[intro] [click subscribe and the notification bell] How are you all doing? My name is VerticDesigns and welcome back to another tutorial here on this channel. For this video I’m going to show you how to create your own audio spectrum and this is something that takes about 5 to 10 minutes it is really quick and simple. So this is an example of what I’ve done and this is what we’re going to be doing today. (loading video) [music playing] What you want to do first of all is close this down. Make sure you have your audio file and you want to have at least a background or a footage for the background. Now that you’ve got these two files you can minimize this and open up your After Effects. In here we want to create a new composition just like any other project and first of all we start with the height and width. This is going to be 1920 x 1080. Keep it on locked and have it on square pixels. Leave the frame rate on 30 you could put it up to 60 but there’s not much difference. Leave it on full and you want to change the duration to how long your song actually is. For me I’m just going to leave it as it is because I’m just showing you an example and leave the background on it’s default colour. Press OK Once this is loaded you can now start importing your two files so if you open up your folder. Highlight them both and just drag them in is the easiest way to do it. You can go to file and open that work’s just as well and once again drag them down to the timeline. First of all we want to edit the background so if you press S and you change this to 50%. This is for the scale. We want it to be half of what it was before and another thing that we’re going to do is, we’re going to click on this little lock area. Next thing to do is, you want to go to the audio file right click on it and go to rename. In here you want to press CTRL + C and you want to go to the text tool. Left click and drag it out and then press CTRL + V. This will just paste in your text and we’re definitely not going to want the end bit. We just want the title of it so all the way up to here. Change the font to something else that is more BOLD and something that makes it easier to see. So I’m going to go with this one. Make it all the way up to, let’s say 50. We’ll leave it as it is and just drag these corners back into It’s original size. Once you’ve done that, go to the first tool and move it where you want. If the anchor point bothers you being there you can go to the tool right here for the achor point and you can move it to the center. Next thing to do is to press CTRL + D this will duplicate it and using the arrow keys again and holding SHIFT, we can press the down arrow. Move it a little bit to the right. We’re also going to edit the text by going to the text tool highlighting this, so if you just click on it once and press CTRL + A. That will select it all. and if you change this to something like 40 and give it a different font to make it seem like a sub-title. Next thing that we’re going to do is, we’re going to make the text stand out more so if you go to the tab that says “effects and presets”. If you don’t see this one showing you can go to window and then it should be this one right here. Just make sure it’s ticked. Once you’re in here you type in “glow”. (typing) it is normally the bottom one and just apply it to this text right here and you will notice now it has a glow but, if we do the oppasite for the “glow threshold” and we put this to 90. It will actually start giving it more of a shadow. So let’s go with 97. As you can see now it has more of a shadow and same thing goes for the sub-title. Except from this time, we’re only going to go with 95 and that should be good. Alright so we’re actually now ready to add in the visual effects. by right clicking in the empty area and going to new solid. Leave it on the default colour and the default size. Press OK and go to effects go down to generate and then audio spectrum. Now this is the default one. We’re going to edit this to make it a lot better so just change the settings to what you prefer. For me I only want like half of this and we can move it around, where we want it to go and just like i said before it makes it a lot easier because if we had the background un-locked it would move the background instead of this. You want to make sure you pay attention to start frequency and end frequency because these are the two which you will have to mess about with to get it correct because it is different for every song so, just keep on messing with these two. Now the first one I should of mentioned is, the audio layer because this is the one that actually links up the music with the visuals. So if you click on here and go to number 4 where you music is and you will see that now it actually does play. But we don’t want it to to go both ways, we just want it to go up so we change the side to A and that will only make it go up. Right now it is really small, so let’s change this to 36. This to 130 I believe or maybe more than that. This one to 50. Maximum height is going to be 1500. This is going to be 100 and … 50? .. or 60? I believe 150. Thickness to 5. We don’t want any feathering so leave that on 0 and I think that’s pretty much it. As you can see it’s actually starting to get there. It’s just right now, it’s really thin. So what we can do about that is we can get a effect called mini.. Now that you found MiniMax, you just want to drag it in and you want to change the radius to 6 and just change the colour to alpha and colour. And now you’ll see that it’s actually applied. And if we look at this.. [music playing in preview screen] it is just what we’ve been looking at. [music playing in preview screen] in the preview. [music playing in preview screen] Example. [music playing in preview screen] and that is pretty much it. I hope this video was helpful. If it was, give it a thumbs up! Leave a comment on what you though of the video. In the future I will make more videos with different effects each video. So, you’ve probably seen a lot from trap nation where they use the circle. We’re going to look at how to make that and other.. visual effects which react with music. This has been VerticDesigns and I will see you all in my next video. Bye! 🙂 [music playing] the amount of times I said “actually”… *facepalm* [music playing] [music drop build-up] [music drop!] [music playing]

After Effects Audio Spectrum Tutorial (Audio Waveform – No Plugin)

100 thoughts on “After Effects Audio Spectrum Tutorial (Audio Waveform – No Plugin)

  • November 18, 2017 at 6:06 am
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    Part 2 (Trap Nation Effect): https://goo.gl/Xc1H5B

    Image: https://images.app.goo.gl/yg9SS6KpREpwq9iG9
    Song used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLbktiKxWUg

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  • September 25, 2018 at 7:44 am
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    Video starts at 4:40

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  • September 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    thank you so much brother

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  • September 29, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    Thank for tutorial..

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  • October 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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    Very Detailed and Helpful Tutorial Video…thanks mate !

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  • October 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm
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    THANKS DUDE!

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  • October 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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    Short and straight to the point. Thanks man!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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    Thank you so much!!!

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  • October 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    why my spectrum sound and all of it doent work as it us please help

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  • October 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    Brilliant work, i request you to please make a lyrical tutorial with audio spectrum

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  • October 22, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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    Thanks bro

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  • November 6, 2018 at 11:02 pm
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    Great tutorial thank you! Now my videos will look so much better haha 🙂 I'm uploading my next video in a hour with what I've learnt, thanks 😀

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  • November 18, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    thanks man

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  • November 20, 2018 at 5:23 am
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    thanks bro

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  • November 29, 2018 at 9:16 am
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    Please effect app name?

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  • November 30, 2018 at 1:19 am
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    Thanks so much! The circular ends on the stock visualizer annoyed me so much with how overused they are, the Minimax trick was amazing!

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  • November 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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    can you save this as preset and just drag it on multiple projects?

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  • December 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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    effects and presents 😀 never mind

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  • December 13, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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    thats a terrible song mate, great video

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  • December 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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    Hi! Thanks for the tutorial. I have a question, Is 8GB of RAM enough for this?

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  • December 20, 2018 at 8:17 am
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    How do you export your video?

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  • December 26, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    how to export to mp4 man???

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  • December 31, 2018 at 1:23 am
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    How do u make it round, not sticks

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  • December 31, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    Great video! May I ask what font you used?

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  • January 1, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    START 4:33

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  • January 3, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    thank you so much bro. The video was really helpful.

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  • January 27, 2019 at 7:55 am
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    thanks

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  • January 29, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    It works! Thanks a lot

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  • February 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    Wonderful video! May I ask if it's possible to render only the logo with audio spectrum in a transparent way? I'd like to later add the background video or picture with premiere.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    so that app cost?

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  • February 5, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    Why I have videos in the lag when I start it in After Effects

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  • February 17, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    i like your tutorial mana its was very helpful

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  • February 20, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    when you scale it down is there a reason for that?

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  • March 6, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    anyone know how to balance the high and low frequencies? I have a beat with a lot of bass and the spectrum just doesn't seem to be picking up the high end, and I've already tried messing with the start and end frequencies but nothing has worked. Does anyone have any tips?

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  • March 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    thank you so much, I like this one.

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  • March 14, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    I have a question about the file size when rendering. I have a song 3 min. long. But if i render this, the size of the file is 22gb. Why is this so big? Is this normal if i make a spectum?

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  • March 16, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    Lets Mutual Follow

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  • March 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Great!!! 👍

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  • March 17, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    why it takes around one hour when we export.

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  • March 29, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    In After Effects 2019 i cant change the side A or B, how can i change the side?

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  • April 6, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    Thank you bro now i can make videos for my sample packs 😀
    PSDT: I didn't find the "Minimax" thing.. any reason?

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  • April 10, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    awesome video! thank you ever so much!

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  • April 16, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    Thank you!!
    Good to see it done without fancy plugins!!
    thanx again!

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  • April 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    cs6 ??????????????????????????????????????????????

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  • April 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    Is there a way to make a waveform transparent so it can be put into premiere on it's own?

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  • April 27, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    "my name is Vertic Design"…REALLY ? 😂😄😃

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  • May 6, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    thank you man

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  • May 11, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    How about font?

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  • May 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    When Iam doing this with audio spectrum I get one black screen and doesn’t become one with my background photo . What’s the problem ?

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    If I could like this video 100 times I would, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  • June 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    someone help! how do you render and how do you convert it to mp4??

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  • June 25, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    Thank You very much I have a DJ mix I want to upload !

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    You could of used the drop shadow effect but okay

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  • June 28, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    Hi man can, you help me out. Is it possible (probably it is) how to put audio layer on more than one file. For example, I got a video in (mp4) format, and when video ends, it starts playing a song (mp3) file. The problem is, that audio layer do not allow me to use it on both files (mp4 and mp3). I can only chose one file mp4 or mp3. So how to attach audio layer on both files. Here is the screenshot of my problem.

    http://prntscr.com/o7y2go

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Bro everything is fine but when I try to change the spectrum to black it stays white :<

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  • July 8, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    good :v

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  • July 9, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    does it work for cs6?

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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    there is an other program to make cool video animation on music ? thank you

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    As soon as i dad the audio spectrum my audio goes wierd whats the problem

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  • July 14, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    excelentes videos, saludos desde colobmia

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  • July 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    wow Your tutorial video is very detailed and easy to implement. Thanks so much. (gg trans)

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  • July 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    What did u use on the computer? Like what app

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  • July 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    cool video ever….

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  • August 7, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

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  • August 13, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    damn i dont understand something:
    if i let the program play my song it just doesnt work.
    the first 2sec are normal but then i just hear wrong sounds.
    can you help me there? what did i wrong?

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  • August 18, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Can the video be then Downloaded later in HD format ??

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  • August 20, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    awesome thanks .

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    I love you

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Straight to the point, thanks a lot!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    hey i did everything you did step by step but my spectrum wont react when i play my song

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    Great tutorial. Thanks!

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    Thanks a million.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    how to save after effects videos as mp4?

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  • September 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    thanks

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    I was wondering if I can add my photos from Lightroom as slideshows with the Audio Spectrum? Or do I have to edit them altogether at Premiere Pro? Can someone please help. Thanks!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    is it possible in premiere pro?

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  • October 9, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    Most useful VDo for new editors +nightcore makers

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  • October 13, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Thanks, i wish you would make more tutorials! 😀

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  • October 17, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    Why does my background move and/or like lighten up and such when the frequencies are high?

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  • October 22, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    Thanks man!

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  • October 25, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Hi
    may I ask about this
    how can I add waves to start and ends in specific points and not for the whole video????

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  • October 27, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    Easy and awesome. thanks for the share

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    perfect!

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  • November 10, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    god bless u

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  • November 12, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    Thanks for your great tutorial!

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  • November 21, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Maybe I'm just too stupid idk… Anyways:

    First of all: How do I find out which frequency I need for my song? Because no matter if I play around with it or keep it as it is, my song always sounds weird.

    Second: My song stops approximately after 1 minute although the video etc has the correct length, why is that?

    I'm getting really frustrated with this tbh.

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  • November 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    project file niggah

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  • November 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    How do you save the video file. Please help I'm new to this.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Template download? Pls!

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  • December 8, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    My template the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • December 18, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    awesome tutorial! any guidance on how to render as small as possible? I have audio and a static background and the file is huge – cheers!

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  • December 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    just wondering, is there any good reason i cant see picture on working space after dragging it to the timeline ?? im on trial version but dont think 7 days passed already, any suggestions ?? thanks

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  • December 22, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    how do u do every bar starting from the same y axis? (i have not the option "side A")

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  • January 8, 2020 at 6:10 pm
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    Best Basic Tutorial

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  • January 9, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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    Cool🔥🔥 thanks bro😁

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  • January 10, 2020 at 9:47 pm
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    0:14 Music?

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  • January 12, 2020 at 1:51 am
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    Thank you so much

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  • January 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm
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    thanks so much

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