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The Audio Mixer in Final Cut Pro is the main tool for mixing more than one channel of a program's audio in real time.  The Audio Mixer has faders, panning sliders, and solo and mute buttons for each track in your sequence.  There are also master meters for each audio output channel in your sequence depending on your audio output presets.  As you make level and pan changes in real time, you can record your changes as keyframes, allowing you to automate your mix when you play your sequence back.  After you record audio level and pan keyframes, you can tweak them in the Timeline or the Viewer using the Pen Tool to adjust the clip overlays.

To open the Audio Mixer, go to the Tools menu > Audio Mixer.

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Each audio track in the selected sequence is represented by a track strip, solo and mute buttons (circled in red), a stereo panning slider (circled in blue), a level fader (circled in yellow), and an audio meter (indicated in green).

audiomixer2.gifThe mute button will turn off audio playback for that track.  Muting a track does not delete pan or audio level keyframes; it only affects playback.  The solo button is used to listen to a track apart from the others.  Again, the solo button only affects playback.  Faders are vertical sliders used to adjust audio levels of clips at the position of the playhead.  You can adjust the audio level from +12dB to silent.  The track audio meter shows the levels of the current audio clip in a track.  You an use the audio track meter to make sure the average level of each clip is consistent with other audio clips and that peaks are not above 0dBFS.

Using the Audio Mixer in Final Cut Pro lets you quickly manage the audio tracks and clips in your  project so that you can make early-on decisions about how your audio will fit together while you edit.


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