Adobe Audition -- The Audio Editor's Best Friend
Updated June 10, 2021

Adobe Audition -- The Audio Editor's Best Friend

Joshua Hipp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is being used across a couple of departments in our organization. The Production Department is the main use of the software, while our Programming Department uses it regularly as well. Our Production Department at iHeart Media produces client spots and must turn things around quickly in most cases, which is one of Audition's strong suits. Programming produces sweepers and jingles for our radio stations that make use of Audition's multitrack editing. I assist both of these departments and use Audition on a weekly basis. It's the best tool for Audio production and editing that I've ever come across.
  • Multitrack: this is a huge feature for producing content for radio or anything else with multiple audio layers.
  • Handles multiple formats: Audition can import and export multiple formats, making very versatile for any audio scenario.
  • Audio editing: Audition has some great presets for EQ, reverb, and other important audio editing features that make applying effects quick and easy.
  • More presets: Audition has a pretty solid library of sound effect presets, but could stand to add more to increase the ability and efficiency of the software.
  • Help guide: it would be great, especially for newer users, if Audition implemented a help guide that could walk you through how to accomplish certain tasks.
  • User interface: Audition could benefit from having more customization options to adapt to specific user preferences.
  • 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.
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. Audition has huge capability when it comes to editing and effects, and Audacity has the bare minimum in these categories. Comparing Audition to Pro Tools is a little different. Pro Tools is the go-to software for music production. Although it can accomplish many of the same things as Audition, its workflow is better suited for music production specifically.
Adobe Audition is the must-have software for audio producers and creators of any kind. Whether it be radio, film, podcasting, or any other application where audio editing or production is needed, Adobe Audition has features and abilities that make it extremely efficient. Producing a radio drama, editing a podcast or syncing and editing Audio for film are amazing abilities of the software, and that's just scratching the surface.