Adobe Digital Video Curriculum Guide – Module 16
Adobe Digital Video
Adobe Audition: A Professional Audio Tool
Music can make or break a production. If your students aren't dedicated musicians with some fairly sophisticated
PC music hardware and software, they probably can’t create that music themselves. As I mentioned in Module
13, “Acquiring Audio,” they can rip music from a CD, but that raises the copyright infringement red flag.
One excellent solution is Adobe® Audition™. This product enables you to take custom music creation further by
offering more than 5,000 music loops that you can tap to create compositions. Plus, it’s loaded with professional
audio editing tools and high-end effects that go beyond those available in Adobe Premiere® Pro.
At the end of this lesson, students will have learned about:
• Adobe Audition’s Attributes
• Adobe Audition’s audio effects
• Using Adobe Audition to craft a tune
• Burning audio CDs with Audition
Adobe Audition’s Attributes
Adobe Audition is a complete, professional, 128-track
recording and mastering studio that offers advanced audio
mixing, editing, and effects processing. You’ll want to use
Adobe Audition for music productions, radio broadcasts, or to
enhance audio for your Adobe Premiere Pro video.
Adobe Audition started its life as Cool Edit, a high-end,
professional audio editing tool from Syntrillium Software. In
mid-2003, Adobe bought Syntrillium’s technology assets and
re-released Cool Edit Pro 2 as Adobe Audition ($299 retail,
$149 education price).
Although Adobe originally made no changes to the Cool Edit Pro 2 code, the company did add one tremendous
feature: 4,500+ music loops. The loops are typically a few bars of an instrument playing in a certain musical style.
These are not MIDI files. They were recorded live using real musicians playing real instruments. You can combine
these loops, to create unique, customized soundtracks that sound terrific. With the release of Audition 1.5,
Adobe added more than 500 more loops, upgr