Does Adobe 10 have an automatic feature where it is adjusting the volume to the ideal audio level by default? (Hindenberg does this) Even on imported clips with low sound quality - when I play them the volume is appearing at ideal levels.
Also, I learned in a previous version of Adobe and noticed with this newer version 10 that at the beginning of the clip and spaces between it is amplifying the sounds of breathing and background noise. I didn't previously have to do noise reduction on clips that I had voiced in a studio. I'm wondering if there is an automatic setting that is picking up and amplifying this noise?
Audition is professional software, and like all professional software it assumes that the people using it know how to set levels correctly. So no, it has no Mickey Mouse automated features at all. And no, it doesn't do strange things to the beginning of clips either - those are a typical feature of a recording made by one of the automatic gain control (AGC) systems you seem to love. They are effectively compressors that destroy the dynamics of what you are recording in a way you can't possibly undo. If you want to do something like that to your audio, it helps if you have a clean version to go back to for when the end result is unacceptable for whatever reason, because then you can undo it and start over. With any sort of AGC at all, you don't get that option.
Hindenberg isn't designed for professional audio - it's primarily a journalist's tool. I'm afraid you are not comparing like with like.
Thanks for your reply. I spoke with Adobe today and they said there is an automatic function that optimizes the levels when you import audio. (This is why the sound of breaths have been overly amplified) Do you know how to turn off this feature - so that I can manually adjust levels and ensure that the breaths are not overly loud? Thank you!
I don't know who told you that, but they were completely mistaken. You can only optimise levels after you've imported audio, and this process is not automatic. So there is nothing to turn off. I've been using and beta testing this software since before Adobe had anything to do with it, and if there was (heaven forbid) anything like that in it, I would know...