting point!
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