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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Avid Pro Tools is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Audition

88%
24 Ratings
9.3

Pro Tools

93%
7 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Audition

60%
1 Rating
7.0

Pro Tools

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.7

Audition

77%
28 Ratings
9.1

Pro Tools

91%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Audition

An excellent sound editor and also good for studio voice recording. Easy to use, easy to do things like cut audio, tune and convert, process and mix. Can convert audio to many supported formats that conform to standards. I've used Adobe Audition in conjunction with Adobe Premiere Pro and I love the seamless integration between the two products. I could almost certainly do the same in Audacity, but the integration is so good - and if you pay for Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Audition comes at no extra cost.
Julia Dachmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is great for recording multiple different tracks of audio at the same time with live inserts that you can later remove/edit if they do not suit the track. It always makes a backup of any file you copy in which is essential when working with original copies of files for clients, and you can rest easy knowing that any changes made can be reverted without having to start over or having any work be lost. You can compile many different tracks for larger-scale projects and group or bus them together with ease. The software is very user-friendly for beginners and is a great tool overall for anyone looking to edit audio. The only instance it is less suited it would be if you're only making small audio edits with any adobe video software. Also if your business is not heavy on audio editing or recording it may be a costly investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Audition

  • Huge amount of features, tools and audio effects.
  • I love the live listen feature that allows you to listen to your voice with effects while recording.
  • Adobe Audition mixes audio really well.
  • You can save pre-sets in Adobe Audition which [saves] a lot of time when you want to use the same effects a second time.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

  • Highly-customizable, application and UI (performance, function and appearance).
  • Wide audio format compatibility; Ease of integrating audio of different formats, sample rates; equal ease of exporting.
  • Broadest hardware compatibility. The ability to tweak performance parameters extends hardware's useful life.
Jim Lopardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Audition

  • Audition is serious app that will require time to master. While Adobe has done an excellent job of making it approachable, there is a considerable learning curve to unlocking its best features. Knowing that, going in should ease user frustration.
  • There hasn't been anything I've wanted to accomplish with my audio files that Audition has not permitted.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

  • Loop-Based Production - Pro Tools is still in the old world of audio recording where you're expected to record a track from live sources. It has less features aimed at production of loop-based music like electronic music and hiphop.
  • Sample-Based Production - While you can sequence samples, you are expected to use MIDI to trigger the samples, for the most part. Of course, you can sequence them out without using MIDI to trigger a sampler plugin, but that's not the use case Pro Tools was designed for.
  • Creative Ideation - Pro Tools expects you to figure out what you want to record first, and does not have tools for helping you produce or create the music.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Audition

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$31.49 per month

Audition Editions & Modules

Edition
Audition - Individuals$31.491
Single App - Business$33.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Pro Tools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Pro Tools Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Tools - FirstFree
Pro Tools29.992
Pro Tools - Ultimate79.992
  1. none
  2. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Audition

Audition 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Todd Dodge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 7.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a hard question - I'd give it a 10 for having so many options but a 5 for being user friendly - as it has so many options.
JEFFREY HAZLITT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Audition

Audition 7.7
Based on 28 answers
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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

Pro Tools 9.1
Based on 8 answers
The times I've had problems with Avid, they've responded within about 48 hours, and most of the time with a reasonable solution. More often than not, however, I've had to resort to forums to get answers, because when I'm having a problem with the software, I can't afford to wait 48 hours for a solution
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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 as our primary audio editing software because of it's capabilities with Premiere Pro and the fact that we generally use it for audio recording and minor edits- nothing that would need 30+ audio tracks and multiple custom plug ins, which I would prefer to use ProTools on
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

As discussed above, these other products are likely better suited for home audio production, especially based on their integration of software instruments and their surface-level interface and tools. Pro Tools excels as a tool for professionals, who need to move audio along efficiently towards a polished form, especially in the context of vocal production
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Audition

  • 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.
Joshua Hipp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pro Tools

  • I actually finish projects, because once I set up templates it's basically plug-and-play.
  • My customers enjoy my videos more now that the audio is better.
  • I might spend too much money on plug-ins, haha.
Krisstina Hawks | TrustRadius Reviewer

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