3db shift when importing audio to Adobe Premiere Pro

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Why does the audio volume change from -3db to -6db when adding an audio file to the timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro? I exported it from Adobe Audition.

I am using the newest version of Premiere Pro. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021
In short, this is due to the Pan Law. (Google for more info) To fix it:  In Audition, go to Edit > Preferences > Multitrack and change the Default Panning Mode to Left/Right Cut (Logarithmic) and export the audio again from Audition.

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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In short, this is due to the Pan Law. (Google for more info)

 

To fix it: 

In Audition, go to Edit > Preferences > Multitrack and change the Default Panning Mode to Left/Right Cut (Logarithmic) and export the audio again from Audition.

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Thank you for your help. But, unfortunately, it didn't help. When I import the audio from Adobe Audition (or basically any audio), I end up getting -3db shift automatically.

Could you please tell me how to disable "Pan Law" in Adobe Premiere Pro?

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Could you please tell me how to disable "Pan Law" in Adobe Premiere Pro?


By @Anton5C11

 

It cannot be disabled in Premiere Pro.

 

It seems that you have many mono tracks that you pan left/right in Premiere Pro, right? If you for example place one stereo clip in a track it play back/exports as is, iow not lower/higher than the original. If you work with several mono tracks and pan them left/right the pan law will kick in.

 

The only workaround i have heard of is to use the Audio Track Mixer in Premiere Pro and raise each slider to compensate until you get the output levels you need.

 

Can you post a screen shot of the actual timeline?

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Here are screenshots of my Adobe Premiere Pro's timeline:timeline (1).png

 

timeline (2).png

 

I recorded this footage in OBS Studio with two audio tracks (one for my voice, and the other one for my system sounds). Then I imported a track with my voice into Adobe Audition and edited it a little. Having done that, I used this Adobe Audition's audio file in my Premiere Pro's sequence.

I have already increased the level of my voice by +3db in Adobe Premiere Pro, since the audio became quiet after exporting it from Adobe Audition.

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I am wondering what "Pan Law' is and how it affects my audio's volume when exporting.

I noticed that whenever I export my voice overs from Adobe Audition in mono, I end up getting -3db shift when importing this audio into Adobe Premiere Pro. However, when I export the audio in stereo, the volume doesn't change when using it in Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

Thank you for your time and help.

 

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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More here: pan law

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Try using a different audio track format in Premiere. Try mono if you have a mono voice track.

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Unfortunately, that didn't help either. However, when I tried importing a stereo audio into Premiere Pro's sequence, the levels remained as they should be – I didn't get a 3db shift like with mono.

Could the problem be with mono format?

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