Audition is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing — and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound.

Levels: Essentials Intermediate Advanced

Course Outline

Audio Interfacing 

  • Audio interface basics 
  • Mac OS X audio setup 
  • Testing inputs and outputs with Audition (Mac or Windows) 
  • Using external interfaces 

The Audition Environment 

  • The Audition Workspace 
  • Navigation 
  • Audition’s dual personality 

Basic Editing 

  • Opening a file for editing 
  • Selecting a region for editing and changing its level 
  • Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions 
  • Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards 
  • Extending and shortening musical selections 
  • Simultaneous mixing and pasting 
  • Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop 
  • Showing waveform data under the cursor 
  • Fading regions to reduce artifacts 

Signal Processing 

  • Effects basics 
  • Using the Effects Rack 
  • Using the Effects menu 
  • Amplitude and Compression effects 
  • Delay and echo effects 
  • Filter and EQ effects 
  • Modulation effects 
  • Noise reduction/restoration 
  • Reverb and special effects 
  • Stereo imagery effects 
  • Time and Pitch effect 
  • Third-party effects (VST and AU) 
  • Managing presets 

Audio Restoration 

  • Reducing hiss and crackles 
  • Reducing crackles 
  • Reducing pops and clicks
  • Reducing broadband noise 
  • De-humming a file 
  • Automatic and manually removing artifacts 
  • Alternate click removal 
  • Sound removal 

Audio Mastering 

  • Mastering basics 
  • Equalization 
  • Dynamics 
  • Ambiance 
  • Stereo imaging 
  • “Push” the drum hits; then apply the changes 
  • Mastering diagnostics 

Sound Design 

  • About sound design 
  • Creating rain sounds 
  • Creating a babbling brook 
  • Creating insects at night 
  • Creating an alien choir 
  • Creating sci-fi machine effects 
  • Creating an alien drone flyby 
  • Extracting frequency bands 

Creating and Recording Files 

  • Checking remaining free space 
  • Drag-and-dropping into an Audition Editor 
  • Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD 
  • Importing tracks as a single file from an audio CD 
  • Saving a template 
  • Recording into the Waveform Editor 
  • Recording into the Multitrack Editor 

Multitrack Editor Orientation 

  • About multitrack production 
  • Changing track colors 
  • Track controls 
  • Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor 
  • Loop selections for playback 
  • Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration 
  • Side-chaining effects 
  • The Multitrack Mixer View 
  • Mixer view essentials 

Editing Clips 

  • Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file 
  • Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume 
  • Creating a DJ-style continuous music mix (mixtape) with crossfading 
  • Selecting and merging all clips in a track into a single file 
  • Editing for length 
  • Extending a clip via looping 

Creating Music with Sound Libraries 

  • About sound libraries 
  • Getting started 
  • Building a rhythm track 
  • Adding effects 
  • Adding percussion 
  • Adding melodic elements 
  • Using loops with different pitch and tempo 

Recording in the Multitrack Editor 

  • Getting ready to record a track 
  • Setting up the metronome 
  • Recording a part in a track 
  • Recording an additional part (overdub) 
  • Punching over a mistake 

Clip and Track Automation 

  • About automation 
  • Clip automation 
  • Track automation 

Audio Mixing 

  • About mixing 
  • Testing your acoustics 
  • The mixing process 
  • Exporting a stereo mix of the song 
  • Burning an audio CD of the song 
  • Exporting to SoundCloud 

Audio/Video Applications 

  • Importing a video 
  • Automatic Speech Alignment 
  • Audition integration with Adobe Premiere Pro 

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