Single payment Adobe Audition licensing

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Hi, is there any sort of perpetual licensing for Adobe Audition? I have no interest in updates, cloud storage and all the other features, just the recording feature.

 

I am very pleased with Audition, but I'm not interested to stick much longer with the monthly billing thing. Would appreciate any suggestions on other softwares of the kind as well.

 

I just need to record voice-overs/dubbing for videos. Prior to Audition I was using opensource Ardour, but it got too slow in my machine. Do you guys know anything about Adobe perpetual licensing or alternative softwares?

 

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Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Audition, like the rest of the CC apps, is only available as a subscription-based product. This is in part due to the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, which was ill-considered in terms of the potential outcomes for software. It forced manufacturers to have to make an expensive statement each year about how much finished product they'd sold. Adobe immediately realised that if software was continually updated, then it was never 'complete', so they didn't have to fill in the expensive registration forms - one for each product. And apparently it really is expensive. This is also why some other vendors have similar approaches to their products. In terms of keeping the software developed, I can see the advantages - it gives them a regular income that pays for development. In a very real sense, you are the last customer Adobe wants; you purchase a copy of the product and don't really want to update it, or pay them any more money. That, they would see as a lack of long-term committment, and they'd be right. And there are a lot of users in a similar situation - in some senses as a user I could include myself in this category, I suppose.

 

If you just want to record stuff, then I don't think you'd need anything other than Audacity.

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