Final Cut Pro
Levelmatic in Final Cut Pro
Levelmatic in Premiere Pro
Levelmatic in DaVinci Resolve
Levelmatic in Audition
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Automatic Level Adjustment for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Audition
Levelmatic is a plugin that dynamically adjusts the levels in your audio so that no part sounds too quiet or too loud. It's a common problem - your audio sounds fine, but then you move away from the microphone, and it's too quiet. Or maybe you have two people being interviewed, and one of them is located farther away from the microphone. Levelmatic automatically detects areas of your audio that are too quiet or too loud, and fixes them. You just apply Levelmatic, and set your target level. This is the level that you want all of your audio to conform to.
If you want your audio to conform very strictly to the level you set, turn the Strength knob to a higher value.
If you would prefer that your audio keep more of its natural loud and quiet dynamics, turn the Strength knob to a higher value. For instance, for a voiceover, you might turn up the Strength knob fairly high, while for an interview, you might use a lower value.
Typically, fixing this sort of audio would require that you carefully keyframe your levels, fixing each loud or quiet area by hand, one at a time. Levelmatic does this all for you automatically, and you can play back the results in realtime.
There is an ON/OFF toggle that allows you to easily bypass the processed audio result and compare it with the original audio. A real-time waveform display shows your audio before it was processed, in a color matching the UI, and after it was processed, in white. The waveform allows you to easily visualize how your levels have been changed.
In addition to an output gain slider and a level meter, there are also controls for easily saving and loading your own custom presets. Any custom presets you create can be shared, which is very helpful if you are working in a team or need to move your project between applications, for instance, Adobe Premiere and Audition.