Echo is among the most challenging sonic imperfections you might come across, as it can turn splendid video sound into a disaster due to bad quality.
Avoiding recording in a room with high reverberation should be your top priority when it comes to avoiding echo and background noise, as well as using a professional microphone.
The best way to have great-sounding audio clips is to avoid problems before they occur, and good recording equipment is essential.
However, sometimes this is not possible, so we need to remove echo and reduce reverb from our video in post-production using a professional Echo Remover. Adobe Premiere Pro is a perfect tool for improving audio quality in this way.
Here’s a guide on how to remove echo in Adobe Premiere Pro for those who love learning how to do things themselves. All you need is an audio clip with echo and Adobe Premiere Pro installed on your computer.
Then echo and background noise will be a thing of the past.
Import the audio with echo to Adobe Premiere Pro and drag it into the timeline.
Once you start Adobe Premiere go to your Effects panel and write DeReverb on the search box. You can also follow the path Audio Effects > Noise Reduction/Restoration > DeReverb. The Noise Reduction path contains a few other options which can help reduce background noise, but DeReverb will be our focus.
Click on the effect and drag it into your audio on the timeline.
You should see the new effect in the Effects Control panel in the audio section. Click the little arrow > on the left to display more options, then click on Edit next to Custom Setup to open a new window.
Once you have done this you can set up more advanced settings in the Clip Fx Editor window.
The first option on the top is the presets where you can find a default, heavy and light reverb reduction. You can choose one of these and preview it.
Use the slider on the bottom if you prefer to adjust the amount of DeReverb that you want to apply to the audio. When this is set at 0%, you’ll be applying no effect. Conversely, if you set it at 100% the DeReverb effect will be fully applied to our audio clip.
However, it is worth remembering that audio may lose clarity if you use too much DeReverb. It’s a good idea to play around with the settings a bit until you find a level that reduces the echo but doesn’t affect the overall audio track.
Above the slider, you’ll see the Processing Focus setting. We recommend using the flat line. However, if you are familiar with frequencies, you can focus on specific ones.
The slider on the left is for volume. What the DeReverb effect does is lower the volume to reduce the echo. With Auto Gain checked, it will automatically take care of the volume while applying the sound effect so as not to lose volume.
The auto gain setting is very effective but you can choose whether to adjust this yourself or let the software do it for you.
Preview the audio again with any slight changes you make to avoid losing quality. Once you like the result, close the window.
Echo can be a big problem on audio clips, amplifying background noises and making your recording difficult to listen to.
Using DeReverb in Adobe Premiere Pro is a simple way to reduce reverb on your YouTube videos, and once you have, you’ll never have an echoey room compromising your video again. Your audio clip will sound perfect!