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  • Ducking only applied to left channel – how can I resolve this??

  • Marc Walker

    January 22, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I have to say, I thought Premiere Pro would be better, there are a lot of limitations and “hold-backs” I’ve encountered while working, like this…

    I’ve applied ducking to my stereo BG music track, (firstly, I thought this would be proper sidechained dynamics ducking, not this strange keyframed ducking) I realised that it is creating an Amplify effect and applying keyframes to only the left channel of this effect.

    Without going into possible causes, I’d just like to know if anyone knows a workaround. I can’t copy-paste the keyframes to the other channel (No idea why not; what a massive hindrance to creativity that is!) they just don’t want you to I think. So that option is a no-go. (I’m sure you can in AE btw)

    Are there any other options I’m not aware of? I could split the stereo file and THEN maybe copy-paste the keyframes created or just apply ducking with the same settings to both channels separately? It’s a bit of a waste of time, but do you think it’s the best way?

  • Marc Walker

    January 22, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I think I erred with this…
    If I view the actual amplify effect’s panel, I see the channels are linked and responsive to the left channel’s keyframes.
    Final test….
    Yup, I’ve increased the attenuation and it’s working on both channels.
    Still, a bad design. Like most features in PP. Give me AE and a third-party audio editor any day.

  • Alan Okey

    January 30, 2020 at 5:25 am

    FYI, true side chain ducking is available in the Fairlight page of DaVinci Resolve. I use it frequently, along with elastic audio. I much prefer the Fairlight page to Premiere Pro’s audio tools, and I haven’t warmed up to Audition yet.

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