Join Paul Murphy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Audition: Third-Party Plugins.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you'll need Adobe Audition 2018 or later to open them. You can check what version of the software you have installed by looking for the year at the end of the name. The exercise files will download as a single, compressed zip file. After unzipping the file, you'll see a folder called Exercise Files. If you open this folder, you'll see that we have a folder for each chapter, 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 you don't move these around or rename them, or it may make it difficult for the exercise files to locate them. To show you what I mean, I'll load Audition. 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. So to open up a file inside of Audition, I'll go over to the Open button. And I'll go to our Exercise Files folder, and I'll open up chapter one.
Now here we have two file types. We have .wav files, and we also have .sesx files, which is Audition's multitrack session file format. The .wav files will open in the Waveform Editor, and the .sesx files open in the Multitrack Editor. I'll show you what to do in case your multitrack file doesn't relink when it's open. I'll go over to chapter three, so Exercise Files, chapter three, and I'll open up this first .sesx file, 01_Interface. I'll click Open. And as you can see, it's automatically relinked all of the media in this session.
But if it didn't relink, you'd probably see something that looked like this. I'll just click the file and go to Link Media. So you'll be seeing this window if the media didn't automatically relink. Now, at the top here is the name of the file that it's looking for. There are actually two names here. This is the file name on the left and the clip name on the right. We're only interested in the file name in this case. So I'm looking for French gypsy jazz in my Media folder here, and I can see that there's the file there. I'll just select it and click Open. And when it finds that one file, it should relink to all those other files as well.
But as I said, if you haven't moved these folders around or renamed anything, they should relink automatically when you open your session. 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.
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