Adobe Audition CC, A professional audio workstation. Create, mix, and design sound effects with the industry’s best digital audio editing software. Edit, mix, record, and restore audio. Audition CC is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound.
Adobe Audition Creative Cloud is incredibly powerful. Not only does it have all of the functionality of an audio editing program, but it also has the multitrack recording and editing capabilities that are associated with digital audio workstations (DAWs). The layout of the software is intuitive, clean and customizable, and the software provides an impressive toolset to handle any type of audio editing job.
Since Adobe Audition comes from the Adobe Creative Cloud, you pay for the service on a subscription basis. Adobe has a few different payment options you can choose from including monthly payments, an annual lump sum or an annual plan paid in monthly increments. You can also choose whether to purchase Adobe Audition by itself or pay for the entire Creative Cloud and all its applications.
One nice thing about working with Adobe Audition is its ability to switch between different interface layouts. If you have used previous versions of Audition and liked the classic layout better, you can switch to that layout in the window preferences and feel right at home again. You can change the layout of this audio editor, but you can’t add or remove tools from your toolbar.
This is one of the few professional audio editing programs that allows you to record more than one audio source at once. With Adobe Audition you can tackle your multitrack recording project and record multiple audio sources simultaneously. This audio editor also has a full digital mixer so you can adjust the levels, panning and other parameters of multiple audio tracks at once. These are the characteristics of a DAW, which is part of why Audition is so powerful.
One of this program’s strong suits is its audio restoration abilities. We imported a single voice audio sample that was laced with noisy hiss, hum, pops and cracks that are generally associated with old vinyl recordings. To remove the unwanted noises from the recording, we used the sound sample tool. With this tool you can highlight a part of your audio where there is unwanted noise and sample it for Audition to learn. You then run the filter over the entirety of your audio, and Audition will remove any occurrence of the noise throughout the recording.
The results were outstanding. Virtually all of the noise from the recording was removed, and the vocal in the recording was uncompromised. This was one of the best audio restoration results that we’d heard from all of our audio testing.
This audio editing software program has an abundance of effects that you can add to your audio including delays, reverbs and distortion. All of the effects you can apply to your audio include a handful of presets, so you can quickly click on the drop-down menu to find the right effect parameters. You can also chain effects together, another quality mostly found in DAWs.
If you have multiple files that you want to apply processes to, you can click on the batch-processing tab on the file manager and add files for batch processing. This is a quick way change multiple files in one sitting.