Audio Production Made Accessible to Anyone
Updated January 09, 2020

Audio Production Made Accessible to Anyone

Michael Whatley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Audition

In the learning and development space, there is a consistent need to develop content in a way that uses many different formats including rich multimedia such as audio, video, and interactivity. Adobe Audition makes the audio development process much easier. From removing background noise, to amplifying volume, improving the EQ ratios, or enhancing various other elements, Adobe Audition gives users the ability to create perfect sounding audio in nearly every case. It's as they say - garbage in, garbage out, so there are certain limitations of the software. However, Adobe Audition has powerful default tools and settings that make cleaning up audio much easier, especially for novice users.
  • Audition does a great job of identifying and isolating background noise.
  • Audition does a great job of providing tools and elements to clean audio.
  • For novice users, it is difficult to navigate the interface at first without assistance.
  • Some of the terminology can be confusing in the beginning.
  • The time to learn the tool can have an impact on overall production timelines.
  • The quality of the overall production has increased so audio is no longer distracting.
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 provides users a seemingly endless array of tools, effects, enhancements, and more that can be applied to audio of many different formats. It's an incredible software platform that allows anyone with the knowledge and experience to produce quality audio from a less than ideal source file.
The support process with Adobe is complicated in general. I have had several negative experiences with the support team at Adobe and prefer to search for answers to my questions elsewhere. In most cases, someone has had the same problem I have and have already created a blog article or YouTube video of the solution. Those are much easier to follow and provide a much more rapid response than Adobe support ever has.

Do you think Adobe Audition delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe Audition's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe Audition live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Adobe Audition go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Adobe Audition again?

Yes

Adobe Audition is well suited for detailed audio production and manipulation. There are many options, tools, and effects that can be easily added within Audition that are missing from other programs such as Audacity. With Audacity, you get a very straight-forward interface with limited options and capabilities. It's great for beginners to learn the process of audio production. Once you master Audacity, then it becomes much easier to work with Adobe Audition. The range of options within Audition far outmeasure those in Audacity and provide for a much cleaner output.