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Audition CS6 Essential Training
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Burning the mix to a CD


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Audition CS6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Burning the mix to a CD

In addition to exporting audio tracks as files, Audition CS6 gives you the ability to burn them directly to CDs. So if you want to burn your mix to listen to in your car or send to a friend, you can do so without having to use any third-party software. First I should mention that you can't burn a session directly to a CD. Notice with my session opened here I can't go to File > Export and choose Burn Audio to CD. It's currently grayed out. And that's because Audition can't export the mix and burn it all at once. Instead, if I wanted to create an audio CD of this mix, you would have to first export it as a single file like we saw how to do a couple movies ago, by choosing File > Export > Multitrack Mixdown > Entire Session.
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  1. 1m 7s
    1. What is Audition?
      1m 7s
  2. 1m 55s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  3. 21m 6s
    1. Understanding the Audition interface
      8m 49s
    2. Setting up input and output
      4m 7s
    3. Setting essential preferences
      8m 10s
  4. 25m 3s
    1. Importing audio files
      6m 39s
    2. Extracting audio from a CD
      4m 6s
    3. Importing video files
      2m 21s
    4. Recording audio
      4m 50s
    5. Creating a multitrack session
      7m 7s
  5. 8m 8s
    1. Understanding frequency
      1m 50s
    2. Understanding amplitude
      1m 40s
    3. Understanding sample rate
      2m 34s
    4. Understanding bit depth
      2m 4s
  6. 37m 59s
    1. Understanding the Waveform Editor interface
      6m 2s
    2. Making selections
      6m 5s
    3. Adjusting the clip amplitude
      2m 49s
    4. Fading clips
      4m 5s
    5. Normalizing
      5m 17s
    6. Copying, cutting, and pasting
      7m 40s
    7. Undoing, redoing, and using the History panel
      4m 5s
    8. Generating silence
      1m 56s
  7. 24m 1s
    1. Using the Spectral Frequency Display
      2m 53s
    2. Using the selection tools
      7m 18s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      6m 34s
    4. Removing background noises
      7m 16s
  8. 46m 31s
    1. Understanding destructive vs. nondestructive effects
      12m 35s
    2. Applying compression
      9m 20s
    3. Understanding reverb vs. delay
      4m 44s
    4. Working with filters and EQ effects
      6m 46s
    5. Using special effects
      4m 26s
    6. Isolating vocals in a stereo track
      4m 27s
    7. Working with time and pitch effects
      4m 13s
  9. 1h 18m
    1. Creating a multitrack session
      6m 1s
    2. Recording and importing audio
      9m 42s
    3. Understanding the multitrack interface
      5m 20s
    4. Understanding the Mixer panel
      6m 13s
    5. Editing clips in Multitrack View
      9m 49s
    6. Grouping clips together
      2m 43s
    7. Creating bus groups
      7m 42s
    8. Routing and working with sends
      4m 7s
    9. Using automation
      12m 25s
    10. Pre-rendering tracks
      2m 19s
    11. Exporting the mix
      4m 13s
    12. Exporting the session
      3m 22s
    13. Burning the mix to a CD
      4m 45s
  10. 25m 17s
    1. Working with audio from video
      6m 23s
    2. Importing a sequence from Premiere Pro
      3m 59s
    3. Adding a soundtrack to a video
      3m 45s
    4. Exporting a session back to Premiere Pro
      3m 32s
    5. Using Automatic Speech Alignment
      7m 38s
  11. 9m 46s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 17s
    2. Using pan envelopes
      2m 44s
    3. Exporting a multichannel mix
      45s
  12. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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Audition CS6 Essential Training
4h 40m Beginner May 06, 2012

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Audition CS6 Essential Training demonstrates all of the major features of Adobe Audition and prepares sound editors to start enhancing and correcting audio—whether it's music, dialogue, or other sound effects. Author and musician Garrick Chow begins by covering how to import, record, and manage media files, from extracting audio and importing video, to creating a new multitrack session from scratch. The course then dives deep into editing, repairing, and cleaning up audio files, using the Waveform and Multitrack Editors, and the Spectral Frequency Display. It also covers how to use built-in effects, how to mix both stereo and surround audio tracks, and how to work with video projects from Premiere Pro.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the interface
  • Setting up inputs and outputs
  • Importing audio and video
  • Understanding audio terminology, such as frequency and amplitude
  • Adjusting clips in the Waveform Editor
  • Cleaning and repairing audio
  • Applying effects
  • Working with tracks in the Multitrack Editor and Mixer panel
  • Editing the soundtrack of video
  • Performing surround mixing
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Mixing Video Audio for Video Music Editing Post Production
Software:
Audition
Author:
Garrick Chow

Burning the mix to a CD

In addition to exporting audio tracks as files, Audition CS6 gives you the ability to burn them directly to CDs. So if you want to burn your mix to listen to in your car or send to a friend, you can do so without having to use any third-party software. First I should mention that you can't burn a session directly to a CD. Notice with my session opened here I can't go to File > Export and choose Burn Audio to CD. It's currently grayed out. And that's because Audition can't export the mix and burn it all at once. Instead, if I wanted to create an audio CD of this mix, you would have to first export it as a single file like we saw how to do a couple movies ago, by choosing File > Export > Multitrack Mixdown > Entire Session.

And here I would want to probably export this as a WAV file so it's not compressed. Now I'm just going to Cancel that because I still have the version of that mix sitting here on my Desktop. We call this as Breakdown_Mode_rough_Stereo. So to burn that to a CD from Audition, I need to drag it in to Audition. And there it is. So I'll expand my window here. So there's the full mix version of the song. (music playing) Now with this file open, I can choose File > Export > Burn Audio to CD.

Here I can choose which of my computers optical drives I want to use if I have more than one. I just have the one in this case. Write mode is going to be Write, since I actually want to burn a real CD and I've just test my settings. I can choose how many copies I want to burn, and if I choose more than one I'll be prompted to insert more CDs as Audition burns each one. I can also have it Verify the CD after burning to make sure it was burned without errors, and I can also have it Eject to CD when it's done. Now, the kind of CD it's going to be burning is a regular audio CD like the kind you can buy in record stores. It's not a CD containing an audio file that you can just drag off and copy to another computer.

These are going to be a regular audio CD. That means you can burn up to 78 minutes of audio to each CD. But currently I'm only burning one track. That might be all I want to do, but you can actually create an audio CD comprised of multiple tracks. I'm going to Cancel this. Let's say that in addition to putting this file onto a CD, I also want to add the individual audio files I used for this song so that each instrument can be heard on its own, maybe for review purposes. I am going to choose File > New > CD Layout. So I'm now looking at a CD Layout, and it allows me to drag and drop files or CD track range markers in here.

So you can see here's the Layout sitting here in my Files panel. Now I'm going to go find my tracks that I want to add to it. Let's start with the MP3 that I had sitting out on my desktop. That becomes track one, and I'll just quickly select a couple other tracks here. Now I can't select session tracks here. Even if I do select that here and drag it in, it's not going to be added. I can only drag individual files onto a CD, and if I wanted to I could go through here and drag all the other tracks that I used. I can also come in here and right-click on tracks and choose Insert into CD Layout, you either create a New CD Layout from there or just put in to my current one.

Now I'll do the same for the left track here. Once I have files in here, I can drag them around to rearrange them. If I want to make the Bass the last track I can do that. You can use the Pause Column to determine how much space to leave between the tracks. For the second drag this down to zero if I want the track to start immediately after the previous one ends. So you can see here that this track will end at 11:46:12 and this next one will start at 11:46:12. So the Start and End columns tells you have far into the entire CD the track appears and ends. If I look in the Properties panel here, I can see its entire duration and how much space I've used up so far.

You can even open the CD Text area if you want to additional data that will show up in CD players that can display data like title, artist, composer, and so on. Now once you have everything arranged as you like, click Burn Audio to CD and we've already seen this window. I'm going to burn this at the fastest possible speed, but if your CD is of vital importance, you should probably choose the slowest speed possible just to make sure you get the most accurate burn. I'm going to just burn one copy. I'm going to Verify the CD after burning, and I'm going to uncheck Eject the CD when complete, because I actually want to show you the completed CD in here.

So I'll click OK to burn the CD. Okay, so Audition has now successfully burned the CD, and it tells me it's been verified as well. Click OK, and you can see now iTunes is actually trying to get my attention. Let me just hide Audition for a moment. Here's iTunes, and here's my audio CD sitting here in iTunes. You can actually see it sitting here on my desktop as well with individual audio tracks. But you can see in iTunes it shows up just like any other audio CD which I can now play... (music playing) And I could even rip to CD to my iTunes Library now as MP3 if I wanted to.

But the point is now I have a regular audio CD which I can play in any standard CD player, whether it's a computer or a set-top CD player. So that's how to burn CDs from Audition CS6.

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