Adobe Audition CS5.5 Tutorial

January 12, 2020 0 By Peter Engel

Hello this is Mike Rusell from
Do I love the brand new Adobe Audition CS5.5? I love it. It’s a radio jingle producers dream.
Now if you’ve used the former versions like Adobe Audition 3 or of course old school Cool
Edit Pro you’ll probably be quite familiar with these features the only thing is it’s
moved around, it’s more succinct and of course the effects processing is faster which I absolutely
love. It gives me so much work instead of having a 5 minute or 10 minute track and then
putting an effect on and say right “I’ll just go and pop the kettle on make a cup of tea.
It’s virtually done for me in a few seconds now so thank you very much Adobe. I really
appreciate that. Let’s take a little look around then. To start with, of course you probably would
want to click waveform which will ask you for a new audio file name. Now this hasn’t
happened before but it sort of takes on and follows on from software like Pro Tools and
Cubase where it’s always asking you to name the file and later on you’ll see on the multitrack
you can name your multitrack session straightaway and what this is doing is Adobe is storing
all of this information on your hard disk and organising it for you whereas before you
are naming each file as you enter along and it could get messy and you can save one file
over here and one file over there and it would take ages to find them. So I’m gonna name this new voice just so we
have a little practice click OK and there you go. That will probably look familiar to
you if you’ve used Adobe Audition before or Cool Edit Pro. So let’s record something “”
There’s my wave and as you can see it’s not quite trimmed up nicely so I’m just gonna
select the dead space and delete and again with the mouse select the end and delete and
then let’s double click to select the whole wave and click the play button “”
Nice, fantastic recording no problems there and all your effects as before are in the
effects menu Amplitude and Compression I’d like to use normalize to a 100% just because
it fattens out the wave so you get the full normalization there and it just sounds a little
bit louder and it’s good to work with. Now in effects all my favorites is still there.
Don’t worry they haven’t gone anywhere. Delay and Echo, modulation is always a great one
you can go to chorus and I do like the rich chorus. It makes you sound like a little bit
like a dalek look how quick that was as well. And that was only a short wav but i’m impressed.
“” yup that’s definitely the dalek effect. Ctrl and Z to undo that
and it will go back to normal. Effects and you’ve got your reverb in here and time and
pitch. Now this one I do like to select occasionally the cutting power which is good to use at
the end of jingles and bits like that “”. It really does cut the power so that’s a bit
much for that but you get the idea so that’s that as well and I’ve always enjoyed adding
the flanger and particularly heavy flange this would make me sound like i’m in outerspace
have a listen to this “”. So it’s all there everything you need as expected
Adobe Audition CS 5.5 gets a big thumbs up and just before I go I’m gonna show you the
multitrack so go to multitrack again new multitrack session name it so I’ll just call it Mike
session. Like that and when you click OK then it will oh i’ve done a Mike session before
so it’s asking me if I’d like to rewrite it so I’m going to click yes and there it is
Mike session brand new ready to go. I’m gonna drag in new voice, there it is. I do love
all the colours obviously you’ll see it first it’s snapping to the grid there snapping to
the time and actually that is something you can change going into edit and then snapping
you can switch it on or off if you want so take enabled off and now its smooth. I like
to switch snapping off certainly for making jingles because you need to be really precise
when you’re editing. You’ll notice the zoom buttons are down in
the bottom right so just moved over a little bit from where they were before pretty easy
to get used to and if I want to I can bring in new voice and again on the second track
I do like that lovely orange gradient effect it looks very nice indeed they’ve done really
well with that and see if I place those 2 voices off and then maybe pan now panning
is a little bit different as well you’re drawing your pan on so you’re clicking to put the
dot in and you’re clicking again to move that dot. So let’s just pan the second track all
the way to the right and let’s pan this first track like all the way over to the left and
as you can see they’re a little bit off so “” and that’s a cool
feature as well you can actually skip along the track. When I play that now you can hear
my voice over in stereo “” and I really do like the fact that you can
skip along now with this. Now you can have hours of hours of endless fun just with that
feature I think. Also another thing i’m just gonna reset it back to normal I have changed
it you’ll notice original setting means that when you play “” and
stop it will actually stop the marker where you’ve stopped it rather than taking it back
to the original position like it used to in old version of Adobe Audition all you have
to do is switch that off. Just click the Shift button and the X button together now that
should be switched off so when I bring that back and click play “”
and then stop it will return immediately back to the start again you probably want that
if you’re use to use Adobe Audition 3 or 2 or 1.5 or even Cool Edit Pro they were all
like that. So there you go that’s a brief look at Adobe Audition CS 5.5 gets the thumbs
up definitely for radio jingle makers I know you’re gonna love it if you get your hands
on it as well and of course you can find more video tutorials and get involved online at