If you do anything in postproduction, odds are you’ve heard of Larry Jordan. Along with authoring eight books, over a thousand technical articles, and a plethora of popular video training programs, he also hosts an Internet radio show called Digital Production BuZZ that draws tens of thousands of listeners each month.
A huge proponent of Adobe Audition, Larry hosts a weekly webinar on postproduction software and techniques. To celebrate his 100th webinar, Larry focused on the latest version of Audition: Fix Bad Audio in Adobe Audition CC.
On top of that, Larry has just released a brand-new training series on Adobe Audition CC, aimed at video editors who want to improve the quality of their sound. We thought this would be a great occasion to talk with Larry and learn more.
Note: Larry Jordan is offering our readers 10% off. See the bottom of this post for your discount code.
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…
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…
It’s been a while since we’ve posted, and we thought it’d be fun to start showcasing some of the features we delivered in Audition CS6. Today’s focus: Skip Selection and Trim to Time.
Both of these are features that Audition 3 users likely know and love, in large part because they help you work faster. But like so much with Audition CS6, we took those feature ideas and made them better. If you’re not using them today, check them out.
Use the Skip Selection option in the Transport Controls area to preview edits quickly and easily—in both the Waveform and, for the first time, Multitrack views. When this option is turned on, Audition skips over any selected portions of a clip or clips. You can finesse the selection as needed, and once you’ve got it right, simply delete the selected area by right clicking and choosing Ripple Delete > Time Selection in Selected Clips. It’s a good idea to turn Skip Selection off if you’re not using it to preview edits.
Want to control how long the pre-roll and post-roll plays when using Skip Selection? In Audition 3, you had to set a numeric preference. Now it’s easier and way more intuitive—just move the playhead to wherever you want the pre-roll to start, such as a pause between phrases in spoken word content. That sets the pre-roll, which the post-roll matches—and Audition will continue to use this duration until you specify something different.
Trim to Time was called in Adjust Boundaries in Audition 3. Use the Time Selection Tool to select the parts of a clip (or clips—you can select across as many tracks as you like) you want to use, then choose Clip > Trim to Time Selection (or press Option or Alt T). As you’d expect, you can always go back and un-trim the clips.
That’s a quick review of just two handy editing features—stay tuned for more!
Not using Audition CS6 yet? You can download a free 30 day trial (http://adobe.ly/IrXfBa). Or just go ahead and order a full copy or upgrade! (http://adobe.ly/HVJawr)