Premiere Pro: Creating Magic Attack

Premiere Pro: Creating Magic Attack

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For several years now, we here at Cinema Sound have been showing examples of how to get great sound from within Adobe’s Audition Digital Audio Workstation. Now, we’re expanding our education to include the audio features in Adobe Premiere Pro.

For those who don’t want to dynamically link their timelines to Audition, or for those projects that don’t demand high track counts or feature-length mixing capabilities, Premiere Pro has MORE than enough audio potential to make great sound results.

In this video in the Premiere Pro Audio Mastery series, Mark takes us through how to create “Magic Attack” for creating incredibly powerful sound effects in post production. This is the same kind of concept as Magic Attack in the Cinema Sound education – but instead of being done in Audition, Mark shows us how to do this effectively in Premiere Pro.

The concept around Magic Attack is the idea that your brain tends to ignore the attack of a sound for identification and, instead, looks to hear the decay of a sound for recognition. But for impact, Attack is EVERYTHING. So if we can create brief layers of attacks that give us maximum impact, we can allow the original decay to work for identification (for the audience) and the newly layered attack to work to create power – even if the attack has nothing to do with the original sound.

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