Universal Audio

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Author: Steve Lewis

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Quick Overview

Make audio flow through all your nested comps, always giving you audio reference and markers to animate and edit to, no matter where you are in your project, even if your comps are stretched, reversed or time remapped.
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Animating or editing in time to music or voice can become a tedious process when working inside precomps, you may end up jumping back and forth between your main comp and your precomps, awkwardly placing markers at key points or copying your audio into your precomps and making sure it's lined up correctly, only to have to re-align it all if you end up re-timing your precomps or altering your audio. Lets not even go into the times when your comps are nested even deeper.

Universal Audio is designed to give you one button to make any audio layers you have selected flow throughout all your comps, giving you an audio layer to reference, no matter how deep you go as well as maintaining all markers from your audio layers and providing the option to add time indicators, so you'll always know what the relative time is in your main comp.

Always Universal

Using comps that are stretched, reversed or time remapped? Universal Audio takes this into account and cancels out any time altering affects from within that comp, it'll even use some fancy maths to calculate time remapping keyframes that will cancel out any time remapping on its parent comp, meaning that where ever possible it'll always try find a way to make sure whatever you're timing to within your comps is in line with your main comp as well as giving you a button to take you back to the source of the audio.

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After Effects CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3