Not that I've found.
What are you trying to do exactly? Just volume keyframes? Stereo effects?
I would suggest adding a stereo submix (or however many channels your master output is), and then in the audio mixer panel send your mono tracks to this submix. From there in most versions of Premiere Pro you can write volume automation or add stereo effects. If you have Premiere Pro CC you can also do track keyframes on the submix.
Hey, thank you for responding.
Perhaps I didn't explain myself correctly. Let me try and walk you though the whole thing.
When I first synced my video, with the better audio we recored separately, left and right are both on A1. When I merge the video with the new audio, and put it back into the timeline, left and right now take up both A1 and A2. This would be totally fine, but my annoyance is simply with the fact that when editing, I have to select them separately… to do anything.
So for instance, at the moment I'm editing a dialogue scene, so of course there are times when I want to have audio from one clip, cross over into another's. Such as when a character's dialogue is heard a few seconds before we see them on screen. I can accomplish this effect with the slide too, or just the selection tool (With "linked selection" off of course), but either way, I have to select and move both audio clips separately, or I have to "shift click" to select them both. It just seems like an extra step I shouldn't have to take ever time I want to change the length of the audio in my timeline.
As I said, I am very new to Premiere Pro, I recently made the switch from Final Cut 7, and when I merged audio and video in that editor, it kept left and right audio linked together. If for some reason you needed to work with left and right separately, you could hit a button to make that happen.
I realize it's a minor complaint, but after editing for an hour last night with this thorn in my side, I thought there must be a solution.
Could you explain what you mean by "merge". I have never heard that term used in regards to Premiere Pro.
Oh sure! I'm sorry, I thought it was a common term.
Actually, I picked up that that term in of the Adobe TV tutorial videos. Here's the link to the episode here:
It's basically when you have audio that was recorded separately from your on-board camera audio, and you sync them together. Then you "merge" them so that you can edit without having to sync the better audio every time you put something in the timeline. In fact, you can actually see around the 2:10 mark in the video he shows us exactly what I'm talking about. He says that they've slip the audio into two different channels.
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I guess it will become a common term. It is new and to be honest, I forgot about it. I think that dual audio track would annoy the heck out of me.
The simple solution, of course, is to dump the merged clip into a new sequence by dropping it on the "New Item" button, then use the sequence as a clip. That will put as many audio tracks as you have into one.
Yeah okay, that makes sense.
Thanks for the tip!
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Jeff, you have a few options. First is to map the link/unlink shortcut (it's a toggle) to your keyboard so you can unlink the merged clip and then link just the audio. Otherwise you could use the trim monitor with only the audio channels armed for editing to ripple/roll/overwrite your L and J cuts.