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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 10:51:06 PM »
Audacity has some great functionality. In my opinion, Audition has a more "refined" interface.

Another benefit of Audition is the number of standard plugins that are included. Many of which are from Izotope.

Although I don't recall the Audacity functionality on this ability, I like the Audition "Mastering Rack". Here you can stack the various plugins and turn them on and off to hear how the gamut of the effects you are using affect the final sound. Once you are happy, you can "save" (although other programs say "render").

Over the last several months, I bought Izotope RX7 Standard and added the Ozone 8 Elements plugin. To my ears on my speakers, it seems that the Izotope programs sound a bit "cleaner".

While in the past I alternated between Audacity and Audition (depending on needs), these days I tend to use RX7 first and touch up with Audition (or vice versa depending on plugins needed) if necessary. The difference is that Audition has the "mastering rack" ability while with Izotope you have to render each manipulation before you move on to the next. (from what I've been reading, if you buy the full Izotope suite, you'd be able to approximate the mastering rack capability. However, I'm not studio recording - mixing instruments in separate tracks - all I need is post for a simple stereo live audience capture.


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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2019, 09:46:00 AM »
^^ and ^, good input and appreciated.

When I use the Open Appended tool it's invariably into and empty track and the goal is to join/combine all the previously separate tracks. The trouble I tried to describe is that between marking the files (in an explorer window) and the importation of them, they will almost always be out of order for some reason. I don't save the new single file with markers either. In many cases I'm working my own file sets and have a cue sheet to re-track any work I want to save... Primarily because I don't know if Audition will save to individual files based on a list of markers or what not.

That's been my experience.

I totally agree with the utility of the multi track mode of Audition. I have more than once used that mode on a single file just to employ the tools I want to use in a Rack format.
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2019, 05:58:32 PM »
... with Izotope you have to render each manipulation before you move on to the next. ...

Just open the module chain, the very first module, and add modules to your heart's content.
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2019, 10:44:42 PM »
ah, you all think I'm adding one file at a time? No, I mark the entire file set as in a copy-paste move. That's what fails to "sort out" as the appending takes off.

I'm probably not using it as designed so this "fault" is likely to be expected.
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2019, 08:30:34 AM »
For audio, Sonic Foundry Soundforge 6. Most of the rest could learn a lot from the intuitive interface, especially Wavelab and anything by Magix. Audacity - it's free for a reason.  Each to his own!

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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2019, 06:49:54 PM »
just wanted to add, and it may have already been touched on, that the Audition version found in the recent CC versions has a tool very similar to the one in Izotope called Sound Removal where you can select a sample (like a clap for instance) and it will go and remove all of them. Works very very well for getting rid of "woooooos" and claps and such. I was stoked to discover they had added that feature.
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 07:16:14 PM »
For people using Audition, what do you find your general mixing process to be?
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2019, 07:42:05 AM »
Is the adobe product free, open source, and runs on mac, linux and pc?


Audacity meets those criteria.

Audition 3.0 was givin' away for FREE years ago by Adobe.  This happened when they did the major redesign and moved their products towards Cloud computing.  Many of us here jumped on that giveaway.  fyi

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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2019, 02:59:00 PM »
Is the adobe product free, open source, and runs on mac, linux and pc?


Audacity meets those criteria.

Audition 3.0 was givin' away for FREE years ago by Adobe.  This happened when they did the major redesign and moved their products towards Cloud computing.  Many of us here jumped on that giveaway.  fyi


Yeah, I got the free photoshop. Was Audition ever free again? Photoshop was not, and the free one was old when they gave it away.
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Re: Audition or Audacity?
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2019, 04:12:14 PM »
Yeah, I got the free photoshop. Was Audition ever free again? Photoshop was not, and the free one was old when they gave it away.

It was never released again and technically wasn't 'free'.  The link in my post on the previous page has again expired.  The release of all the CS2 products was because Adobe was implementing their CC subscription services and was allowing those who had previously purchased CS2 products to maintain current use of those products since the CS2 activation server was no longer being supported.  However, see the Wayback Machine link below.  Click "Accept", then select your language of choice.  Audition 3.0 is listed amongst many others.

I should point out that Adobe's disclaimer states:

Adobe strongly advises against running unsupported and outdated software. Only customers who legitimately purchased CS2 or Acrobat 7 and need to maintain their current use of these products may use the serial numbers provided during the download.

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