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$33.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$33.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Adobe Audition

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Features

Total features of Adobe Audition: 16

  • 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

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Pro Tools

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Live

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Logic Pro

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(166)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Hothifa
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Me experience with Adobe Audition

Reviewed on 25/4/2022

I do not think that there are negative things in this program or missing something important...

I do not think that there are negative things in this program or missing something important because it is actually a professional program for everyone who wants to produce a wonderful work

Pros

What I liked and really impressed me the most is the artificial intelligence that distinguishes this program in many features such as mixing sounds, mastering and sound recording, which brings you the work in the way you want and that you wish without requiring a lot of training to use it

Cons

I do not think that there are negative things in this program or missing something important because it is actually a professional program for everyone who wants to produce a wonderful work

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Adobe Audition Leads the Field

Reviewed on 17/2/2022

Pros

I have been using Adobe Audition (and its predecessor incarnation, Cool Edit Pro) for decades at this point. I have used it to record half a dozen indie rock albums, make music mixes for radio programs, and record multiple podcast episodes. Adobe Audition can transform anyone's computer into a powerful, fully featured recording, mixing, and mastering studio. It is easy to use and has all of the features industry professionals expect: waveform editing, waveform manipulation, multitrack recording and mixing, mastering filters, and more. All of these come wrapped in a fairly easy to learn, easy to use palletized Adobe format. What's more, Audition's synergies with other software (both within the Adobe family and through plugins) means that users are never working in a "walled garden."

Cons

Over my two decades using multiple versions of Adobe Audition, I have found little that I don't like. In the early days, I encountered some stability and performance issues with the software, but those don't seem to affect the most recent versions (from the past decade). I could nitpick and wish that some functionality present in plugins was in-built into the software, but that is obviated by the fact that plugins are easy to find and integrate. Probably my biggest gripe with the current iteration of Adobe Audition is its shift to a subscription, software-as-service model. This expense can put this powerful software out of reach for many aspiring recording engineers.

Alternatives Considered

Audacity

Reasons for Switching to Adobe Audition

In looking to move on from an older version of the Adobe Audition, I considered free options like Garageband and Audacity. While those look like capable pieces of software, my familiarity with Adobe Audition, along with the sheer depth and power of its features made the choice easy.
sipho
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The observation

Reviewed on 30/1/2022

Adobe Tryout is strong, cross-stage sound altering programming that is in its very own class. For...

Adobe Tryout is strong, cross-stage sound altering programming that is in its very own class. For instance, Tryout has specific devices for tidying up or reestablishing sound and offers accuracy, nondestructive altering for corporate and business video, just as webcasts.

Pros

Solid sound reclamation, sound-expulsion, and clamor decrease instruments.
Great sound system waveform proofreader.
Helpful representation devices.
Sticks to film and transmission guidelines for sound.

Cons

Needs MIDI help.
Just accessible through a costly month to month membership.

Zakaria
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Thats why you must use adobe auditon.

Reviewed on 13/11/2022

overall experience I would say that Adobe Audition is an outstanding software I recommend it for...

overall experience I would say that Adobe Audition is an outstanding software I recommend it for anyone beginner or professional

Pros

Adobe Audition is a perfect software for mastering and mixing audio, I've been using it for a very long time for editing and mastering voice-overs for my clients. it has many free useful plugins provided for it which is a good thing. The software interface looks easy to use. you can export the highest quality. I really like that you can mix many tracks at the same time.

Cons

to be honest, there is no disliked part, I see that the software is being updated and improved time by time, I really like it

Samuel
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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.
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Adobe Audition offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$33.99/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, 1,001-5,000

Adobe Audition supports the following languages:

English

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Adobe Audition offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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