Making sure clip levels are consistent across your project can be tedious and time-consuming. That's why we introduced auto-leveling, which automatically adjusts the gain for individual audio clips in a composition.
Auto-leveling will automatically adjust the gain to -16 dB for clips in your projects, improving its perceived loudness to other clips.
You can enable or disable auto-leveling in your app settings or toggle the feature for an individual project:
- From your Drive View or the main editor, press your profile icon in the top left corner and choose Settings. Your app settings will appear, and you can toggle on or off auto-leveling from the panel.
- Open the main editor if you want to enable or disable auto-leveling for a specific project. Select > File > Project settings. Your project's settings will appear, and you can enable or disable auto-leveling for the specific project project.
Mind the peaks...
On occasion you may find that auto-leveling doesn't boost a clip that you know is too low to begin with. Since Auto-leveling analyzes the entire length of your clip, one thing you can check is if there are any spikes in volume along the length of the clip (like from a guest sneezing into the mic, or carelessly tapping on it with a pencil - so frustrating!).
If there is, go ahead and split the clip with the Blade tool before and after that point, then try re-running auto-leveling.