How to Remove Sound and Overlay Music in Adobe Premiere

Hey there!

By default when you upload any video file in Adobe Premiere you will be given two tracks, an audio track and a video track, which gives you the option to edit the video and audio separately.


For the sake of my video project, I wanted to remove the sound from my video clip, and overlay a song from my iTunes library. To do this locate the audio track and unclick the speaker icon.



 That’s it, quick and easy!

From there, you’re going to need to import the audio track that you would like to overlay with your video. To do this you’re going to want to click File > Import > Media > Music, and then locate the audio track you’d like to insert into your video.



The track will then appear in your top left side bar. You’re going to want to select the track from there by running your cursor over the track and dragging it into the audio bar of your video project.



That’s it. Now the audio track you’ve imported will be played alongside your video clip, and the background sound from your video clip will not be heard at all!

Happy video making!

By: Julia Eisler

~ by juliaeisler on April 13, 2014.

5 Responses to “How to Remove Sound and Overlay Music in Adobe Premiere”

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