Wow. I don’t know a better way to start this post.
Audition has a whole bunch of awesome new features on the way, and I wanted to share them as soon as we got the go-ahead. We’ll go into more detail on each of these over the next few weeks, but I hope this whets your appetite for what we’ve been working on. Our approach has always been a balance between our own research and innovation, and the great input we get from you, our users. I think we’ve built some unique new features this release, and answered a lot of workflow demands from our customers. Let’s get right to the good stuff!
It’s a slightly better name than “Semi-Supervised Source Separation,” but that’s the technology that’s happening under the hood. While our standard Noise Reduction excels at removing consistent background sounds, leaving the primary signal intact, our new Sound Remover tool is built to unravel primary, dynamic sounds from a recording, minimizing artifacts and loss to other, overlapping sounds. Here’s a before-and-after shot where Audition has removed a siren that occurred during an outdoor interview. Continue reading…
Adobe Audition CS6 offers several different ways of creating audio CDs. In this first post, I’m going to show you the quickest, simplest way to create a multi-track CD from a single file recording.
For this example, I downloaded an hour-long Grateful Dead performance * from archive.org and opened it in Audition. My first step is to make a selection around each song and create a CD Track Marker. CD Track markers automatically conform to the minimum increment durations defined by the Red Book Audio CD standard, and are used by Audition when exporting a file to CD. You can use the SHIFT+M shortcut to create a CD Track marker from any selection, or change the type of existing Cue Markers in the Markers Panel. Continue reading…
Adobe held a fantastically successful Create Now event yesterday showing how artists and production professional are using Creative Cloud to bring their work to the next level. Thousands of people from all around the world took part. Our own Jason Levine, worldwide Adobe evangelist, audio pro, musician – and a veteran from the old days when Audition was still called Cool Edit Pro – is one of the presenters.
If you missed the live broadcast, you can still watch Create Now on Adobe TV.
Yesterday also saw the announcement of Creative Cloud for Teams - a better way of working together.
Recommended reading: our colleague Kathy Charneco has written a great post on the Pro Video Coalition blog - Reinventing Video Creation with Adobe Creative Cloud.
New to Audition? Download it as part of your Creative Cloud membership - or get a 30-day free trial to test it out.
One of the best things about going to AES was the opportunity to mix and mingle with people in the various audio professions. And if you came by the booth, you may have noticed that we were holding a draw for Production Premium CS6, the awesome Adobe suite that includes Audition, Premiere Pro for video editing, After Effects, Photoshop, and more.
Well, today we are delighted to announce that the winner of the draw is … (queue pristine audio of drumroll) … Tom Evans of Dublin, California! Continue reading…
Last week we spent a wonderful three days at the AES exhibition in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Three great days of meeting, greeting, and giving hundreds of demos of Audition CS6 for old customers and new friends.
One of the first things people saw when they entered the Moscone Center North was the Adobe sign on the press office.
Attendance for AES seemed to be strong, despite travel disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy in the east, and the excitement of the World Series in San Francisco.
9:59 am on Saturday: crowds waiting eagerly for the 133rd AES Show to open.
Adobe is making it simpler to keep your software up-to-date. And a lot cheaper.
Audition CS6 has been so well received by reviewers and production professionals around the world, and you now have several options for buying it. Along with boxed versions (or “shrink” as they call it here), and purchasing online, you can also subscribe. That last option is a great model. We encourage you to take a good look at Adobe’s Creative Cloud Membership.
As a value proposition, Creative Cloud is pretty much unbeatable: download and use the entire collection of Adobe’s professional applications. All of them, as well as services like Business Catalyst or Typekit. The standard price of $49.99 per month is less than most cell phone plans or cable TV subscriptions. Continue reading…
Autumn is falling upon our Seattle offices this week as the mornings get cooler and the evenings start earlier. The trees across the river out my office window betray flecks of red and yellow mixed among the thousand shades of green. Seems like a great time to release an update patch for Adobe Audition CS6!
This update, version 5.0.2 for Mac and Windows, fixes several bugs discovered after release that could not be fixed in time for the earlier patch, and cleans up a few odds and ends to ensure Audition is fully compatible for use on Windows 8. Briefly, here are the primary bug fixes:
- Metronone may skip or stutter
- Windows registry entry missing backslash in path
- Eucon/Avid Artist control surface touchscreen: Control of Surround Panner does not work
- Bounce to New Track > Selected Track: New track is now based on channelization of source track
- Windows 8: Third-party drivers do not have a valid WHQL signature
- CD Burning: Removed 78 minute limit from CD Layout.
- Audition may crash on Mac when exporting to OMF
- Audition may crash when attempting to bounce a track with a channelization that does not match the Master track
- All fixes and updates available in the 5.0.1 update.
You may install the update by selecting Help > Updates… in Adobe Audition CS6 or through the Adobe Application Manager tool. Additionally, you may download the patch installer directly for Mac and Windows.
Last week the Adobe Audition team sponsored a web-based seminar – I try not to use the word “webinar” unless the fate of the world hangs in the balance – hosted by Kanen Flowers. Kanen is well-known among the post-production and digital video crowd, and shared many of the secret tips and workflows he uses when editing audio for video projects. If you missed it, you can view the recorded presentation here. Continue reading…
For the first time ever, Adobe Audition will have a booth (820) at the AES Convention in San Francisco, CA October 27-29, 2012!
Audition CS6 offers advanced audio editing, mixing, sound design and sound effects on Mac and Windows.
AES visitors will get in-depth demonstrations of Audition CS6 at the Adobe booth, and learn how to:
- Edit audio faster with dozens of timesaving audio editing features
- Accelerate restoration work with noise reduction and sweetening tools
- Perform precise clip spotting with new features for audio alignment, keyframe editing, and clip timing.
- Mix and master audio in a full multi-track environment
With Audition CS6, audio engineers can collaborate with video editors—creating audio for film, broadcast, games, and other projects thanks to Adobe Premiere Pro round-trip editing, as well as the ability to exchange projects with other NLEs and DAWs.
The 133rd Audio Engineering Society Convention will be held at Moscone Center this year, and promises to be an amazing time for anyone working with audio. AES is the largest gathering of audio professionals, and boasts attendees from over 100 countries around the world.
Adobe at AES
San Francisco, CA, USA
October 27 – 29, 2012
UPDATE: Passes for AES are available online for $20 here
UPDATE: We are offering Production Premium CS6 to a lucky winner. Come by the booth and get your card swiped to enter!
On August 31, we will be hosting a special webinar for video editors who want to learn about audio editing. Audition CS6 complements Adobe Premiere® Pro, bringing a powerful and easy-to-use toolset for fixing, mixing and sweetening sound. Please join us for this Ask a Video Pro session with popular podcaster and filmmaker Kanen Flowers to learn how audio editing can enhance your production work!
Kanen Flowers is the troublemaker behind Scruffy.TV and the host of popular podcasts That Post Show and Scruffy Thinking. He is also the writer & creative director of That Media Show as well as the web-series, HERO PUNK. Kanen has written code and founded tech companies. Today, he generates words and pictures, sometimes together.
Audio Editing for Video Editors, with Kanen Flowers
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:00am Pacific Time