Join Paul Murphy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Audition CC 2017, part of Audition CC 2017 Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In this movie, we're going to talk about the April 2017 update to Adobe Audition. Otherwise known as version 10.1 or the 2017.1 release. We'll just be covering the updates that are relevant to this essential training course, so this movie is mostly for people who already have a basic knowledge of Adobe Audition. Maybe they've taken some or all of this course and just need a quick rundown of new features of things that have changed. For more detailed explanations of some of these updates, I'll be adding new movies to their relevant chapters throughout the course, and you'll be able to find them by searching for the words V10.1 in the title.
Okay, so what are some of the new things in Audition? Well, the most significant change is not technically in Audition. It's actually in Premiere, and that is the new interchange format between these two applications. In the past when I sent a sequence to Audition, I would use the XML format, which was quite limited in what it could carry over from Premiere. Now it uses a Premiere profile, which allows us to transfer a lot more information into Audition, such as effects, track and clip key frames, and settings from the essential sound panel.
So I'll go over to the latest version of Premiere. This is version 11.1, and I have this sequence here that I want to send to Audition, and it's worth pointing out that I have some effects added to some of these clips here, so if I go over to my effect controls, you can see there's dynamics processing and graphic equalizer, and actually all of these have been added by my essential sound panel over here. As well as that, I do have an effect added to my track mixer. Over by my master track, I've added a hard limiter here that I want to send over to Audition as well.
So, to send this over, all I need to do is select my sequence and then go up to my edit menu, and I'm going to choose Edit in Adobe Audition. I don't want to send just one clip, just this clip that I've selected here, I want to send the entire sequence, so I'll choose sequence. And a lot of these options here will look familiar to you from previous versions. Where things are really different are down here where it says Transfer Information to Audition, and you can see here we can control how our audio clip effects and track effects are being sent over to Audition.
So I can send all of the settings of all of my effects, or I can also render some of the clips as well. I'm just going to leave this as transfer settings and transfer settings from my track effects as well. I'll also turn on pan and volume information and also open in Adobe Audition, and I'll click OK. Now we're over in Audition and it's brought along all of my edits as well and all of my volume and pan information, but in this new version, if I go over here and click one of these clips, you'll see that if we go over to our effects rack and I'll turn on clip effects, there's all of those effects that we had in Premiere before, and as I mentioned, these were added by the essential sound panel.
If I go over to my essential sound panel, there are all those settings as we left them in Premiere, and I can continue to tweak these and make changes to them as though I'm still using that panel in Premiere. But we did have one other effect, and that was the hard limiter that we added to our master track, so I'll just go over to our master track here and select it. Go over to track effects in our effects rack, and there it is, our hard limiter, and again, I can just double click this and continue working with this effect, even though I've moved it over to Audition now. Now as I mentioned, this is no longer in XML format that's brought this over.
If I look over in my files panel over here, this is actually a Premiere project with just my sequence in it and my sequence is pointing to that new media that we've created. So, if I wanted to continue working with this in Audition, I would recommend saving to an Audition session format. So just go up to file and choose save, and save this out as a .sesx file. I'll just close this for now. Another addition to this version of Audition is the ability to control how multi channel audio is added to a session.
So for example, I have this interview here, which was recorded with two separate microphones. One microphone went to channel one and the other microphone went to channel two. Now, if I open up this multi track session and I want to just drag this interview into track one, look at what happens here. It actually gives me both of the microphones, but even worse than that, if I play this back. - [Man On Recording] Everyone that we've seen, is that they're all-- - [Instructor] You can see it's actually giving me microphone one on the left channel and microphone two on the right, like this was a stereo mix, which it wasn't.
And we can actually fix this in the new version of Audition. I'll just delete this clip, and if I go over to the original media here, you'll see I've got this little arrow next to the name of the file. If I click this, it's actually going to show me all of the channels within that file. So if what I wanted to do was just work with one of these microphones rather than both of them, I could just click channel two, and just drag this into my session, and now I've only got that microphone here, but even better than that, if I play this back, you can see it's actually panned to the center now.
If I realized afterwards that I actually wanted to bring in the other channel over here, all I would need to do is select the clip in my session. I'm going to go over to my properties panel, and on the very bottom here, we have this option for source channel routing, and you can see there it's got number two is highlighted. If I wanted to switch to microphone number one instead, all I would need to do is click the radio button, and you can see it automatically updates in my session. The last thing I wanted to mention is some updated displays in a couple of effects that makes working with those effects much easier, and the first is dynamics processing, so I'll just select my clip here, and I'll go over to my effects rack over to the clip effects and I'll add the dynamics processing, so just go over to my amplitude and compression, dynamics processing.
Now, this has always been an effect that been difficult to work with because it doesn't give you much visual feedback as to what it's doing, but if I click play on my clip here, I'm actually getting this input meter over here on the left and this is kind of like the input meter that you would find over here on your effects rack. But what's really helpful is this gain reduction meter, and this is actually telling me how much the effect is reducing my audio by. So if I set my preset to something quite extreme, like this soft limit of mine is 24 decibels, and I'll just play this clip back.
I can see that I'm actually reducing by about minus six decibels of time, so that's really good to get that information to know how much I'm compressing my audio. It isn't a single effect. It's actually a group of effects. If I go over to my filter and EQ, we now have updated displays for FFT filter, notch filter, and one of my favorites, parametric equalizer. I'm just going to set this back to full reset. If I play this back now, you'll see we're actually getting a visual display in real time of what the frequency range of our audio is, so I'll just click play here, and you can see where the strong areas are, where the softer areas are.
But what's really good about this as well is I can actually get real time feedback to the changes that I'm making to the effect, so if I was to put a high pass on here and really turn this up, so I'm actually reducing the frequency range of all of this area down here, now when I play this back, I can see that that frequency is gone, and this is real time as I said, so if I make a change over here, I can see the display update immediately. So these are just some of the updates in this new 10.1 version of Audition that relate to this essential training course.
If you'd like a more detailed list of changes, I'd recommend going over to Adobe's own webpage for Audition, this Adobe Learn and Support, and just click their What's New link, and this will actually give you more detail on all of these changes to this April 2017 release.
- 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.