Premiere Pro is actually an extremely capable audio recording studio, allowing you to record onto as many tracks as you like. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Ever needed to record a quick voiceover for your video editing projects? Like other non-linear video editing applications, Premiere Pro makes it easy to record audio directly into the application.
The first thing you need to do to get your audio to record into Première Pro is to visit your preferences and make sure that you have the appropriate inputs and outputs setup. When in your Preferences go to the ‘Audio’ tab …
As you can see from the image above, I have all three boxes checked including the ‘Mute input during timeline recording’. I have this checked to ensure that when I’m recording audio in Premiere it isn’t fed back out of my speakers causing a feedback problem.
It can get quite wearing on longer projects to continuously have the audio playing when scrubbing to a new part of the timeline. The advantage of being able to turn this off using “Play audio while scrubbing” is that you don’t then need to mute the audio channels – which can cause you a problem later if you forget to turn them back on again before outputting your project!
Next, go to the ‘Audio Hardware’ tab. This tab will look different depending if you’re using Premiere on a PC or a Mac. Essentially it’s about making sure you have the correct input and outputs available from your system. Below I’ll show you the PC options but for more details and if unsure what to do if on a Mac check out this.
Audio Hardware Settings (PC) with the ASIO Button Clicked
As you can see, on a PC I have options to look at both the Input and the Output tabs to make sure I’ve selected whatever may be attached to my system.
Usually, the default settings will work fine. However, it is important to complete this step because if you don’t you won’t be able to select the appropriate input when it come to recording.