How to Use Music Loops in Adobe Premiere

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Adobe Premiere has a variety of available features, including sound capabilities. Newer versions of Premiere are capable with HD sound and video, which means excellent audio quality in your video presentations. While the original versions of the software only allowed you to do simple things with sound, such as play it backward, the newest editions have an increased capacity for sound design in your movie project. The program has tools that allow you to manipulate imported sounds to help set the tone and create powerful audio effects in your film project. One thing you might like to do with your music is have it playing constantly in the background of your project. To do so, you will need to utilize music loops.

Before working with loops, you need to upload your desired sounds into Premiere and then put them on the timeline in the program. You can then line them up to fit with specific frames and mesh them for smooth transitions between where a loop ends and where it begins again. You can also add some special sound effects, such as reverb, to your loop to give it a unique feel.

If you don’t want to create your own loops, Premiere comes with a variety of pre-installed loops for use in your film or other multimedia project. If the included loops do not suit your needs, then there are a variety of Premiere plugins available that give you more loop files and more ways to edit them to fit your production. The one drawback to the plugins is that some of them do not work in real time, which can cause frustration when trying to edit other parts of your project in real time, especially because the basic Premiere package does work in real time. However, despite the lack of immediacy, the artistic freedom they allow means that they are quite useful.

One popular plugin is called Audio Track (produced by Waves). Audio Track has the capabilities to allow you to edit sound files to create a loop, assuming you have not done so with another sound editing system. It allows you to equalize and compress music files, as well as add a variety of effects including reverb and delay.

Adobe Premiere is also compatible with other Adobe software. This means that if you want to record and mix your own loops independently of Premiere, you can easily do so using another Adobe program such as Audition. If you use Audition (or another compatible program) to create your loop, you can easily import it into the movie you are creating in Premiere.

When using music loops in your project, be sure that you have the rights to use the selected music. Even if you are creating a film for educational purposes, there may be law limiting the use of certain works. It might be helpful to work with royalty-free music. Many companies that sell royalty-free compositions have compilations designed specifically for use as loops in a film or audio production. Partners In Rhyme ( is one such site. They have two combinations created for use as loops, and are supported by Adobe Premiere.

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