Adobe Audition CS6.5 Preview Announced
As predicted in my previous post about a possible Adobe Audition CS6.5 release date Adobe have just announced a sneak peak of their new pro audio and video tools at NAB in Las Vegas. Attendees will get an early look at what to expect in the upcoming releases of Adobe® Premiere Pro®, After Effects®, SpeedGrade™, Audition®, Prelude™ and Adobe Story™. These tools and more will be on display during the NAB show from April 8-11, 2013 at Adobe’s booth in South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
What’s New In Adobe Audition?
It has a brand new 64-bit architecture and some pretty cool new features and upgrades to the things we love. Here’s a look at some of the goodies to come.
Brand New Sound Remover
If you’re a fan of noise removal you’re going to love editing out sounds in the spectral frequency display. Now, using the shift key you can add to a paintbrush selection and using the option (or alt key on PC) you can remove from a selection you’ve already made. This allows you to select multiple sound frequencies and remove more complex sounds such as a police siren or multiple whistles.
Invert Your Sound Selection
There’s now an ‘invert’ button that will allow you to instead select all the background noise and just keep the sound you selected.
Learn Sound Model
Adobe are touting a ‘better noise removal tool’ in the form of Learn Sound Model in the effects menu. It will learn the pattern of any noise you just selected in the waveform. You can then go ahead and apply an enhanced sound remover to your audio in order to completely obliterate any sound you don’t want to hear in your audio. Audition is known for it’s fantastic sound removal tools and now it just got even better.
New Preview Editor
This is simply cool! By hitting a ‘preview’ button in the top right of Adobe Audition CS6.5 you can now see a before and after pattern of your waveform when applying ANY effect. Worried that chorus is going to make the audio too loud? Not sure if you selected all the noise for sound removal? Now the preview window will display directly under your orignial waveform and change in real time as you apply any effect in Adobe Audition!
New Pitch Bender Effect
You can now draw on a pitch bend to your audio just like you’ve always been able to draw on volume envelopes. In the form of a blue line the pitch bender can now be used to bend your audio up or down in speed. I’ve always been a fan of the cutting power pitch effect in Adobe Audition and now with this new tool you’ll be able to literally draw your own custom cutting power effect right onto any waveform.
Multitrack Track Colour Coding
You can colour code tracks, yes your tracks not the waves as you’ve always been able to do, so that you can have one colour for music and another for speech. This will be handy for podcasters who like to know what audio they’re inserting on each different track of the multitrack.
Full Waveform Previews
You can now see full waveforms as you drop into Audition’s multitrack. This is helpful as you can now see if audio will fit in any part of a multitrack session before you let go and drop it in.
Better Multitrack Zooming
Better zooming and some old zoom features are back from Adobe Audition 3.0 including shift and forward slash to get right up close to any waveform in the multitrack.
Marker Multitrack Jumping
You can place markers in your multitrack session and easily jump between them by holding down command, option and pressing the left or right keys.
Merge and Silence Multitrack Clips
You can now merge multiple multitack clips into one long waveform with the click of a mouse and, if you wish to silence but not cut audio, you can do this too by right clicking and selecting ‘Silence Selected Clips in Time Selection’. This will create a volume envelope on the multitrack waveform to completely silence anything you’d like to exclude from your mix.
New effect! Go to the effects menu to monitor how loud audio is and stay within loudness limits.
Have you created a four step favorite like my secret sauce voice over settings? Perhaps you’d like to change only one part of that favorite but not have to re-record it all over again? In the new Adobe Audition you’ll be able to go in and fine tune each process you recorded to get exactly the settings you desire. If you want to move the final normalization process down by 1 dB, not a problem, just hit edit favorite and make the change.
Adobe Premiere Pro Will Accept VST Plugins
For fans of video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro you can now use VST plugins right inside Premiere Pro including the wonderful iZotope Multiband Compressor that was previously a feature of Adobe Audition only. More detailed editing of video audio can still be performed in Adobe Audition with a single click.
The Future of Adobe Audition
If you’ve got this far in my article then it’s clear you’re a pretty big fan of Adobe Audition like me. What new features would you like to see in future versions of this audio editing software? Leave a comment and let me know.
Adobe are urging customers to join Creative Cloud, their monthly subscription service in order to get access to all these amazing new features first (some time in May 2013 it is believed). I have just recently signed up myself and can highly recommend joining the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you’d like to use my affiliate link you can do so here > Adobe Creative Cloud. It’ll cost you no extra to join using my link and greatly help me to continue producing daily Adobe Audition tutorials for free.
UPDATE: Even more new features have just been announced on the official Adobe Audio Blog – What’s new in the next version of Adobe Audition?