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Adobe® Audition® CC Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Audition CC

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons (and one bonus lesson on www.peachpit.com) that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For
access, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-bystep instructions, and the project files forthe students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Where are the Lesson Files?
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s in this book
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Audition
    5. Starting Adobe Audition
    6. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Restoring default preferences
    8. Additional resources
    9. Audition and social media
    10. Adobe certification
  6. 1. Audio Interfacing
    1. Audio interface basics
    2. Mac OS X audio setup
    3. Windows setup
    4. Testing inputs and outputs with Audition (Mac or Windows)
    5. Using external interfaces
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  7. 2. The Audition Environment
    1. Audition’s dual personality
    2. The Audition Workspace
    3. Navigation
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  8. 3. Basic Editing
    1. Opening a file for editing
    2. Selecting a region for editing and changing its level
    3. Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions
    4. Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards
    5. Extending and shortening musical selections
    6. Simultaneous mixing and pasting
    7. Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop
    8. Showing waveform data under the cursor
    9. Fading regions to reduce artifacts
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  9. 4. Signal Processing
    1. Effects basics
    2. Using the Effects Rack
    3. Amplitude and Compression effects
    4. Delay and echo effects
    5. Filter and EQ effects
    6. Modulation effects
    7. Noise reduction/restoration
    8. Reverb effects
    9. Special effects
    10. Stereo imagery effects
    11. Time and Pitch effect
    12. Third-party effects (VST and AU)
    13. Using the Effects menu
    14. Managing presets
    15. Review questions
    16. Review answers
  10. 5. Audio Restoration
    1. About audio restoration
    2. Reducing hiss
    3. Reducing crackles
    4. Reducing pops and clicks
    5. Reducing broadband noise
    6. De-humming a file
    7. Removing artifacts
    8. Manual artifact removal
    9. Alternate click removal
    10. Sound removal
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  11. 6. Mastering
    1. Mastering basics
    2. Step 1: equalization
    3. Step 2: dynamics
    4. Step 3: ambience
    5. Step 4: stereo imaging
    6. Step 5: “push” the drum hits; then apply the changes
    7. Mastering diagnostics
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  12. 7. Sound Design
    1. About sound design
    2. Creating rain sounds
    3. Creating a babbling brook
    4. Creating insects at night
    5. Creating an alien choir
    6. Creating sci-fi machine effects
    7. Creating an alien drone flyby
    8. Extracting frequency bands
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  13. 8. Creating and Recording Files
    1. Recording into the Waveform Editor
    2. Recording into the Multitrack Editor
    3. Checking remaining free space
    4. Drag-and-dropping into an Audition Editor
    5. Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD
    6. Importing tracks as a single file from an audio CD
    7. Saving a template
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 9. Multitrack Editor Orientation
    1. About multitrack production
    2. Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration
    3. Changing track colors
    4. Loop selections for playback
    5. Track controls
    6. Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor
    7. Side-chaining effects
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  15. 10. The Multitrack Mixer View
    1. Mixer view basics
    2. Review questions
    3. Review answers
  16. 11. Editing Clips
    1. Creating a DJ-style continuous music mix (mixtape) with crossfading
    2. Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file
    3. Selecting and merging all clips in a track into a single file
    4. Editing for length
    5. Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume
    6. Extending a clip via looping
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  17. 12. Creating Music with Sound Libraries
    1. About sound libraries
    2. Getting started
    3. Building a rhythm track
    4. Adding percussion
    5. Adding melodic elements
    6. Using loops with different pitch and tempo
    7. Adding effects
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  18. 13. Recording in the Multitrack Editor
    1. Getting ready to record a track
    2. Setting up the metronome
    3. Recording a part in a track
    4. Recording an additional part (overdub)
    5. “Punching” over a mistake
    6. Composite recording
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  19. 14. Automation
    1. About automation
    2. Clip automation
    3. Track automation
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  20. 15. Mixing
    1. About mixing
    2. Testing your acoustics
    3. The mixing process
    4. Exporting a stereo mix of the song
    5. Burning an audio CD of the song
    6. Exporting to SoundCloud
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  21. Index
  22. 16. Audio/Video Applications
    1. Importing a video
    2. Automatic Speech Alignment
    3. Audition integration with Adobe Premiere Pro
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  23. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Team credits
  24. Contributor
  25. Lesson and Update Files