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Have you given the Soundbooth beta a try?

When it comes to software, I generally take it for granted that people know about it and use it if they’re interested in it.  It’s the world I live in (software) so perhaps you can understand why I am surprised when people don’t know about something new from Adobe.

Several weeks ago, Adobe posted a public beta version of Soundbooth.  With this version, you not only have multiple tracks but several exciting new features such as volume matching.  A better way to describe volume match is automatic volume control.  So, if you’re a video or animation person who doesn’t want to be bothered with dynamics, compression, limiting and the like, this is a perfect feature for you!

The other thing I want to point out and hope you will try is the Speech to Text function.  This will actually transcribe your audio and save the resulting text as metadata in the file!  Pretty amazing and its getting a lot of response.  Metadata is the future and being able to create metadata (relavent information about the asset) without manual entry is going to be a huge deal.

So, if you haven’t given Soundbooth a try yet, I encourage you to download it from the Adobe Labs site.  It works on both Intel Macs and PCs, so you’ve got no excuse!

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