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Adobe Audition 3

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition
3.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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  • All-in-one solution for professional audio recording, mixing, editing, and mastering
  • Work with high-performance audio devices that use the ASIO driver model. Mix tracks on the fly, hearing changes as you make them.
  • Record and edit individual audio files with fast, accurate tools that are also tightly integrated with the Multitrack view for an improved workflow. Use the Mastering Rack to apply and preview multiple effects.
  • Restore recordings from old vinyl, remove hisses and hums, fix clipped audio and phase problems, and recover previously unusable recordings. Frequency space editing has become more flexible with the new Effects Paintbrush tool and Spot Healing Brush.
  • Work with more than 50 digital signal processing (DSP) tools and effects, mastering and analysis tools, and audio restoration features. Expand your toolset even further with support for third party VST and DirectX plug-ins.

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Audition 3.0 Windows

Adobe Audition 3 software is the all-in-one solution for audio recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. Whether you are creating your own music, recording and mixing a project, producing a radio spot, cleaning up production audio for a movie, or editing a soundtrack for a business presentation, Adobe Audition 3 gives you the tools you need to sound your best. Record with a powerful, flexible, low-latency mixing engine; create and arrange DVD- and HD-quality audio; and master productions with visual tools and easy-to-use audio cleanup features.

Adobe Audition or Soundbooth?
Both Adobe Audition and Adobe Soundbooth CS3 audio software are designed for high-quality results. But which one is right for you?

Buy Adobe Audition if:
You are a sound designer, musician, recording engineer, mastering engineer, or other audiocentric professional and you need an all-in-one toolset for professional audio production.

Buy Adobe Soundbooth if:
You are a designer or developer with little or no background in audio and you need an intuitive, easy-to-use software tool to help you quickly accomplish everyday audio tasks.

Sound your best
Recording, mixing, editing, and mastering — Adobe Audition 3 software is the all-in-one toolset for professional audio production.

Use Adobe Audition 3 to:

  • Create your own music
  • Record and mix a project
  • Produce a radio spot
  • Clean up audio for a movie
  • Compile and edit a soundtrack

Whatever you do with audio, Adobe Audition 3 software helps you sound your best.

Top features in Adobe Audition 3

  • VSTi virtual instrument support
    Enjoy support for a wider range of virtual instruments. Simply add a MIDI host track to your mix, choose an instrument, and then record new audio in the Sequencer.
  • Improved multitrack editing
    Save time and increase accuracy by editing grouped clips together. Auto-crossfade clips in multitrack view to quickly mix files together. Click-and-drag fade handles on multitrack clips and in the Edit View for faster editing.
  • Enhanced spectral editing
    Make a free-form selection in frequency space with the Effects Paintbrush and apply effects in varying degrees to that selection. Smooth over a selected region to automatically repair clicks, pops, and other noises using the Spot Healing Brush.
  • Top/Tail Views
    Need a quick and easy way to tweak the start and end of a loop or other audio file? The new Top/Tail Views allow you to zoom into the beginning and end of a file so you can quickly add precise fades while keeping the whole file in view.
  • New effects
    Adobe Audition 3 includes new effects such as Convolution Reverb, Analog Delay, Mastering tool, Guitar Suite, and Tube-modeled Compressor.
  • Superior performance
    Get superior performance and take advantage of the new multicore processors. The optimized mix engine allows for more tracks and effects on the same machine, offering more variety and faster processing.

Adobe Audition 3 software is the all-in-one audio solution for creating music, recording and mixing project soundtracks, producing a radio spot, or cleaning up production audio for a movie.

Record and mix

Waveform editing tools
Quickly mix files together by dragging clips and controlling automatic crossfades with on-clip handles.

Editing options for grouped clips
Save time and maintain consistency by grouping clips in Multitrack View, and then trimming and applying fades to them simultaneously.

VST Plug-in Manager
Enable and disable VST plug-ins more easily.

Batch saving of multiple audio files
Save multiple audio files faster with this new command. Simply specify the file format, location, filename template, and more, and these parameters are applied to each file in the batch.

Ability to duplicate tracks
In Multitrack View, you can now duplicate an audio track for use in your mix.

Improved I/O meter display
See level meters that are in use for the master track as well as for multiple input devices, and for multiple output devices.

Low-latency mixing engine
Enjoy rapid response as you record and mix with a powerful low-latency mixing engine.

ASIO, VST, DirectX, and ReWire support
Easily integrate Adobe Audition into your workflow thanks to broad support for industry formats and standards, including ASIO, VST, DirectX, and ReWire.

More than 50 audio effects and DSP tools
Work with more than 50 real-time audio effects including echo, flange, reverb, and more. Manipulate recordings with digital signal processing (DSP) tools, mastering and analysis tools, and audio restoration features.

Recordable parameter automation
Move volume, pan, and effects controls as you listen, and record changes to your mix in real time. Changes appear as editable envelopes in the timeline.

Hardware controller automation
Adjust mix and effects parameters using external control devices, and record all your changes in real time.

Surround Encoder
Use the Surround Encoder to transform any multitrack mix into a 5.1 surround sound experience. Export the results as an interleaved file that can be used in Adobe Premiere Pro software.

Audio mixing sends and inserts
Get more flexibility when mixing tracks by creating sends to duplicate signals that are routed to different effects. Add a send to create a separate mix for headphones during a recording session.

Effects chain on all channels, buses, and master
Add effects to the master channel and hear the results even before mixing down to a single file.

Real-time input monitoring
Listen to your audio inputs through the software, including effects applied to the input track. Then modify parameters after recording, if desired.

Quick punch
Quickly fix recording errors by punching in corrections on-the-fly as you rerecord: Toggle the record button to punch in your new take only where you want it to replace the old one. Punch in and out as many times as you want.

Unlimited number of tracks in Multitrack View
Record, edit, and mix any number of stereo tracks in Multitrack View.

Plug-in delay compensation
Add filters and effects to tracks and buses throughout the signal chain without knocking tracks out of sync.

MIDI timecode support
Use Adobe Audition software as a MIDI timecode (SMPTE/MTC) master or slave to synchronize audio playback with computers, video decks, or any hardware device that supports MTC.

Smooth splined envelopes
Adjust volume, pan, effects, and more for clips in a multitrack mix. Use splines to alter curves and create gradual transitions; rescale all envelope points to make changes quickly.

Improved recording performance
Enjoy faster performance and more economical use of hard-drive space by recording audio sessions directly to a final working file. Once recorded, your files can be saved immediately.

Up to 80 live inputs
Record up to 80 live inputs simultaneously in a multitrack session.

Enjoy support for a wide range of virtual instruments in your music production. Record and edit MIDI in the piano roll editor.

Create and arrange

VSTi virtual instrument support with MIDI piano roll
Enjoy support for a wide range of virtual instruments in your music production. Record and edit MIDI in the piano roll editor.

New effects
Expand your creative possibilities with new effects, including Convolution Reverb, Analog Delay, Mastering tool, and Tube-modeled Compressor.

Radius time stretching from iZotope
Alter tempo without changing pitch, or change pitch without tempo distortion, using the high-quality time-stretch algorithm from industry leader iZotope.

Guitar Suite effects
Perfect your sound with analog-modeled guitar effects that can be used with guitars or other instruments.

XML session format
If you are a developer, you can take advantage of the ability to import and export sessions as XML to better integrate with your tools.

Video in Surround Encoder
View the video as you scrub, keyframe, and edit your surround sound automation in the Surround Encoder. You can more easily match up your audio with the action onscreen, allowing you to perform more precise surround effects and audio placement.

Default WAV importer
Set a custom WAV importer as the default for specific actions.

Default open/save format
Specify a particular file format to ensure all saved files are consistent.

Sorting options in Files panel
In the Files panel, you can sort files by when they were opened or created, or by track number.

Create playlists in the Playlist window. Try different versions of an arrangement before you commit to the edits. Play back in any order and loop a specified number of times.

Bitmap import/export for spectral view
Save the phase histogram as a bitmap, export as a bitmap with phase map, edit in Adobe Photoshop software, and import back into Adobe Audition.

Customizable toolbars
An adaptable workspace allows you to pick which toolbar buttons are displayed in the toolbar.

Complete audio toolset
Record, mix, arrange, and edit your audio in one comprehensive, easy-to-use application. Produce high-resolution 24- or 32-bit files with sample rates up to 192kHz for HD- and DVD-quality audio.

Loop-based soundtrack creation
Use flexible looping tools to quickly construct high-quality music for songs or soundtracks. Loops automatically match global session tempo and key.

Audio editing for video
Use Adobe Audition to edit the soundtracks for videos created in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro software with the Edit Original and Edit in Adobe Audition features.

Intuitive user interface
Enjoy an easy-to-use interface with workspace panels that dock and group for optimal organization, as well as useful phase analysis tools and a powerful Mixer panel.

Thousands of uncompressed 32-bit music loops
Arrange your own music with professional results using approximately 5,000 32-bit, performance-based, royalty-free music loops in many styles.

Clip time stretching
Stretch effects or dialog to fit a video clip by simply dragging the edge of the clip in Multitrack View.

Ready-to-use music beds
Cut to the chase when deadlines loom using 20 royalty-free, ready-to-play music beds in 15- and 30-second lengths.

Batch processing
Use the convenient batch processing feature to convert large numbers of files that have different formats, sample rates, and bit depths to one common format, or to apply scripts to multiple files.

Improved video sync
Enjoy rock-solid synchronization between your audio and video playback over projects of any length.

Broader video format support
Edit soundtracks for video and then export the enhanced video in AVI, MPEG, DV, or WMV format.

Sample sessions
Get up to speed quickly by using any of the 20 sample sessions included with Adobe Audition. Modify the sample sessions to create your own music.

CD extraction
Digitally extract tracks from audio CDs to your hard drive for project use.

Build a customized collection of commands, scripts, and effects that are easily accessible via the Favorites menu or assignable keyboard shortcuts.

Custom workspaces
Configure workspace panel arrangements for specific tasks and then save them for reuse. Preset arrangements for some tasks, such as multitrack recording and mastering, are included.

Adobe Bridge
Browse, organize, and preview files, and then drag and drop what you need from Adobe Bridge. Search by or edit file information (XMP metadata) such as keywords, language, and format.

Automatic beat detection
Find and mark beats automatically. This makes new loop file creation a snap and greatly assists DJs and others who need to quickly match beats among multiple files.

Organizer panels
Keep project assets at your fingertips using three convenient panels from which you can access currently open audio, MIDI, and video files, effects, and favorites.

XMP metadata support
Use XMP metadata to quickly identify, catalog, and find clips across multiple applications. Standard metadata fields are included, and custom metadata input panels can also be created.

Custom script recording
Automate repetitive tasks with custom scripts. Most actions can be recorded to an automated script and then applied to a group of files as a batch process, or selected from the Favorites menu.

MIDI playback
Insert MIDI files into Adobe Audition multitrack sessions to play them in sync with your audio and video projects.

CD extraction
The Extract Audio from CD dialog box has been redesigned to make it easier to use. In addition, you can now configure Adobe Audition to reference an external CD database that provides track titles and other information when ripping an audio CD.

Enjoy rapid response as you record and mix with a powerful low-latency mixing engine.

Edit and master

Effects Paintbrush tool and Spot Healing Brush tool
Make a free-form selection in frequency space with the Effects Paintbrush and apply effects in varying degrees to that selection. Smooth over a selected region to automatically repair clicks, pops, and other noises using the Spot Healing Brush.

Automatic Phase Correction tool
Audio from analog tape or vinyl may have differences in the timing between the two channels. The Automatic Phase Correction tool calculates and applies the optimal delay to align channels of a stereo waveform.

Adaptive Noise Reduction tool
Intelligently remove noise that changes over time, including whines, buzzes, colored noise from fans or airplanes, etc.

Top/Tail Views
Zoom into the beginning and end of a file to add fades and gains while keeping the whole file in view.

Superior performance
Get superior performance and take advantage of the new multicore processors. The optimized mix engine allows for more tracks and effects on the same machine, offering more variety and faster processing.

Mastering effect
Polish sound with the Mastering effect. Control everything from Reverb to Gains or use any of the included presets.

Marquee pan and phase selections
Process discrete stereo information such as center-panned vocals in Spectral Pan display or out-of-phase audio in Spectral Phase display.

Workspace color preferences
Adapt your workspace to your liking with new preferences that let you change the tint of the Adobe Audition 3 workspace and control the color of graph lines, grids, and hot text.

Session plug-in format
Third parties can utilize the Session Format SDK to create exporter plug-ins for their own custom session format.

Graphic Panner
Correct frequency-dependent phase differences between channels (phase smearing).

Modifying automation lane points
Make a selection in the automation lane, and then move up or down to adjust only the points in the selection. Adjust a range selected in an automation lane with ease.

Mixing down to a new file
Enjoy a quick and convenient way to mix down your entire session, selected clips only, or a specified range.

Spectral play for selected frequencies
Select an area in the spectral view and play just that area, or play everything but that area.

Graphic phase shifter
Adjust the phase of a waveform by adding control points to a graph.

Edit View on-clip fades and gain control
Visually adjust volume, fades, and gains for selections or entire files.

Integrated wave-editing view with Mastering Rack
Record and edit audio files with fast, accurate tools that are tightly integrated into the Multitrack View. Apply and preview multiple effects simultaneously with the Mastering Rack when working in Edit View.

Audio restoration tools
Easily restore recordings from old vinyl; remove microphone pops, hisses, hums, and other audio artifacts; fix clipped audio; and repair recordings with Click/Pop Eliminators, Noise Reduction, and more.

Spectral Frequency Display tools
Visually isolate and select sounds in frequency and time, and then clean up, modify, or apply effects to the selected sound using the Spectral Frequency Display. Isolate specific sounds and increase the visibility of lower frequencies.

Spectral Pan and Phase displays
Analyze audio with powerful visualization tools including the unique Spectral Pan and Phase displays, which plot pan, phase, and frequency over time.

Lasso tool in Spectral Frequency Display
Easily select exactly the area you want during frequency-space editing, using the same familiar Lasso tool found in other Adobe applications.

Logarithmic Spectral Frequency Display
Use the logarithmic display option in Spectral Frequency Display to increase the visibility of lower frequencies.

Spectral color bar and resolution settings
Isolate a specific frequency range more easily by adjusting the Spectral Frequency Display color bar and resolution display settings.

Powerful mastering tools
Add final touches to a mix with the Graphic and Parametric equalizers, and add punch to your audio with the Dynamics Processor, Hard Limiter, and Multiband Compressor.

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

Ability to save CD layouts
Quickly and easily save CD layouts — track lists and accompanying metadata — for convenient reuse.

Audible scrubbing
Quickly find the audio you want to edit using two modes of audible scrubbing. Tape-style scrubbing enables you to find hard-to-locate edit points, and shuttle-style scrubbing allows you scan through your audio rapidly.

Audio analysis tools
Work with built-in analysis tools in real time, including frequency analysis, phase analysis, and Spectral Frequency Display. Easily see audio characteristics from edit to edit.

Phase Analysis Histogram View
Use the histogram mode for an easier-to-read phase analysis view. See the percentage of your audio that is in phase and the overall phase content.

Analog-modeled Multiband Compressor
Control dynamics, adjust loudness, and master your mixes with multiband precision. Give bass and drums punch while allowing your vocals to push through the entire mix.

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

Vocal/instrumental extraction
Reduce or boost the vocal or instrumental portions of a track by isolating audio based on pan position or phase. Use this feature for powerful editing or to create a cappella or karaoke-ready tracks.

Broadcast Wave support
Work with third-party hardware and software systems that use the BWF time stamp field. During import, automatically insert the clip into your session at its time stamp location.

Group RMS normalization
Convert multiple audio files to the same overall loudness. Each file is analyzed for average volume, peak volume, and frequency.

Preroll and postroll playback options
Perform edits and apply effects with the benefit of hearing your modifications in context with adjacent audio as you make your changes.

High-quality sample rate conversions
Use transparent sample rate conversions with customizable dither settings to get great-sounding results whether converting material to 44.1kHz, 48kHz, or 96kHz for CD, video, or DVD.

Improved editing performance
Experience improved performance while applying effects like Reverb and Time Stretch, and when displaying clips for editing in Spectral Frequency Display.

Support for more than 20 file formats
Work with files from a wide array of sources and deliver them in the audio format you need. More than 20 file formats and variations are supported, including Windows PCM (WAV), OGG, AIFF, MP3, and WMA.

Delete Silence feature
Detect and remove silence between words or other sounds — ideal for cleaning up voice prompts and speeding up narratives without affecting foreground audio.

Ogg Vorbis format support
Import and export Ogg Vorbis (OGG) audio files.

Cart chunk editing
Open, edit, and save cart chunk metadata to your WAV files. Cart chunk data is used by many radio automation systems to catalog and organize audio files.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000VU4BZY
  • Item model number: 22011292
  • Date first available at September 6, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,688 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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This is basically Audition 2.0 with midi capabilities and VSTi support. The GUI (Graphic User Interface) looks exactly like 2.0, which isn't bad, but I was expecting something more "pretty" like Cubase 4. But, hey, pretty just means the program will be a bigger memory hog, so it's all good.

I've been using this software since CoolEdit1.0! I've always loved the simplicity of it, and ever since Adobe picked it up, it has gotten better and better. You can't find a better DAW for a home studio. It's quick, fast, and powerful! While it comes with enough effects and tools to do the job, you'll definitely want to pick up some add-ons, like Reason, GuitarRig, Ampeg SVX, Absynth, Ozone, etc.

I primarily use this software to record my band. I have hooked it up to many different USB and Firewire mixers and the multi-tracking is always simple and easy to use.

There are so many reasons why Audition 3.0 rocks (mixing and mastering is a breeze!) and I'd love to tell you about it, but I am running out of time. Download the trial and see for yourself!
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For pure audio editing tasks, Audition is right on target. The available effects are excellent, as are the various other editing functions. Ease of use is exemplary. Although I commend Adobe for attempting to include a MIDI sequencer/editor as part of the package, this unfortunately is where the program falls far short of expectations. For those wanting to play their VST software instruments along with their audio tracks in real time, the setup process to do so is very confusing, convoluted, and extremely poorly-documented at best -- making it pretty impossible to figure out. MIDI editing is extremely limited. Third party VST effects plugins are virtually useless. For MIDI recording/sequencing/editing, stick to programs such as Cubase and Sonar. So, for the audio editing side of things, definitely five stars. For MIDI integration, two stars. Customer service -- just to simply transfer an authorization to an another computer -- was ATROCIOUS. Both of my experiences with this were nightmares, dealing with "customer service" reps who spoke broken English unintelligibly and as fast as possible -- then were quite rude to me and very sarcastic when I asked them (very politely, I might add) to speak more slowly. That's MINUS one star -- my average:3.
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This product has seen some decent reviews here, and some typical reviews from people who don't seem to have a great deal of computer know-how. I have read lots of reviews from people in the radio business who sing the praises of Adobe Audition, but I haven't seen anyone review this product after having used it as the main brains of their music recording setup. Indeed, you won't even find Adobe Audition listed on Musicians Friend or Guitar Center's websites.

This is really a shame, considering the power contained in this product. I have been using it since the first version of Cool Edit, and I can honestly say I'm not being biased about this. I have tried several other DAWs, namely Sonar, Logic, Pro Tools, and Cubase, and they are all really good, really comprehensive applications. I will not knock a single one of them because they are all great. However, I will knock the fact that Adobe's Audition is not listed among their ranks. As a multitracker and audio editor, Audition is easily as powerful as the rest, and is more intuitive than almost all of them. That is to say, a first time user can typically get started with the program without any coaching or manual surfing.

As a MIDI sequencer, I will concede that Audition has a long way to go, and hopefully this will see vast improvements in future releases, but the wav editing features and flexibility in this program are second to none. If you desire to put together a home studio for recording music, this program should be heavily considered.

You could blow a bunch of money and get a Pro Tools setup, but every audio interface for pro tools under 1k is pretty much crap, when you could just use Audition and spend some cash to get a much more flexible interface.
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I bought this software to help me with my job recording and editing sermons for my church's radio business. Until a few days ago, I had been using Cool Edit 2.0 (and before that, Cool Edit 1.0!) for years. The quick-loading software and no-nonsense interface kept me using it long after more advanced programs had been released. With our recent upgrade in recording hardware, I decided to upgrade my recording software as well. Adobe Audition 3 was the obvious choice, as it is the successor to Cool Edit.

I am happy to say that it retains all of the things that made Cool Edit awesome, while adding a host of excellent new features. The best feature being the Healing Brush. The usefulness of this tool cannot be stressed enough! Being able to literally paint over pops clicks, and other errors, and have the program automatically perform the correction has saved me many hours of frustration. Not only that, but you can also paint over (highlight) specific frequencies apply effects to only those frequencies. This makes removing things like coughing or other background noises a cinch.

These two features alone are worth the cost of upgrading. Even if they were the only new features in the entire program, I would still say: "BUY IT NOW!"
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