How to Mix Dialog & Music Together with Auto-Gate & Auto-Ducking in Premiere Pro CC 2018

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use the revamped Dynamics effect in Premiere Pro CC 2018, focusing on it's beautiful Auto-Gating feature that allows you to easily silence passage between spoken dialogue. After that, I'll send the sequence to Audition CC to automatically 'duck' the music below the dialogue with the new 'Auto Ducking' feature, which is part of the Essential Sound Panel in the latest release.

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01:58 Listening to the raw dialogue + music, no mixing
03:22 The re-vamped DYNAMICS effect
04:24 Applying the Auto-Gate, and softening the ‘room tone’ in between spoken passages
07:36 The Attack Time (and understanding why a fast attack is GOOD)
08:05 Preserving a more natural sound (Release & Hold settings)
10:14 Sending the Sequence to Audition for Audio-Post (Auto-Ducking) with Essential Sound Panel
11:44 Transferring audio clip/audio track effects to Audition (namely, the Dynamics/Noise Gate)
13:27 Fractional Playback and other settings for video in Audition
13:51 Essential Sound Panel: assigning clips an Audio Type
15:01 Enable ‘Ducking’ on the music track
16:29 The automatic, keyframed volume envelope of the Auto-Duck process
16:59 Understanding the parameters (Sensitivity/Threshold, Reduce by & Fades)
20:35 Manually adjusting volume fades from the auto-duck process (Monitor Clip Changes)
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