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Audition at AES – Pictures from an Exhibition

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 little Adobe sign on the press office.

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.

9:59 am on Saturday: crowds waiting eagerly for the 133rd AES Show to open.

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Come see Audition CS6 at AES, October 27-29 in San Francisco

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
Booth 820
Moscone Center
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!

Easier session management with Audition CS6

Today, we wanted to focus on two new features in Audition CS6 that can simplify your day-to-day work: a secret new preference, and our new Session Templates.

If you look in the Multitrack pane of the Preferences dialog, (see below), you will find a handy preference that allows you to save all currently open files as part of a session (second checkbox from the top). This new preference is so secret, it doesn’t even have a name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audition doesn’t have a project file format, so until we added this option, only the files that you actually used in a session could be saved together. That meant that if you opened a whole bunch of files, but didn’t actually add them to tracks during your session, you’d have to go back through your folders and manually re-open them all next time. Which was a pain. A pain we’ve now eliminated.

This preference is turned off by default, so if you want Audition to remember all the files you had open the next time you open a session, go turn it on!

Session Templates

We’ve also added Session Templates in Audition CS6. This is super helpful if you do the same kind of project over and over again: say, a podcast, or a weekly radio show, or a commercial for a particular client. Some elements repeat time after time, but other content changes. Sure, you can open an existing session, Save As to a new name, and then make changes—but Session Templates make the process more intentional, and so it’s less likely that a completed session will get changed by mistake – and lost (we’ve all done it).

To use Session Templates:

  1. Open a session that has all the elements you want to re-use.
  2. Choose File > Export > Session As Template, give it a name, and click OK.
  3. Choose File > New > Multitrack Session
  4. Pick the session template you just created from the Template drop down list, and get to work!

All of the files you had in the original session are there. You can also choose to include markers and metadata. Note that you can delete a template by selecting it in the New Session dialog, then clicking the trash can icon next to the Template field. Also note that we include eleven templates optimized for different workflows. They can be handy as a starting point.

Questions? Comments? Ideas for topics you’d like to see us cover? Let us know.

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

Audition is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, so you can subscribe once and get access to Audition CS6, Photoshop CS6, and all of Adobe’s other creative tools. http://adobe.ly/KPuQB6

Audition CS6 and Audio plug-ins

Audition CS6 added support for VST3 plug-ins, rounding out our support for all of the major plug-in formats (we also support VST and AU). Note that VSTi and DirectX effects are not supported in Audition CS6.

This release also introduces an under-the-hood change that may not be as obvious—but that helps make using 3rd party plug-ins in Audition more predictable.

Most audio apps scan for plug-ins on launch, but in our experience—given the enormous range of plug-ins out in the world—that can be a problem. If one plug-in crashes, the whole application comes down, and the resulting troubleshooting process is not a lot of fun.

In Audition CS6, we’ve separated scanning for plug-ins from launching the app. As a result, start-up times for Audition are super quick. And because plug-ins are scanned separately, we’re able to isolate and disable any that are causing trouble.

How do you scan for 3rd party effects? Simple: choose Effects > Audio Plug-in Manager. In the VST Plug-in Folders section of the dialog, specify the folders where your 3rd party effects are stored, then click Scan for Plug-ins. Most of your effects will simply then be available, but any that fail to scan correctly will simply be listed as disabled. If you add new effects, all you have to do is click the Rescan Existing Plug-ins option.

One last note about plug-ins for Audition: because the app is currently 32-bit, only 32-bit versions of 3rd party effects are supported. We’ve been happy to see the top tier effects companies like WAVES and iZotop release 64-bit plug-ins, and would love to hear what you think—so please leave a comment!

Feedback? Let us know!

Not using Audition CS6 yet? You can download a free 30 day trial.  Or just go ahead and order a full copy or upgrade!

Audition is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, so you can subscribe once and get access to Audition CS6, Photoshop CS6, and all of Adobe’s other creative tools.

Handy new editing features: Skip Selection and Trim to Time

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)

What’s New in Adobe Audition CS6

Adobe Audition CS6 is on its way, and we are now revealing all of the new and changed features in Audition CS6 and other professional video and audio applications in Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, including Adobe Prelude and SpeedGrade. Go here for details. Information on pricing and availability is not yet available, but stay tuned here for updates.

Note that Audition CS6 and all of the other applications in CS6 Production Premium will also be available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Stay tuned here for additional details about Creative Cloud as they become available.

If you’re at the NAB tradeshow, come see us in the Adobe booth (SL2624) 16-19April2012. We’ll have live demonstrations and presentations by customers and Adobe personnel. We’ll also be participating in the keynote address along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Academy Award winner Rob Legato. Trainers will also be teaching CS6 versions of our professional video and audio applications at the Post|Production World Conference 14-18April2012.

Here’s a link to the summary of what’s new in CS6 professional video and audio applications, with short overview movies about some of the top features. These PDF documents are a much deeper look at what’s new, so be sure to check them out, too:

If you want to ask questions about these new and changed features, come on over to the Audition user-to-user forum. That’s the best place for questions. Questions left in comments on a blog post are much harder to work with; the blog comment system just isn’t set up for conversations.

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@audition) or this blog for regular updates. We will also be posting more in depth on some of the features below to help provide insight and details.

Audition CS6 Highlights:

Audition CS6 (nearly) Complete List of New Features:

Multitrack

  • Session templates
  • Automatic speech alignment
  • Clip grouping
    • Suspend mode
    • Focus clip actions
    • Trim/fade grouped clips
    • Time aligned stretching of groups
  • Clip spotting – Manual entry of clip start or end time
  • Clip stretching – Real-time and rendered mode using iZotope Radius
  • Vari-speed clip stretching
  • Skip selection play mode
  • Metronome
  • Save all open files with session preference
  • Select all clips from playhead to end of track
  • Sum to mono per track
  • Bounce selected track
  • Reveal clip in files panel
  • Trim to selection
  • Send clip to back
  • Preference to play/hide overlapped clips
  • Mixer enhancements
  • Snap volume and pan envelopes at 0dB
  • Drag and drop file marker range to multitrack (as clip)

Waveform (Editor)

  • Multiple clipboards
  • Skip selection play mode
  • Open append
  • Subclip marker support (Premiere and Prelude)
  • Improvements to spectral spot Healing
  • Pitch display

Effects

General

  • Media Browser
  • Preview in Media Browser and files panel
  • Search/filter in Media Browser and files panel
  • Display markers for all files in markers panel
  • Access and open order fields in files panel (sorting)
  • Keyboard shortcuts (shortcut editor enhancements, copy to clipboard)
  • Adobe Graphics Manager Implementation to improve UI drawing
  • DLMS Integration to support additional video and audio file format import/open
  • OpenGL display for video including improved video display for improved performance
  • New spectral display preferences
  • Support for additional frame rates (23.976, 59.94 ndf/df)
  • Machine-specific device preferences (optional common audio hardware settings for all users)
  • Import most preferences from CS5.5
  • Pinch-to-zoom, rotate to scrub Mac touchpad support (Mac only)
  • Improved properties panel UI layout

Broadcast Specific

  • ITU Loudness – Normalize files (batch) to ITU-BS.1770-2 (R128), view loudness level diagnostics
  • Native MPEG1-Layer 2 audio (MP2) import and export
  • Enhanced CART timer and metadata support

Control Surface/Automation

  • Mackie MCU, native Avid EUCON, other controller support
  • Recordable track automation (Full Write, Touch, Latch support with undo)

Format support

  • MPEG4, HD Video, and additional audio import (via DLMS)
  • Native MPEG1-Layer2 (MP2) audio import and export
  • Native APE, FLAC, OGG export and import
  • libsndfile export – export most formats supported by libsndfile
  • CD Import metadata support (via FreeDB)
  • Enhanced RAW format support

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