After Effects Audio Spectrum Tutorial (Trap Nation Effect & Bass Zoom)

After Effects Audio Spectrum Tutorial (Trap Nation Effect & Bass Zoom)

[music playing] How’s it going everyone? This is Vertic here and for this video we’re gonna create the audio spectrum which looks like trap nation. I did a part one on this which was the basic audio spectrum and if you didn’t see that video you can either click a link in the description or click on the screen. [tutorial about to begin] Create a new composition and in here you want to set it to 1920 by 1080. Keep it on lock, have it on square pixels, keep the frame rate on 30, you can put it up to 60 but just keep in mind it will double the render time. For the resolution, I’ve set mine to quarter because this is only the preview. You don’t really need to worry about too much this is mainly for the project and of course you want to make sure that the duration of this project is the same as your music. The last one you want to keep it on is the default color and now you press okay. Now that we’ve got our project, we’re gonna go over to this tab right here. Okay so with the files you want to make sure you have at least a logo or an image the audio spectrum can wrap its self around. For me, I have the after effects logo, one of them is with just a solid color and one of them is with a gradient. And of course, you want to have an image or a video to be in the background. You just want to highlight them all and drag them into the project area. Once you’ve done that, we are going to first of all get the audio file. Drag this down and we are also going to get both logos by holding shift and highlight them both. You want to press ‘S’ on your keyboard to get you the scale and set this to 50% if yours is too big. The next thing to do is to create the audio spectrum. And to do this, you right click in this empty area. Go to new, go to solid, and leave it on normal. You want to press okay and now you can either go to effect and get it in generate, audio spectrum, or you can even search it in the effects. I’m going to change the color to white just so it’s easier to see. The first option that you’ll want to change is the audio layer and let’s set this one to the music, and this just links up your music with the audio spectrum. The start point is going to be on 2, the end point is going to be on 1920. The start frequency is going to be on 20, and the end frequency is going to be on 250 It depends on your song and it is different for each and every one, but the way that this works is the more or the higher the number that this one is, the more bumps you’ll have in your music. So the lower it is obviously the less bumps you’ll have and the less bands will react. Set the bands to 2000, make the maximum high 1250, keep the audio on 100, thickness to 5, and softness to 0. You want to scroll down and go to where to it says side A and B and just set this one to side B. and that is pretty much it for the audio spectrum. Now to wrap it around the logo, we are going to add an effect called polar. And it is this one polar coordination or coordinates and drag this down to the audio spectrum. Set this to 100% and set this one ‘Rect to Polar’ and now you’ll see it is wrapped around this image or it’s in a circle. The next thing to do is to change the scale to let’s say 90. You want to move the audio spectrum underneath the logo, so it doesn’t appear on top. You want to mess about with the settings until you get them right because it’s different for every song you make it react to. For example, mine is more with bass music so this one is designed to be more bigger waves rather than small waves. For the multiple layers of colors, you can pretty much duplicate this layer and for each and every one you want to change the frequency and the audio duration because that’s how it plays around with that. Also, you want to change the high as well and frequency high and audio duration They’re the ones that you’ll have to either make them lower or make them higher depending on what you’re looking for. I’m not going to add any more layers but what I’m going to do now is I’m going to mirror this left side so that it also appears on the right side. To do this you’ll want to drag in an effect called mirror. You’ll want to drag this down to your audio layer and you want to set this one to 960 and now you will see it is directly in the center and both sides are playing equally the same. The next effect that we are going to add is we’re going to make this logo bounce to the music. Now we’re not gonna change the scale, but we will add an effect which will make it look like it’s bouncing or jumping getting closer to the screen.
You want to first of all go on the audio layer and right click on it and go to keyframe assistant, convert to audio keyframes The reason for this is so we get the slider and we can pretty much make anything react with it. You want to open it up and highlight left and right. You don’t need these two unless you want it to be specific. We can just use the both channels and that will be just fine. You can see all the keyframes here, they’ve all been set out. Next you want to create an adjustment layer. Go to new, adjustment layer right there, and what you want to do is type in magnify. Drag this down into adjustment. You want to change the size of it to 1100 and you and you want to change the magnification to 100. What we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna make the magnification effect react with the slider by going to magnification and by holding alt you want to click on the stopwatch. This will give you an expression. In the expression you want to type in the value which is 100. You want to put in a plus and you want to drag this down to the slider. By default, this works really well but it reacts a bit too much so what you can do is set this one to times 0.5 and that will make it react a little bit less. You want to click on the logo and press ‘T’ to get the opacity of it. Set this one to zero and now you want to do the same as last time. So, if you hold alt and click on stopwatch, this time we’re going to type in zero plus and then drag this to the slider. What this means is basically it starts from 0% and it goes up depending on how loud the music is or how the keyframes react in the audio amplitude. If you click anywhere on the screen now to apply it. So, lets say yours doesn’t react a lot, all you have to do to fix this is go on the end and type in at times 2 and that should make it react more than it is right now. What you want to do now is you want to click on the bottom one and click on the top one by holding shift. You want to highlight them all and right click then go down to pre-composition and then press okay. Go back to project and now we are ready to import this image which is right here. You want to drag the image down to the timeline, press ‘S’ again, change the scale to 80%. The reason for this is because you want to have at least a little area in between here where you still have the image outside of it. So just keep it a little bit bigger than what it is outside of it and then you want to go to the effects and presets and then search for an effect called wiggle. We’re gonna add the wiggle rotation, but first of all what we need to do is we want an adjustment layer. Again, go to new, adjustment layer, drag this one underneath the logo. We need to get the slider back by right-clicking on this one and go to convert to audio keyframes. For this one, you just want to hide this one. Open it up, go to effect, highlight them both and delete them.
You want to drag the wiggle effect, wiggle rotation to the adjustment, and set this one to three for the amount and the speed on 0.5. Now that we’ve got the rotation done, we’re just gonna minimize this. For the next effect we’re gonna drag in a fast blur. You want to drag this down underneath the rotation, set the amount to zero, you want to hold alt on the amount and click on the stopwatch. Type in 0 plus and then drag this down to the slider. And the very last effect that we’re going to drag in is brightness and contrast. If you type in brightness, you want to drag brightness and contrast down underneath this one. Set the brightness to minus 20. Once again, hold alt and click on the brightness stopwatch. You want to type in minus 20 plus and then drag this down to the slider. Click off it and that is pretty much it!
But anyway, I hope this video was helpful! If it was, give it a thumbs up for the amount of time it took me to perfect these settings and set it all up. It did crash a lot and I mean a lot every time I would change something, but yeah if you would like to see part 1, click a video on the screen and I have more videos on my channel. Leave a comment on what you thought of the video and I will see you all next time. Bye [Music playing]

100 thoughts on “After Effects Audio Spectrum Tutorial (Trap Nation Effect & Bass Zoom)

  1. Part 1:

    Final note. If you move the adjustment layer above the background
    the magnify effect will make the background zoom in and out to the beat of the music

  2. 7:23 I don't have that button as an option what should I do? Please help! Also my test pic is sort of wonky when I test it, there's black edges that see when the music plays.

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  4. Hold the hell up. I can barely follow you. The section from 8:36 to 10:30 was really frustrating to figure out, and you clicking stuff like you're on steroids doesn't help. Sorry,

  5. Subscibed + Liked!

    This video helped me so much!!
    Thank you for giving up some time in your life to make this!

  6. I cant get the expression thing to appear. im using the lates version on windows ten. Help! (I have tried alt+click aswell)

  7. i hate adobe so much, i was just about finished then i double clicked something and it broke everything. i tried to undo it, but the entire project broke

  8. how do you do that thing where when the kick or bass hits it also glitches the logo?


  9. My picture i put in is a square instead of a circle how can i fix this? cuz for you you don´t need to do anything it just fixed automaticlly for me it doesn´t pls respond

  10. I literally did 1:1 what you did but except for my video being at 80% scale neither of the two effects have ANY influence onto the video… dunno wtf Im doing wrong but I will try my hardest, thank you anyways!!!

  11. Idk why but when im done with all of it the second picture is just doing the bass in the middle like circle just jumping with bass.I think its something with the magnify effect

  12. can u tell me how can i make the logo react only to a certain range of units on the audio (lets say bass which is -1000 and lower)

  13. Eu fiz com uma música aqui, (primeiro projeto) quando fui fazer o (segundo projeto) não consigo fazer o logo, o brilho e o cc radial fast blur reagirem com essa outra música, sabe me dizer como faço para editar esse (primeiro projeto) com outra música?

  14. How can i tilt it left and right "in the phone" , For a long time I am looking for a way .☹️

    ↪️↩️ like this 0:33

  15. Im not sure but I think there was a mistake when you mentioned using the opacity with the slider as it made my logo transparent as it reacted. Should I link it to the scale instead because when I tried it, I got the bounce effect but my logo was too small

  16. Magnify isn't working for me, I'm connecting the Magnify amount to the Audio amplitude with that little string as you showed, but nothing is happening. do you know how to fix this?

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