Adobe Audition

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With so many options out there for recording and editing audio these days, Adobe Audition still stands out as being the most desirable option. The program is popular among users for its strong, smart, and agile DAW system (Digital Audio Workstation). Stacked with features that allow you to record radio, podcasts, and the sound for audiovisual content, you will be getting the very best audio results with Adobe Audition.

Adobe Audition Main Features

  • Multitrack Recording: You are able to record multiple tracks with separate microphones. This is ideal for those who are looking for flexibility and control. Set desired gain levels that suit each person's voice, before adding individual EQ and processing requirements in post-production. This is most effective when recording a roundtable-style discussion.

  • Clip & Track Effects: For those who are looking to apply alternative effects in post-production, Adobe Audition allows you to apply effects to the entire track, or to concentrated snippets. Whether you’re experimenting with compression, EQ, or reverb, these effects won’t permanently mark your original recording, so you are free to trial the desired effects as much as you wish without fear of ruining any audio.

  • Spectral Analysis: If unwanted noise appears over someone’s voice in the background of your recording and intrudes on the intended audio of the recording, using spectral analysis you can look at the recording via its frequency and eliminate the disruptive sounds that are hindering your listening experience, without cutting the entire segment. Although there are boundaries to this feature, it can act as a quick fix for any subtle errors.

  • Match Loudness: The bane of all sound engineers’ lives in post-production is getting the volume levels correct for a pleasurable experience for the listener. They want to maintain a consistent noise level from one recording to the next. Volume levels can be problematic for podcasters. There are potential variations from segment to segment, episode to episode, and show to show. With Adobe Audition, keeping it smooth is simple. You just have to drag your file into the Match Loudness window and adjust the settings to match previous recordings.

Is Adobe Audition Free?

Adobe Audition offers a free trial of 7 days and an upgrade subscription starting at $31.49 per user, per month.

System Requirements

For: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10

  • Processor: 64 bit
  • Note: Windows 10 version 1507 is not supported
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM
  • Display: 1920x1080