Adobe Audition

Audio editing software for accelerating production workflows

About Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is a comprehensive audio workstation that allows students, teachers, and businesses to create, mix, edit, and restore audio. Available separately or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud, the platform includes audio editing tools designed to enhance music, podcast, and other sound effect designing projects.

Features of Adobe Audition include editing previews, frequency splitting, automatic speech alignment, live relinking of assets, custom port channelization, iXML metadata support, and more. It provides a multitrack editor, which allows professionals to produce multitrack sessions from videos, add crossfades between two sets of music and utilize the Essential Sound panel to adjust sound and volume in the entire audio clip. It also allows users to add, delete, and hide tracks to focus on specific parts of the project and preview registering audio inputs in the recording device before initiating the actual process.

Adobe Audition allows businesses to connect the platform with Adobe Premiere Pro to improve timeline-based editing workflows across videos. It also supports integration with third-party control protocols such as Mackie MCU, EUCON, Emagic Logic Control, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$31.49/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Adobe Audition

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$31.49/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Adobe Audition

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Features

Total features of Adobe Audition: 17

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio Editor
  • Audio Manipulation
  • Audio Mixing
  • Audio Recording
  • Audit Management
  • Content Library
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Mastering
  • Media Library
  • Multimedia Support
  • Plug-in Integration
  • Preview Functionality
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Editing

Alternatives

Audacity

4.4
#1 Alternative to Adobe Audition
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Pro Tools

4.8
#2 Alternative to Adobe Audition
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REAPER

4.9
#3 Alternative to Adobe Audition
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Logic Pro

4.9
#4 Alternative to Adobe Audition
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
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Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Thomas M. Thomas M.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

My favourite audio editor

Reviewed on 30/4/2021

Pros

It has a clean and attractive interface. It has powerful audio features and effects, and is compatible with most popular plug-ins.

Cons

Adobe software is pretty expensive. And it does crash from time to time.

Samuel L. Samuel L.
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple, intuitive and does what its supposed to.

Reviewed on 6/2/2021

17 years using this for audio production for radio and podcasts. I have thought it in college and...

17 years using this for audio production for radio and podcasts. I have thought it in college and students love it once they get used to it. It is simply a genius piece of software and you can transform audio that is of low quality with a few tweaks here and there.

Pros

Whether you are looking for a simple audio edit or a complex multitrack session Adobe Audition has it all. I've been using this since it was called Cool Edit Pro in 2004 and it only gets better with age. Once you get part the overwhelming feature rich UX you are going to love this software.

Cons

It does have quite an extensive amount of features and therefore it can have quite a steep learning curve. Probably not the best software for the none techie who isn't intimidated by loads of buttons and options. Apart from this, I love Audition.

Alternatives Considered

Pro Tools

Reasons for Choosing Adobe Audition

Lacking in features and the UX seemed kind of outdated at the time.

Switched From

Audacity

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Audition

It was free and more suited to the audio editing environment, whilst Pro Tools is better for music production, in my humble opinion.
Garry G. Garry G.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Audition - stellar audio editing tool

Reviewed on 16/11/2021

Very positive. Audition has facilitated the clean up of a thousand thousand tracks. Be it removing...

Very positive. Audition has facilitated the clean up of a thousand thousand tracks. Be it removing amp noise from a headbangers Marshall stack to tightening up the timing of a snare - it works

Pros

The ease of use is the main draw. It simply works how you expect it to work.

Cons

Earlier versions of Audition integrated directly with my DAW. For reasons unknown to me that stopped at about the time of version 3 being released. To be fair, the DAW mfg may be the problem here.

Ali C. Ali C.
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

A light digital audio workstation - good for simple projects and lots of free sound effects.

Reviewed on 21/7/2021

Adobe Audition is fine for simpler use cases - for adding sound effects to podcasts and vlogs or...

Adobe Audition is fine for simpler use cases - for adding sound effects to podcasts and vlogs or simple videos, it's a perfectly good choice. And it's huge library of sounds is very much appreciated.

However, for any in depth audio creation or sound composition, it is easily outclassed by most other audio workstations, including Logic Pro, FL and Cubase.

Pros

What I like most about Adobe Audition is its genuinely vast library of royalty-free sound effects, which can be easily acquired and dragged/dropped into an audio project. What also helps is that all of these sound effects that are freely available to use are high quality - something very rarely found in such a simple manner. Often free sound effects vary greatly in quality, so it is great to have so many good quality samples ready to go.

Cons

There are a couple of issues with Adobe Audition. Firstly, because of the sheer amount of good quality useable samples, it can actually be a problem taking the time to sift through them and find which one is most appropriate - merely a problem of having too many options, which isn't a bad problem to have, but it can slow down the process.

Secondly, Audition is fairly restricted in its usability. For simpler audio projects (such as adding in a few sound effects to a pre-recorded track - perhaps a podcast or vlog) it is perfectly acceptable, but for any kind of composition or detailed audio creation, it appears to be lacking in features that other audio workstations have as standard. Logic Pro would be a superior choice, but it comes with a bigger price tag.

Forrest K. Forrest K.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Do It!

Reviewed on 31/8/2021

If I have any issues I go to the Adobe website faqs or Youtube for advice.

If I have any issues I go to the Adobe website faqs or Youtube for advice.

Pros

Adobe Audition is the premiere audio editing software. From expert to the beginner it allows you to use it to do simple editing to complicated multi-layered tracks.

Cons

The cost can be a bit high when your first learning but it will pay off as you become more of an expert.

Alternatives Considered

Audacity
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Adobe Audition offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$31.49/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Adobe Audition offers a 7-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality - outlined below: Annual plan (billed monthly): US$20.99/month Annual plan (prepaid): US$239.88/year Monthly plan: US$31.49/month

Adobe Audition has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Adobe Audition supports the following languages:

English

Adobe Audition supports the following devices:

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Adobe Audition offers the following support options:

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