Learning About Linking Behavior in Audio Channel Pairs

In addition to linking video or audio clip items together, you can also link pairs of audio items together in stereo pairs. Stereo linking is a specific kind of audio item linking, limited to two audio clip items that are parallel in the Timeline.

Stereo pairs allow you to control audio levels, pan settings, and effects for two audio items at once. Any modifications made to one item in the pair affect the other item. This is convenient when you are working with audio such as music, stereo sound effects, or any other audio recorded in stereo. One item of a stereo pair cannot be selected separately, even if you turn off linked selection using the Linked Selection button.

For more information about stereo audio, see Audio Fundamentals.

If a clip contains two mono audio channels:

If a clip contains a stereo pair of audio channels:

Details on creating or separating stereo pairs are given in Audio Editing Basics.