Adobe has announced Audition 3 software, a major new release of the all-in-one solution for professional audio production.
Adobe Audition 3 is designed to give audio professionals — sound designers, recording and mastering engineers,
and musicians — a flexible production toolkit for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering audio. New features include VSTi virtual instrument support with MIDI piano roll, enhanced spectral editing options, fast fade and crossfade controls, and advanced multi-core support.
With new support for VSTi virtual instruments and MIDI piano roll style editing, combined with sophisticated audio and mixing tools, Adobe Audition 3 provides more creative power for audio production. New effects like the Analog Delay,
Convolution Reverb, and Tube-modeled Compressor provide new sonic options, while the Guitar Suite adds analogmodeled
effects to dry guitar tracks. Radius time stretching, from industry-leader iZotope, allows users toaccurately change tempo and pitch independently.
With new multi-core processor support and an optimised mixing engine, Adobe Audition 3 helps users save time by
allowing them to work with more tracks and effects on the same machine. In addition, on-clip fade handles, a
dedicated Top/Tail mode in Edit View, automatic cross fades, and the ability to edit grouped clips together make
mixing and editing easier.
Adobe Audition 3 includes new features that expand its capabilities for visual editing and restoration. New Adaptive
Noise Reduction and multiple phase correction tools help rescue recordings. Editing in the Spectral Frequency
display is enhanced with the Effects Paintbrush and Spot Healing Brush similar to the ground-breaking tools found
in Photoshop CS3 software. Also, the addition of the Marquee Tool to the Spectral Pan and Spectral Phase
displays means that users can now visually isolate and edit any sound based on time, frequency, phase, or pan
location, further pushing the envelope in editing power and control.
Adobe Audition 3 will ship in the last quarter of 2007 for Windows XP or Windows Vista. Estimated street price is $349 (around £173) for the full version and $99 (£49) for upgrades. Upgrade pricing is available for all past versions of Adobe Audition and Adobe Production Studio.