Adobe Audition is a full-featured audio recording and editing software program. What I mean by “full-featured” is that not only does it allow you to record and edit audio, it also has a multi-track screen that allows you to mix audio on different tracks as well as add MIDI virtual instruments, etc.
Adobe Audition was first called Cool Edit Pro back in the 90s. Adobe purchased it from the developers, Syntrillium, in 2003 and renamed it Audition. There were three versions of Adobe Audition until 2011, when Adobe made it part of their suite of programs called creative Suite 6, or CS 6 for short.
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As a DAW (Music Editor)
A digital audio workstation, or DAW, is the term usually applied to software that allows you to record and mix multiple tracks of audio, usually together with MIDI and/or video tracks as well. Wayne cool edit was developed, it was intended (as the name implies) as an audio editor. That means you open a single audio file (mono or stereo) and make changes to that file. When you’re done, you end up with a different file than the one you started with. It’s basically the same thing is editing a Word document. If you open up a.doc file and make changes to spelling, grammar, layout, etc.,you have just edited that file. When you save the that version, it’ll be different from the original.
Somewhere along the line,Syntrillium decided to add multi-track functionality as well. It worked well for basic needs. A toggle button would allow you to switch between the multi-track and editing screens area as versions progress, they added more and more to the multi-track part of the program.
Audition as a Podcast Editor
This program does have a bit of a learning curve, but it can really improve your podcasts. Some podcasters use it as a secondary capture device – With the single waveform editor or the multi-track editor, you can choose to mixdown or just go on the fly.
You have a range of effects in Adobe Audition. Therefore, if your audio has a small problem to it, you can use the effects to fix it. You could also add effects like echo, reverb, ducking, and more.
This program is decent to record podcasts with. Adobe strives to make full editing tools so you don’t have to stress too much on a project. Audition works well with Premier Pro, their video editing software.