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Adobe - Soundbooth CS5 - Audio Production Software for Film and Video (Mac)
B&H# ADSBCS5M MFR# 65050855
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Soundbooth CS5 from Adobe is software that makes it easy to create and edit audio for all your film and video productions. Task-based features and tight integration with other Adobe applications let you edit sound and accomplish audio tasks with complete creative control.

Mix and edit multi-track projects with more control. Resize the multi-track project window to easily work with more tracks. Split clips or copy and drag clips to different tracks.

Soundtracks can be enhanced with the included royalty-free content - more than 10,000 sound effects and over 130 customizable Soundbooth Scores are available. Drag and drop sound effects or scores into your multi-track project to customize, combine and layer.

Intuitive task-based tools allow you to quickly enhance and edit audio. Heal sound visually, remove pops, clicks, and hums, and quickly adjust volume levels.

Intuitive Task based Tools
Multi-Track Support
  • Work on more than one mono or stereo file at a time. Mix multiple audio tracks and scores - numerous enhancements make it easy to work on larger multi-track projects with more precise control

Fast Audio Cleanup

  • Use powerful, sample-accurate tools to cut, copy, paste, fade, and stretch audio assets. Intuitive on-clip tools make common edits instant, and visual feedback keeps you informed at every step

Looping Tools

  • Create loops more easily with automatic beat detection. You can adjust the in and out points by individual beats and adjust the minimum and maximum frequency, as well as the beat detection sensitivity

Intuitive on-Clip Controls

  • Take advantage of intuitive on-clip tools that make common fades, trims, and volume edits instant
  • Visual feedback keeps you informed at every step

Elimination of Clicks and Pops

  • Remove unwanted clicks and pops due to equipment problems and old media

Automatic Restoration of Clipped Audio

  • Remove the harsh artifacts of clipped audio

Volume Correction

  • Quickly match the volume levels within a single audio clip, or match the volume levels for multiple audio files with just a few clicks

MP3 Compression Preview

  • Preview the sound quality of different MP3 compression settings, and view the new file size before committing to specific compression settings to achieve the results you want
  • Visual workflows for frequency space editing
  • Quickly spot phase problems and background noises, and then conveniently fix them with standard graphics editing tools

One-Click Edits

  • Perform edits for common tasks, including volume normalization, fades, and overall file volume adjustment, with a single click

Automatic Removal of Low Rumble

  • Remove rumble to bring clarity to the remaining audio

Automatic One-Click Mastering of Mixed Audio

  • Apply a professionally assembled combination of processes tuned to enhance entire audio mixes

Automatic One-Click Optimization of Voice-Over Tracks

  • Apply a professionally assembled combination of processes tuned to enhance vocal tracks with a single click
Ready-to-Use Audio Assets
Additional Soundbooth Scores
  • Jump-start your audio projects with royalty-free content, including thousands of sound effects and more than 130 Soundbooth Scores (Internet connection required)

Thousands of Sound Effects Available via Resource Central

  • Create or customize existing audio for your scene or interactive project created with Flash Professional using more than 10,000 sound effects available for download via Resource Central (Internet connection required)

Improved Soundbooth Score Workflow

  • Easily locate and preview Soundbooth Scores available through Resource Central, drop them directly into a multi-track mix and customize them easily
  • Adjust intensity to suit the visual mood and change length to fit
  • Combine, mix, or match multiple scores on a single track, or layer different scores on multiple tracks
Tight Integration
ASND File Format
  • Take advantage of the new ASND format, which packages multiple tracks into an ASND file that can be shared easily with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Flash Professional CS5, or After Effects CS5 without modifying the original audio files
  • By taking snapshots of your project as you work, you can easily return to any previous state to enjoy the power of nondestructive multi-track editing

Speech Search

  • Take advantage of powerful speech recognition technology to quickly search the audio in your files and find assets or clips within Soundbooth

Adobe Creative Suite Integration

  • Jump directly into Soundbooth from within other Adobe Creative Suite components to create, clean up, or enhance your audio
  • The nondestructive ASND file format shares audio files easily with Flash Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro, or After Effects, and the ability to export cue markers as FLV or XML files makes coordinating sound to your project easier than ever
Rapidly Enhance and Edit Audio
High-Quality Audio Effects
  • Enjoy a library of audio filters to help you achieve your own sound, including reverb, echo, EQ, time and pitch stretch, distortion, chorus, and more
  • Combine several effects to individualize your sound using the Effects Rack

Fast Mastering and Vocal Improvement

  • Add clarity and punch to dialogue tracks with streamlined mastering tools

Dockable Windows for Customizable Workspaces

  • Accelerate your workflow with customized window placement and layout based on the familiar Adobe user interface

Effects Rack

  • Add up to 5 filters at a time with options for previewing filters in real time in the Effects Rack

Effects Rack presets

  • Choose and save custom effects settings. Get a quick start with professionally selected effects combinations. Save time by saving a whole rack of effects to use later

High-Quality Radius Engine from iZotope

  • Stretch time and shift pitch using the high-quality Radius engine from iZotope

Recording New Audio Assets

  • Create new assets such as voice-overs from scratch by recording new mono or stereo audio files with markers and optional time stamps

Cue support for Adobe Flash

  • Insert markers while playing, recording, or editing audio in Soundbooth, and drive animation created with Flash Professional

Exporting Markers to XML for use in Flash

  • Export the markers with all relevant data to an XML file that can be used in Flash Professional. XML can be imported natively into any open audio file or edited in XML tools

Mix Paste

  • Create new assets by combining two existing assets with the Mix Paste feature

Support for Core Audio in Mac OS

  • Enjoy the flexibility to work with your preferred audio hardware and platform thanks to support for Core Audio sound devices in Mac OS

Fast Zooming Controls
  • Navigate and work faster by zooming waveform displays to the sample level

XMP Metadata

  • Add XMP metadata to files to identify and sort important information, including sample rates, bitrates, ownership rights and permissions, and more

Undo History Panel

  • Quickly undo or redo operations using the Undo History panel

Fast Cut, Copy and Paste Editing

  • Use powerful sample-accurate tools to cut, copy, paste, fade, and stretch audio assets

Easy Audio Cleanup

  • Remove unwanted noises such as background hums, air conditioners, hisses, and so on from your audio tracks

Customized Workspaces for Specific Tasks or Users

  • Optimize your workspace by arranging menus and layout based on specific tasks, and then save the configuration for instant recall

Support for Leading Audio Formats

  • Save your files to common audio formats such as WAV, MP3, AIFF, WMA and AAC

Editing Audio in Video Files

  • Open video files such as MPEG, QuickTime, AVI, and WMV, and edit and clean up their audio

Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder

  • Export to a large number of audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, WMV, and FLV, with Adobe Media Encoder

Spectral Frequency Display

  • Get more insight into audio file contents with frequency displayed next to waveform

Tasks Panel

  • Use a convenient panel to manage and organize audio editing workflows

Audio Characteristics

  • Use the library of audio filters to modify audio characteristics such as EQ, reverb, echo, flange, chorus, distortion and time and pitch manipulation

Save Selection

  • Save the important portions of a file directly to disk

Insert Silence

  • Add sections of silence to an audio track or file to create pacing or to provide time for echoes and so on

File Conversion Options

  • Convert file sample rates and bit depths, and switch between mono and stereo files

Time Format Options

  • Work in the time format that makes sense for your project by displaying time in samples, minutes and seconds, or frames
System Requirements Multi-core Intel processor
OS X 10.5.7 or 10.6
1GB RAM (2GB for HDV and HD playback)
2GB of available hard-disk space for installation - additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card
Core Audio compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive recommended)
QuickTime 7.6.2 required for QuickTime features
Broadband Internet connection required for online services