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Adobe Audition

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  • Latest Version

    Adobe Audition CC 2024 Build 24.4.1 LATEST

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    Sophia Jones

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    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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Adobe Audition is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. A professional audio workstation for Windows PC! This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing — and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound.

This app is part of Adobe Creative Cloud (20+ Apps and Services). It’s FREE for first 7 days, Try Now!

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Adobe Audition is a comprehensive digital audio workstation (DAW) software developed by Adobe Inc. It's primarily designed for audio editing, mixing, mastering, and restoration. Adobe Audition is part of Adobe's Creative Cloud suite, making it easily accessible to creative professionals and enthusiasts.


Multitrack Editing: Create and edit multitrack sessions with a user-friendly interface.

Audio Restoration: Remove background noise, clicks, pops, and hums using advanced tools.

Non-destructive Editing: Make changes to audio files without altering the original data.

Powerful Effects: Apply various audio effects, including reverb, compression, EQ, and more.

Integrated with Creative Cloud: Seamlessly collaborate with other Adobe applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

Automatic Speech Alignment: Precisely align and sync recorded dialogue with visuals.

VST/AU Plugin Support: Extend functionality with third-party plugins.

Essential Sound Panel: Simplify audio mixing with pre-set presets for dialogue, music, and SFX.

Batch Processing: Apply changes to multiple audio files simultaneously.

Advanced Multitrack Editing: Edit and arrange complex multitrack projects with ease.

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What`s new

March 2023 release (version 23.3)

Session and Clip Markers in Multitrack
Create Session Markers and Clip Markers for Multitrack to add, edit, and move clip markers in multitrack mode.

Variable playback speed
It allows you to play your audio at different speeds, such as 1.1x, 1.2x, and so on.

Copy or paste effects from Effects Rack
It lets you copy or paste effects from one track to another in Waveform and Multitrack modes.

Strip Silence
Automatically detect and remove silent or inactive regions in recorded clips with Strip Silence, without losing synchronization in multitrack audio.

New Loudness Meter
For broadcast, podcast, and streaming media content, use the new Loudness Meter that provides industry-standard ITU-based loudness monitoring.

Unified Version Numbers
All Adobe video and audio applications will align on version number 22.0 with this major release, making it easier to ensure compatibility across the applications.

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Fast, precise editing
Work quickly with dozens of timesaving audio editing features including clip grouping, edit preview, view markers for all files in the Markers panel, and more.

Real-time clip stretching
Stretch clips nondestructively in real-time. Preview changes and settings, and render for higher quality results. Varispeed mode adjusts speed and pitch together.

Powerful effects
Design new sounds with powerful effects including Generate Tones, Graphic Phase Shifter, Doppler Shifter, and Notch Filter.

Powerful effects routing and VST3 support
Increase flexibility for mixing and effects channel routing. Improve third-party plug-in compatibility and open up options for new effects with VST3 compatibility.

Tools for efficient session management
Manage sessions efficiently with the Media Browser for easy preview and import of assets, the Quick Search field in the Files panel, customizable session templates, and more.

High-performance audio engine
Speed up audio editing with a faster audio engine, whether opening and saving files, processing multicore effects, or editing multiple sessions.

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.

Track count limited only by CPU power
Record, edit, and mix as many stereo tracks as your CPU can handle. Resize track heights individually to focus on the tracks you need.

Native audio effects
Apply native audio effects such as the DeHummer, DeEsser, Speech Volume Leveler, and Surround Reverb for working with 5.1 surround projects.

Powerful sweetening tools
Fix audio problems fast with the Adaptive Noise Reduction tool and diagnostics such as the DeClicker or the Audio Healing Paintbrush for fixing audio problems visually.

Effects workflow enhancements
Edit and play audio while adjusting settings for multiple effects simultaneously. Experiment with effect settings while making selections or edits in the Waveform Editor.

Clip grouping
Edit multiple clips simultaneously, even if they are not in the same group. Use the new Suspend Groups feature to make edits to individual clips while maintaining the grouping.

Favorites in Effects Rack
Apply your most commonly used effects combinations easily by saving them as Favorites.

Fast and flexible batch processing
Streamline your workflow with fast batch processing that can convert files to new formats or sample rates, and apply Favorites at any time.

Trim to Selection
Make clip lengths automatically match a selection with the new Trim to Selection command in the Multitrack Editor.

Quick punch
Quickly punch in corrections on the fly as you rerecord: Toggle the record button to punch in and out as many times as you want.

Multiple clipboards
Keep multiple selections in memory for fast access to the audio you wish to use repeatedly.

Keyboard shortcut manager
Customize your workflow and increase productivity by configuring keyboard shortcuts more easily.

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 software.

Flexible metering
Customize I/O metering to suit your workflow. Monitor peaks and valleys, using LED segments or continuous output, as well as stereo and multichannel tracks and sessions.

Keep time accurately when recording audio with the Metronome.

Sum to Mono
Quickly check your mix for phase problems with the Sum to Mono command.

Automatic retrieval of CD titles
Include CD track names automatically during import from an audio CD.

Analog-modeled Multiband Compressor
Control dynamics, adjust loudness and master your mixes with multiband precision. Give bass and drums punch while allowing your vocals to push through the entire mix.

Audio mixing sends and inserts
Get more mix flexibility by creating sends to duplicate signals that are routed to different effects. Add a send to create a separate mix for headphone monitoring.

Effects on all channels and buses
Add effects to the master channel and hear the results before mixing them down into 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.

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.

Playlist arrangements
Try different versions of an arrangement before you commit to the edits. Playback in any order and loop a specified number of times.

Batch processing
Speed up tedious tasks with batch processing. Let Adobe Audition 2024 latest automate operations such as converting the sample rate or file format of multiple files.

Multitrack mixing
Combine multiple tracks of dialogue, music beds, and SFX to create evocative soundtracks. 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
Polish and improve audio with professional effects that take advantage of the power of VST and Mac Audio Units support.

History panel
Edit, arrange, and mix with confidence, knowing that you can easily revert to previous states using the History panel.

Powerful pitch correction
Correct pitch problems automatically or with manual control. Compare pitch adjustments with the original in the Spectral Pitch Display view.

Automatic speech alignment
Quickly align and replace location dialogue with studio recordings, even with noisy production tracks. Fix lip sync issues easily and rapidly.

EUCON and other control surface support
Work with control surfaces that use Mackie Control and Mackie Logic protocols, as well as Avid Artist Series control surfaces with native EUCON support.

Parameter automation
Automate entire mixes with write, latch, and touch parameter automation modes.

Editing preview with selective skipping
Preflight deletions and fine-tune selections by listening to just the pre-roll and post-roll around a selection.

Direct editing of clip properties
Spot clips quickly by entering precise start or end values via the clip properties. Input keyframe values directly on envelopes and automation lanes.

Waveform and spectral editing
Edit audio using the traditional Waveform View or the Spectral Frequency Display that makes it easy to isolate and remove unwanted noise.

Powerful audio diagnostics
Finalize audio confidently with the visual Frequency Analysis and Amplitude Statistics features, which can help you detect and eliminate anomalies.

Effects Paintbrush and Spot Healing Brush
Make free-form selections with the Paintbrush Selection tool and apply effects to them. Use the Spot Healing Brush to automatically repair clicks, pops, and other noises.

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.

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.

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How to Use

Import Audio: Start by importing your audio files into the project.

Editing: Use the various editing tools to cut, copy, paste, and manipulate audio.

Effects: Apply audio effects and enhancements as needed.

Mixing: Utilize the multitrack view for precise mixing and arranging.

Export: Save your edited audio in various formats or directly export to other Adobe applications for further work.


Can I use Adobe Audition without a Creative Cloud subscription?
No, it requires a Creative Cloud subscription. It is not available as a standalone purchase.

Is Adobe Audition available for Mac users?
Yes, the software is compatible with both Windows and macOS.

What are some alternatives to Adobe Audition?
Alternatives include Pro Tools, Reaper, and Audacity (free).

Can I record audio directly in Adobe Audition?
Yes, you can record audio directly into Audition using a microphone or external recording device.

Does Adobe Audition offer a trial period?
It typically offers a 7-day free trial for users to evaluate the software.

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Pro Tools: Known for its industry-standard status, it offers comprehensive audio editing and mixing capabilities.

Reaper: Affordable and highly customizable, it's popular among independent musicians and audio professionals.

Audacity: A free, open-source option for basic audio editing and recording needs.


The program is available through Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription model. Prices vary based on the plan, with options for individuals, students, and businesses.

Adobe Audition - US$22.99/mo

Creative Cloud All Apps - US$59.99/mo

Students and teachers - US$19.99/mo

Business - US$37.99/mo per license

System Requirements:

Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support, Windows 10 (64-bit), 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended), and a sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model.

  • Comprehensive audio editing and mixing capabilities.
  • Integration with the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Advanced audio restoration tools.
  • VST/AU plugin support.
  • Requires a Creative Cloud subscription.
  • May be overwhelming for beginners.
  • Resource-intensive on older hardware.

Adobe Audition is a comprehensive audio editing and production tool that offers a wide range of features and capabilities for professional audio editing and recording. From recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, to adding effects, restoring audio, and creating soundscapes, Audition provides all the necessary tools for audio professionals and enthusiasts alike.

With advanced features such as Spectral Frequency Display, Essential Sound Panel, and powerful noise reduction tools, it makes it easy to enhance audio quality and achieve professional-level results. Whether you're a podcaster, musician, audio engineer, or sound designer, it has everything you need to take your audio to the next level.

Note: 7 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Adobe Audition for Mac

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What's new in this version:

Adobe Audition CC 2024 Build 24.4.1
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2024 Build 24.4
- Version 24.4 (May 2024) includes performance improvement and bug fixes

Adobe Audition CC 2024 Build 24.0
- Silence was added at the beginning and end during the mp3 export
- Post recording, a file was locked - not able to edit or exit the app, needed force quit
- Fixed the "Destination is full or no longer available" error during mp3 export
- Improved scrolling with the trackpad in a waveform and multitrack view

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.6.1
- "Audition has encountered an error," followed by a crash
- Crash during Declicker operation with audio files having sample rates greater than 96kHz
- Crash during importing media files where metadata contains invalid characters

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.6
- Audition hangs up without quitting completely when the user is signed out
- Assert on enabling Edit metronome pattern > Play
- Assert on deleting time-selection at the end of an audio file using the Delete key and Edit > Delete option while the selection is playing

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.5
- Version 23.5 (June 2023) includes performance improvement and bug fixes

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.3
Session and Clip Markers in Multitrack:
- Create Session Markers and Clip Markers for Multitrack to add, edit, and move clip markers in multitrack mode

Variable playback speed:
- Adobe audition allows you to play your audio at different speeds, such as 1.1x, 1.2x, and so on

Copy or paste effects from Effects Rack:
- Adobe Audition lets you copy or paste effects from one track to another in Waveform and Multitrack modes

- Audition crashes when recording and disconnecting the device
- Improved stability for VST3 effects
- Audition hangs when entering a network path in the 'Save-as' dialog
- Improved frequency analysis for multi-channel files

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.2
- Audition crashes when recording and disconnecting the device
- Improved stability for VST3 effects
- Audition hangs when entering a network path in the 'Save-as' dialog
- Improved frequency analysis for multi-channel files

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.1
- Alpha channel rendered as green video: The alpha layer should render black.

Adobe Audition CC 2023 Build 23.0
- An Error Message Workspaces Manager not initialized appears when setting the Workspaces to Reset to Saved Layout
- The Reset Layout button overlaps the Request Layout button when we create a multitrack session by selecting Mono in Mix

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build 22.6
- Audition crashing when pulling out headphones during playback in ASIO mode
- Control moves to the Delete button in the Favourites menu after clicking on Play

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build 22.5
- Using Ctrl+Tab to switch between open files does not work on Windows
- OneDrive not visible in Media Browser

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build 22.4
- Version 22.4 (May 2022) provides general bug fixes

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build 22.3
- Relinking a clip can select the wrong channels from the source file and change the channelization of the clip

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build 22.2
Version 22.2 (February 2022) provides performance improvements along with bug fixes:
- Punch and Roll recording in Audition's waveform editor was introducing an unexpected amount of pre-roll audio signal
- Clip Panning envelope would not render on mixdown or bounce if only a few channels of the source file are used
- Audio latency could be higher than expected when routing tracks to sub-mixes
- Latency compensation is off when sending to busses Pre-Fader causing an echo

Adobe Audition CC 2022 Build
- Incorrect 3rd party effects list is automatically imported on application upgrade on mac ARM
- Curves change shape symmetrically when Right clicking on the fade handle and selecting Crossfade

Adobe Audition CC 2021 Build
Unified version numbers:
- With this major release, all the Adobe video and audio applications will align on version number 22.0, making it easier to ensure compatibility across the applications

Fixed issues in Adobe Audition:
- This release provides stability and performance improvements along with bug fixes

Adobe Audition CC 2021 Build 14.4
- Incorrect sample rate was displayed in the audio hardware preference for MME (Windows) if system default input and output are used and the input and output sample rates differ
- If file is cut into two or more clips, Strip Silence doesn't analyze, strip, or split beyond the first clip
- Audition could crash while opening video file when both Preview Editor and Spectral Pitch are open
- Audition could crash when making a selection in the Waveform editor when Preview Editor and Spectral Frequency are open
- Loudness Radar is listed as a track and clip effect in Mac ARM native Audition
- CD burning library could not be loaded on Windows machines

Adobe Audition CC 2021 Build 14.2
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2021 Build 14.1
- Spectral Frequency Display does not show correct data while recording in Waveform Editor
- Clicking Repair on one click in the DeClicker removes all of the other clicks from the Repair list if one channel is disabled in the Waveform Editor
- DeClicker doesn't repair the "click(s)" in any of the channels if one channel is disabled
- Audition could crash when canceling "Adaptive multichannel tracks have been converted to multiple mono tracks" warning dialog when opening a .prproj in Audition.
- HUD did not work after recording a clip to a selection in the Waveform Editor
- Effect presets in Chorus/Flanger, DeEsser, and Vocal Enhancer cannot be selected after importing older version prefs in AU 14.0

Adobe Audition CC 2021 Build 14.0
Insert mode in Waveform editor:
- The new Insert mode in the Waveform editor enables you to insert audio at playhead position without overwriting. This feature is especially useful for voice workflows in the Waveform editor, Insert Recording mode also supports punch and roll, allowing the speaker to preview the preceding audio before recording the new segment. This makes it easier to match the cadence and delivery of the original performance. Select Overwrite mode if you want to overwrite audio.

Keyframe dragging:
- Keyframe dragging is now limited until the clip edge and cannot be dragged beyond clip boundries

Equitable language:
- To better reflect core Adobe values of diversity and inclusion, we have replaced non-inclusive language and reference imagery in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
- Clip fade envelopes might fail to draw when manipulated if multiple clips are selected vertically and horizontally
- If a clip is relinked to a clip of a different channelization and merged in Multitrack, it might crash upon playing

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
Faster scanning of third-party audio plugins:
- Adobe Audition now scans VST 3 (third-party) plugins and AU (Audio Unit) plugins multiple times faster (depending on your system set up). These plugins are automatically scanned by Audition when you launch the app the first time.

Link Media:
- This feature allows you to relink files and associated session clips using the Files Panel without having to search for your offline clips in the Editor View. All clips which reference the media of the file will be relinked to the new media. When opening Sessions with offline media, offline files will be created to offer relink functionality for the corresponding Session Clips.

With this update of Adobe Audition, you can relink offline media by:
- Selecting the offline item in the Files Panel in order to select new media and relink all associated clips of the Session
- Or from the Opening Files dialog when media is missing

Default audio device switching for macOS:
- Select System Default when selecting audio input and output devices in Audition to use the device that is currently in use by the operating system. The device will automatically switch when new devices are plugged in or connected. This feature is also available in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Character Animator, AME and Premiere Rush on macOS.

Export video clip range:
- While editing, audio and video clip's range are often different. If the range does not match, black video frames will be appended while the audio is still playing. You can now set the export range to video clip while exporting using AME.

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build
Link Media:
- Ability to relink files and associated session clips using the Files Panel

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build 13.0.6
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build 13.0.5
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build 13.0.4
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2020 Build 13.0.2
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2019 Build 12.1.5
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2019 Build 12.1.3
- Provides stability and performance improvements

Adobe Audition CC 2018 Build 12.1.0
Punch and roll recording:
This record mode allows you to record audio using the punch and roll technique with pre-roll, visual countdown, and Punch Again functionality. If - you made a mistake while recording audio, this feature allows you to correct mistakes and continue recording without interruption.
- To know more, see Punch and Roll recording.

Zoom to selected clip:
- Quickly zoom to the time range of one or more selected clips using the Zoom menu command. In the Multitrack Editor, choose Zoom > Zoom To - Selected Clips.
- To know more about zooming and navigating, see Zoom audio in the Editor panel.

Auto-ducking ambience sound:
- You can now auto duck ambience sound for a more seamless editing experience. While working on a project, automatically generate a volume envelope - to duck ambience sound behind dialogue, sound effects, or any other audio clip using the Ducking parameter in the Essential Sound panel.
- To know more, see Auto-ducking using the essential sound panel.

Nudge clip up and down:
- You can now nudge a clip up and down using keyboard shortcuts. Freely move selected clips without taking your hands away from the keyboard.
- Manual keyframe entry
- Audition allows you to edit time value and parameter value for a particular keyframe

Adobe Audition CC 2018 Build 12.0.1
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Audition CC 2018 Build 12.0
DeNoise and DeReverb effects:
- This release introduces two new effects. DeReverb and DeNoise.
- DeReverb: This effect estimates the reverberation profile and helps adjust the reverberation amount. The effect enables you to smooth out recordings with lots of reverb or short echoes, and includes a very simple interface. You can adjust the amount of DeReverb applied, control using processing focus buttons, and also adjust gain automatically or manually.
- DeNoise: This effect offers real-time, zero-latency noise reduction without noise prints or complicated parameters. Use this feature to remove unwanted hiss and hum. You can control the amount of noise reduced and adjust gain. Audition also lets you listen to the removed noise in isolation.

Multitrack Clip improvements:
- This release of Audition brings several improvements to Clip Gain handling. Clip waveforms now scale in realtime when the clip gain is adjusted, making it easier to see quiet waveforms or align clips to events. Clip Gain can be set up to a maximum of +96dB, over the 15dB limit previously.

Mulitrack UI improvements:
- Clip waveforms are now brighter, with improved contrast and an updated color palette. Selections are bolder with inverted waveforms, and selected clips stand out with white borders. Track headers are updated with cleaner interfaces. Color picker has been updated to include a standard palette as well as plenty of swatches for custom-color choices.

Zoom to time:
- This feature lets you quickly zoom to specific durations, or create your own custom preferred durations. Smart positioning of the viewed region ensures that the focus is on the playhead or the custom region.

Add or delete empty tracks:
- A new menu item brings up a dialog allowing users to add multiple audio and bus tracks at once, selecting the number of each and the channelization to include. Another new command can delete all empty audio tracks with one click.

Playback and recording improvements:
- This release of Audition brings to you enhanced performance when recording or playing tracks in the Multitrack environment. Audition can comfortably playback over 128 audio tracks and record over 32 tracks at low latencies without dropped samples on most standard hardware configurations.

Third-party effect migration:
- With this release of Audition, automatically import previous libraries of all third-party VST and Audio Unit plugins from a previous version without scanning them again.