Adobe Audition is a multitrack recording studio that offers a flexible workflow and exceptional ease of use. Adobe Audition enables you to mix up to 128 tracks, edit individual audio files, create loops, and use more than 45 DSP effects. Whether you're producing music, radio broadcasts, or audio for video, the precise tools in Adobe Audition give you the power to create rich, nuanced audio of the highest possible quality.
BBC guide to Audition 5.5 for radio: downloads.bbc.co.uk/editingsupport/web_pdfs/audition-5-5.pdf
Please Note: This software was purchased by Adobe from Syntrillium Software in May 2003 - different versions were originally named Cool Edit and Cool Edit Pro. Links to older Cool Edit listings now redirect to this page.
Changes in vCS6 v5.01
- Bugfix for crash due to APE files
- Leaves the folder edition empty
- Multitrack fades no longer respect the fade type preference. (Worked in CS5.5).
- Audition may crash when users choose to create unique copies of selected MT regions.
- Playback stutters when creating a unique copy of a clip while right-click dragging.
- Channel Mix settings not honored on export when not exposed in dialog.
- EUCON Soft Key set contains keys that do nothing.
- Session Tempo broken on systems using commas instead of decimal points.
- Bounce to New Track > Selected Track bounces AFTER passing through track output.
- If a favorite was recorded on subset of channels, the favorite will fail if those channels are disabled.
- Sending a stereo bus side-chained to a mono track may crash the application.
- UAD-2 plug-ins missing from Windows Effects menu.
- Audition may crash on launch when CoolType encounters certain installed fonts (Mac)
New in vCS6
- Improved editing with realtime clip stretching
- Speech alignment
- Added support for Eucon and other controllers
- Pitch correction
- Parameter automation
- Added tools for session management
- More output options
- HD Video playback
- Loudness standard compliance
- New effects with better routing and VST3 support
- Simplified Metadata and Markers panels
- Expanded audio and video file formats
- Improved batch processing
- User-driven workflow improvements
- Clip grouping and editing preview with selective skipping
- Trim to Selection with the ability to use Multiple clipboards
- Support for more frame rates
- Favorites in Effects Rack
- Automatic retrieval of CD titles
- Improved keyboard shortcut manager
- Sum to Mono
New in v5.5
- Native Mac support - as well as improvements for Windows users have been included into this release of Audition. This version has been updated to get the most out of the multicore processing, native audio, and DSP power of the Mac system. You can also take advantage updates to audio editing, mixing, sweetening, and restoration tools no matter the platform.
- New high-performance playback engine - has been completely rebuilt to dramatically improve the responsiveness on projects of all sizes. Your ability to open sessions and files has also been increased by as much as two to three times faster. You can work on multi track sessions and single file edits at the same time, all the while getting smoother performance when applying multiple effects to multiple tracks.
- Better workflow flexibility - with round trip editing and project exchange. This means that if you are a video editor and you are using Premiere Pro, you can quickly clean up your audio in Audition and they will instantly be updated in your Premiere project saving you processing time. Through the use of OMF and XML Interchange compatibility, you can work with tools like Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Pro Tools as well.
- Native multichannel support - giving 5.1 surround sound capability. You now can create entirely new surround sound projects or add the finishing touches to existing 5.1 projects and then save to a full 5.1 surround master. You have true 5.1 metering and effects available on surround tracks and sessions in all modes including the Multitrack Editor, Waveform Editor, as well as in the Mixer.
- New effects - have been added to Audition including a DeHummer - which lets you locate and remove constant-level noise sources, SeEsser - removes vocal sibilance from interviews, dialogue, and voice-overs, Speech Volume Leveler - matches the volume of different actors recorded at different distances from a single microphone in the same audio clip, and Surround Reverb - lets you tailor levels for all channels in 5.1 files, including Center and LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channels, gives you a selection of room impulses, and offers precise control of reverb parameters and output balance controls.
- Expanded library - that includes more than 10,000 royalty-free sound effects that you can just drag and drop into your multitrack project to customize, combine, edit, and layer them. You can combine music and sound effects to get just the track the way you want it. When it is done you can send it into Premiere Pro or Flash Professional.
- Broadcast WAV support - and simplified XMP metadata panel lets you view and edit your XMP metadata through a simplified interface and the fact that the support for XMP metadata includes the Broadcast WAV (BWF) schema, means that automated workflows within Production Premium and other radio and TV production systems.
- Auto-saved XML file format - saves your sessions in the robust, flexible, and nondestructive XML format. XML is a human-readable standard for electronically encoding data in documents that can be used to reconstruct a file in the event it becomes corrupted, as well as to facilitate conversion to proprietary formats used by different manufacturers. You also can import Adobe Audition 3 sessions, and then save them as XML.
- New History panel - gives you the ability take waveform and multitrack mixes back to earlier states within the same session just like you can do with graphic edits in Photoshop. Experiment with signal flow though a series of audio effects, try out different surround mixes, or apply a variety of degrees of noise reduction to a track, with the assurance that you can recall your original settings with a single click in the History panel.
New in v3.1
- Spectral tools no longer crash machines with more than four CPU cores.
- The Graphic Phase Shifter effect has been re-enabled.
- Performance while recording MIDI data has been improved.
- The Sequencer will now record MIDI data even if the panel is closed.
- Adobe Audition will now launch on Windows Vista systems where the My Documents folder was moved from the default location.
- The application will now ignore Windows "Locale" settings to format decimal data in comma-delimited XML settings files.
- A Healing Brush crash issue has been addressed.
- Crossfades are no longer incorrectly added to grouped clips when overlapped with non-grouped clips.
- Invalid crossfades will no longer be added to the end of a previously trimmed clip after enabling or disabling looping.
- Invalid crossfades for clips after enabling non-session tempo-based looping have been addressed.
- Dragging crossfaded clips onto the master track no longer creates two additional tracks and an error in the crossfades.
- Inserting MIDI from the Files panel would cause the application to hang in Edit mode for an audio file whose sample rate didn't match the session.
- Several scenarios where crossfade changes could corrupt a session were addressed.
- Closing a session without exiting the rewire app no longer causes Adobe Audition to save a blank session.
- Undo no longer becomes disabled after undoing the creation of unique copies of two crossfaded clips.
- Crossfaded clips no longer disappear after undoing move clips.
- Canceling VST scan no longer causes Adobe Audition to become unstable.
- If a selection existed, a full session mixdown would only process MIDI data through the end of the selection.
- The Open MIDI dialog box was not completely modal and could cause a crash.
- MIDI Host had problems with some Spectrasonics VSTi instruments, where it wouldn't show the entire UI.
- CD burning would sometimes create a corrupted disk but still report a successful burn.
- Applying the Clip/Pop Eliminator no longer crashes the application.
- Crash recovery is now more reliable when using Auto-Save For Recovery.
- When the application detects the possible saving failure that causes a corrupted session, a warning dialog box now appears so users can retry the save.
- Transport controls are no longer disabled if a new session is opened without closing the existing session.
- Crossfades will now retain their original shape when clips are moved and the session is reopened.