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Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book, Second Edition

Book Description

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

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


Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book contains 17 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, 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 includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

• Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

• Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe


What you need to use this book: Adobe Audition CC software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Audition CC software.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Important!
  8. Credits
  9. About the author
  10. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s in this book
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Audition
    5. Online content
    6. Lesson files
    7. Web Edition
    8. Accessing the Lesson Files and Web Edition
    9. Restoring default preferences
    10. Additional resources
    11. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  11. 1 Set Up Adobe Audition CC
    1. Audio interface basics
    2. macOS audio setup
    3. Windows audio setup
    4. Testing inputs
    5. Using external interfaces
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
  12. 2 The Audition Interface
    1. Two applications in one
    2. Audition workspaces
    3. Explore the interface
  13. 3 Waveform Editing
    1. Open a file
    2. Video files
    3. Select regions
    4. Cut, Copy, and Paste
    5. Use multiple clipboards
    6. Mix paste
    7. Create a loop
    8. Showing waveform data under the cursor
    9. Add fades
  14. 4 Effects
    1. Effects basics
    2. Using the Effects Rack
    3. Effect categories
    4. Amplitude and Compression effects
    5. Delay and echo effects
    6. Filter and EQ effects
    7. Modulation effects
    8. Noise reduction/restoration
    9. Reverb effects
    10. Special effects
    11. Stereo imagery effects
    12. Time and Pitch effects
    13. Third-party effects (VST and AU)
    14. Using the Effects menu
    15. Presets and favorites
  15. 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 sound removal
    9. The Spot Healing brush
    10. Automated sound removal
  16. 6 Mastering
    1. Mastering basics
    2. Equalization
    3. Dynamics
    4. Ambience
    5. Stereo imaging
    6. Push the drum hits; then apply the changes
    7. Mastering diagnostics
  17. 7 Sound Design
    1. About sound design
    2. Generate noise, speech, and tones
    3. Creating rain sounds
    4. Creating a babbling brook
    5. Creating insects at night
    6. Creating an alien choir
    7. Creating sci-fi machine effects
    8. Creating an alien drone flyby
    9. Extracting frequency bands
  18. 8 Creating and Recording Files
    1. Recording into the Waveform Editor
    2. Recording into the Multitrack Editor
    3. Checking remaining free space
    4. Dragging into an Audition editor
    5. Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD
  19. 9 Multitrack Sessions
    1. About multitrack production
    2. Create a multitrack session
    3. Multitrack session templates
    4. Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration
    5. Changing track colors
    6. The Tracks panel
    7. Loop selections for playback
    8. Track controls
    9. Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor
    10. The Multitrack Editor Effects Rack
  20. 10 Multitrack Session Editing
    1. Create a mixtape
    2. Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file
    3. Merge clips into a single file
    4. Editing clip length
    5. Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume
    6. Extend a clip via looping
    7. Remix
  21. 11 Automation
    1. About automation
    2. Clip automation
    3. Track automation
  22. 12 Video Soundtracks
    1. Multitrack session video
    2. Audition integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    3. Automatic Speech Alignment
  23. 13 The Essential Sound Panel
    1. Automating tasks
    2. Assigning audio types
    3. Essential Sound panel presets
  24. 14 The Multitrack Mixer
    1. Audio Mixer basics
  25. 15 Creating Music with Sound Libraries
    1. About sound libraries
    2. Download Adobe sound effects
    3. Preparing
    4. Building a rhythm track
    5. Adding more percussion
    6. Adding melodic elements
    7. Using loops with different pitch and tempo
    8. Adding effects
  26. 16 Recording and Output in the Multitrack Editor
    1. Getting ready to record a track
    2. Setting up the metronome
    3. File management
    4. Recording a part in a track
    5. Recording an additional part (overdub)
    6. Punching over a mistake
    7. Composite recording
    8. Exporting a stereo mix of the song
    9. Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder
  27. 17 Mixing
    1. About mixing
    2. Testing your acoustics
    3. The mixing process
  28. Index