… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #553: Add Audio Effect Keyframes in FCP X
Tip #529 illustrated how to use the Range tool to quickly add volume keyframes to a clip. However, we can also use the Audio Animation editor to add keyframes for audio effects, such as reverb or distortion. Here’s how.
- Apply an audio effect to a clip in the Timeline. (In this example, we’ll use Distortion > Telephone.)
- Select the clip in the timeline, then choose Clip > Show Audio Animation (or press Control-A).
- Select the effect in the Audio Inspector, then click the disclosure button (right red arrow) to expand that effect in the Audio Animation editor.
- Use the Range tool to select the value you want to modify.
- Drag the control line up or down to set keyframes.
- Drag keyframes left or right to reposition.
- Drag keyframes up or down to modify the setting.
- You can set keyframes manually in the Audio Animation bar by Option-clicking the line you want to modify.
- Control-click a keyframe to delete it.