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Audition CS5.5 from Adobe is audio production software that delivers the professional tools needed to make video and audio productions sound their best, easily handling a wide range of audio tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing and sound restoration.
Workflow is sped up through fast, flexible file exchange with Adobe Premiere Pro software, OMF file exchange with other audio post tools, and XML project exchange with other NLEs. Additional enhancements include the ability to mix natively for surround sound and multi-channel audio, or quickly clean up and finalize audio for video, radio, TV, or film.
The software allows for turning poor production audio into great soundtracks by eliminating hums, clicks, pops and other unwanted noises using noise reduction and sweetening tools. Mix multiple tracks containing dialogue, music, sound beds and SFX, and download royalty-free sounds, Foley effects and music from Resource Central to add emotion and nuance to a project.
Native Mac OS Support - Record, mix, edit, and master your audio running natively on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
New High-Performance Audio Engine - Experience greater speed throughout the audio production process with the new audio engine, whether opening and saving files, processing multi-core effects, or simultaneously editing multiple sessions
Roundtrip Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro - Easily sweeten audio for video, pass individual clips and multi-track mixes from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 software to Adobe Audition for editing, or send Adobe Premiere Pro sequences with a reference video to Adobe Audition for complete soundtrack creation
Project Exchange with Third-Party NLEs and DAWs - Easily move sessions between Adobe Audition and Avid Pro Tools using built-in OMF import and export. Share files with other video NLEs via XML interchange
Native 5.1 Multi-Channel Support - Edit multi-channel files and mix your projects in 5.1 surround - includes a Surround Panner in the Mixer View, as well as a new Surround Reverb effect and Amplify, a multi-channel gain processor
Effects Workflow Enhancements - Edit and play audio while adjusting settings for multiple effects simultaneously in the new modeless effects racks and experiment with different effect settings while making selections or edits in the Waveform Editor
Royalty-Free Content in Resource Central - Use the Resource Central panel in Adobe Audition to access thousands of royalty-free sound effects, loops and music beds that you can drag and drop directly into your creative projects
Native Audio Effects - Improve performance with native support for audio effects - effects added include a DeHummer, DeEsser, Speech Volume Leveler, and Surround Reverb for working with 5.1 surround projects
Simplified XMP Metadata Panel - View and edit XMP metadata using a simplified interface, support for XMP metadata includes the Broadcast WAV (BWF) schema enabling automated workflows within Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium software and other radio and TV production systems
Auto-Saved XML Session Files - Save your sessions in the robust, flexible, and nondestructive XML format, undo unwanted changes with the new History panel and import Adobe Audition 3 sessions and then save them as XML
History Panel - Edit, arrange and mix with confidence, knowing that you can easily revert to previous states
Produce Audio Efficiently
Batch Processing - Speed up tedious tasks with batch processing automating operations such as converting the sample rate or file format of multiple files
Dockable Video Display - Spot and cut to video with the dockable, resizable video display, play QuickTime files and preview clips with roundtrip editing using Adobe Premiere Pro
Flexible Metering - Customize input and output metering to suit your workspace and the tasks at hand, monitor peaks and valleys, using LED segments or continuous output, and stereo and multi-channel tracks and sessions
Audio Mixing Sends and Inserts - Get more flexibility when mixing tracks by creating sends to duplicate signals that are routed to different effects, add a send to create a separate mix for headphones during a recording session
Effects Chain on all Channels, Buses, and Master - Add effects to the master channel and hear the results before mixing down to a single file
Real-Time Input Monitoring - Listen to your audio inputs as you record, including effects applied to the input track, then modify parameters after recording if desired
Quick Punch - Quickly fix recording errors by punching in corrections on-the-fly as you rerecord, toggle the record button to punch in your new take only where you want it to replace the old one and punch in and out as many times as you want
Unlimited Number of Tracks in Multi-Track View - Record, edit, and mix any number of stereo tracks in Multi-Track View and resize track heights individually to focus on the tracks you need
Plug-In Delay Compensation - Add filters and effects to tracks and buses throughout the signal chain without knocking tracks out of sync
Sorting Options in the Files Panel - Sort files in the Files panel by common metadata fields such as Name, Media Type, Sample Rate, and more
Create Arrangements in the Playlist Panel - Try different versions of an arrangement before you commit to the edits, play back in any order and loop a specified number of times
Professional Audio Formats - Produce high-resolution 24- or 32-bit files with sample rates up to 192kHz
Intuitive user interface - Enjoy an easy-to-use interface with workspace panels that dock and group for optimal organization, as well as useful phase analysis tools and a powerful Mixer panel
Flexible Mix Down Options - Enjoy a quick and convenient way to mix down your entire session, selected clips only, or a specified range
Edit, Sweeten and Restore Audio
Powerful Sweetening and Restoration Tools - Fix audio problems fast using the Adaptive Noise Reduction tool and new diagnostics such as the DeClicker, to the Audio Healing Paintbrush for fixing audio problems visually
Waveform and Spectral Editing - Edit audio using the traditional Waveform View, or the frequency based Spectral Display that makes it easy to isolate and remove unwanted noise
Powerful Audio Diagnostics - Deliver final audio confidently with the visual Frequency Analysis and Amplitude Statistics features, which can help you detect and eliminate frequency anomalies and clipped samples
Radius Time Stretching from iZotope - Alter tempo without changing pitch, or change pitch without tempo distortion, using the high-quality time-stretch algorithm from iZotope
Effects Paintbrush and Spot Healing Brush - In the spectral view, make free-form selections with the Effects Paintbrush and apply effects to those selections, smooth over a selected region to automatically repair clicks, pops, and other noises using the Spot Healing Brush
Adaptive Noise Reduction Tool - Intelligently remove noise that changes over time, including whines, buzzes and colored noise from fans or airplanes
Spectral Play for Selected Frequencies - Isolate noise easily, select an area in the spectral view and play just that area, or play everything but that area
Edit View On-Clip Fades and Gain Control - Visually adjust volume, fades, and gains for selections or entire files
Lasso Tool in Spectral Frequency Display - Easily select exactly the area you want during frequency-space editing using the familiar Lasso tool found in other Adobe applications
Logarithmic Spectral Frequency Display - Use the logarithmic display option in Spectral Frequency Display to increase the visibility of lower frequencies
Analog-Modeled Multi-Band Compressor - Control dynamics, adjust loudness, and master your mixes with multi-band precision, or give bass and drums punch while allowing your vocals to push through the entire mix
Multi-Track Mixing - Combine multiple tracks of dialogue, music beds, sound effects, and more to create evocative soundtracks and audio experiences, split or combine clips, drag to copy them, and automate volume and pan on clips or entire tracks
Guitar Suite Effects - Perfect your sound with analog-modeled guitar effects that can be used with guitars or other instruments
Robust DSP Effects - Improve audio with professional effects and take advantage of the power of VST and Audio Units support, fix poor production audio, design soundscapes, create ambiance, and make your soundtrack match the high quality of your visuals
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Multicore Intel processor OS X 10.5.8 or v10.6 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 storage devices) 1280 x 800 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card Core Audio compatible sound card DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive recommended) QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
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