Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Adobe Audition CS6?, part of Audition CS6: New Features Workshop.
Audition CS6 is a powerful post-production sound editing application. It's got two modes. Here I'm in the multi-track mode. You can see I can build multi-track audio compositions. I can work on effects in real time in this mode. I can make changes to my audio and combine the audio in multiple ways. I can use a mixer to do this. I can work on individual channels this way and I can even use external mixing desks, control surfaces. I can even use a tablet computer to control my faders.
Here we go, you'll see I've got fader controls on here as well. You also have a waveform interface. And in a way, Audition, it's kind of like two applications combined into one. One part of the application is for sound work, and here you can see I've got a whole effects rack and I can apply multiple audio effects to this piece of sound. I can view this in multiple ways. You see here I've got the spectral display but, in two modes in this version in Audition CS6.
In this mode I'm seeing my spectral display as simple frequencies, so time is going left to right and the frequency is going bottom to top. There's my frequencies on the right. And amplitude is shown by the brightness of the dot. So, you can see I've got a lot of base notes here and that makes sense because it's bass. (music playing) But if I switch to the new pitch display, I can see this in terms of notes and the reason you want this is because Auditions CS6 now has automatic.
Pitch correction, and this is what the auto-tuning does when pop stars are making sure they can hit the note right in post-production. So you can just see approximately the way you need to, and then go down to Time and Pitch> Automatic Pitch Correction. Press Play, hit Go and Audition will just fix the sound for you. Audition comes as part of the Production Premium, or their Master Collection. And it's got fantastic round trip editing support for Adobe Premier Pro. You can send and edit from Premier Pro straight into Audition. And then in Audition, when you've finished working on it, you can export back to Premiere Pro and you can choose to export stems, or you can have a mix down to a particular file type.
You can even do a 5.1 mix if you like. And you can edit to video. So here for example, if I take this interview clip and make a new multi-track from it. Let's just call this. Interview example. There we go. Now, you can see we've got the new Dynamic Link Media Server serving up video frames and now we can work with highly responsive video playback. High quality using the shared media server that applications like Premiere Pro used to play back their media. When you're working in the Waveform mode, you can see at the top here I've got this option to toggle between the modes.
When you're in this mode you're making destructive changes to your media. So here I've got an effects rack but nothing's really applied until you click Apply. So here for example. Maybe I'll go first parametrically cue. What am I adjusting? Guitar. (music playing) Let's play this. I've got fantastic, dynamic adjustments to my effects. That'll do. Isn't really going to do anything to my audio until I click Apply, and then it's been adjusted. So, you are working on the original media files, but if you switch over to the multi-track view.
You can choose. Most of the time you're going to be working in a dynamic mode where the effects are applied in real time. You can put up to 16 effects on a track or on individual clips and you can combine them all together. Audition CS6 lets you extract audio from audio CDs, and so here you can see I've got an audio CD ready to go. And we've even got a CDDB server serving up the data. So I don't need to type it in myself. Very straightforward to extract content from a disc now. And for that matter, if I want to, I can burn CDs. So here's a CD layout.
I can burn the audio to a CD. Specify the write speed. And so on and so on. And then. I've produced my music disc. I suppose one of the main benefits in working with Adobe Audition is something you can't really get from a video like this one. You really need to get your hands on it and just experience how responsive it is, how you can just hit play and in fact if I just zoom down a little bit here and drop the volume. You can see I can start playing, and while this is playing I can adjust the level.
I can go in and look at my clips. I can start playing with my effects. Everything just keeps going. You get this wonderful experience of responsiveness, and stability when working for Audition. Audition CS6 has a new speech alignment feature. Where you can replace audio, if you like. I can take a replacement bit of voice over for this clip. Lay it on the timeline. Select the clips, and choose Automatic Speech Alignment. And then pick out which clip I want to use as a reference.
And just replace the voice of my speaker. Now, this is a very very common feature. Automatic Dialogue Replacement is used a lot on feature film sets, and it means that if you have got bad location sound, sometimes, bad location sound is about the only thing you can't fix in post. You just have to re-record it. Well, if you've had to do that, you can have Audition trim and adjust and re-time the studio voice-over to match perfectly to give you lip-sync with your original media. Audition also has great support for third party plug-ins, so under our effects list now, you'll see we've got a VST3 support. VST3 plug-ins are just a continual development of the technology. They're 64-bit native.
They're very efficient for CPUs. It's a great thing to have support inside Audition for that. And we've got support for new file types as well. We have the .ape file type, we've got Vox Orbis files. It's a continual development of the application. But again it makes most sense if you think of Audition as two different applications that merged together. We've got the waveform view, where you're going to be working on individual pieces of audio. Is a classic example of using the Wave Form View, or at least the Spectral Display. We've got a telephone ringing in the background on this clip.
Using this display, we can select the telephone ring, delete it. Play it again, and its fixed. And we can see the telephone ringing because of the way the spectral display is displaying our frequency information. That's one mode where you're going to work effects, clean up your audio. Its got best in class noise correction tools. Or you can switch over to the multi-track mode and blend together. Multiple pieces of audio and do track-based or clip-based effects.
Here you can see I've got multiple pieces of media blended together on a mix. I can work on these to produce either a mix down or I can send it right back into an application like Premier Pro to produce a mix for a television program or a film. If you prefer to work with hardware, then you can use the new automation modes. Here we've got volume control, or if we want, we can show envelopes for all of the options here. We can do pan. We can do track EQ, and you'll notice that we've got proper latch touch and right modes here for writing the audio with our hardware controller. As we play back, so Adobe Audition CS6 is a comprehensive, professional sound post-production application.
It's part of the Production Premium suite. It's part of the Master Collection. And it provides a range of tools to help with the countless tasks post-production sound professionals deal with.
- Importing and managing media files
- Working with sound files
- Multitrack editing
- Time stretching
- The metronome
- CD burning and importing
- Batch process options
- Saving, exporting, and file management