Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now

Extracting audio from a CD

Extracting audio from a CD provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick C… Show More

Audition CS6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Extracting audio from a CD

Extracting audio from a CD provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Audition CS6 Essential Training
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 1m 7s
    1. What is Audition?
      1m 7s
  2. 1m 56s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  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 5s
    1. Importing audio files
      6m 39s
    2. Extracting audio from a CD
      4m 6s
    3. Importing video files
      2m 22s
    4. Recording audio
      4m 51s
    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. 38m 0s
    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 41s
    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 14s
    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
  12. 52s
    1. Next steps

please wait ...
Extracting audio from a CD
Video Duration: 4m 6s 4h 40m Beginner


Extracting audio from a CD provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Audition CS6 Essential Training

View Course Description

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
Audio + Music Video

Extracting audio from a CD

In this movie, I'll show you how to extract audio from an audio CD, because there may be times when you want to grab a song or some other track like a sound effect that's stored on the CD. And I'm talking here about audio CDs that are played in standard CD players, not a data CD containing music files like MP3 or the like. If you have a data CD containing audio files, you can just copy those files directly off the disc onto your computer and then open them on Audition. So to extract audio from an audio CD, make sure the CD is in your computer's optical drive and then choose File > Extract Audio from CD.

This then displays all the tracks on the CD, and they're all checked by default. Note also that if you have more than one optical drive connected to your computer, you can select among them from this menu here. So if you don't see your tracks, you may want to check another drive. I only have the one in this case. Below that is how fast you want your drive to rip the CD contents, and you can choose whichever speeds your drive is capable of. Generally, though, if the audio quality is of critical importance, you should probably select 1x, which gives you the best chance of getting the best rip of the audio, because that's going to do it in real time.

But if you're in a hurry, or you just need to rip a couple of songs, your tracks from the CD to turn into MP3s or something, you can most likely stick with the maximum speed. If you have a live Internet connection, Audition will also go online to the CD database servers and try to identify the CD. So in this case, it's correctly identified the artists, album, genre, and the year of release for this particular CD--and also list of track names down here as well. And that can make it much easier to identify the songs if you're only looking to grab a couple of the tracks. You can also Click the Play button next to any one of these tracks to make sure it's the one you want to play. (music playing) Then just decide which tracks you want. Any checked tracks will be extracted.

You can Toggle All the checks on and off, so if you only want one or two tracks, you don't have to spend your time unchecking everything else. So I can say Toggle All and then just Click the three that I want. Incidentally, you can sort the tracks by Clicking the headers of the columns here, which might be useful if you have a CD with hundreds of sound effects and you're trying to find tracks that are only around, say, 10 seconds of length. In that case, you can Click the Duration Heading, and Clicking any header the second time will reverse the order. I'll just go back to Sorting by Track. So once you have selected the songs you want to extract, you can Click Okay, and Audition tells me it's extracting the audio from my CD.

I chose the maximum speed, so in this case, it's only going to take a couple of seconds for the songs I selected. You can actually see the progress of each track up here. So there's the first song, let's bring in the next song now. In the meantime, I can actually start playing the track if I want to listen. (music playing) I'll expand the Files panel so I can see all of my tracks as they're coming in. And now my selected tracks have been added to my Files panel.

As always, I can double-click on any one to open it in the Files panel to play it. (music playing) Or if you recall, we could turn on Auto-Play if I just wanted to sample some of these quickly. (music playing) I'll just turn that back off. Now, at this point, the extracted files only exist in a Temporary Folder created by Audition. If you want to keep the files on your computer, you have to save them.

I can tell they need to be saved because each one has an asterisk next to its name. You can either select them individually and choose file Save or just choose Save All, and I'll just Browse to save this to my Desktop. I can choose the format--I'll just keep them as a WAV, and I'll just keep all the other settings here as they are. Click Okay. Each one is already going be saved to the Desktop, so I just have to do this for each one.

And if I just Hide Audition for a moment, I see they've been saved to my Desktop. And with them saved, I can now open them in Audition again at any time. So that's how to extract the audio from CDs.

There are currently no FAQs about Audition CS6 Essential Training.






Don't show this message again
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.

Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.

Mark all as unwatched Cancel


You have completed Audition CS6 Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


Upgrade to View Courses Offline


With our new Desktop App, Annual Premium Members can download courses for Internet-free viewing.

Upgrade Now

After upgrading, download Desktop App Here.

Become a Member and Create Custom Playlists

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of online learning video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Log in

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

You started this assessment previously and didn’t complete it.

You can pick up where you left off, or start over.

Resume Start over

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.

Sign up and receive emails about and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from

Sign up and receive emails about and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.