How to Reduce Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Looking to reduce echo in your Adobe Premiere Pro projects? Check out our guide for some tips and tricks on how to get the best results.

Reduce Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro

One of the worst feelings is spending a ton of time on a recording, only for the final product to produce a horrible echo. Luckily, there are ways you can take your audio clips and reduce the echo by editing the audio on your clips. Here’s how to reduce the echo in Adobe Premiere Pro.

How to Reduce Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro

Solution 1: Using the DeReverb Effects Tool

To reduce echo in Adobe Premiere Pro:

  1. Import the video clip that you want to edit.
  2. Hit Effects in the bottom left panel.
  3. Click Audio Effects.
  4. Click Noise Reduction/Restoration.
  5. Drag DeReverb to audio clip you’re editing.
  6. In the top left panel, click the Effect Controls tab.
  7. Click fx DeReverb.
  8. Click Edit next to Custom Setup.
  9. Move the Amount slider to the right.

Manipulate the Amount slider to keep reducing the echo that you have in your audio clip. Less is more in the situation, so don’t overdo it because it can reduce your overall audio quality. For more tips on how to improve your audio, continue reading.

Solution 2: Using Parametric Equalizer Audio Effect

To use the Parametric Equalizer Audio Effect to reduce echo in Adobe Premiere Pro:

  1. Click Effects in the bottom left panel.
  2. Hit Audio Effects.
  3. Click Filter and EQ.
  4. Click and drag the Parametric Equalizer onto your audio clip.
Reduce Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro
  1. Set the Q/Width to 15 to 20.
  2. Set the Gain to -10 on the 2, 3, and 4 bands.
Reduce Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro
  1. Click and drag the points while playing back your audio until you’ve reduced the echo further.

Using this method is more of a manual method to adjust the audio clip. You can use the Parametric Equalizer Audio Effect when the DeReverb effect is not enough, like in cases where you are recording in a wide open room with high walls or in a cave.

Fixing Echo in Microphone Recording

There are a few things you can do to reduce the amount of echo that your recordings have by making sure that your recordings are taking place in the proper settings. This will reduce the amount of editing you need to do on your clips later on.

Here are some tips on reducing echo in your microphone recording:

  • Record in a room with carpet, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
  • Record in a room with low ceilings.
  • Use a microphone muffler on your mic.
  • Add acoustic foam panels to your walls.
  • If you don’t have foam panels, hanging posters or art on the walls can absorb some of the sound.

Remove Echo in Adobe Premiere Pro

FAQ

How do you make a recording sound less echoey?

You can use a sound-dampening material like a foam mat or acoustic panels. You can also use a microphone with a built-in filter and record in a smaller room or a microphone with a narrower pick-up pattern.

How do I remove reverb from video?

You can use the DeReverb or Parametric Equalizer tool in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Why does my recording sound echoey?

You could be in a room with hard surfaces that are reflecting sound waves, or it could be that your microphone is picking up too much ambient noise. To fix the problem, you can try recording in a different location, using a different microphone, or adjusting the settings in your recording software.

You now have all the tools you need to reduce the echo in Adobe Premiere Pro!

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