Inside Sound is Live!
Welcome to the new Inside Sound blog covering all things audio at Adobe. I’m the new Product Manager for audio at Adobe responsible for our flagship product Audition and the newest member of the Adobe audio product family Soundbooth. It’s an exciting time for audio at Adobe. We just launched a major upgrade of Audition in November (version 3.0) and our new task-based audio tool for video and Flash professionals, Soundbooth, shipped as part of CS3 this past summer. Currently, the team is hard at work on a new version of Soundbooth. I’ll post more about that as we get closer to launch.
And while I recently joined the audio team, I’m not exactly new to Adobe. I was the Product Manager for Contribute during the 2.0 and 3.0 releases at Macromedia in San Francisco. I left Macromedia just prior to the merger to work on a new album with my band Blue Tree in Seattle. I completed the album titled ‘Fault Lines’ this past summer and if you are curious you can check it out on my website (http://www.bluetreemusic.com) or on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/bluetreeband). As you might imagine I was excited to have the opportunity to come back to Adobe here in Seattle and combine my passion for music and software.
I’m taking the reins from Hart Shafer who has done an amazing job as Product Manager for Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro) for the past 10 years – 5 years at Adobe and 5 years with Syntrillium which was acquired by Adobe in 2003. He was also the man behind the Soundbooth launch this past year. Hart is now the Product Manager for the Product Premium suite, which is the version of Create Suite that combines Adobe’s video and audio tools. Hart has also has been the main person to blog about audio at Adobe for the past several years and I will be continuing that conversation here with help from other members of the audio team.
Since Audition 3 launched we’ve received a number of questions about supporting Mac OSX. Now while there isn’t a native Mac version of Audition, our test team and evangelist Jason Levine have been running it under Leopard’s Boot Camp with great results. We have a blog post on that coming up in the next few days.
So what other audio topics would you like to hear about? We welcome suggestions for topics on Audition, Soundbooth or on any other Adobe products or technologies. Since this is a team blog, other members of the audio team will be contributing to Inside Sound in order to give you a broad perspective on the variety of things Adobe is doing with audio. More importantly, we want to continue to gather your feedback in order to help you create great audio and visual experiences.
Welcome to Inside Sound!