DaVinci Resolve terms

Audio Mixer

A tool for adjusting audio levels and effects across multiple tracks simultaneously.

What is an audio mixer in DaVinci Resolve?

An audio mixer in DaVinci Resolve is a tool that allows users to control and adjust the audio levels of their video projects. It provides a range of features that can be used to enhance the audio quality of the video, such as equalization, dynamics, and effects. The mixer interface displays a series of channels that correspond to the audio tracks in the timeline, and each channel has its own set of controls for adjusting volume, panning, and other audio properties.

The Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve is where the audio mixer is located. This page is dedicated to audio post-production and it provides a full-featured mixing console with multi-channel support, automation, metering, and more. The audio mixer in DaVinci Resolve is a powerful tool for filmmakers, video editors, and sound designers who want to have precise control over the audio in their projects.

How to use audio mixer in DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci Resolve offers a powerful audio mixer tool that allows you to control and adjust the audio levels of your video clips. To use the audio mixer, first, open your project in DaVinci Resolve and navigate to the 'Fairlight' tab, which is specifically designed for audio editing. Here, you will find the audio mixer panel on the right side of the screen.

The audio mixer panel displays different audio tracks in your project. You can adjust the volume of each track by moving the fader up or down. You can also pan the audio to the left or right speaker, mute or solo the track, and add effects using the available buttons and sliders. If you want to make more advanced adjustments, you can use the equalizer and dynamics controls. Remember to play the timeline while making adjustments to hear the changes in real-time.

How to adjust audio levels in DaVinci Resolve?

To adjust audio levels in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to open the software and import your video file. Once your video is imported, go to the 'Edit' tab located at the bottom of the screen. In the timeline, you will see your video and the corresponding audio track. Click on the audio track to select it.

Once the audio track is selected, go to the 'Inspector' panel on the top right corner of the screen. Here, you will see an 'Audio' tab. Click on it to reveal the audio settings. You will see a slider for 'Volume'. You can adjust this slider to increase or decrease the audio level. You can also manually enter a value in the box next to the slider. Additionally, you can adjust other audio settings like pitch, equalizer, etc. in this panel.

Remember to play back your video after making adjustments to ensure the audio level is to your liking. Once you're satisfied with the audio level, you can export your video. Always remember to save your project frequently to avoid losing any changes.

How to add effects in audio mixer in DaVinci Resolve?

In DaVinci Resolve, you can add effects to your audio through the Fairlight tab. First, open your project and navigate to the Fairlight page at the bottom of the screen. This page is dedicated to audio post-production. Here, you'll see your audio tracks displayed on a timeline.

To add effects, select the track you want to modify by clicking on it. Then, go to the top menu and click on 'Fairlight', then 'Effects'. A drop-down menu will appear with a list of available effects. Click on the effect you want to apply. You can adjust the parameters of the effect in the inspector panel on the right side of the screen. Remember to play back your audio to ensure the effect sounds as you want it to.

You can also add effects to individual clips rather than the entire track. To do this, right-click on the clip you want to modify, then select 'Add Audio Effects'. Choose the effect you want from the list, and adjust the parameters as needed.

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