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Adobe Audition software is a professional audio editing environment. Designed for demanding audio and video professionals, Adobe Audition offers advanced audio mixing, editing, and effects processing capabilities. (former known as Cool Edit Pro). Price $20/month or $50/month for all Adobe products.

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13.0.1 (December 10, 2019)


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The version 13.0.x release of Adobe Audition provides stability and performance improvements.

Version 13.0

Improved effects support

Route multichannel effects channels with full control.

Overlapped clips support

Audition now allows you to play or mute overlapping clips simultaneously.

The September release (version 12.1.4), August release (version 12.1.3), July release (version 12.1.2), and June release (version 12.1.1) for Audition provides stability and performance improvements.

The August release (version 12.1.3), July release (version 12.1.2), and June release (version 12.1.1) for Audition provides stability and performance improvements.

The July release (version 12.1.2) and June release (version 12.1.1) for Audition provides stability and performance improvements.

The June release (version 12.1.1) for Audition provides stability and performance improvements.

Audition 12.1
April 2019 release

Punch and roll recording
Zoom to selected clip
Auto-ducking ambience sound
Nudge clip up and down
Manual keyframe entry
Last Published: April 3, 2019
Learn about new features and enhancements in the April 2019 release of Adobe Audition (version 12.1)
Punch and roll recording
This record mode allows you to record audio using the punch and roll technique with pre-roll, visual countdown, and Punch Again functionality. If you made a mistake while recording audio, this feature allows you to correct mistakes and continue recording without interruption.

To know more, see Punch and Roll recording.

Zoom to selected clip
Quickly zoom to the time range of one or more selected clips using the Zoom menu command. In the Multitrack Editor, choose Zoom > Zoom To Selected Clips.

To know more about zooming and navigating, see Zoom audio in the Editor panel.

Auto-ducking ambience sound
You can now auto duck ambience sound for a more seamless editing experience. While working on a project, automatically generate a volume envelope to duck ambience sound behind dialogue, sound effects, or any other audio clip using the Ducking parameter in the Essential Sound panel.

To know more, see Auto-ducking using the essential sound panel.

Nudge clip up and down
You can now nudge a clip up and down using keyboard shortcuts. Freely move selected clips without taking your hands away from the keyboard.

Nudge selected clip upAlt+up arrowOption+up arrow
Nudge selected clip downAlt+down arrowOption+down arrow
Manual keyframe entry
Audition allows you to edit time value and parameter value for a particular keyframe.

Audition CC 2019 12.0

DeReverb & DeNoise effects [NEW]
Reduce or remove reverb and background noise from recordings without noise prints or complicated parameters with these efficient real-time effects or through the Essential Sound panel.
Improved playback and recording performance [NEW]
Playback over 128 audio tracks or record over 32 tracks, at low latencies, on common workstations and without expensive, proprietary, single-purpose acceleration hardware.
Improved multitrack UI [NEW]
Playback over 128 audio tracks or record over 32 tracks, at low latencies, on common workstations and without expensive, proprietary, single-purpose acceleration hardware.
On-clip gain control and waveform scaling [NEW]
Adjust your audio without moving your eyes or mouse cursor away from your content with on-clip gain adjustments. Use your eyes and ears to match clip loudness to neighboring clips with a waveform that smoothly scales in real-time to amplitude adjustments.
Add tracks and delete empty tracks [NEW]
Quickly add multiple audio or bus tracks of any channelization at once, or clean up all unused audio tracks in a session, with these commands.
Zoom to time [NEW]
Zoom to specific durations with customizable presets. No more guesswork or small adjustments needed to see an exact length of time.
Effects and presets migration [NEW]
When upgrading, Audition can import all 3rd party effects already scanned by a previous version of Audition, as well as custom effect presets and more.

Audition CC 2018

Auto-duck music [NEW]
While working on a project, automatically generate a volume envelope to duck music behind dialogue, sound effects, or any other audio clip using the Ducking parameter in the Essential Sound panel. This feature simplifies the steps needed to achieve professional-sounding audio mixes.
Multitrack clip improvements [NEW]
When recording punch-ins or layering sounds, clip Z-order is now maintained when selecting stacked clips so that smaller clips don’t get lost behind longer ones. Commands in the clip content menu make it easy to move clips to the front or back, and preferences allow users to customize the behavior. More improvements allow for symmetrical clip fades, or adjusting fade curves or duration independently.
Support for Mackie HUI capable devices [NEW]
This release of Audition includes support for the Mackie HUI control surface protocol. To control your mix, transport, and automation in Audition, use HUI emulation mode with almost all modern control surfaces..
Dynamic effects [NEW]
A new, modern version of the classic but discontinued Adobe Premiere Pro Dynamics audio effect has been introduced to Audition and Premiere Pro CC. This simple yet powerful plug-in offers a compressor, expander, limiter, and noise gate in one easy-to-use tool.
Input monitoring [NEW]
Input monitoring allows you to preview the input coming from your recording device before starting the actual recording by either observing the level meters or listening to it.
Timecode overlay [NEW]
This release of Audition lets you view session and media timecode overlays in the Video panel. You can also lock your video output to your external display. The timecode overlay displays the current time display string as an overlay on the Video panel and the video fullscreen monitor.

Audition CC 2017
November 2, 2016

Audition CC: Your Toolkit for Exceptional Audio
With the latest release of Creative Cloud, getting started in Audition CC is easier than ever. With a new panel for audio newbies, you can quickly get up to speed with key skills and best practices for getting the most out of Audition. Access deeply integrated tutorial walkthroughs without ever leaving the application. If you don’t see the panel automatically, find it in the help menu.

This release also brings a new User Interface. You’ll see this gorgeous, flat UI in our updates, but expect the experience to unify the look-and-feel of Adobe’s tools across the spectrum, from desktop to mobile and web. With all-new vector-based icons, the UI elements should look sharp at any display resolution.

A peek behind the curtain would expose a lot of goings-on with effect plug-ins. Not only will you see updates to many of our classic plug-ins to fully support High DPI displays, but the audio team has shared several Audition-only audio effects with Premiere Pro including Adaptive Noise Reduction, Parametric EQ, Automatic Click Removal, Studio Reverb, and even the top-tier Dynamics Processing compressor/expander. Video editors will now be able to drop these effects on their clips without leaving the comfort of their NLE timeline.

Audition CC 2015
June 2015

Dynamic Link for streaming video content from Adobe Premiere Pro
Live re-linking
Dual display fullscreen video
Auto-backup to Creative Cloud
Marker import and export
Copy imported assets to session folder automatically
Timed recordings

Audition CC 2014.1
October 2014

Refined user interface with HiDPI support
Expanded video format support
Enhanced Speech Volume Leveler
iXML support
Improved video performance
Soundbooth file support

Audition CC

Sound Remover
Preview Editor
Enhanced multitrack editing
Advanced sound design
Enhanced Spectral Display editing
Audio finesse
ITU Loudness metering
64-bit architecture
Editable Favorites actions

Audition CS6 5.0.2 update patch released. Bug fixes, Windows 8 compatibility.

This update, version 5.0.2 for Mac and Windows, fixes several bugs discovered after release that could not be fixed in time for the earlier patch, and cleans up a few odds and ends to ensure Audition is fully compatible for use on Windows 8. Briefly, here are the primary bug fixes:

Metronone may skip or stutter
Windows registry entry missing backslash in path
Eucon/Avid Artist control surface touchscreen: Control of Surround Panner does not work
Bounce to New Track > Selected Track: New track is now based on channelization of source track
Windows 8: Third-party drivers do not have a valid WHQL signature
CD Burning: Removed 78 minute limit from CD Layout.
Audition may crash on Mac when exporting to OMF
Audition may crash when attempting to bounce a track with a channelization that does not match the Master track

Adobe Audition CS6

Edit audio faster and with more precision with Adobe® Audition® CS6 software. Clean up audio, quickly align and edit dialogue, change clip pitch and speed, automate mixes with control surface support, and collaborate more easily with a host of new and improved features.

Fast, precise editing
Accomplish more in less time with intuitive editing, sound design, processing, mixing, and mastering tools, optimized for film, video, and radio workflows. Speed up production with the high-performance, cross-platform software that streamlines production with improved features for file preview, clip spotting, audio sweetening, project sharing, and more.

Real-time clip stretching
Stretch clips nondestructively in real time. Preview changes and settings, and render for higher quality results. New varispeed mode adjusts speed and pitch together.

Automatic speech alignment
Quickly align and replace location dialogue with studio recordings, even with noisy production tracks. Fixing lip sync issues can now be completed in a fraction of the time.

EUCON and other control surface support
Work with control surfaces that use Mackie Control and Mackie Logic protocols, as well as Avid Artist Series control surfaces with native EUCON support.

Parameter automation
Automate entire mixes with new write, latch, and touch parameter automation modes.

Powerful pitch correction
Correct pitch problems automatically or with manual control. Compare pitch adjustments with the original in the Spectral Pitch Display view.

Tools for efficient session management
Work more efficiently with the new Media Browser for easy preview and import of assets, the Quick Search field in the Files panel, customizable session templates, and more.

Expanded output options
Deliver and archive your projects with more flexible delivery options such as output to audio CD, session archiving that saves all files, and expanded mixdown options.

Loudness standard compliance
Match volume to ITU BS.1770-2 loudness standards for advertising volume and noise.

HD video playback
Import and play back HD video without transcoding.

New effects
Design sounds with new effects including Generate Tones, Graphic Phase Shifter, Doppler Shifter, and Notch Filter.

Powerful effects routing and VST3 support
Increase flexibility for mixing and effects channel routing. Improve third-party plug-in compatibility and open up options for new effects with VST3 compatibility.

Simplified Metadata and Markers panels
View and edit XMP metadata, including BWF schema, Cart Chunk, and Radio Industry RIFF, enabling automated workflows within Adobe Creative Suite® Production Premium software and other production systems.
Expanded audio and video file formats
Import, play back, convert, and mix down to more video and audio formats such as FLAC, OGG, HE-AAC, WMA, MPEG-1 Layer 2, RAW, and more.
Improved batch processing
Streamline your workflow with improved batch processing that enables you to convert files to new formats or sample rates and apply Favorites at any time.
User-driven workflow improvements
Enjoy many new and updated features in Adobe Audition CS6 that are user requests, such as CD burning, multiple clipboards, the Metronome, and more.
Clip grouping
Edit multiple clips simultaneously, even if they are not in the same group. Use the new Suspend Groups feature to make edits to individual clips while maintaining the grouping.
Editing preview with selective skipping
Preflight deletions and fine-tune selections by listening to just the pre-roll and post-roll around a selection.
Trim to Selection
Make clip lengths automatically match a selection with the new Trim to Selection command in the Multitrack Editor.
Multiple clipboards
Keep multiple selections in memory for fast access to audio you wish to use repeatedly.
Support for more frame rates
Work with all types of footage with broader support for many video formats and frame rates, such as 23.976 and 59.94fps.
Favorites in Effects Rack
Apply your most commonly used effects combinations easily by saving them as Favorites.
Automatic retrieval of CD titles
Include CD track names automatically during import from audio CD.
Improved keyboard shortcut manager
Customize your workflow and increase productivity by configuring keyboard shortcuts more easily.
Keep time accurately when recording audio with the new Metronome.

Adobe Audition CS5.5 / Features

Bring new efficiency to your audio post-production workflows with intuitive multitrack recording, editing, and mixing capabilities; greater workflow flexibility; and optimized performance in Adobe® Audition® CS5.5 software.

Native Mac OS support
Record, mix, edit, and master your audio with a powerful cross-platform audio toolset: Adobe Audition CS5.5 runs natively on Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6 as well as Windows®.

New high-performance audio engine
Experience greater speed throughout the audio production process with the new audio engine in Adobe Audition CS5.5, whether opening and saving files, processing multicore effects, or simultaneously editing multiple sessions.

Roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
Easily sweeten audio for video. Pass individual clips and multitrack mixes from Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5.5 software to Adobe Audition for editing, or send Adobe Premiere Pro sequences with a reference video to Adobe Audition for complete soundtrack creation.

Project exchange with third-party NLEs and DAWs
Easily move sessions between Adobe Audition and Avid Pro Tools using built-in OMF import and export functions in Adobe Audition. Share files with other video NLEs via XML interchange.

Native 5.1 multichannel support
Edit multichannel files and mix your projects in 5.1 surround. Adobe Audition CS5.5 includes a Surround Panner in the Mixer View, as well as a new Surround Reverb effect and Amplify, a multichannel gain processor.

Effects workflow enhancements
Edit and play audio while adjusting settings for multiple effects simultaneously in the new modeless effects racks. Experiment with different effect settings while making selections or edits in the Waveform Editor.

Royalty-free content in Resource Central
Use the new Resource Central panel in Adobe Audition to access thousands of royalty-free sound effects, loops, and music beds that you can drag and drop directly into your creative projects.

Native audio effects
Improve performance with native support for audio effects. Effects added in Adobe Audition CS5.5 include a DeHummer, DeEsser, Speech Volume Leveler, and Surround Reverb for working with 5.1 surround projects.

Simplified XMP metadata panel
View and edit XMP metadata using a simplified interface. Support for XMP metadata includes the Broadcast WAV (BWF) schema, enabling automated workflows within Adobe Creative Suite® Production Premium software and other radio and TV production systems.

Auto-saved XML session files
Save your sessions in the robust, flexible, and nondestructive XML format. Undo unwanted changes with the new History panel. Import Adobe Audition 3 sessions and then save them as XML.

History panel
Edit, arrange, and mix with confidence, knowing that you can easily revert to previous states using the new History panel.

Changes in Adobe Audition 3.0.1:
• Spectral tools no longer crash machines with more than four CPU cores.
• The Graphic Phase Shifter effect has been reenabled.
• Performance while recording MIDI data has been improved.
• The Sequencer will now record MIDI data even if the panel is closed.
• Adobe Audition will now launch on Windows Vista® systems where the My Documents folder was moved from the default location.
• The application will now ignore Windows "Locale" settings to format decimal data in comma-delimited XML settings files.
• A Healing Brush crash issue has been addressed.
• Crossfades are no longer incorrectly added to grouped clips when overlapped with non-grouped clips.
• Invalid crossfades will no longer be added to the end of a previously trimmed clip after enabling or disabling looping.
• Invalid crossfades for clips after enabling non-session tempo-based looping have been addressed.
• Dragging crossfaded clips onto the master track no longer creates two additional tracks and an error in the crossfades.
• Inserting MIDI from the Files panel would cause the application to hang in Edit mode for an audio file whose sample rate didn't match the session.
• Several scenarios where crossfade changes could corrupt a session were addressed.
• Closing a session without exiting the rewire app no longer causes Adobe Audition to save a blank session.
• Undo no longer becomes disabled after undoing the creation of unique copies of two crossfaded clips.
• Crossfaded clips no longer disappear after undoing move clips.
• Canceling VST scan no longer causes Adobe Audition to become unstable.
• If a selection existed, a full session mixdown would only process MIDI data through the end of the selection.
• The Open MIDI dialog box was not completely modal and could cause a crash.
• MIDI Host had problems with some Spectrasonics VSTi instruments, where it wouldn't show the entire UI.
• CD burning would sometimes create a corrupted disk but still report a successful burn.
• Applying the Clip/Pop Eliminator no longer crashes the application.
• Crash recovery is now more reliable when using Auto-Save For Recovery.
• When the application detects the possible saving failure that causes a corrupted session, a warning dialog box now appears so users can retry the save.
• Transport controls are no longer disabled if a new session is opened without closing the existing session.
• Crossfades will now retain their original shape when clips are moved and the session is reopened.

What's new in Adobe Audition 2.0
Find out about all the new features in Adobe Audition 2.0, including low-latency mixing, ASIO support, and audible scrubbing.

Integrated CD burning
Create quick reference masters of your compositions by burning gapless audio CDs directly from Adobe Audition.

ReWire support
Stream full-resolution audio data in real time between Adobe Audition and other audio software such as Propellerhead Reason and Ableton Live.

VST plug-in support
Expand your options with integrated support for third-party VST effects, which can also be used in Adobe Premiere® Pro software.

Frequency space editing
Visually isolate and select sounds in frequency and time using a marquee selection tool in the spectral editing view, and then clean up, modify, or apply effects to the selected sound.

Pitch correction
Correct off-pitch performances and create pitch-based effects using the new pitch correction effects. Use the automatic mode for quick results or the manual mode for precise control.

Enhanced support for video
Edit video soundtracks more easily with the ability to view video frames in the Timeline and import a wide range of file formats, including AVI, native DV, MPEG, and WMV.

Clip time stretching
Visually drag the edge of any audio clip in a multitrack mix to fit a specific length of time with or without affecting the clip's pitch; this is ideal for making sound effects and dialog fit a given video clip.

Automatic click/pop elimination
Quickly and easily restore digital recordings of vinyl source material, wireless mikes, DV cameras, and other production audio.

New sample sessions
Get up to speed quickly by using any of the 20 sample sessions included with Adobe Audition, or modify the sample sessions to create your own music.

Vocal/instrumental extraction
Reduce the vocal or instrumental portions of a track and create a cappella and karaoke-ready tracks while preserving the stereo image with the new Center Channel Extractor tool.

New royalty-free loops
Create your own music using more than 500 new production music loops — for a total of more than 5,000 — in a variety of styles including '70s disco, rumba, and loops for weddings and events.

Save custom keyboard shortcuts
Create customized keyboard shortcut sets to suit your working style.

Flexible envelope scaling
Rescale points on pan, volume, and effect envelopes to make changes to a clip in a multitrack mix. Scale all points while maintaining relative or absolute relationships between points.

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Nice tool.Easy to use!

Review by Alvaliu on Jan 13, 2014 Version: cc6.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10


The most solid piece of software I've ever owned.

Review by Sillyname on Jan 27, 2006 Version: 2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

V2.0 has product activation....actually all the new adobe products mentioned here do

Review by ron spencer on Jan 17, 2006 Version: 2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10

I don't think it's healthy to admire Adobe as much as I do, after this latest release. I am going to upgrade on Friday. I didn't go from 1.0 to 1.5 because I didn't think the changes were significant enough, even though the price was low.

NOW I am satiated as a consumer. I am almost humbled to tears at the thought that Adobe cares about it's users this much. People have been asking for ASIO support for almost 10 years, now. I got tired of asking...

Now I can buy any professional interface I desire for the program that I understand the most. I feel like the Grinch, after his heart grew!

Review by Sillyname on Jan 17, 2006 Version: 2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I use both this and SoundForge at work. For low end use this blows SoundForge out of the water.

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