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Mar 12, 2018 6:36 AM in response to nagual123 In response to nagual123

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Sometimes when editing or trimming the footage, you don't want to hear the FCPX audio.


Sometimes I need to make few quick tests to see what music will match my footage. I don't want to buy the music just yet, only to preview it quickly on YouTube or Spotify.


Why on earth can't I mute FCPX internal Master fader !?


One way you can silence your timeline: open the Timeline Index (cmd-shitf-2) and uncheck the appropriate audio roles. That is even better than a master control, since for example you can keep the dialog on, and turn off music, or effects, or any combination of roles.

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Mar 11, 2018 9:05 PM in response to Alchroma In response to Alchroma

Sometimes when editing or trimming the footage, you don't want to hear the FCPX audio.


Sometimes I need to make few quick tests to see what music will match my footage. I don't want to buy the music just yet, only to preview it quickly on YouTube or Spotify.


Why on earth can't I mute FCPX internal Master fader !?

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Mar 12, 2018 6:36 AM in response to nagual123 In response to nagual123

nagual123 wrote:


Sometimes when editing or trimming the footage, you don't want to hear the FCPX audio.


Sometimes I need to make few quick tests to see what music will match my footage. I don't want to buy the music just yet, only to preview it quickly on YouTube or Spotify.


Why on earth can't I mute FCPX internal Master fader !?


One way you can silence your timeline: open the Timeline Index (cmd-shitf-2) and uncheck the appropriate audio roles. That is even better than a master control, since for example you can keep the dialog on, and turn off music, or effects, or any combination of roles.

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Mar 12, 2018 6:40 AM in response to Luis Sequeira1 In response to Luis Sequeira1

Thank you Luis,

But how about when I'm trimming (and the footage is not you on the timeline), and I want to experiment with different music outside of FCPX. do you know of any option to lower the volume of the audio that is coming from the raw footage?


Thank you

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Mar 12, 2018 10:11 AM in response to Meg The Dog In response to Meg The Dog

Thanks Meg Dog, but that's if I have the music already on the timeline. I need this feature when I'm trimming and sorting and don't wanna hear all this junk, while previewing possible music tracks for my videos.


Thank you though!

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