Audio Ducking – Highlight Your Narration or Voiceover – Make a Better Video Performance

Audio ducking feature is really a gift to give all people working on videos. It drags them out of the trouble among those audio signal mess. Today we will learn more about this practical feature for editing videos.

Part 1. What is Audio Ducking?

It is applied in the scenes where you are live streaming or making video clips. “Ducking” is another name of lowering or decreasing the volume. Facing a bunch of audio tracks, by applying audio ducking function, you can emphasize some audio track and understate another ones. Namely some soundtrack stands out and are set as a clear voice output, while others become the small background sound. In some special cases, even it is normal to mute one or several unwanted audio signals.

Part 2. When to Use Audio Ducking

It is necessary to contain a commentator when recording or live streaming one great soccer/football match, Summer/Winter Olympics or e-sports competition, basically including all the large-scale sports and entertainment activities. Generally there are more than one professional shooting cameras in the stadium and spectator in which they get the changes of each corner in detail.

If we do not sort out all the audio signals or tracks validly, then what the audience in front of the TV set hear is a total mess. The loud cheering voice, the deafening drum beat as well as the narration are all mixed together out of order. Using audio ducking, all are in order with the neatness. It helps you to higher the commentator voice in suitable time and dip other sounds like hurrahs from the spectator. As the game or the match progresses, the situation will be reversed. When the soccer goals, the cheering voice will be put into the loudest audio track. Other audio signals will become the background sound.

Part 3. Top Audio Ducking Effect Software in 2022

We pick 10 editing software. The first 5 applications are processing audio and video in the meantime. The latter 5 applications are for the audio files only. Choose what you like and make decisions accordingly.

1. Adobe Premium Pro
2. Filmora X
3. KineMaster
4. LumaFusion
5. OBS
6. Logic Pro X
7. Audacity
8. Ableton Live
9. Cubase
10. Presonus Studio One

Part 4. What Will You Search When Encountering Audio Ducking Issue?

 Sound ducking issues in Windows 10
 Audio ducking not working in Adobe PR
 How to disable audio ducking in Sony Vegas
 Audio ducking not functioning properly on my Mac
 How do I understand the audio ducking in my video editing software
 Having questions with incoming audio ducking
 Do you have iMovie audio ducking problem

Part 5. Introduce Filmora X

I’d like to recommend Filmora X to make the audio ducking effect. It is a powerful and intuitive audio ducking video editing software in the year of 2022. You can “duck” the background music and amplify voiceover or narration with one-click. Automatically lower the volume of one track to make another track clearer when you’re recording voiceovers, narrations, translations, podcasts, YouTube videos, and other productions that benefit from lowering background music under speech.

It is not hard as you thought. Check the audio ducking option. Meanwhile you can adjust it from 1 to 100. Thus you can get satisfying audio or sound mixing result in your videos.

Filmora has lots of audio features including the audio mixer. You can split, detach, split, or mute the sound files or tracks.

Even it is an easy thing to add voiceover to your clips. Utilize the operations such as noise remover, fade in/fade out, equalizer to perfect your video.

Reasons Why Filmora X Is The Best Audio Ducking Software for Beginners

1. Make Your Sound Stands Out
Whether you’re recording voiceover or other audio productions, audio ducking is a fast and easy way to manage audio levels, and ensure your voice is always heard, loud and clear.

2. Just Click to Fade the Background
Ever been at an event and noticed that when someone starts speaking, the background music instantly drops, then it pops right back up again as soon as that person finishes talking? You can make it easily with Filmora. Just click the part you want the sound stand out, the lower audio track will automatically fade out.

3. Automatically Detect and Lower the Background
Want to lower background music anytime a person speaks, then raises it when that person finishes speaking automatically? It’s never been easier with Auto Ducking feature. It will automatically detect sound and clear background noise to ensure your voice-over or music track sounds clear and legible.

What’s more, it is available to access tons of advanced editing options in Filmora. You can try multi-screen, motion tracking, color grading, keyframing, green screen, color matchspeed ramping as well.

Part 6. How To Do Audio Ducking in Filmora X?

Are you ready? Download Filmora X. It will give you much surprise. Get it started.

      

Step 1. Import the Media Files to Filmora X

Launch Filmora X. Click “Import” from the drop-down menu. Browse the video files and select the target videos. Then drag them into the timeline of Filmora X.

Step 2. Input One Audio File or Record Voice-over

Generally the video footage will own its background sound. It is necessary for you to add another audio track as the narration. It would be a good option to make your own voice to set a voiceover. In this case, click on the voice-over (mic) button at the bottom of the preview panel. A window will pop up. Here now begin to record your own narration sound.

Filmora X also offers the sample audio component on there if you do not want to record it by yourself. You can select what you like to add to your projects for completing your video masterpiece.

Step 3. Do Audio Ducking for Your Clips

Add the second audio track to the timeline. In total, there are two audio components. It is ready to choose one audio track to amplify on timeline. Right-click to select Audio option – >Adjust Audio. You will see a popped-up window for you to make the video track adjustment.

Check Ducking option to enable “Lower the volume of other clips”. Drag the slider to determine how much you hope to lower the volume of other clips in the project.

It is done now after clicking OK button! Preview the final effect on Filmora X. Click Export option to  save the project with the video formation you need.

Part 7. Conclusion

It is not complicated process to do the audio ducking for your videos. Try Filmora at once! As the video creators or youtubers, You definitely won’t want to miss this video editing application. Just take it a go and start your trip to use Filmora X.

      

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27 thoughts on “Audio Ducking – Highlight Your Narration or Voiceover – Make a Better Video Performance

  • April 14, 2022 at 4:15 pm
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    Thank you for this video! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this type of audio with voice!

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  • April 15, 2022 at 2:32 am
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    When I add audio tracks to my video there is a click sound that starts just before the music starts. You can see a line between the tracks on the audio timeline, sometimes the line is vivid and sometimes it’s not as clear. Sometimes the click sound is soft and sometimes it’s more pronounced.

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  • April 15, 2022 at 3:23 am
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    Thanks, Filmora X helping me so much. I have a question, how do you add text pop ups throughout the videos without them staying up the whole time? How to create thumbnails on editing the photos on wonder filmora as well?

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  • April 15, 2022 at 12:57 pm
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    Filmora X is a professional video editing and audio ducking is a great feature.

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  • April 15, 2022 at 1:03 pm
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    Ease of use and lightweight. I knew there are many new software with lighter size nowadays, but only a few can be compared in functionality with this one.

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  • April 15, 2022 at 4:42 pm
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    It was my first video editing software, I’ve tried many tools before buying this one. I like that it’s beginner friendly, all the basic features are easy to use and the UI makes sense. It’s also multi-track capable and the ultimate edition has plenty of advanced features, giving you enough flexibility when you want to level up your movie skills.

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  • April 15, 2022 at 11:31 pm
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    Overall my experience with the software is very good. I’ve done many professional quality edits

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  • April 16, 2022 at 3:53 pm
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    I think I found the answer why I’m having problems when I exported the files and it seems it is not application related. I guess I will stick on using Filmora and will just wait for your new update so I can enjoy the product more. As I have said, I’ve been using this app for more than a year and little problem like this is fixable. Thank you for continuous technical support.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 5:02 am
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    The Software offers several features that enrich video editing.

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  • April 17, 2022 at 10:12 am
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    Filmora X is a audio ducking editing great tool to lower the volume of background music when you are speaking. You will just need to indicate the clip with your voice, enable Audio Ducking, and the music will automatically fade out/in when you talk.

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  • April 18, 2022 at 2:52 am
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    Some of my friends who do video post-processing use Adobe Premiere Pro, and they also recommend me to edit my vlog with it, but for novices like me, these special software are still too complicated. I think that a simpler software like Filmora X is more in line with my needs.After all, I just do some simple video editing instead of doing something fancy.

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  • April 18, 2022 at 6:05 am
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    I started using this software after years of using Windows Movie Maker, and found it to be fantastic in comparison to that. I all of a sudden had this huge library of transitions and effects that were not previously available to me, I started playing around with filters to add more emphasis to my editing and before you know it, I was well on my way to becoming a full-on video editor. Super easy to use too, intermediate video editors will love using this; it is not too advanced but at the same time, it is not too basic, it comes well equipped with features one would find most interesting to use.

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  • April 18, 2022 at 7:49 am
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    Fantastic software, it allows you to do anything and everything with absolute ease, I highly recommend everyone to use it and trust me, you will not regret it. Speaking of assistance, really kind and professional, they respond in a short time by solving the problem. In short, what more could you ask for?

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  • April 19, 2022 at 12:27 am
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    I abandoned Final Cut with its weird way of organizing things for Filmora. Confession: I don’t read manuals. So I blundered my way along and had to contact Filmora support numerous times — either because I didn’t know what I was doing, or there was a genuine issue with the software — in either case my problems were taken seriously and addressed pretty promptly. They update their software frequently, which tells me they are actively trying to make their program bullet- (or idiot-)proof. Good people.

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  • April 19, 2022 at 6:43 am
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    Easy and convenient tool!

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  • April 19, 2022 at 3:02 pm
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    I ‘ve been using Filmora X for the last 3 months. Since I liked the app , I decided to purchase Filmora for my desktop PC. I had an issue with an effect installation and i contacted customer support. In my opinion, that’s the way a customer support should be. The behaviour and the solution. The tech support honestly did their best until my problem is solved! (which it was not very easy).
    Respect to the company!
    Thanks a lot!

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  • April 20, 2022 at 1:51 am
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    Absolutely love this company! I’ve been using their apps for years and just bought their new upgrade to Filmora X for Mac and PC. Brilliant! Customer Service cannot be beat!

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  • April 20, 2022 at 4:07 am
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    I had a problem installing Filmora 11 in my Mac computer. I contacted the Wondershare support and they were just incredible! It took a lot of effort from the development team and after a detailed investigation about the problem they developed a solution for my case. That was just amazing! Now I have a fully function video editor with very nice features to work with!
    That is just great 😃

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  • April 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm
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    looking for a versatile tool
    I was looking for a versatile yet not overloaded tool for editing my films. I found it with filmora and at a fair price.

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  • April 21, 2022 at 10:28 pm
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    I new my subscription was up for renewal last month and somehow I created a new subscription instead of extending the old one. I received an email stating that the subscription would be renewed in a few weeks. So I called customer support and they have been great! We went back and forth a few times, only to clarify what had to be done and then asked me about refunding the cost of the new subscription and renewing the old one. It was about 3 days for all this to happen and my PayPal account was refunded the total amount I paid for the second subscription. I wish all customer support was so responsive and accommodating. Thanks again folks.

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  • April 22, 2022 at 3:45 am
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    One of the best everyday video 📸 editor software
    I have been using filmora X for a month now & this is what my experiences are like :

    1. I purchased filmora pro by mistake. I wrote a mail to the customer service regarding this and everything got sorted in a day. Thank you ☺️
    2. Easy of use, if you are like me who just wanna create video for YouTube or just for yourself then this is the one stop solution for you. The UI is self explanatory and experience is smooth. If you get your shots right and use good music / audio then you can create pretty decent videos.
    3. Resilient and speed, i don’t have time to sit around and watch my video getting rendered. My pc has good performance and filmora x runs like a butter with out crashing.
    4. Hugh collection of presets, for all of your run and gun editing filmora got your back with their Hugh collection of flimstock / presets. Use it right and take your video to next level.

    All in all i am really happy and satisfied with the software and i am looking forward ⏩ for more upcoming features.

    Thank you ☺️!!

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  • April 23, 2022 at 5:21 am
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    Filmora has helped me start out as an amateur video maker. The non-Pro version is super easy to use, even for a complete beginner, but it’s also advanced enough to keep developing your editing skills for many months afterwards, until you have enough experience to have much more control of the editing process. I’m really happy to have chosen Filmora X as my first video editor!

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  • April 24, 2022 at 11:03 am
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    Filmora has helped me start out as an amateur video maker. The non-Pro version is super easy to use, even for a complete beginner, but it’s also advanced enough to keep developing your editing skills for many months afterwards, until you have enough experience to have much more control of the editing process. I’m really happy to have chosen Filmora X as my first video editor!

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  • April 25, 2022 at 8:25 am
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    I’m A Current User And I’m Really Glad That Filmora X IS SIMPLE !!!For What Video Editing Is Iv Purchased Other Video Editing Programs And They Were WAY More Difficult To Use Then Filmora X.The Audio Ducking Is Simple For Items Just With A Right Click You Can Change The Settings If You Test It Out Your Ganna Love It!!!They Have Also Alot Of Things You Can Use For Free If You Wanna Use Them Its Helpful,For Me It Is.

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  • April 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm
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    Learn something every day!!!

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  • May 5, 2022 at 6:49 am
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    I use Filmora for a couple of years now, and i must say i’ts a wonderful editing program. it’s easy to use and very versatile. Above that they do upgrades wich are always a benefit to the previous edition. The results come out very proffessional. Only minor complaint is the use of filmstocks, I would rather buy just one item from filmsstocks for life than have a subscribtion for a load of stocks that i would not use anyway. Apart from that Filmora is a real treasure to work with.

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