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Adobe audition 3.0 manual free download.Chapter 1: Getting started

 

Extras You have access to a wide variety of resources that help you make the most of your Adobe software. Some of these resources are installed on your computer during the setup process; additional helpful samples and documents are included on the installation or content disc.

Page 8: Adobe Design Center On the installation disc, the Documentation folder contains a PDF version of Help, technical information, and other documents such as reference guides and specialized feature information. This disc provides thousands of royalty-free loops, plus ready-made music beds and professional sample sessions.

Click the Training link for access to Adobe Press books, a variety of training resources, Adobe software certification programs, and more.

Page New Features Adobe Labs fosters a collaborative software development process. In this environment, customers quickly become productive with new products and technologies. Adobe Labs is also a forum for early feedback, which the Adobe development teams use to create software that meets the needs and expectations of the community.

Edit and master Adobe Audition 3. Comprehensive waveform-editing tools combined with innovative spectral frequency brushes let you edit with power and precision. Visually adjust the stereo field to enhance spatial perception. Page Chapter 2: Digital Audio Fundamentals Chapter 2: Digital audio fundamentals Understanding sound Sound fundamentals Sound starts with vibrations in the air, like those produced by guitar strings, vocal cords, or speaker cones.

These vibrations push nearby air molecules together, raising the air pressure slightly. The air molecules under pressure then push on the air molecules surrounding them, which push on the next set of molecules, and so on.

Wavelength B. Degree of phase C. Amplitude D. One second How sound waves interact When two or more sound waves meet, they add to and subtract from each other. Analog audio: positive and negative voltage A microphone converts the pressure waves of sound into voltage changes in a wire: high pressure becomes positive voltage, and low pressure becomes negative voltage.

Page 17 Adobe Audition stores each sample in sequence until you stop recording. When you play a file in Adobe Audition, the process happens in reverse.

Adobe Audition sends a series of digital samples to the sound card. The card reconstructs the original waveform and sends it as an analog signal through Line Out ports to your speakers. Page Chapter 3: Workflow And Workspace With the integrated environment of Adobe Audition, you can move seamlessly between these views, simultaneously editing and mixing files to create polished, professional audio. This integrated environment extends to Adobe video applications, where you can easily incorporate Adobe Audition into comprehensive video-editing workflows.

To create a sonic collage, combine pasted audio from multiple files. Then, select noise or other audio you want to process with effects. When you create a new session, you specify the sample rate for audio clips the session will contain. In Multitrack View, edits are impermanent for maximum flexibility. But if you want to permanently edit a clip, simply double-click it to enter Edit View.

As you build more complex mixes, combine related tracks in buses, and use sends to output individual tracks to multiple destinations.

However, all three views have similar basic components, such as view buttons, the Main panel, and the status bar.

Page 25 For example, you can zoom in to see details in an audio file or multitrack session, or you can zoom out to get an overview. Adobe Audition provides several ways to zoom. You can either click buttons in the Zoom panel, or drag scroll bars and rulers.

Click buttons in Zoom panel B. Drag scroll bars C. This sets the position of the scroll bar for only the current view Edit View or Multitrack View. Page Customizing Workspaces As you rearrange panels, the other panels resize automatically to fit the window. You can use floating windows to create a workspace more like those in previous versions of Adobe applications, or to place panels on multiple monitors.

Docking a panel places it adjacent to the existing group, resizing all groups to accommodate the new panel. Dragging panel A onto docking zone B to dock it C Grouping zones Grouping zones exist in the middle of a panel or group, and along the tab area of panels. Page 30 When you undock a panel in a floating window, you can add panels to the window or otherwise modify it, as you do the application window. You can use floating windows to make use of a secondary monitor, or to create a workspace like those in earlier versions of Adobe applications.

Do not press Shift. Press the tilde key again to return the panel to its original size. You can show or hide the status bar and select which types of information appear there. Page 33 This value is shown as minutes, seconds, and thousandths of seconds. For example, if Adobe Audition is set to record 8-bit mono audio at 11, kHz, the time remaining might read Change the recording options to bit stereo at 44, kHz, and the time remaining becomes Page Managing Workspaces Managing workspaces Choose a workspace Each Adobe video and audio application includes several predefined workspaces that optimize the layout of panels for specific tasks.

To store a specific layout more permanently, save a custom workspace. Saved custom workspaces appear in the Workspace menu, where you can return to and reset them. Sound card inputs let you bring in audio from sources such as microphones, tape decks, and digital effects units. Sound card outputs let you monitor audio through sources such as speakers and headphones. Page 37 For more information, consult the documentation for the sound card.

If a change requires you to quit and restart Adobe Audition, you are prompted to do so. For example, you need to quit and restart Adobe Audition when you set up a different temporary folder. Page System Preferences System preferences In the Preferences dialog box, click the System tab to configure how Adobe Audition interacts with your system: Determines the amount of memory that Adobe Audition reserves for processing data.

Usually, after you finish with an Adobe Audition session, these clipboard files are no longer needed and just take up space. Page Display Preferences Specifies the number of vertical bands used in drawing frequencies. The larger this number, the longer Resolution it takes for Adobe Audition to render the spectral display. Performance varies according to the speed of your computer.

Page Data Preferences Data preferences In the Preferences dialog box, click the Data tab to control how Adobe Audition handles audio data: Converts all 8-bit and bit data to bit when a file is opened. When selected, Adobe Audition leaves the effect applied to all data processed up until the point you clicked Cancel.

When deselected, Adobe Audition automatically removes the effect on already processed data when you click Cancel. Page 44 Enables smooth scrolling when playing back audio in Multitrack View. This saves on system resources. These devices let you edit audio tracks using real knobs and automated faders, instead of your mouse and computer keyboard. Page Managing Temporary Files Managing temporary files About temporary files When you edit a file, Adobe Audition copies the audio data into a temporary file for internal use.

This process allows for quicker editing, better handling of large files, and the ability to undo changes. This option is useful only if the dialog box automatically appeared because you ran out of storage space. If Adobe Audition crashes, there may be a temp file audxxxx. The bit level is best while you work Resolution in Adobe Audition.

You can convert down for output later, if necessary. Page 49 Shift-click the last. To select multiple, nonadjacent files, Ctrl-click them. Note: If the selected audio files have a different sample rate, resolution, or channel type than the open audio file, Adobe Audition converts the selected files to match the open file.

For the best results, append files with the same sample type as the original audio file. Page 50 High resolution is recommended if the bitmap image is an exported spectral graph that you modified in an image-editing application such as Adobe Photoshop.

Returns all settings to the defaults, which are best for importing to a new file. If you attempt to import files with different sample rates, Adobe Audition prompts you to resample them, which may lower audio quality. Optional Select Use Default Session to use that session as a template.

Page 52 Set or clear a default session After you set a default session, it opens whenever you start Adobe Audition. This default can also serve as a template for new sessions, letting you share settings, such as track inputs and volume levels, across multiple sessions. Adobe Audition inserts an audio clip at the designated start time. Click the Broadcast Wave tab. Digital extraction also known as ripping is the recommended method because it produces higher-quality audio than internal recording.

Enter your e-mail address. Page 57 The Max Maximum Speed option usually produces satisfactory results, but if it produces errors, specify a slower speed. Specifies how much data Adobe Audition calls into the CD Extraction module to fetch, therefore deter- Buffer Size mining how much data is pulled from the CD in each call to the read command.

The default is 16 KB, but you can experiment with other sizes which range all the way to the highest buffer size the CD-ROM drive supports. Start playing the loudest part of the CD. You set the start-time indicator to start playback or recording at a specific point in a waveform. Click the Pause button again to resume playback or recording.

Pause Places the playback cursor at the beginning of the next marker. If there are Go To Beginning Or Previous Marker no markers, the playback cursor moves to the beginning of the waveform or session. Enter the starting time and date in the appropriate text boxes, and set the desired time and date options. Page 62 Prior to recording in a session, you must save it so that Adobe Audition can store recorded clips in the session folder.

Page 63 Loop while recording in Multitrack View If you loop while recording, Adobe Audition saves a new clip for each take. This feature is ideal for difficult musical passages. Simply loop while recording until the performer produces the perfect take. Or combine the best parts of each take to create a new clip. Page 64 For particularly important or difficult sections, you can punch in multiple takes, and then select or edit takes to create the best performance. Adobe Audition saves two seconds of audio on either side of a punch-in range, so you can seamlessly edit and crossfade takes.

Note: You can’t punch into a loop-enabled clip. Page Playing Audio Note: By default, the Main panel scrolls in sync with playback that extends beyond the visible section of a waveform. In the General tab of the Preferences dialog box, you can customize auto-scrolling options or disable this feature.

Click OK. Yellow peak indicators remain for 1. Page 69 You may need to adjust levels if recordings are too quiet causing unwanted noise , too loud leading to clipped, distorted sound , or inaudible when played in Adobe Audition. To get the best sounding results, you should record audio as loud as possible without clipping.

Try to keep the loudest peak somewhere between —2 dB and 0 dB when setting recording levels. Each shows you a different visual representation of sound waves. If you open a stereo file, the left channel appears at the top and the right channel appears at the bottom. If you open a mono file, its single channel fills the total height of the Main panel.

For example, if you see a lot of inverse phase information in the Phase Analysis panel, you can use Spectral Phase Display to find out exactly where in time the out-of-phase audio is occurring.

To delete a color point, right-click it and choose Delete Color Point. Page 76 At the top of the Main panel, time displays show how much audio is visible for the top and tail. By default, Adobe Audition displays 10 seconds in both views. Page 78 By default, Adobe Audition plays all audio in the same time range as a spectral selection. To hear only the selection, right-click the standard or circled Play button, and select Play Spectral Selection.

Specify which channel you want to edit By default, Adobe Audition applies selections and edits to both channels of a stereo waveform. However, you can easily select and edit just the left or right channel of a stereo waveform. Page 80 Though you can often identify beats by looking for peaks in a waveform, the Find Beats command makes the task much quicker.

After you find beats with this command, Adobe Audition saves them as Beat Markers, making it easy to locate beats again. Page Copying, Cutting, Pasting, And Deleting Audio Copying, cutting, pasting, and deleting audio Choose a clipboard Adobe Audition gives you access to five internal clipboards for temporary data storage. Each works similarly to the Windows clipboard, except that they can handle more data at a faster rate. Page 82 The Mix Paste command lets you mix audio data from the clipboard or a file with the current waveform.

Page Visually Fading And Changing Amplitude Delete or trim audio data Adobe Audition provides two methods for deleting audio: The Delete Selection command lets you remove a range from a waveform, whereas the Trim command lets you remove unwanted audio from both sides of the selected audio. If this fade sounds too abrupt, however, try one of the other options. A point refers to a specific time position within a waveform for instance, A range has both a start time and an end time for example, all of the waveform from Page 86 Marker types Adobe Audition provides five marker types.

All five can be ranges as well as points. You can change marker types by clicking Edit Marker Info in the Markers panel and choosing a marker type from the Type menu. Alternatively, right-click the marker handle, and choose a marker type from the context menu. In the For More Than text box, enter the duration in milliseconds of this maximum amplitude value. Page 90 Enter a longer duration to ignore short periods of undesired audio like clicks, static, or other noise. However, if the value is too high above milliseconds , short words may be skipped.

Scans the waveform or a selected range to have Adobe Audition automatically determine a good Find Levels starting point for signal levels. Higher values can lead to an artificial sounding pause. Previews the silence to be removed. This option reports how much silence will be removed Scan For Silence Now and how many sections of silence were found.

Page Generating Audio Specifies the length that is assigned to the pause character when it is used in the Dial String text box. Pause Time Specifies which character Adobe Audition interprets as a pause. Page 94 Each color has its own characteristics. Generating noise is useful for creating soothing sounds like waterfalls perfect for use with the Binaural Auto-Panner function of Adobe Audition and for generating signals that can be used to check out the frequency response of a speaker, microphone, or other audio system component.

For example, you can apply DC Offset to correct an incoming signal that has suffered electrical pollution from a strong adjacent current. If you select a range, Adobe Audition analyzes the center point of the range. Page 99 In the Main panel, click a point, select a range, or start playback. If you select a range, Adobe Audition analyzes only the center point. To analyze the overall frequency of a selected range, click Scan Selection in the Frequency Analysis panel.

Page You can generate a step-by-step animation by clicking the Main panel and then holding down the Right Arrow key. As the cursor scrolls across the across the waveform, Adobe Audition displays the corresponding spectral infor- mation in the Frequency Analysis panel. In Edit View, select an audio range.

Page Specifies the number of milliseconds in each RMS window. To achieve the most accurate RMS values, use wide windows for audio with a wide dynamic range, and narrow windows for audio with a narrow dynamic range.

Page Converting Sample Types Enter a sample rate in the text box, or choose a common sample rate from the list. Note: Although you can work with any sample rate in Adobe Audition, your sound card may not be capable of playing all rates properly.

To determine supported sample rates, consult the documentation for the card. Page Select a bit depth from the Resolution list, or enter a custom bit depth in the text box. When you select a lower bit depth, Adobe Audition provides dithering options to help reduce noise and distortion.

Set the following options as desired, and click OK: Although dithering introduces a small amount of white noise, the result is far preferable to the increased distortion that you would otherwise hear at low signal levels.

Usually, Triangular p. These changes are stored in a temporary file on your hard drive. In both racks, you can insert, edit, and reorder up to 16 effects, optimize mix levels, and store favorite presets.

Each track has its own Effects Rack, which is saved with the session. Dock the Effects Rack to quickly view and edit effect settings for multiple tracks. Page To modify an existing preset, apply it, adjust settings as desired, and then save a new preset with the same name. Control effects settings with graphs Many Adobe Audition effects provide graphs where you can adjust parameters.

By adding and moving control points on the graph, you can precisely tailor effect settings. When the pointer is over a control point, the pointer changes from an arrow to a hand. You can change the grouping of effects to best meet your needs.

To readapt a session for different projects, for example, simply reopen it and change effects to create new sonic textures. Be aware that enabling large numbers of plug-ins can cause Adobe Audition to start slowly. Select the plug-ins you want to access in Adobe Audition, and then click OK. Though you can select VST instru- ments here, they are unsupported for audio processing. Applies a logarithmic-style fade also known as a power fade. If you select this option, You can choose Compress, Flat, or Expand for up to six sections or stages, each with its own ratio and threshold setting.

For example, to create a compressor above dB, choose Compress, and then specify a ratio and a threshold of dB. Use the Envelope effect to make tones generated with Adobe Audition sound more realistic.

This effect is particularly useful for increasing perceived volume because you can amplify audio beyond the digital maximum, 0 dbFS, and you can lower areas that would otherwise be clipped. Frequency bands B.

Crossover markers C. Bypassed band no processing applied D. Amplitude scale E. Possible values range from to 0 dB. The best Threshold sliders setting depends on audio content and musical style. To compress only extreme peaks and retain more dynamic range, try thresholds around 5 dB below the peak input level; If desired, you can apply that command to only one file.

Page Delay And Echo Effects When reverb or chorus might muddy the mix, both delays and echoes are a great way to add ambience to a track. To access familiar options from hardware delays, use the Echo effect in Adobe Audition.

Page 35 milliseconds or more create discrete echoes, while those between milliseconds can create a simple chorus or flanging effect. Original and Delayed Inverts the delayed signal, causing the waves to cancel out periodically, instead of reinforcing the signal. Page The number of echoes is adjustable up to , Keep in mind that the more echoes you include, the more time Adobe Audition needs to process the effect. Page The distance between the source and the walls affects which frequencies are enhanced and is crucial to the overall ambient effect.

If you enter a value that exceeds the dimensions of the room, Adobe Audition uses the greatest possible value based on the dimensions. It is then mixed into Delay Offset an earlier point in the delay line, which causes echoing.

However, you can create interesting effects by entering positive values. Boosting a Low Cut Filter while reducing the feedback setting is identical to reducing a High Cut Filter and increasing the feedback setting. Adjusts the amount of amplitude or attenuation the Dynamic EQ effect uses. A larger number low factor causes the filter settings to change roughly or in chunks from initial to final, while smaller numbers higher factor make the transition much smoother.

Compensates for an overall volume level that is too soft or too loud after the EQ settings are adjusted. Master Gain The default value of 0 dB represents no master gain adjustment. Set the cutoff frequency with High Shelf Cutoff and Level the second slider below the graph, and increase or decrease treble with the slider at the right of the graph. Use the High Shelf Cutoff to reduce hiss, amplifier noise, and the like. If this option is deselected, you can specify separate initial and final equalization settings, so that the selection can smoothly glide from the initial equalization setting to the final setting over the selected range.

Click the Initial Settings and Final Settings tabs to specify initial and final settings. Page Modulation Effects You can also use it to create some truly out-of-this-world special effects. Adobe Audition uses a direct-simulation method of achieving a chorus effect, making each voice or layer sound distinct from the original by slightly varying timing, intonation, and vibrato. The Feedback setting lets you add extra detail to the result.

High values cause the separate voices to start at different times—the higher the value, the farther apart the onset of each voice may be. It was originally achieved by sending an identical audio signal to two reel-to-reel tape recorders, and then pressing the flange of one reel to slow it down. First, use Spectral Frequency Display to visually identify and select ranges of noise or individual artifacts.

Values between 6 and 30 dB work well. To reduce bubbly Reduce Noise By background effects, enter lower values. Page Use Effect Presets Detection graph ruler x-axis and threshold level along the vertical ruler y-axis. Adobe Audition uses values on the curve to the right above dB or so when processing louder audio and values on the left when processing softer audio. Curves are color-coded to indicate detection and rejection.

For example, if a quiet part still has a lot of clicks, lower the Min Threshold level a bit. If a loud piece still has clicks, lower the Avg or Max Threshold level. Page A higher detection threshold might lead to fewer repairs and increase the quality while still removing all clicks.

Determines the FFT size used to repair clicks, pops, and crackle. Page FFT Size option in other situations might help with some types of clipping. Try a setting of 40 for normal clipped audio. In general, however, leave FFT Size unselected. Original group with resize icon B. Resized groups. Even if a panel is open, it may be out of sight, beneath other panels. Choosing a panel from the Window menu opens it and brings it to the front. When you close a panel group in the application window, the other groups resize to make use of the newly available space.

When you close a floating window, the panels within it close, too. To increase the available screen space, use multiple monitors. When you work with multiple monitors, the application window appears on the main monitor, and you place floating windows on the second monitor.

Monitor configurations are stored in the workspace. The toolbar provides quick access to tools, the Workspace menu, and buttons that toggle between Edit, Multitrack, and CD View. Some tools are unique to each view. Likewise, some Edit View tools are available only in spectral displays. By default, the toolbar is docked immediately below the menu bar. However, you can undock the toolbar, converting it to the Tools panel, which you can manipulate like any other panel.

A check mark by the Tools command indicates that it is shown. Multitrack View toolbar. The shortcut bar displays buttons that provide quick access to commonly used functions. The shortcut bar appears in the upper part of the application window, below the menu bar and the default location of the toolbar. To identify a button, place the pointer over the button until a tool tip appears.

The status bar runs across the bottom of the Adobe Audition work area. You can show or hide the status bar and select which types of information appear there. Data Under Cursor B. Sample Format C.

File Size D. File Size Time E. Free Space F. Free Space Time G. Keyboard Modifiers H. Display Mode. A check mark indicates that the status bar is visible. Data Under Cursor Shows information such as channel for stereo files , amplitude measured in decibels , and time hours:minutes:seconds:hundredths of seconds from the beginning of the audio file. This data changes dynamically when you move the pointer.

For example, if you see R: — Sample Format Displays sample information about the currently opened waveform Edit View or session file Multitrack View. For example, a 44, kHz bit stereo file is displayed as — bit — stereo. File Size Represents how large the active audio file is, measured in kilobytes.

If you see K in the status bar, then the current waveform or session is kilobytes KB in size. File Size time Shows you the length measured in time of the current waveform or session. For example, means the waveform or session is 1. CD or 80 min. Free Space time In Edit View and Multitrack View, displays the time remaining for recording, based upon the currently selected sample rate.

This value is shown as minutes, seconds, and thousandths of seconds. For example, if Adobe Audition is set to record 8-bit mono audio at 11, kHz, the time remaining might read Change the recording options to bit stereo at 44, kHz, and the time remaining becomes For example, To return to the original setting, click Reset UI.

Each Adobe video and audio application includes several predefined workspaces that optimize the layout of panels for specific tasks. These workspaces optimize the arrangement of panels for specific tasks. You can customize any predefined workspace.

Maximum Session Dual Monitor Arranges the Multitrack View work area for a two-monitor setup, displaying the Main panel and application window on one monitor and other panels on the second monitor, providing maximum view of the Main panel display.

Maximum Waveform Editing Dual Monitor Arranges the Edit View work area for a two-monitor setup, displaying the Main panel and application window on one monitor and other panels on the second monitor, providing maximum view of the Main panel display. As you customize a workspace, the application tracks your changes, storing the most recent layout. To store a specific layout more permanently, save a custom workspace. Saved custom workspaces appear in the Workspace menu, where you can return to and reset them.

Type a name for the workspace, and click OK. Note: If a project saved with a custom workspace is opened on another system, the application looks for a workspace with a matching name. Note: You cannot delete the currently active workspace. You can use a wide range of hardware inputs and outputs with Adobe Audition. Sound card inputs let you bring in audio from sources such as microphones, tape decks, and digital effects units. Sound card outputs let you monitor audio through sources such as speakers and headphones.

Sound card inputs connect to sources such as microphones and tape decks. Sound card outputs connect to speakers and headphones. Some cards support both types of drivers.

ASIO drivers are preferable because they provide better performance and lower latency. You can also monitor audio as you record it and instantly hear volume, pan, and effects changes during playback.

The main advantage of DirectSound is that you can access one card from multiple applications simultaneously.

In a multitrack session, you can override the defaults for a particular track. The options available will be different than those described below.

For more information, consult the documentation for the sound card. When a port is deselected, it is not available as a port option in the Audio Hardware Setup dialog box. If you hear skips or dropouts in playback, you can adjust buffer size: Double-click the Buffer Size numerical entry for an input or output device, and type a new value.

Port Order If the selected device includes more than one port, click the Move Up or Move Down button to change the order of the ports for that device. Full Duplex Select this to enable Adobe Audition to record an audio track while another one plays back, if the sound card is capable of doing so.

Start Input First This determines the order in which Adobe Audition starts the sound card playback in and record out ports in a multitrack environment. Musical Instrument Digital Interface MIDI is a standard for communicating performance information from one piece of software or hardware to another. To close the Preferences dialog box without changing any options, click Cancel. When you click OK, most changes take effect immediately. If a change requires you to quit and restart Adobe Audition, you are prompted to do so.

For example, you need to quit and restart Adobe Audition when you set up a different temporary folder. In the Preferences dialog box, click the General tab to access the following options:. Force Spacebar To Always Trigger Play Plays a file when the spacebar is pressed, regardless of which dockable window has focus.

Auto-scrolling takes effect only when you zoom in on a portion of a waveform and play past the viewed portion. To extend a selection, Shift-left-click.

To see the pop-up menu, Ctrl-right-click. Mouse Wheel Zoom Factor Determines zoom behavior when you turn the mouse wheel on Intellipoint-compatible pointing devices. Edit View Selections Determines the amount of waveform data that is automatically selected if nothing is already highlighted when you apply an effect.

Double-clicking always selects the current view. Triple-clicking always selects the entire waveform. Automatically selects the inserted audio after a paste operation.

Deselect this option to of the inserted audio instead. Deselect this option to quickly append multiple segments of pasted audio. To enable the non-default curve, hold down Ctrl when dragging on-clip fade icons in the Main panel. In the Preferences dialog box, click the System tab to configure how Adobe Audition interacts with your system:. Cache Size Determines the amount of memory that Adobe Audition reserves for processing data. Recommended cache sizes range from 8 to 32 MB 32 MB is the default.

Because undo requires extra disk space for temporary files and extra processing time, you may want to turn this feature off. Lower this number to free up more memory but lose more actions. Temporary Folders Lets you change the location of folders for temporary files, which Adobe Audition creates when you edit audio. All temporary files begin with AUD and have a. Adobe Audition normally deletes temporary files when it exits. For the options below, click the Browse button to navigate to a new folder location.

Ideally, it should be on your fastest hard drive. For best results, specify a different physical hard drive than the primary temp folder. Auto-Save For Recovery Backs up files more frequently than needed for basic crash recovery. In Adobe Audition, basic crash recovery is on at all times. This option expands that feature, saving backups more frequently. Because this preference can affect performance, select it only if you experience frequent power failures or system crashes.

In general, leave this option selected. Usually, after you finish with an Adobe Audition session, these clipboard files are no longer needed and just take up space. Force Complete Flush Before Saving Disables the quick save feature, which lets Adobe Audition quickly save files that contain only minor modifications.

If you select this option, Adobe Audition saves an internal backup copy of entire files, considerably increasing the save time for large files.

Select this option only if you have trouble saving back to the same filename or you have a problem with the Adobe Audition quick save feature. To delete invalid characters without replacing them, leave this box blank. Specify a different option only if you commonly open WAV files in a more unusual format. If you typically open files in one format, this option helps you narrow the displayed list of files.

You can override the default format in the Open dialog box. If you typically save files in one format, this option makes the saving process more efficient. You can override the default format in the Save As dialog box.

In the Preferences dialog box, click the Colors tab to change the Adobe Audition color scheme:. Waveform Lists all elements to which you can assign custom colors. To change the color of an element, select it from the list and click the Change Color button below the Example display. To choose one, select it from the pop-up menu. Save As Saves the currently selected color scheme as a preset.

Delete Deletes the currently selected color scheme preset. Example Displays the currently selected color scheme preset or customized color scheme. Change Color Opens the Color Picker, in which you can select a new color for the element selected under Waveform. The current color is shown in the color swatch to the left of the Change Color button. Selection Lets you adjust the appearance of a selected range.

Preview your changes in the Example area. Deselect this option if you want to set transparency for selected ranges instead of reversing the colors. This option is not available when Invert is selected. UI Brightness Drag the slider, click the arrows at either end of the brightness scale, or type in a percentage to change the overall brightness of the work area.

Tint Colors all panels and dialog boxes with a tint you specify. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Display tab to adjust the Spectral and Waveform Display modes:. Windowing Function Determines which method Adobe Audition uses to segment the spectral data before displaying it. Blackmann or Blackmann-Harris are usually good choices. Resolution Specifies the number of vertical bands used in drawing frequencies.

The larger this number, the longer it takes for Adobe Audition to render the spectral display. Performance varies according to the speed of your computer. This makes the display more accurate along the timeline left and right , but less accurate along the frequency scale up and down. Marker and range entries listed in the Marker List appear in the waveform as vertical dotted lines overlaying the audio, connecting the arrows from the top to the bottom of the display. Show Grid Lines Displays grid lines in the waveform display.

The grid lines mark off time on the horizontal x-axis and amplitude on the vertical y-axis. Show Center Lines Displays center lines in the waveform display. Show Boundary Lines Displays boundary lines in the waveform display. The value in the Display Lines At option specifies the amplitude at which the boundary lines appear. Peak Files Specifies options for peak.

Peak files make file opening almost instantaneous by greatly reducing the time it takes to draw the waveform especially with larger files. Larger values reduce the RAM requirement for large files at the expense of slightly slower drawing at some zoom levels. You can safely delete peak files or deselect this option; however, without peak cache files, larger audio files reopen more slowly. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Data tab to control how Adobe Audition handles audio data:.

All subsequent operations occur in the bit realm. Interpret Bit PCM. Adobe Audition does most processing using arithmetic greater than bit, with the results converted back to bit when complete. During this conversion, dithering provides a higher dynamic range and cleaner results, with fewer distortions and negative artifacts. With this option enabled, you can approximate bit performance with bit data, because dithering increases dynamic range by about 10 dB. If this option is disabled, audio data is truncated to bit during reconversion, and more subtle information is lost.

The drawback of dithering is that each operation adds a small amount of noise at the quietest volume levels. Use Symmetric Dithering Enables symmetric dithering. If it is not selected, a DC offset of one-half sample is added each time data is dithered. Symmetric dithering has just as many samples added above zero as below zero.

By contrast, nonsymmetric dithering just toggles between 0 and 1. Sometimes in a final dither, this may be desired to reduce the bit range of the dither. However, both methods produce identical audible results in every respect.

Smooth Delete And Cut Boundaries Over Smooths cut and delete operations at the splicing point, preventing audible clicks at these locations. Applies only the boundaries over the number of milliseconds specified in the edit box. Smooth All Edit Boundaries By Crossfading Automatically applies a crossfade to the starting and ending boundaries of the selection. This option smooths any abrupt transitions at these end points, thus preventing audible clicks when.

You can enter a value in milliseconds in the crossfade time box to specify the crossfade duration. Auto-Convert Settings For Paste When pasting different sample formats, Adobe Audition uses these settings when auto-converting the clipboard to the current sample format. Higher values retain more high frequencies while still preventing the aliasing of higher frequencies to lower ones. A lower setting results in shorter processing time but also in the roll-off of certain high frequencies, leading to muffled-sounding audio.

Usually values between 80 and are fully satisfactory for most conversion needs. The default value is The prefilter removes all frequencies above the Nyquist limit, thus keeping them from generating alias frequencies at the low end of the spectrum. In general, select this option for best results. A lower setting results in shorter processing time but also rolls off certain high frequencies, leading to muffled-sounding audio.

Values between and address most conversion needs. Use a higher Upsampling Quality Level value whenever you downsample from a high sample rate to a low rate.

For upsampling, a lower value produces quality almost identical to a higher value. Downsampling, at even the lowest values, generally doesn’t introduce any undesired noisy artifacts. Instead, the sound might be slightly muffled because of increased high-end filtering. The postfilter removes all frequencies above the Nyquist limit, thus keeping them from generating false frequencies at the low end of the spectrum.

The default value of 1 bit enables dithering, while a value of 0 disables dithering. For semidithering, choose a value of 0. With dithering, you can approximate bit performance with bit data, because dynamic range increases by about 10 dB.

This allows signals as quiet as — dB. Allow For Partially Processed Data After Canceling Effect Determines what happens after you click the Cancel button while in the middle of applying an effect to a waveform. When selected, Adobe Audition leaves the effect applied to all data processed up until the point you clicked Cancel. When deselected, Adobe Audition automatically removes the effect on already processed data when you click Cancel.

In the Preferences dialog box, click the Multitrack tab to optimize recording, playback, and mix down:. Defaults Specifies recording and panning settings for multitrack sessions.

Or select Equal-Power Sinusoidal to pan left and right channels with equal power, so that a hard pan left has the same loudness as both channels together. Note: Because Equal-Power Sinusoidal panning can make one channel louder than the original waveform, audible clipping can occur in bit sessions. To avoid this, work in the bit realm. Audio Mix Down Contains options governing the resolution and dithering of multitrack sessions.

Regardless of the session format bit or bit , you can bounce audio at either bit or bit quality with this option. The default is bit. Automation Optimizations Contains options that determine how automated mix parameters are recorded. You can set values from 0. Enter an interval between 1 and milliseconds in the Minimum Time field. Auto Zero-Cross Edits Automatically adjusts the beginning and end points of all Cut, Copy, and Paste operations to the nearest place where the waveform crosses the center line zero amplitude point.

This often results in an audible pop or click at that point. By default, Adobe Audition uses a paging method of scrolling in Multitrack View instead of the smooth scrolling technique used in Edit View.

This saves on system resources. When you reopen the session, Adobe Audition uses the temporary file instead of refreezing the tracks. Crossfade Time Determines the crossfade duration for overlapping clips. Some Windows systems provide uneven timestamps, causing imprecise synchronization.

Lower settings and lower result in faster transport response but may prevent Adobe Audition from establishing synchronization. Settings of to are sufficient on most systems. This value accounts for discrepancies introduced by sound card buffers. The default value is 10 samples. A setting of up to 2. The default value is one-quarter. The default value is samples. You can use external controllers, such as the Mackie Control, when recording and mixing in Adobe Audition.

These devices let you edit audio tracks using real knobs and automated faders, instead of your mouse and computer keyboard. With an external controller, you can automate settings for several tracks at once. In the Preferences dialog box, click the External Controllers tab to access the following options:. External Control Device Specifies the controller you want to use. Volume Increment Sets the minimum volume change for the data-entry knob on the controller.

Configure Accesses additional options provided by the controller software. Refer to your controller documentation for more information. When you edit a file, Adobe Audition copies the audio data into a temporary file for internal use. This process allows for quicker editing, better handling of large files, and the ability to undo changes. When specifying folders for temporary files, you should use hard disks with plenty of free space.

You can use this dialog box to delete temporary files and clear undo items. Use the status bar to monitor the amount of free disk space.

Open waveforms B. Undo items for the selected waveform C. Location of primary and secondary temporary folders. The Undo History list displays the actions that are currently being retained on your system and the amount of hard drive space each instance consumes. Select an item and click Clear Undo s. All items at the selected level and below are removed.

This option is useful only if the dialog box automatically appeared because you ran out of storage space. If Adobe Audition crashes, there may be a temp file audxxxx. If an open Windows PCM. Flushing copies audio data from the file to a temporary folder. This happens automatically if you alter the entire audio file. Sample Rate Determines the range of frequencies that can be reproduced.

Channels Determines if the waveform is mono or stereo. This option works well for a voice-only recording. This option is usually best for a music recording. However, because stereo waveforms contain twice as much data, they consume twice the storage space of mono waveforms.

Resolution Determines the range of amplitude levels that can be reproduced. The bit level is best while you work in Adobe Audition. You can convert down for output later, if necessary. For information about the available options, see your sound card documentation. To select multiple, adjacent files, click the first file and Shift-click the last. To select multiple, nonadjacent files, Ctrl-click them. To select multiple, adjacent files, click the first file and then Shift-click the last.

Note: If the selected audio files have a different sample rate, resolution, or channel type than the open audio file, Adobe Audition converts the selected files to match the open file. For the best results, append files with the same sample type as the original audio file. For the most predictable sonic results, import images of spectral graphs you saved from Adobe Audition and modified in an image-editing application. For sonic experimentation, import photographs, logos, and other visually-oriented files.

When importing a saved spectral graph, make sure the related phase file is in the same folder. Then, in Spectral Frequency Display , select a time or frequency range. Direct Paste Into Selection Completely replaces existing spectral data with the imported image. Overlap Paste Into Selection Adds the imported image to existing spectral data, producing results similar to the Mix Paste command.

When you click OK, this option displays the New Waveform dialog box, where you specify sample rate, channels, and bit resolution. Note: Some options below are available only when specific import options are selected above. White, Black Determine the decibel values that the brightest highlights and darkest shadows correspond to.

Specify a small range to produce compressed audio or a large range to produce more dynamic audio. Gamma Adjusts the midtone point, determining the relative amount of highlights and shadows.

The standard gamma for Windows is 2. If the imported image was created in Mac OS, however, specify the standard gamma for that platform, 1. Or, specify more extreme gamma settings to produce experimental results. If you set Black to a high amplitude value such as dB and White to a low one such as dB , invert the gamma for better results.

For example, instead of 2. Frequency Spacing Available only with the Direct Paste and Overlap Paste options above, this setting determines how colors are distributed across the frequency spectrum. Lower values space colors more densely but require longer processing.

Higher values provide quicker processing but reduce image detail. The default setting is Hz for linear frequency display mode, or Cents for logarithmic display mode. With cents, large values 50 or more provide more musical results, particularly in Pure Tones mode. Pure Tones Produces spectral lines at specific frequencies that vary in amplitude based on the image data.

In logarithmic mode, harmonic results are easily achieved. In linear frequency display mode, results are very robotic and buzzy. Random Noise Bands Adds a random frequency to each spectral line, smoothing out the harshness of pure tones. Solid color patches play as smoother noise, hiss, or rumble.

Track Spectral Features Achieves higher detail with fewer spectral lines. The results are less buzzy than with Pure Tones mode, with the ability to simulate noise cleanly as well.

Individual lines in the source image are translated to individual frequency harmonics that follow the contour of the original image. Grass, whiskers, branches, and other features with lines are reproduced as spectral lines, providing a pen-and-ink or woodblock-print effect.

Subtle patterns in the image are also preserved and audible. By contrast, the two other modes above lose pattern detail. Log Amplitude or Linear Transfer Converts brightness values into audio amplitude either logarithmically interpreting color data as decibels or linearly interpreting color data as amplitude percentages.

High resolution is recommended if the bitmap image is an exported spectral graph that you modified in an image-editing application such as Adobe Photoshop. Reset Returns all settings to the defaults, which are best for importing to a new file. Welcome to ManualMachine. We have sent a verification link to to complete your registration. Log In Sign Up.

Forgot password? Enter your email address and check your inbox. Please check your email for further instructions. Enter a new password. Audition – 3. All rights reserved. ReWire is a Propellerhead product. One second How sound waves interact When two or more sound waves meet, they add to and subtract from each other. In-phase waves reinforce each other. Out-of-phase waves cancel each other out.

Higher bit depth provides more possible amplitude values, producing greater dynamic range, a lower noise floor, and higher fidelity: Bit depth Quality level Amplitude values Dynamic range 8-bit Telephony 48 dB bit CD 65, 96 dB bit DVD 16,, dB bit Best 4,,, dB dB dB 96 dB 48 dB 0 dB Higher bit depths provide greater dynamic range. Audio file contents and size An audio file on your hard drive, such as a WAV file, consists of a small header indicating sample rate and bit depth, and then a long series of numbers, one for each sample.

Editing audio in the Main panel Apply effects. Open session 2. Insert or record files 3. Arrange clips 4. Apply effects 5. Mix tracks 6. Navigate with a scroll bar or ruler. A B Dragging divider between panel groups to resize them horizontally A. Resized groups Open and close panels and windows Even if a panel is open, it may be out of sight, beneath other panels. Working with multiple monitors To increase the available screen space, use multiple monitors.

See also. A B Available toolbar buttons differ in each view. System preferences In the Preferences dialog box, click the System tab to configure how Adobe Audition interacts with your system: Cache Size Determines the amount of memory that Adobe Audition reserves for processing data.

Colors preferences In the Preferences dialog box, click the Colors tab to change the Adobe Audition color scheme: Waveform Lists all elements to which you can assign custom colors. You can only view or download manuals with. Sign Up and get 5 for free. Upload your files to the site.

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