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Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Aug 06, 2020
Learn Series Part 8: How to fix audio or sound recording issues in Audition

<< Part 7 

 

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This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

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Incorrect audio hardware configuration may cause the audio recording to not work. Watch this video to understand how to configure the audio hardware preferences and to set audio channel mapping to solve such issues.

0:15 - Creating a new audio file in Audition   

0:34 - Audition has detected a problem with the current audio hardware settings

0:50 - Changing audio input on audio hardware settings 

1:20 - Checking audio channel mapping settings 

1:36 - Recording is now working in Adobe Audition  

1:55 - Recap on what to do if you're unable to record audio

 

Learn more about configuring Audio Hardware in Audition.

Audition can identify hardware communication issues and can show recording and playback errors. Learn how to troubleshoot these recording and playback errors.

 

Other DVA apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects also use similar audio configurations. If you experience recording or playback issues, you may try the same steps to solve such issues. Hope you find this info useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 7 

Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Jul 29, 2020
Learn Series Part 7: How to even out volume levels with Normalize and Speech Volume Leveler

<< Part 6  ∥  Part 8 >> 

 

Learn series Part7.jpgThis is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

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In this video, you will learn how to get similar volume levels across different clips using tools like Normalizer and Speech Volume leveler.

0:16 - Voice overs recorded at different volume levels  

0:46 - How to normalize audio  

1:12 - What normalization does

1:22 - Normalization presets in the favorites menu 

1:32 - Normalization is not so good if there's a big peak 

1:52 - Checking volume levels in multitrack 

2:14 - Using the speech volume leveler effect 

2:40 - Working with the default speech volume leveler settings  

3:19 - Changing the target volume level 

3:33 - Adjusting the leveling amount

3:42 - Working on the target dynamic range 

4:13 - Speech volume leveler advanced settings  

4:17 - Compressor on the speech volume leveler  

4:50 - Using speech volume leveler on podcasts 

5:15 - Hissing background noise while using the speech volume leveler 

5:45 - Settings to reduce background noise

6:45 - Noise gate on speech volume leveler for podcasts 

7:53 - All audio is now at the same level using one effect

 

Normalization

Normalization is a process of adding gain to audio for bringing the amplitude to a target level. Unlike Compression, in Normalization a constant gain is applied throughout the entire audio and it doesn't affect the dynamics of the audio.

 

Normalizer analyzes your audio file and it looks for the loudest peak and based on the amplitude of that peak it amplifies the audio globally.

 

Tip icon.png

Pro tip

Try not to normalize to 0dB. Have some headroom to avoid clipping which might happen while applying other processing effects on the audio and exporting it in a compressed format. -3 dB is generally a sweet spot where you have decently loud audio with enough headroom to avoid clipping.

 

Compression
Compression is a process of reducing the dynamic range of audio by making the louder part of the audio signal sound quieter and making quieter parts of the signal sound louder.

 

Normalization might not be the best tool to level your audio in every case. Learn when to Normalize and when to Compress.


Learn more about Normalization

Learn about the Normalize effect in Audition

Learn more about the Speech Volume Leveler effect

Learn more about Compression

Learn about the amplitude and compression effects in Audition

 

Hope this helps in understanding how Normalization works and how to use Speech Volume Leveler.

Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 6  ∥  Part 8 >> 

Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Jul 23, 2020
Learn Series Part 6: When and how to use Spectral Frequency Display

<< Part 5  ∥  Part 7 >> 

 

Learn series Part6.jpg

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

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In this video, you will understand the difference between the Waveform Display and the Spectral Frequency Display and when to use one over the other.

0:34 - How to enable spectral frequency display

0:46 - What is spectral frequency display used for?

1:13 - Checking frequencies like sibilance  

1:26 - Isolating individual audio frequencies 

1:36 - Analysing sibilance

1:45 - Using the Frequency Analysis window

2:03 - Isolating speech using spectral frequency view  

2:52 - Noise reduction using spectral frequency  

3:22 - Removing mouth clicks in spectral frequency 

3:50 - Using the spot healing brush tool

4:31 - Recap on the uses for spectral frequency display

 

Waveform Display

Waveform Display 1.jpg

 

Waveform Display shows the variation of Amplitude or the loudness (on Y-axis) of the signal with respect to time (on X-axis). It is useful for analyzing the overall loudness and sections of silence In the audio. It is also good for identifying percussive changes in vocals, drums, and more. To find a particular spoken word, for example, simply look for the peak at the first syllable and the valley after the last. Learn more about the Waveform Display.

 

Spectral Frequency Display

Spectral Display 1.jpg

 

Spectral Frequency Display shows the variation of Frequency (on Y-axis) with respect to time (on X-axis). As it shows the variation of different frequency components (which is not available in Waveform Display), it is useful for identifying problems within a frequency range such as unwanted noise (beeps, hisses, and other artifacts). The amplitude or loudness of each frequency range is shown in different colors. Brighter colors represent greater amplitude components. Colors range from dark blue (low‑amplitude frequencies) to bright yellow (high‑amplitude frequencies).

 

Here you can visually draw a selection over the desired frequency components and remove it or make it more pronounced. Read this blog to know more about this visual editing in Spectral Frequency Display

 

Learn more about the Spectral Frequency Display

Learn how to clean up audio using Spectral Frequency Display

 

Hope you find it useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 5  ∥  Part 7 >> 

Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Jul 21, 2020
Adobe Audition 13.0.8 is now available!

Audition 13.0.8 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud Desktop application. This update includes several bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements. To update Audition, open the Creative Cloud desktop application and click Update. If you don't see any option for updates, click Help > Check for updates.

Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Jul 15, 2020
Learn Series Part 5: How to fix playback and audio problems in Audition

<< Part 4  ∥  Part 6 >> 

 

Learn series Part5.jpg

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

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Incorrect audio hardware configuration can cause playback to stop working or can cause audio to get inaudible. Watch this video to understand how to configure the audio hardware preferences and to set audio channel mapping to solve such issues.

0:32 - Open Adobe Audition Preferences menu   

0:41 - Select a default audio input and output 

1:05 - Check the Master Clock is set correctly  

1:29 - Check audio channel mapping settings

2:06 - Audio playback in Adobe Audition now working!  

2:22 - Recap on enabling audio in Adobe Audition 

 

Learn more about configuring Audio Hardware in Audition.

Audition can identify hardware communication issues and can show recording and playback errors. Learn how to troubleshoot these recording and playback errors.

 

Other DVA apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects also use similar audio configurations. If you experience playback issues with the timeline or if the audio gets inaudible, you may try the same steps to solve such issues. Hope you find this info useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 4  ∥  Part 6 >> 

Sumeet Kumar Choubey | Adobe Employee , Jul 09, 2020
Learn Series Part 4: How to improve audio quality

<< Part 3  ∥  Part 5 >> 

 

Learn series Part4.jpg

 

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

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In this video, you will learn how to use different tools like Equalizers, Compressors and Normalizer in Audition to enhance the quality of your existing audio.

0:29 - ENCN: Equalize, Normalize, Compress, Normalize

0:46 - How to improve audio quality with an equalizer
1:06 - Setting up a high pass filter
1:22 - Notching and scanning through frequencies
2:23 - Improving vocal clarity by adding high end
2:42 - Normalizing your audio
2:50 - Using the Dynamics effect to add a compressor
3:33 - Final audio improvement with normalization
3:54 - Using the Mastering effect
4:05 - Adding an audio exciter
4:48 - Recap on improving audio quality

 

Learn more about the tools and processes used in this video

 

Equalization

Equalization (EQ) is a process of adjusting or balancing different frequency components of an audio wave. It involves boosting or damping the amplitude of a particular frequency or frequency range to get the desired tonality.

Learn more about Equalization

Learn more about the type of Equalizers available in Audition

 

Compression
Compression is a process of reducing the dynamic range of audio by making the louder part of the audio signal sound quieter and making quieter parts of the signal sound louder.

Learn more about Compression

Learn about the amplitude and compression effects in Audition

 

Normalization

Normalization is a process of adding gain to audio for bringing the amplitude to a target level. Unlike Compression, in Normalization a constant gain is applied throughout the entire audio and it doesn't affect the dynamics of the audio.
Learn more about Normalization

Learn about the Normalize effect in Audition

 

Hope this helps in understanding the concept of Equalization, Compression, and Normalization. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 3  ∥  Part 5 >> 

Adobe Employee , Aug 06, 2020
Learn Series Part 8: How to fix audio or sound recording issues in Audition

<< Part 7 

 

Learn series Part8.jpg

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

line2.png

line2.png

 

Incorrect audio hardware configuration may cause the audio recording to not work. Watch this video to understand how to configure the audio hardware preferences and to set audio channel mapping to solve such issues.

0:15 - Creating a new audio file in Audition   

0:34 - Audition has detected a problem with the current audio hardware settings

0:50 - Changing audio input on audio hardware settings 

1:20 - Checking audio channel mapping settings 

1:36 - Recording is now working in Adobe Audition  

1:55 - Recap on what to do if you're unable to record audio

 

Learn more about configuring Audio Hardware in Audition.

Audition can identify hardware communication issues and can show recording and playback errors. Learn how to troubleshoot these recording and playback errors.

 

Other DVA apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects also use similar audio configurations. If you experience recording or playback issues, you may try the same steps to solve such issues. Hope you find this info useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 7 

Adobe Employee , Jul 29, 2020
Learn Series Part 7: How to even out volume levels with Normalize and Speech Volume Leveler

<< Part 6  ∥  Part 8 >> 

 

Learn series Part7.jpgThis is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

line2.png

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In this video, you will learn how to get similar volume levels across different clips using tools like Normalizer and Speech Volume leveler.

0:16 - Voice overs recorded at different volume levels  

0:46 - How to normalize audio  

1:12 - What normalization does

1:22 - Normalization presets in the favorites menu 

1:32 - Normalization is not so good if there's a big peak 

1:52 - Checking volume levels in multitrack 

2:14 - Using the speech volume leveler effect 

2:40 - Working with the default speech volume leveler settings  

3:19 - Changing the target volume level 

3:33 - Adjusting the leveling amount

3:42 - Working on the target dynamic range 

4:13 - Speech volume leveler advanced settings  

4:17 - Compressor on the speech volume leveler  

4:50 - Using speech volume leveler on podcasts 

5:15 - Hissing background noise while using the speech volume leveler 

5:45 - Settings to reduce background noise

6:45 - Noise gate on speech volume leveler for podcasts 

7:53 - All audio is now at the same level using one effect

 

Normalization

Normalization is a process of adding gain to audio for bringing the amplitude to a target level. Unlike Compression, in Normalization a constant gain is applied throughout the entire audio and it doesn't affect the dynamics of the audio.

 

Normalizer analyzes your audio file and it looks for the loudest peak and based on the amplitude of that peak it amplifies the audio globally.

 

Tip icon.png

Pro tip

Try not to normalize to 0dB. Have some headroom to avoid clipping which might happen while applying other processing effects on the audio and exporting it in a compressed format. -3 dB is generally a sweet spot where you have decently loud audio with enough headroom to avoid clipping.

 

Compression
Compression is a process of reducing the dynamic range of audio by making the louder part of the audio signal sound quieter and making quieter parts of the signal sound louder.

 

Normalization might not be the best tool to level your audio in every case. Learn when to Normalize and when to Compress.


Learn more about Normalization

Learn about the Normalize effect in Audition

Learn more about the Speech Volume Leveler effect

Learn more about Compression

Learn about the amplitude and compression effects in Audition

 

Hope this helps in understanding how Normalization works and how to use Speech Volume Leveler.

Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 6  ∥  Part 8 >> 

Adobe Employee , Jul 23, 2020
Learn Series Part 6: When and how to use Spectral Frequency Display

<< Part 5  ∥  Part 7 >> 

 

Learn series Part6.jpg

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

line2.png

line2.png

 

In this video, you will understand the difference between the Waveform Display and the Spectral Frequency Display and when to use one over the other.

0:34 - How to enable spectral frequency display

0:46 - What is spectral frequency display used for?

1:13 - Checking frequencies like sibilance  

1:26 - Isolating individual audio frequencies 

1:36 - Analysing sibilance

1:45 - Using the Frequency Analysis window

2:03 - Isolating speech using spectral frequency view  

2:52 - Noise reduction using spectral frequency  

3:22 - Removing mouth clicks in spectral frequency 

3:50 - Using the spot healing brush tool

4:31 - Recap on the uses for spectral frequency display

 

Waveform Display

Waveform Display 1.jpg

 

Waveform Display shows the variation of Amplitude or the loudness (on Y-axis) of the signal with respect to time (on X-axis). It is useful for analyzing the overall loudness and sections of silence In the audio. It is also good for identifying percussive changes in vocals, drums, and more. To find a particular spoken word, for example, simply look for the peak at the first syllable and the valley after the last. Learn more about the Waveform Display.

 

Spectral Frequency Display

Spectral Display 1.jpg

 

Spectral Frequency Display shows the variation of Frequency (on Y-axis) with respect to time (on X-axis). As it shows the variation of different frequency components (which is not available in Waveform Display), it is useful for identifying problems within a frequency range such as unwanted noise (beeps, hisses, and other artifacts). The amplitude or loudness of each frequency range is shown in different colors. Brighter colors represent greater amplitude components. Colors range from dark blue (low‑amplitude frequencies) to bright yellow (high‑amplitude frequencies).

 

Here you can visually draw a selection over the desired frequency components and remove it or make it more pronounced. Read this blog to know more about this visual editing in Spectral Frequency Display

 

Learn more about the Spectral Frequency Display

Learn how to clean up audio using Spectral Frequency Display

 

Hope you find it useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 5  ∥  Part 7 >> 

Adobe Employee , Jul 21, 2020
Adobe Audition 13.0.8 is now available!

Audition 13.0.8 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud Desktop application. This update includes several bug fixes, performance, and stability improvements. To update Audition, open the Creative Cloud desktop application and click Update. If you don't see any option for updates, click Help > Check for updates.

Adobe Employee , Jul 15, 2020
Learn Series Part 5: How to fix playback and audio problems in Audition

<< Part 4  ∥  Part 6 >> 

 

Learn series Part5.jpg

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

line2.png

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Incorrect audio hardware configuration can cause playback to stop working or can cause audio to get inaudible. Watch this video to understand how to configure the audio hardware preferences and to set audio channel mapping to solve such issues.

0:32 - Open Adobe Audition Preferences menu   

0:41 - Select a default audio input and output 

1:05 - Check the Master Clock is set correctly  

1:29 - Check audio channel mapping settings

2:06 - Audio playback in Adobe Audition now working!  

2:22 - Recap on enabling audio in Adobe Audition 

 

Learn more about configuring Audio Hardware in Audition.

Audition can identify hardware communication issues and can show recording and playback errors. Learn how to troubleshoot these recording and playback errors.

 

Other DVA apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects also use similar audio configurations. If you experience playback issues with the timeline or if the audio gets inaudible, you may try the same steps to solve such issues. Hope you find this info useful. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 4  ∥  Part 6 >> 

Adobe Employee , Jul 09, 2020
Learn Series Part 4: How to improve audio quality

<< Part 3  ∥  Part 5 >> 

 

Learn series Part4.jpg

 

This is a part of the ongoing Learn series with Mike Russell which will help you get started with Adobe Audition. We've some interesting articles & videos coming up weekly where we will talk about the tools, workflow & some really cool effects. Let us know how you use Audition & what you want to learn about Adobe Audition. We're here to help.

 

line2.png

 

 

line2.png

 

In this video, you will learn how to use different tools like Equalizers, Compressors and Normalizer in Audition to enhance the quality of your existing audio.

0:29 - ENCN: Equalize, Normalize, Compress, Normalize

0:46 - How to improve audio quality with an equalizer
1:06 - Setting up a high pass filter
1:22 - Notching and scanning through frequencies
2:23 - Improving vocal clarity by adding high end
2:42 - Normalizing your audio
2:50 - Using the Dynamics effect to add a compressor
3:33 - Final audio improvement with normalization
3:54 - Using the Mastering effect
4:05 - Adding an audio exciter
4:48 - Recap on improving audio quality

 

Learn more about the tools and processes used in this video

 

Equalization

Equalization (EQ) is a process of adjusting or balancing different frequency components of an audio wave. It involves boosting or damping the amplitude of a particular frequency or frequency range to get the desired tonality.

Learn more about Equalization

Learn more about the type of Equalizers available in Audition

 

Compression
Compression is a process of reducing the dynamic range of audio by making the louder part of the audio signal sound quieter and making quieter parts of the signal sound louder.

Learn more about Compression

Learn about the amplitude and compression effects in Audition

 

Normalization

Normalization is a process of adding gain to audio for bringing the amplitude to a target level. Unlike Compression, in Normalization a constant gain is applied throughout the entire audio and it doesn't affect the dynamics of the audio.
Learn more about Normalization

Learn about the Normalize effect in Audition

 

Hope this helps in understanding the concept of Equalization, Compression, and Normalization. Refer to this page to explore the other videos of this series. Let us know if you have any questions.

 

<< Part 3  ∥  Part 5 >> 

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