Copy/Paste effects from Audio Track Mixer tracks
Hi! I have 280 sequences that all need to have added two effects from the Audio Track Mixer-panel, but the effects there are not possible to copy and paste from one sequence to one or multiples, so I now need to create 1 sequence with correct Audio Track Mixer effects, then duplicate it 279 times, then rename all new 280 comps and then paste every one of the original 280 sequences into the new one in order to have an easy Single Band Compressor on Audio Track 2, and Hard Limiter on Master track.
A simple right-click in the option drop-down menu on Audio Track Mixer with "Copy all effects", and an option while in the panel window in the right-click drop-down menu with "Paste all Audio Track Mixer Effects"
Joseph Reed commented
Hey friend - not sure if this is helpful, but I found a workaround that kinda worked for my very basic needs. I'm doing podcast audio editing, and I need some basic things like compression, dehum, maybe some leveling on voices, etc. What I found out was, if you go into the "Essential Sound" panel, you can work with a few of Audition's tools that will help you achieve some of the most common adjustments like the ones I mentioned above.
So, (1) try out the Essential Sound panel and play around with the settings to see if you can get the same effect with their simple(r) tools. The names in ES won't exactly match the Effects Rack names, but test it out, because...
(2) AS YOU DO THIS, have your "Effects Rack" tab open, and as you toggle features on and off in the Essential Sounds tab, you'll see effects being applied on and off in the Effects Rack. Basically, Audition has re-skinned the long list of effects into a sleeker (more user friendly?) Essentials tab. For example, in the ES tab when you check "Enhance Speech" under Clarity, the effect Vocal Enhancer is applied in the ER tab. Different names, slightly re-worked way of applying them, but it gets you most of what you may need for basic stuff.
(3) Once you've gotten your desired effects applied in the ES tab, save it as a preset in the ES tab, NOT in the Effects Rack. This threw me off. I saw the effects in the ER and wanted to save there, but if you do that you can't copy and paste later on. I named mine something like Podcast Basic so that way I can quickly apply when I import my audio and fine tune once I've got my first pass applied.
(4) Once that's saved, you can select multiple clips (my recent edit had 100+ edit points) in a single or multiple tracks, go to the ES tab, and using the Preset drop down bar, select your saved preset.
(5) Select the one you want, and it SHOULD (it did for me) apply this "Essential Sound" preset to ALL your clips. And, if you check the ER, all the same effects should be applied. However, if you need to further adjust anything, you can NEXT go into your ER and play with the features that ES just applied to your clip.
Now you're hopefully off to the races. I know it's not a perfect fix, and it doesn't have even close to all the effects that you find in the Rack, but if you're doing basic things like I mentioned above (dehum, rumble reduction, noise reduction, adding reverb, basic EQ, etc) than this might be a good place to start. And, once you batch apply your preset to your clips, you can still go back and fine tune the ones that may need adjustments.
I hope this helps. I've spent the last several hours trying to figure out Copy and Paste or something similar, and this is the closets I've come - and it happened by accident!
Best of luck editing!
Daniel Zare commented
trying to find out the same thing smh
Trevor Asquerthian commented
We *can* finally drag track effects from one track to another, but still no copy/paste or saving of presets.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
you can't save presets on track mixers, you can't copy and paste effects, and no matter how much this has been requested - nothing happens. Just regular Adobe behavior: they will take your money without any problem, but will deliver nothing in exchange.
Jeff MacIntyre commented
I've been following this topic for YEARS. Clearly, Adobe 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.
Bo Skelmose commented
This would really be nice!
Ben H commented
For the love of god, this.
And allow me to bloody edit-undo or redo changes to the filters.
For example, I make a change to a graphic EQ effect and try to undo it, it won't.
Please implement a way to allow this functionality!
Ability to Move audio effects from one sequence to another or from subsequence to master is a must.
Matt Stegner commented
"This should work the same as video effects. If you set up a stack of three effects you should be able to save those as a single preset, and easily apply them to any other track!"
Well, on clip audio effects you can do exactly this (clip effects presets). Track audio effects just work differently. We are looking into how to achieve this though.
Jason Hare commented
This should work the same as video effects. If you set up a stack of three effects you should be able to save those as a single preset, and easily apply them to any other track!
This would be a helpful option. Or even better yet, create the ability to save and apply presets in the audio track mixer!!!!!
Justin Taylor commented
Audio Track Effects aren't accessible to extensions, unfortunately. This is a really important feature to have, so I would vote for both integration, and API access for extensions.
Ok thanks. Doing this 280 times must be very time consuming! Maybe someone will be able to help you automate this. And maybe you're not alone with this
Martin Ask commented
Hi again Antoine. As I've never scripted anything it's hard for me to say. The best would be to implement it as I've made mockups of in the attached photos, as it should be an easy feature accessable to everyone, but I'll check out the different plug-ins to see if there's anything resembling this, thanks.
Premiere Pro is scriptable with "CEP" Panels. Examples : https://aescripts.com/premiere-pro/
Just wondering if a script could ease your repetitive workflow!
Martin Ask commented
Hi Antoine. I was the one that shared this idea. What do you mean by a Panel?
Could that be solved with a Panel?