Adobe Audition vs. Adobe Premiere Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Audition
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Adobe offers Audition as part of the Creative Cloud suite, a sound and audio editing and creation application.
$31.49
per month
Adobe Premiere Pro
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Adobe offers their video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro, supporting video and audio editing as well as VR presentations, available as part of the company's Creative Cloud suite or as a standalone application.
$20.99
per month
Pricing
Adobe AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Editions & Modules
Audition - Individuals
$31.49
per month
Single App - Business
$33.99
per month
Premiere Pro Single App
$20.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps
$52.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - Students and Teachers
$52.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - Business
$79.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Considered Both Products
Audition
Chose Adobe Audition
Audition is definitely the way to go for your audio needs versus Adobe Premiere Pro. But, you can actually open the audio you're working on in Premiere Pro in Adobe Audition and edit it directly without needing to save the audio separately and importing it. You can make live …
Chose Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is an amazing, well-rounded software. Compared to the much simpler audio editing software Audacity, it is leaps and bounds above. Audacity is a free software that's good for a quick edit here or there. Compared to Audition, though, it's a pretty weak offering. …
Chose Adobe Audition
Audition's interface is much better than other, free/shareware programs. The ease of use with interfaces and USB mics makes production a breeze. I began using Audition simply because it's included in the Creative Cloud suite, but have continued because of its reliability ad …
Chose Adobe Audition
Audacity is free, but with fewer features. So it depends what you're trying to do. If you want simple audio editing, don't need to do a lot, and are freelancing, then Audacity is probably better suited for you. If you're a business and need to do a lot of audio editing, then …
Chose Adobe Audition
Audacity is a simple editor that most people will only ever need, especially if you are on a budget. But for more advanced control of your audio, Adobe Audition is a better choice. The reason I have said that I've used Adobe Audition for over 20 years (it hasn't been out …
Chose Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition was designed as a professional tool and has maintained that caliber of professionalism ever since. Other audio tools try to emulate Audition but never reach the standard set by Adobe. While all the audio tools on the market can be regarded as a competition, we …
Chose Adobe Audition
It has been a few years since I used it, but Audacity is limited in scope compared to Audition, and doesn't integrate seamlessly with Premier. Audition's filtering tools are superior, and allow for cleaner audio with less hands on work. Audition is also platform independent, …
Chose Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is the middle ground between Audacity and Pro Tools. It has many more features then Audacity, but Audacity is free, so that's to be expected. And it's not quite as robust as Pro Tools, but also doesn't have the costs involved, especially since it's already …
Chose Adobe Audition
Audacity is a great tool for beginners. It's free and provides a lot of user-created options and templates to choose from that help produce consistently quality audio. Adobe Audition is for those who are looking for more control in how they can produce audio. Adobe Audition …
Chose Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition is not as intuitive as ProTools, but the fact that it is part of the Adobe Creative Suite makes it far more cost efficient for smaller to medium businesses. It is far superior than Audacity and GarageBand with far more capabilities. We've selected Adobe Audition …
Adobe Premiere Pro
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
iMovie is great for video editing unless you want to make money in video production. If you've got the income and a lot of reasons to learn editing techniques, I recommend learning Premiere Pro before touching iMovie.
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro integrates relatively well with the rest of the Creative Cloud suite. The challenges come down to individual workflows. Each product has its own separate hotkeys and workflows that may make sense individually, but collectively they're a hassle to keep …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Other tools are okay, but they all tend to fall short at some point and they are nearly impossible to pick up and properly edit as a package after they have been created and rendered. They tend to look a bit amateurish. My thoughts on Adobe Premiere Pro are that you either do …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
iMovie is okay for "family video" editing if you aren't getting overly involved. My biggest issue with iMovie was in making changes. It was not a good tool for that. Now it's been a number of years since I worked in iMovie, so perhaps they have made changes to it, to improve …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is by far the best video software of the selected products. It does not have the best audio editing capabilities nor video graphic design capabilities but good enough ones where it can help you out in a pinch if your primary goal is to edit the video. The …
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Adobe AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Small Businesses
Descript
Descript
Score 9.4 out of 10
Descript
Descript
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Audacity
Audacity
Score 8.3 out of 10
Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Audacity
Audacity
Score 8.3 out of 10
Adobe Presenter
Adobe Presenter
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(25 ratings)
8.7
(80 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(28 ratings)
4.2
(30 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AuditionAdobe Premiere Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
So, starting off, Cool Edit Pro is NOT a replacement for Adobe Audition. I used to use Cool Edit Pro and there is a world of difference in quality and ability. I use Adobe Audition for post-production editing. it it very well suited for that application. Truncate, fade, add a second or 2 of silence at the end or beginning, save as MP3 or almost any other format a client would want to receive the file in
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Adobe
I have actually recommended Adobe Premiere Pro to many people looking to get into the editing field. It is perfect for any type of video creation. It would not be very useful for someone who isn't serious about video editing and wants to just use something to cut out the beginning or ends of clips. It's too advanced for that and [maybe] confusing for someone not educated in the field.
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Pros
Adobe
  • Sound waves - Sound originates in the air, arising from its vibrations. The source of air vibrations can be, for example, a person's vocal cords, a drum or loudspeaker membrane, or guitar strings. These vibrations push nearby molecules together, slightly increasing the air pressure.
  • Bit depth - The bit depth (depth) of digital audio determines the dynamic range for an audio file. When a sound wave is digitized (sampled), each sample is assigned an amplitude value that most closely matches the amplitude of the original sound wave. The higher the bit depth value, the greater the dynamic range, the lower the noise level, and the higher the digital sound quality.
  • Automatic filters and special effects - Adobe Audition includes a suite of new sound effects ranging from circuit-optimized Surround Reverb to a suite of diagnostic effects.
  • Analog Audio: Positive and Negative Voltage - The microphone converts the pressure of sound waves into electrical current: high air pressure becomes a positive voltage, and low pressure becomes negative. As these voltage changes move along the microphone wire, they can be recorded (as changes in magnetic field strength) onto magnetic tape or onto a vinyl record (by resizing the grooves on the disc).
  • High-performance code - Adobe Audition has received a new redesigned code. This means increased speed of audio processing, accurate and smooth sound reproduction during preprocessing, the ability to work with multiple files and audio tracks at the same time, high overall performance.
  • Editing, enhancing and restoring audio - Any professional working with sound dreams of making the source material as close to ideal as possible. For this, special studios are being built with soundproofing, special acoustic form, and equipment. Indeed, if there is such an opportunity, then it is better to record sound in the studio. Even in this case, insignificant noises and unwanted sounds can be received at the input: a click of a switch, a weak background of a poor-quality or punctured cable, or, for example, a defect in human diction, in which some hissing sounds turn into whistling sounds. It is worth going out to record an interview, for example, in an office space - phone calls or conversations in the next room, the noise of the city outside the window, sounds of the door being opened, etc. will be added.
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Adobe
  • Premiere is able to import video in almost any format and has a number of excellent export formats and styles.
  • Premiere has a great interface that once learned feels very intuitive.
  • Premiere aligns easily with the other suite of Adobe software allowing for easy integration of graphics and audio.
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Cons
Adobe
  • It is a very expensive software, as is all of Adobe's other software.
  • The interface and all the features can be difficult [for] beginners to get the hang of and get used to.
  • When live listening to your recording with effects, there is an unavoidable latency which doesn't help.
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Adobe
  • Export times: I do a massive amount of exports with intensive graphics. They often need to be done quickly. If export times could be reduced by 90%, my life would improve drastically.
  • Importing errors: Certain video formats are not compatible, such as specific types of MP4s and MKV files. Greater flexibility would be wonderful.
  • End the subscription model. I'd gladly pay one flat fee once and be done with it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
No answers on this topic
Adobe
Adobe Premiere Pro saves time and cost and it does a great job. When you see the output you know that you have made the right investment in the right application. Adobe does not require a lot of support to work good. There are thousands of videos in case you are looking for a particular thing to do during your work on your videos therefore it is well supported.
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Usability
Adobe
It isn't easy to just jump in and learn the program, though most of Adobe products aren't easy to use the first time around. They UI is not friendly, and it is cumbersome and intimidating when you first try it. For simple audio changes, it seems to difficult to use, but for the more advanced audio work, it's the perfect solution.
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Adobe
Adobe Premiere Pro can be VERY overwhelming at first (especially if you are new to video editing).
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Support Rating
Adobe
I have not contacted support but given the large amount of users, I have no doubt that most problems can be solved fairly easily. A cursory search for known issues in Adobe Audition yields a support website with many workarounds posted by the official Audition team. They seem responsive and eager to continue fixing bugs and improving the application, which I take as a sign that their support is top notch, as I would expect from my experience using other Adobe products.
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Adobe
It is a professional team that provides customer service at any time. I think that the team does not rest until they find a solution to your problem. I think this makes this company great because when a company offers a good service, and they treat you well, the customer always returns satisfied.
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In-Person Training
Adobe
No answers on this topic
Adobe
Utilizing one of the many books available on Adobe Premiere Pro, each video editor can learn at their own pace.
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
I mentioned earlier that I used software from Sony before moving to Audition. I really liked the Sony solution, but when I moved to Audition I found a lot more power and surprisingly, an easier-to-use solution. Working with the timeline in Audition is more intuitive for me. Audition has more effects than the Sony product had and the interface is better organized. Plus, Audition's workspace can be customized in ways I never figured out how to do in the Sony product.
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Adobe
DaVinci Resolve is a powerful editing and color-grading application, and the base version is free. However, I've found that with the Lumetri Color panel in Premiere, I really have no need for Resolve as it meets all of my needs. Additionally, I've found Resolve to be lacking in support for the broad range of file types that Premiere handles gracefully.
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Audition makes Audio editing/production so efficient that we're able to produce audio more rapidly than with any other software.
  • The option to save in multiple file formats, and to save session files, makes it easy to go back and make edits to completed projects with just a few clicks.
  • All versions of Audition work well together, so whether you have the latest version or an older one, you can pick up any session file and edit as needed.
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Adobe
  • Speed of workflow has increased- specially when coupled with keyboard shortcuts
  • Jobs have had a faster turnover rate which makes clients happy.
  • I have two Adobe accounts, one for work and one for personal use. Both of these accounts are paying for themselves through the work I can provide with the use of Premiere.
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