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Adobe Audition CC: solid upgrade hampered by subscription pricing

Christopher Breen | July 15, 2013
Adobe's audio editor, Audition CC, offers compelling new features making it a worthy update, but it should not be tied to Creative Cloud's subscription model.

Given how responsive Adobe was to my request for a silence feature in multitrack view, Ill offer one more plea: Let me and others like me (those who edit audio as part of their work and play, but dont do so as a primary source of income) buy it. When Logic Pro costs $250and you own it free and clearI see little sense in renting Audition for $240 a year. Logic Pro may not have Auditions restoration and cleaning tools, but the purchase of Izotopes $349 RX2 audio repair suite remedies that.

Bottom line
With Audition CS6 I moved to this application for my audio-editing needsusing it to edit and repair difficult podcasts as well as produce the audio for some of my titles. I like a lot of the new features, particularly the Sound Remover tool, the Preview Editor, and the more-flexible multitrack view. Other Audition users will as well. The only thing that will prevent me from using it on into the future is the requirement that I rent rather than own it. Audition is a wonderful tool, but its talents and audience make it an inappropriate choice for subscription-only access.


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