In this video, Paul Murphy takes a tour of the user interface in Adobe Audition 2019.
- [Instructor] Let's begin by taking a tour of Audition's interface. I'll be covering all these areas in much more detail throughout this course. This is just a quick overview to help you get oriented. Now, I'm on a Mac, so I'm going to open Auditions through my Applications folder. I'll go over to Adobe Audition CC 2019 and double click it. But whether you're on a Mac or a PC, the application is virtually the same, and now we're in Audition. Like most of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, we have this single window that's divided into panels.
These are what's known as panels here. And in some cases, we have panels stacked on top of each other. What's known as a panel group. So for example, over here, we have the Files panel and the Favorites panel stacked on top of each other, and I can just click between these by clicking the names of the panels, and if you look at this panel group down here, this actually has so many panels stacked on top of each other that we're actually not seeing all the names of the panels at the same time, but what we can do is go over to this fly-out arrow here and see all of the panels in the panel group that are stacked on top of each other.
Also, there are some panels that we aren't seeing at all and we can actually see every single panel available to us in Adobe Audition by going to the Window menu. These are all of the panels that we can work with inside of the application. And if any of these panels have a tick next to it, that means that panel is currently being displayed. Now, at the moment, I'm using the default workspace, so if your panel layout doesn't look exactly like mine, you can very quickly get it to look like mine by going up the top here and clicking the Default workspace.
So let's look at what some of these panels are doing. Over here on the left, we have our Media Browser, which is something you might be familiar with if you've used Premier before. This allows you to browse and preview files before you import them into Audition, and it's a little bit narrow to work with at the moment so I'm actually going to resize this panel just by moving my cursor in between this panel and the panel to the right of it and just clicking and dragging. And now I can see these file names a little bit better. I'm going to navigate to our first exercise file, which is on my hard drive here.
I've actually saved it to the Desktop and it's in this Exercise Files folder. I'll go into 01 Audition and then Chapter one and it's this first file here. I should note that the dot sesx extension is Audition's multi track session file format and I'll just double click this file to open it. Now if I go over to my files panel, I can see I have all of my files and my media loaded inside this panel here and it's important to note that when I import a file into this panel, the file hasn't moved anywhere.
It's simply linking to the original location of the file on your hard drive. Now, I have quite a few files open at the moment. You can see, I have a long list of files here and if you find that difficult to work with, we do have this handy Search Bar at the top, where we can search for specific text. So for example, if I wanted to look at all of the files that had Mike's interview on them, I could just click in here and type Mike and I can see there are those two interview files there. If I wanted to go back to looking at all of these files at once, I just click the X in the Search Bar and now I'm looking at all my files again.
This big panel in the center here is the Editor panel and this is where we edit and mix all our audio files, and as you can imagine, we're going to be doing a lot of work in this panel so I'll be discussing this in more depth in the next video. Other panels that you might regularly use are something like the Effects Rack down here, where you can add multiple effects to your clips or tracks. Down the bottom, I have my Levels panel. I use this to monitor the volume of my file, so if I was to play back this session here. I'm just going to click the play button.
I can see I'm getting feedback on the loudness of the file as I play it back. And I'll just press stop. Another thing about this session is I have a video track here. So I can actually look at the video of this file while I'm working on the audio at the same time, and to do that, I'm going to use my Video panel down the bottom left here. It is a little bit small for working with at the moment so to make that video bigger, I'm just going to move my cursor in between these two panels here and then click and drag up so that the video is nice and big.
And one thing I like to do whenever I have video in one of my multi track sessions is just confirm that I have sync between the video and the audio. So I'm going to playback my session, but this time I'm going to use the spacebar to play. (audio track plays) - Okay and that looks good to me so I'll just press the spacebar again to pause. So this is just a very brief overview of the panels in Adobe Audition, but we'll cover all these topics in more detail as we go on.
- Audio terminology
- Importing audio and video files
- Working with Premiere Pro
- Waveform and multitrack editing
- Using the Essential Sound panel
- Cleaning and repairing audio
- Recording audio
- Applying effects
- Exporting the final mix