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Ep. 42 Audio Ducking in Filmora

By - Oct 26, 2023 16:40 PM

Do you have a video project coming up? Or are you a new content creator willing to create amazing videos that blend multiple audio clips? Well, nothing makes a more positive impression like moving pictures and videos with sound! And, with the audio ducking tool of Wondershare Filmora X, you can optimize the audio mix in videos that contain narration or dialogue by fading the background music tracks so that the speech can be heard easily.

Wondering what audio ducking is how to use this tool in Filmora X? The tutorial below breaks down everything you need to know.

What Is Audio Ducking?

Audio ducking in video editing and production is a procedure that allows the narrator’s voice to be heard consistently and clearly over other sounds on the track that is happening at the same time, like background music. For example, you have background music on your video footage that will have narration and the audio will be playing simultaneously when the narrator is speaking.

In short, it is the action of decreasing the volume of one audio track when another audio track is playing. The main intention is to ensure that what you have designated as the ‘background’ track doesn’t interfere with the actual audio track. When the narrator isn’t speaking, the background music of your clip needs to be very consistent and clear. But, once the narrator starts speaking again, it should become the main sound, and the background music must fade into the background.

How To Use the Audio Ducking Feature in Filmora?

Wondershare Filmora (the latest version of Filmora) has the amazing visual editing ability to help users edit their audio files. Filmora X is the amazing software that blends images and footages, and then employs filters as well as special effects to transform them into mini shareable video clips.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to using Filmora X’s audio ducking tool.

Step 1: Download Wondershare Filmora and install the software by following the prompted instructions on-screen.

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Step 2: Start Filmora and you need to import video clips and the background music to duck by choosing the “Import Media Files” button. In case your voiceover clip is a separate file altogether, make sure you import that also.

import media

Step 3: On the timeline of your Filmora, insert your background audio to the audio track and your video clips to the video track. In case you need a soundtrack, you can go to the Music tab of the Filmora video editor and choose any royalty-free audio and drag it to the audio track.

Step 4: Next, choose the clips you wish to apply audio ducking and right-click to select "adjust audio".

audio ducking adjust audio

Step 5: Check the box that’s next to decrease the volume of other clips. You will see a slider appearing that you can use for adjusting how much you want to lower the volume.

audio ducking lower other clips

Audio ducking is one of the best features of Wondershare Filmora X. This excellent video editor allows you to quickly fade your music into the video to make your dialogue stand out. So what are you still waiting for? It’s time to download and start using this video editor to create amazing videos with the perfect audio tracks!

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