Copy and paste audio effects between tracks and make custom presets for tracks in the audio mixer.
In most of the times I work with audio effects on a track, not on a clip. There is no way to copy the settings.
As you can read from the thread, updating the effects workflows are a pretty wide-ranging set of tasks and a single post on UserVoice doesn’t cover all of the cases our users are requesting.
That said, this feature request is being tracked as DVAPR-3472465 in our system, and I’ll ping it so that it is reviewed and prioritized for the roadmap.
Josh Sacco commented
I agree wholeheartedly on the need for track inserts for audio plugins. This would really increase the efficiency of working with audio in Premiere Pro. Please make this a priority! Thanks.
Will Shine commented
Need it for my workflow as well. Since projects freeze when opening if you have a 3rd party VSTs on Mixer Tracks, that would be so helpful to save Mixer Presets separately and then save project w/o any VSTs to prevent freezing when loading the project next time.
I assume development of such a feature would take months as it's obviously not prioritized for most of the users, but anyways... if you need help / advise / testing from an audio pro with 12+ years of experience in recording and mixing audio, I'd be happy to take a part.
Matt Lyon commented
Thanks Durin, glad to know this is on the engineering team's radar! I would be happy to give feedback and contribute other ideas about audio functionality. It feels like there are a few key features for pro users that "the competition" has that Premiere is lacking. (For example, where's the "batch delete transitions" command?)
I'll add that it's not simply a matter of prioritizing feature A is more important than feature B. I don't want to get into how the sausage gets made TOO much, but with an application like Premiere Pro, certain parts of the program may have been built with long-retired libraries. You'll notice the Track Mixer looks a little different than other parts of the application, because it was implemented a long time ago with a UI framework that hasn't been in use for new work in many years. This isn't a problem in general, but it does mean engineers need to approach it with a different 'language' that they may not be familiar with, or that there may be some common functionality elsewhere - standard preset dropdowns, for instance - that might need to be built from scratch to expand functionality there.
I'm sure we'll reach out to at least a few of you for feedback once we start designing these features, or for early pre-beta testing. While it might not always seem like it when things get hectic around here, we really appreciate the feedback and passion y'all have for this stuff, and it really does help us make those tough decisions about what to work on next.
Thanks, and just going off the title and body, here's a little clarification in case the programmers need it, we can copy and paste effects between tracks within a sequence, but not between sequences:
Copying/Pasting effects within a sequence: Done
Copying/Pasting effects between sequences: Waiting
(This is where much of the functionality for editors is, to create new projects without starting from scratch. Especially when different resolutions and codecs don't allow for copying a sequence.)
Custom Presets for tracks: Waiting
(This is also needed to use your work from previous sequences in the next sequence.)
Jeffrey van Nijnatten commented
Thanks Durin, that is great too hear to take these requests to higher priority.
You guys are awesome!
Thanks, Durin. We greatly appreciate the attention. As you can see, this is an incredibly important feature for every PRO who uses this app. Please let us know if we can help provide your team with any more info. Looking forward to a future update!
Yes, can we hear anything from an adobe admin? Before we need to start calling Adobe or sending emails to support lines to see what's up?
Roberto Sommella commented
We editors need this to be addressed. I'd say it's time.
paul wedel commented
Heheh appreciate the good snark in these comments. I'm sure the engineers are like "stupid users, you have no idea what goes into making this software." And I'm sure that's true. And copy and paste audio effects between tracks has been actioned, to a degree. You can Option-drag them across the strips within one sequence, but you still cannot copy and paste them between sequences. To do that, one must copy the entire sequence containing the audio effects. So this is still quite lacking for those of us who are required to do different export sizes of the same video, for example at 1920x1080, 1080x1080 and 1080x1920. It would be great to copy and paste audio effects between those sequences, but it is currently not possible in the latest build 14.6.0.
As for making presets, this has never been actioned in Premiere. And the baffling thing is that it's already a functionality available in Audition: you can make an EQ preset and save it. Isn't it easy enough to copy that piece of code into Premiere? Or even take that preset made in Audition and make it available in Premiere? They share the same plugins don't they?
I am a user yes, and I have no idea what does go into writing the code. But as a collective, we users pay a lot of money to use and, yes, to test this software. And then, some of us take the time to come to this forum and alert Adobe to the issues we're having with the software and how it could be made better. It would be nice to know that our posts are being read, our concerns being heard.
Like we've been saying for years, this isn't advanced coding. We're not looking for AI-assisted editing functionality...where one click delivers an Oscar-worthy cut. NO, our request is as un-**** as they come. Maybe that's the problem. Adobe only tackles 'wow-worthy' items which will trend on No Film School. Our ask may be too pro-focused for an app that's definitely veering more towards pro-sumers. (Think v1 of Final Cut X)
Since the holiday season is upon us, I'm feeling generous and willing to kick-in $25 towards hiring a coder from UpWork to help Adobe get this done. Who's with me? I feel it shouldn't cost more than $875 to pull this off. Even if all 193 commenters chipped in $5, we could get it done! Spread the word to other user groups. Let's make this topic 'viral'. I can even start a Kickstarter to support the effort. I'm sure Adobe will appreciate it. ;)
Simple user presets in the Audio Track Mixer. That's it. If AVID and Blackmagic can do it, so can you. Please respect your customers' time and help us get more done in less of it OR we'll find an app that does respect the needs of its pro users.
The fact that this thread is still active... after it was closed... is a sign that this should be looked at.
It didn't get to 193 votes the first time by accident, and it would probably be higher by now if it hadn't been closed. This site is to help Adobe make their software better. We're essentially giving them free info, a roadmap at no expense. And an engineer turns off the task when it's not done, for what reason? So they don't get free tips from people using the software?
This is not a complex request.. we just want to copy and paste audio settings. Like the title says, and has always said, 'MAKE CUSTOM PRESETS FOR TRACKS' in the audio mixer. We can't do that. And we use this everyday. Not sure the point of this site, the upvotes and everything, if the tasks get checked without being finished. Is this site more of a gimmicky thing, to make the management think that programmers are doing something when they really just check off tasks here and there?
Mark Block commented
I agree with Jeff: "No more Mr/Ms Nice Editor, Adobe." I will use Media Composer as my NLE of choice until this is addressed. I will try to talk every producer & director I know out of using PP. It's a waste of my time to work around this problem unless the director absolutely demands I use PP.
Like Denez said, you can't copy and paste between sequences.
I think this deserves some attention, considering the people voted on it. And it was never done, just marked off and then noone checked back. Even though the final comment made said to let us know what we think.
The title clearly says to make custom presets, which is really useful. I use the same audio setup each time. I can't copy and paste between sequences so it's a quality of life issue.
Denez McAdoo commented
um.... thanks Patrick... but you don't explain how to do this. Like everyone else is saying, it looks like you can copy from one track to another by drag-and-drop, but how to you copy from one sequence to another?
@Patrick Palmer I've been following this topic for YEARS. Clearly, Adobe/Patrick isn't listening or doesn't care. This isn't a monumental effort in coding, either. We're asking for something pretty simple in functionality...copy & save. It's only been around since...well, the beginning of word processors! I feel we've been too nice for too long. It's time to "take to the streets with pitchforks ablaze". ;) We need to step-up our efforts to make this happen. Imagine all the time we'd save with this -simple- feature.
-To Be Really Clear-
We need the ability to create audio effect presets within the Audio Track Mixer...NOT on individual tracks. Got it, Adobe? If you need more clarification, we're here to help you help us.
No more Mr/Ms Nice Editor, Adobe. Who will join this revolution for auditory change?? We can't let another year go by and continue to be ignored. This software isn't freeware. We DO have options for quality editing apps.
Dylan EDMUNDS commented
WE need to be able to do this between sequences!!!!!!!
Nicolas Gosselin commented
Sorry but this much needed feature is not completed. How can we copy&paste audio effects (or save presets) between tracks across different sequences?
Trevor Asquerthian commented
Half done - you can copy between tracks but no presets so no copying between sequences. I’d also suggest that UserVoice is pretty inefficient method of cataloguing feature requests.