How to Create a Darth Vader Voice Effect in Premiere Pro


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Today, I am going to be teaching you how to change your voice to sound like Darth Vader’s using Adobe Premiere Pro.

After you have your audio clips loaded in Premiere, go to the folders to the left of the timeline and find the option called Audio Effects.

You’ll be looking for three particular effects: PitchShifter, Bass, and EQ (Equalizer). After they’ve been selected and applied to audio portion of your clips, they will also show up in the Effect Controls panel as such:

Now, let’s adjust these audio settings to create a Vader-esque effect!

Pitch Changes

First, find PitchShifter in the Effect Controls panel and tab down on it. Under the Pitch option, change it to -4semitone.

Under this is a FineTune option which will need to be set to zero.

Next, turn Formant Preserve off.

These setting changes will give your voice a deeper effect, but we’re not in Vader territory just yet.


Next, expand the Bass tab under Effect Controls, and change the Boost setting to 4.5.


Under the Bass option, you will see a folder named EQ (for equalizer). Tab it open. Under that tab menu, there will be yet another called Custom Setup. Expand this menu.

Under this option, you will find a series of dials:

Make sure that the checkbox next to each dial has been selected. This will map out dots for each dial on the EQ graph above it. Toy around with these dots. Try to set yours in a general proximity to mine:

That’s it! Press play on your clip and enjoy your new audio effect.