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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Adobe Audition is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • DaVinci Resolve is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Audition

88%
24 Ratings
8.0

DaVinci Resolve

80%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Audition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

DaVinci Resolve

100%
1 Rating

Usability

6.0

Audition

60%
1 Rating
7.5

DaVinci Resolve

75%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Audition

77%
28 Ratings
2.2

DaVinci Resolve

22%
9 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

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is perfect for any video editing needs. It provides a lot of tools to control images, logos, text, transitions, as well as any other imported media that has been dragged to the timeline. It lets you create deliverables of very good quality and control every single detail from setup to final video export. It might not be the best option for a quick, simple video edit if the user does not how to use it because it will take a while to get on board on how to use it, even for simple edits.
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

DaVinci Resolve

  • Comprehensive - It has video editing, motion graphics, audio, and export tools in one package. It's probably more than most people need, but you don't have to use all of the tools.
  • Platform and format agnostic - I like that I can work on projects on Mac or PC, and there are regular updates for new codecs and cameras. You can edit pretty much any format with no compatibility worries.
  • Price - They offer a free version which has most of the functionality. It's a great way to try before you buy and learn the tools. The final price is only $300 per license for the full product. It's a bargain for everything you get, and you don't feel like you're not getting your money's worth, even if you don't use all of the tools.
Jason Burke | 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

DaVinci Resolve

  • Some areas of Resolve can leave inexperienced users feeling a bit handicapped. Multiple user sign-ins can be confusing, and determining where to place the database of users might need troubleshooting. The exporting workflow is a bit finicky and will need to be learned to use for even simple capabilities.
  • Resolve is not friendly on a single screen editing workflow, and even worse on a laptop. Ideally, an editor has multiple screens in the first place, but because a colorist needs to see scopes and monitor, handling both on the same screen, along with all tools is a challenge. This software is best with more screens.
  • While the NLE capability of Resolve makes for a quick editing workspace, my little experience with it leads me to the conclusion that unless someone desires a completely free alternative to other NLE software, Resolve is not your best friend. Other programs are better.
Chris Hecox | 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

DaVinci Resolve

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Free

DaVinci Resolve Editions & Modules

Edition
DaVinci Resolve 17$0.001
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17$295.002
  1. Free
  2. perpetual license
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

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Da Vinci Resolve is up there amongst the big, professional video editing packages like Apple's FinalCutPro and Adobe Premier Pro. To just be included in this league, the package needs to have a plethora of features that the common man does not need. In essence, this overwhelming amount of features makes the product tricky to learn, but once you have the hang of it, it is a dream.
Anonymous | 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

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve 2.2
Based on 9 answers
Not only do they have classes available in Los Angeles, but they'll also allow you to work from home with the manual and demo materials, and then let you test out to get a certification. They get back to you quickly when you email, and they've got a "family" approach to customer service, they make you feel like you're important to them.
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

DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci has been our preferred tool versus Adobe Premiere. One reason is that its cleaner interface helps make learning easier. Secondly, it handles work on audio components absolutely way better than Adobe does. Thirdly, the features that come with the free version of DaVinci is comparable to the much more expensive Adobe Premiere, and even better in several areas as well.
Fred Xorla Adzoyi | 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

DaVinci Resolve

  • DaVinci Resolve has resulted in a lot of happy customers. When comparing revisions to the visual style of projects, a client 9 times out of 10 prefers the look of a video from Resolve.
  • DaVinci Resolve has had a positive effect on the users in our organization. Color-correction can be done in a fraction of the time with more accuracy, helping us feel less pressure when approaching deadlines.
  • DaVinci Resolve has helped on our bottom line as we do not need to license multiple users, and often the free version of the software is more than enough to achieve the final product we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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