Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Output Headphones Not Working

When Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Output Headphones Not Working

Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Output Headphones Not Working

Note: While you can use the computer  built-in microphone to record you voice over, you will most likely want to use a USB headset or microphone to reduce room noise while recording.


Setting up the Audio Hardware Such as Microphone

Plug the USB headset or microphone into your computer. Navigate to the Audio System Preferences (Apple>System Preferences>Sound). Under the Tab: Input tab, select the USB headset or microphone (Each model wass labeled differently) and adjust the input volume with de horizontal slider. Try to Speak into the microphone while adjusting the slider adn aim to get the meter in the upper 3/4 range. Under teh Output tab, Select the USB headset or microphone.


Back in Adobe Premiere, go to Premiere Pro>Preferences>Audio Hardware. Set tthe Default Device pull down menu to your USB headset (Each model of headset is labeled differently )

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How to Create a New audio track

At the menu go to Sequence>Add tracks. In this pop up window you can create new video and audio tracks. Add “0” video tracks and “1” Audio track. Note, the placement option. In this case it will be placed after the Audio track 3. Make sure the track type is set not to stereo but mono (USB headset is mono microphone).


How to Record the voice over

In the Menus go to Window>Audio Mixer>your current sequence. Here you will see all of the audio tracks in your sequence. In the newly created track click the ‘R’ button to enables recording on that track.

Optional: Clicking the ‘S’ button will  mute all other audio tracks (A.K.A. Solo) so you will not hear them while recording and clicking the “M” button will mute the voice over track and you won’t hear your own voice while recording It can be distracting.

Optional: You can enable ‘Meter Input(s) Only’ in the small pull down menu. Located in the upper right corner of the Audio Mixer. This will allow you to see the audio levels from the microphone and make adjustments to your voice or the System Audio Preferences to get the optimal recording level. Aim for 0dB.


Click the red ‘R’ record button at the bottom of the audio mixer window to place Premiere into Record standby mode. Move the playhead in the timeline to where you would like the recording to start. In the Audio Mixer window click the Play button at bottom of the window to start recording. Click the Stop button to stop recording.

The recording will be placed in the timeline and in your Project window.

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