Adaptive Noise Reduction Premiere Pro Tutorial - Learn In 1 Min!

While Adaptive Noise Reduction was once a feature in Premiere Pro, it's no longer available due to its limitations. Instead, use the audio workspace in Premiere Pro to select the Dialogue track, go to the Repair area, and choose Reduce Noise for a more effective and immediate noise reduction solution.

February 5, 2024
Adaptive Noise Reduction Premiere Pro Tutorial - Learn In 1 Min!
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How to Remove Background Noises In Adobe Premiere Pro

If you've been working with Premiere Pro, you've probably encountered the need for noise reduction in your projects. Adaptive Noise Reduction was once a go-to feature in Premiere Pro, but it's no longer available. Don't worry, though; there are better alternatives that I've personally experienced to be more effective. Specifically, I'll guide you through the process of achieving superior noise reduction using the audio workspace and other advanced features. Trust me, this will take your audio quality to the next level.

Adaptive Noise Reduction had its limitations. For example, it always left a small sample at the start of your audio before the noise reduction kicked in. I've always wondered why it wasn't as effective as it could be, especially for videos. From my perspective, it was time for an upgrade, and Adobe delivered.

What Is The Adaptive Noise Reduction Effect?

Here's a more in-depth explanation of what i said above:

The Adaptive Noise Reduction effect was a feature in Adobe Premiere Pro designed to automatically reduce or eliminate noise in audio recordings. Unlike traditional noise reduction techniques that require you to sample the noise to be removed, Adaptive Noise Reduction was designed to adapt to changes in the noise floor in real-time. This made it particularly useful for situations where the noise wasn't consistent throughout the audio clip.

However, it's worth noting that this feature had its limitations. For instance, it often left a small sample of noise at the beginning of the audio clip before the noise reduction algorithm fully kicked in. This could be problematic for users who needed immediate and consistent noise reduction throughout their audio.

Adobe Premiere Pro has since moved on from Adaptive Noise Reduction, focusing on more effective and versatile tools for audio repair and enhancement. These newer methods are generally more reliable and offer greater control over the audio editing process.

If you still need Adaptive Noise Reduction for some reason, Adobe Audition, a more specialized audio editing software from Adobe, still offers this feature. It provides a more comprehensive set of tools for audio editing, including various types of noise reduction algorithms.

How Do I Use Adaptive Noise Reduction In Premiere Pro?

To use the Adaptive Noise Reduction in its previous form:

  1. Accessing the Effect: You would typically go to your Effects rack and search for "Adaptive Noise Reduction."
  2. Applying the Effect: Once found, you would drag and drop this effect onto the audio clip you wanted to process.
  3. Adjusting Parameters: Inside the effect settings, you could adjust various parameters to fine-tune the noise reduction process.

The New Way: Using the Audio Workspace

The simplest replacement for Adaptive Noise Reduction is to navigate to the audio workspace. Once there, select the Dialogue track, proceed to the Repair area, and choose Reduce Noise. This is a straightforward process that replaces the older, less effective Adaptive Noise Reduction. I've noticed that this method works much better and is more efficient.

Reduce Noise vs. Adaptive Noise Reduction

The Reduce Noise tool in the audio workspace is far superior to the older Adaptive Noise Reduction. It's more effective and doesn't leave that annoying sample at the beginning of your audio. If I had to guess, you'll find this method much more satisfactory for your projects.

Advanced Noise and Reverberation Reduction

For those who want to delve deeper, Adobe Premiere Pro offers advanced options for more precise noise and reverb cleanup. I'm excited about these features because they provide a level of control that wasn't possible with Adaptive Noise Reduction.

Accessing Advanced DeNoise and DeReverb Settings

To access these advanced settings, you'll need to go to the Essential Sound panel. Here, you'll find simplified controls to quickly apply effects and adjustments. Specifically, you can locate the DeNoise and DeReverb effects in the Effect Controls panel. Click the Edit button next to these effects to fine-tune your settings.

Processing Focus and Intensity

One feature I'm passionate about is the Processing Focus button. This allows you to selectively emphasize audio cleanup in a particular frequency range. Additionally, you can adjust the Amount slider to change the strength of the audio cleanup. If I were you, I'd experiment with these settings to find the perfect balance for your project.

Gain Control and Presets

Notably, reducing noise or reverb might also reduce the clip volume. In such cases, you can use the gain control to restore the audio level. Alternatively, if you find settings that work exceptionally well, you can create an effect preset. This is particularly useful if you have multiple clips that require the same noise and reverb cleanup.

Adobe Audition: An Alternative for Adaptive Noise Reduction

If, for some reason, you still need Adaptive Noise Reduction, Adobe Audition is your go-to software. I have a personal connection to Adobe Audition as it offers a range of audio editing features that complement Premiere Pro. It could be argued that having both in your toolkit will make you well-equipped for any audio challenges you may face.

Additional Editing Tips

While we're on the topic of improving your audio in Premiere Pro, it's worth mentioning a few more tips. For example, the Essential Sound Panel offers features like volume adjustment and making dialogue sound better. I've always thought that mastering these additional features can significantly improve your project's overall quality.