October 26, 2006
Introducing Adobe Soundbooth, now on Labs
Sneak-previewed on Tuesday at the Adobe MAX show, the new audio-editing application Adobe Soundbooth is available in beta form on the Labs Web site. "Built in the spirit of Sound Edit 16" (my trusty, lightweight sidekick for many years), Soundbooth is geared towards:
- Editing audio quickly
- Cleaning up noisy audio
- Visually identifying and removing unwanted sounds
- Recording and polishing voiceovers
- Adding effects and filters
- Easily creating customized music—without musical expertise
It’s a professional application, but it’s simpler and more streamlined than Audition, Adobe’s tool for audio professionals. In other words, it’s the kind of thing a Flash developer can grab and start using immediately. Soundbooth PM Hart Shafer has posted his intro, and there’s also a press release.
By the way, note that in addition to supporting Windows, it runs on the Mac. Intel-natively. (And so does Flex Builder, for that matter.) In fact, given that it’s brand new, the app is Mactel-only. I’m a little disappointed that I can’t run it on my PowerBook, but I understand why the team has decided to focus entirely on the future.