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2 of 2 people found this helpful
Found it useful for editing speech
on May 5, 2012
I wanted an audio-editing program for use with historical recordings. These would be primarily conversations and interviews. Noise reduction is very important. I obtained trial versions of all audio-editing software I could find. After much testing, I found Adobe Audition to be the best option. The noise reduction methods were better than other audio-editing programs, but not as good as certain dedicated noise reduction software. I found the history panel that allows toggling groups of modification on and off to be particularly useful.
My comparison was with other currently available software. I have not used the previous version of Audition. Those who are unhappy with Audition 5.5 appear to be comparing it to the previous version. In my tests, Audition 5.5 had some bugs but so did the other programs and many were worse than Audition. My overall impression is that Adobe rebuilt the Audition processing engine in order to have signficantly greater capabilities for the future. They dropped some features in the initial release with the new engine but are adding capabilities with updates. I've worked in software development and know that rebuilding the processing engine can be a very challenging task. Sometimes you have to take a step backward to create the foundation that is needed for going forward over the long-term.