Join Paul Murphy for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Audition CC 2017 Essential Training.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you'll need Adobe Audition 2017 to open them; and you can check what version of the software you have installed by looking at the year at the end of its name. So if I go to my applications folder, and I can confirm here that this is the 2017 version. The exercise files themselves will download as a single, compressed zip file; and after unzipping the file, you'll see a folder called Exercise Files.
If you open this folder, you'll see that you have a folder for each chapter in the course; and each folder contains files for each video. At the bottom, we also have this folder called Media, where all the assets for the exercise files are stored. It's important that you don't move these around or rename them, or it may make it difficult for Audition to locate them. To show you what I mean, I'll load Audition just by going to my applications folder; and I'll double-click Adobe Audition 2017. And while this is loading, I should mention this training applies to both Mac and PC.
Although I'm working on a Mac, these files will work on either platform. And to open up the first exercise file, I'll just go up to my file menu, choose open; and I'll just go over to my Exercise Files folder, open up the first chapter, and there's our first exercise file, 01_01_Interface, and I'll click open. Now as you can see, my files have all relinked without any issues; and this should be the case for most of you, but if you do get prompted to relink your media, click the button that says Link Media, and then you'll get a window that looks like this.
Now up the top here, it has two file names; and it's important to note that this is the file name that we're looking for. This is actually the clip name in the project, and sometimes these two things can be something different; so we want to ignore this here and look for this one here. And I can see that Liberty_50s.wav is this file here in my music folder; but if I wasn't already at this location, I could just go back to my Exercise Files folder, go down to the Media folder and double-click this. I'll go to my Audio folder, into my music folder; and there it is again, that Liberty_50s.wav.
And I'll click this and click open; and then once all your media is online, you'll be presented with this screen again. But as I said, if you haven't moved those folders around or renamed anything, they should relink automatically when you open your session. If you do open a file in Audition, you might go back to your media folder in your exercise files and notice that Audition has generated a smaller file with the same name and in the same folder, but the extension is .pkf. These are peak files, and they help Audition speed up drawing wave forms when you open a file.
Personally, I don't find they make a big difference to my load times; and they tend to clutter up my folders, so I like to turn them off. And you can do this yourself. If you go back to Audition, and you want to go to your preferences. So because I'm on a Mac, I can do this with Adobe Audition Preferences. If you're on a PC, then it's In It Preferences; and we want to go down to this option down here for media and disk cache, and at the very bottom down here we have this check box for Save Peak Files. So I'm going to make sure this is turned off. Of course, if you find Audition is taking a long time to open your files, it's probably worth keeping this checked.
And then I'll click okay. Occasionally we'll also be working with Adobe's video editing software, Premiere Pro; and you may be prompted to relink this media as well. So I'm going to go over to my application folder here, and I'll open up Premiere Pro; and you'll first be presented with this welcome screen to open up a Premiere Pro exercise file. Just go and click the Open Project button, and I'll just select one from the fast track chapter here. Again, if you're not brought straight to this, you can just click Exercise Files, go 02 fast track; and I'll just open up one of these Premiere Pro projects and click open.
And, again, all my media has relinked automatically; but to show you what it would look like if it hasn't, I'll just go in and select all my media on my sequence here and I'll make it offline and then I'll select file link media. And you're probably presented with this screen if it hasn't automatically linked. Now at the moment, it's looking for this file up the top here; and all I have to do to relink this is to go down to the bottom and choose locate. And on the left side of the window here, I'm just going to navigate to my exercise files; and I'll select our media folder.
And rather than having to search for that specific file, all I have to do is select this and then go over to search. So I'll click search and now Premiere Pro will actually find that file for me, and I know that it's found it because it's actually highlighted the file here. So now all I need to do is go down and click okay and now we will relink everything else in that folder . So that's how we get started with the exercise files in this course. If you don't have access to these files, I recommend following along with your own assets.
- Fixing noisy audio from Premiere Pro
- Importing media
- Audio terminology
- Editing individual clips
- Using the Waveform Editor
- Cleaning up audio
- Repairing audio
- Combining clips with the Multitrack Editor
- Recording audio
- The Essential Sound panel
- Working with effects
- Mixing with the Multitrack Editor
- Exporting the final output
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/17/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that explain what's new in Audition CC 2017, how to import a Premiere project, and how to work with multichannel audio.