Adobe Updates Audition To Version 3.0
Adobe has updated Audition to version 3.0, a major upgrade to their recording, mixing, editing, and mastering software for Windows. Audition 3 is designed to give sound designers, recording and mastering engineers, and musicians a flexible production toolkit for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering audio. With enhanced audio mastering and restoration capabilities, Adobe Audition 3 helps professionals create music and radio spots, as well as restore imperfect recordings with sophisticated editing tools. New features include VSTi virtual instrument support with MIDI piano roll, enhanced spectral editing options, fast fade and crossfade controls, and advanced multi-core support.
With new multi-core processor support and an optimized mixing engine, Adobe Audition 3 helps users save time by allowing them to work with more tracks and effects on the same machine. In addition, on-clip fade handles, a dedicated Top/Tail mode in Edit View, automatic cross fades, and the ability to edit grouped clips together make mixing and editing easier than ever. With fast, accurate tools built into an intuitive workflow, Adobe Audition 3 allows users to spend more time on the creative aspects of their projects.
Adobe Audition 3 includes new features that expand its capabilities for visual editing and restoration. New Adaptive Noise Reduction and multiple phase correction tools help rescue recordings. Editing in the Spectral Frequency display is enhanced with the Effects Paintbrush and Spot Healing Brush similar to the ground-breaking tools found in Adobe Photoshop CS3 software. Also, the addition of the Marquee Tool to the Spectral Pan and Spectral Phase displays means that users can now visually isolate and edit any sound based on time, frequency, phase, or pan location, further pushing the envelope in editing power and control.
â€¢ VSTi virtual instrument support
â€¢ Enhanced spectral editing
â€¢ Improved multitrack editing
â€¢ New effects: Convolution Reverb, Analog Delay, Mastering tool, and Tube-modeled Compressor
â€¢ Radius time stretching from iZotope
â€¢ Guitar Suite effects: Analog-modeled guitar effects
â€¢ Top/Tail Views: Zoom into the beginning and the end of a file
â€¢ Adaptive Noise Reduction
â€¢ Phase restoration tool
â€¢ New support for multicore machines
â€¢ Waveform editing tools
Adobe’s Audition 3 is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2007, and will cost around $400 beans. Upgrades from any previous version of Adobe Audition or Adobe Production Studio will cost $99. More information on Adobe’s Audition 3.