If you are an experienced video editor, then you should know that our work includes not only the processing of video but also audio materials. If you are a newbie, then congratulations, now you know this too!

Often, in addition to exporting the finished video, the client also needs to export a separate audio file. It can be a recording of an interview or a podcast. Or it could be a music video that needs to be distributed to different audio platforms. Maybe it is commercial advertising that will be shown not only on television but also on the radiŠ¾. And for such cases, you need to know how to export only audio in Premiere Pro.

It is very easy to do and every video editor can do it!

How export only the audio file in Premiere Pro

Step 1: Select the audio you want to export

There are two ways to do it.

The first is to turn off all audio files that do not need to be exported. To do this, in the left corner of the timeline, click on the “M” on all the tracks that you want to turn off. Alternatively, select “S” on the tracks you want to export.

Turn off audio files on timeline in Premiere Pro

The second – drag the audio file you want to export. To do this, hold down the ALT or option button and drag the audio file toward the timeline. In this way, you duplicate this audio file and after exporting you can easily delete it.

Step 2: Allocate a plot for export

If you want to export a specific part of your audio clip, your source selects on the timeline “Mark In/Out”. If you intend to export the entire audio track, ensure that you choose “Mark Clip”.

Allocate a plot for export on timeline in Premiere Pro

Step 3: Choose the audio format

To bring up the export window go to the “File” menu on the top left corner of the interface, then click on “Export”, and finally choose “Media”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + M” to directly access the “Export” menu.

Audio formats for export in Premiere Pro

In the “Export Settings” dialog box, you will have to specify the format for your audio file. MP3 is usually chosen, but you can choose what you need (WAV, AAC, or others). To choose it, open the “Format” drop-down menu.

Step 4: Configure the parameters

In additional settings, you can configure several functions:

Configure the parameters
  • Mono or stereo channels for your audio file.
  • Set the bitrate for your audio. The higher the bitrate, the higher the quality of the audio, but its weight will also increase.
  • Select the Codec quality to indicate the priority you need: Fast or Hight.

After all settings, click the “Export” button. And there you have it! You’ve successfully exported the audio file alone in Adobe Premiere Pro.


In today’s fast-paced world, it is becoming easier to work. The field of video editing is no exception. The software offers a wide range of services and options that will make life easier for video editors.

You no longer need additional programs and intermediate exports to get an audio-only file. Now you can do all this in the program in which you work.

Exporting an individual audio file to Premiere Pro is a very quick and easy process. For beginners, amateurs, or professionals, it is an integral part of work. Therefore, knowing and being able to export an audio file separately is necessary for the work of every video editor.

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