Working with programs that have Multichannel Audio
I've been working with programs that have multichannel audios, but I only have two speakers. So I have to change the channel assignments in order to hear audio coming out of those channels that are not 1 or 2. When I finish editing, I have to change them all back in order to get a good final mix. I wonder if Adobe can do something about this to make it easier for editors to monitor the multichannel audio without the need to change the audio channel assignments.
thk m commented
Great comment! I wish I knew about this earlier.
Matt Stegner commented
From what you describe, Premiere already has a dedicated button to do what you are asking.
Open your original multichannel project, and then open "Window>Audio Track Mixer...". In the Audio track mixer scroll over until you see the track labeled Master. In the Master Track, right above the track fader, there is a button with what looks like two little speakers facing opposite directions. When you hover over it it will say "Monitor All Channels".
Turn that on, and when you play, all your master track audio outputs will be played out of your speakers (if you have Audio Hardware outputs sections set correctly). Please note that this is just for monitoring the audio, and will not affect the export. The button is also global so will affect all sequences.