Save audio effects presets in the Effects Browser

You can save any combination of audio effects and audio effect parameter settings as an audio effects preset, which appears in the Effects Browser and functions like any other audio effect. You can create an effects preset from any combination of built-in effects and clip effects. After you create an effects preset, you can share it with friends and colleagues so that the same preset (with its specific combination of effects and parameter settings) is available in their Effects Browser.

Save an audio effects preset

  1. Apply any combination of built-in effects and clip effects to an audio clip (or a video clip with audio) in the Timeline, and make any adjustments to the effects.

  2. Select the clip in the Timeline.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > Save Audio Effects Preset.

    • Open the Audio inspector and click Save Effects Preset at the bottom of the inspector.

    The Save Audio Effects Preset window appears, with any applied or adjusted effects selected in the Attributes list.

    Save Audio Effects Preset window
  4. Enter a name for the new preset in the Name field.

  5. Click the Category pop-up menu and choose an Effects Browser category in which to store the new preset.

  6. In the Attributes list, select the audio effects you want to include in the preset.

    If you made any keyframe adjustments to the source clip, select either Maintain or Stretch to Fit. If you select Stretch to Fit, Final Cut Pro adjusts the keyframes in time to match the duration of any clip to which you apply the preset.

  7. Click Save.

    The new audio effects preset appears in the Effects Browser category you chose. To apply the preset to a clip, see Add effects to your project.

Share an audio effects preset

  1. In the Effects Browser, Control-click the effects preset you want to share, and choose Reveal in Finder from the shortcut menu.

  2. In the Finder, select the effects preset file and choose File > Compress.

    Note: Compressing the file prevents any change to the preset during transit.

  3. Transfer the resulting .zip file to your friend or colleague using email or another convenient method.

  4. On the receiving Mac, double-click the .zip file to decompress it.

  5. In the Finder, hold down the Option key and choose Go > Library.

  6. Drag the effects preset file to the following location in the Library folder:

    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/ProApps/Effects Presets/

  7. If Final Cut Pro is open, quit and reopen it.

    The transferred audio effects preset appears in the Effects Browser, in the same category as on the original Mac.