In Premier Elements 12 I see you can drag the volume for the music track up/down to adjust the volume, but I would like even better control. Is there a way I can key in the decibel volume I desire instead of just dragging the volume line up/down and hoping I can get it right that way?
Have you highlighted your audio on the audio track, and then gone to Expert workspace Adjust Tab, Adjustments Palette, Volume Panel expanded?
This route allows for keyframing of the Volume:Clip Volume properties as well as setting one volume for the whole audio clip.
By the way, what computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 12 running on? Have you updated to the 12.1 Update (See Help Menu/Updates).
Please let us know if that worked for you. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need more information.
Also look into the merits of the Audio Mixer, found under Tools/Audio Mixer
Also see Adobe document which applies to 12 as well as 11.