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Adobe Audition 1.5 Enhances All-in-One Audio Editing and Mixing Solution
on Apr 19, 2004 at 4:14:40 am

New Release Amplifies Audio Editing Capabilities and Adds Support for Video


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2004--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of its award-winning audio editing, mixing, and mastering software, Adobe(R) Audition(TM) 1.5. This major upgrade combines innovative editing and effects tools with enhanced integration across Adobe's product line to deliver a more efficient workflow.

Adobe Audition is a core component of the Adobe Video Collection 2.5, which includes new versions of Adobe Premiere(R) Pro 1.5, Adobe After Effects(R) 6.5, and Adobe Encore(TM) DVD 1.5 (see separate releases). Together, these products deliver a complete digital video and audio post-production platform for video and audio editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and DVD authoring at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.

"The new features in Adobe Audition 1.5 will have an immediate impact on my work. No other tool offers anything like the new Frequency Space editing feature, and the fast CD-burning, and preroll and postroll playback features mean that Audition can play an even more essential role in my workflow," said Steve Garnett, Owner and Chief Engineer, Garnett Associates. "Now I can edit my audio with even greater speed and precision to get exactly the results I want."

The innovative new Frequency Space editing feature in Adobe Audition 1.5 includes Spectral View, which enables users to visually isolate and select any sound that spans a range of frequencies for a particular duration, and apply effects to or edit that sound. This can be used in cleaning up an interview marred by a cell phone ring, or heightening the impact of a professionally-recorded session.

The new Pitch Correction tool enables users to fix off-pitch vocal performances and create pitch-based special effects. Cleaning up audio is easy with the Automatic Click/Pop Eliminator, and the new Center Channel Extractor adjusts the relative volumes of vocals and instruments in a mix. Adobe Audition 1.5 also adds more than 500 new royalty-free production music loops -- now totaling more than 5,000 -- as well as 20 sample sessions.

New support for transferring audio with ReWire makes Adobe Audition 1.5 a great host for ReWire-enabled applications, such as Propellerhead Reason. VST plug-in support makes thousands of third-party effects available to Adobe Audition users, who can easily share VST effects with Adobe Premiere Pro users. Video support in Adobe Audition has also been enhanced -- video filmstrips appear in the Multitrack View, markers from Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 are imported with AVI movies, and support has been added for a wide range of video formats.

A new CD Project View makes it easy to burn discs and check projects, or produce finished audio CDs. Using the new Clip Time Stretching feature, users can visually drag the edge of any audio clip in the Multitrack View to fit a specific length of time without affecting pitch. Customizable preroll and postroll previews allow users to listen to their edits in context.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Audition 1.5 for Windows(R) 2000 and Windows XP(R) will be available in the second calendar quarter of 2004 for the estimated street price of US$299. Registered users of Adobe Audition 1.0 or Cool Edit Pro 2.x can upgrade for an estimated street price of US$69. Registered users of Cool Edit Pro 1.x or Cool Edit 2000 can upgrade to the new version for an estimated street price of US$169.

Adobe Audition 1.5 is part of the Adobe Video Collection 2.5 Professional Edition for Windows XP, which also includes Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects Professional, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Photoshop(R) CS for an estimated street price of US$1499. The Adobe Video Collection 2.5 Standard edition, which contains After Effects Standard and does not contain Photoshop CS, will be available for an estimated street price of US$999.

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Barend Onneweer
Re: Adobe Audition 1.5 Enhances All-in-One Audio Editing and Mixing Solution
on Apr 19, 2004 at 5:50:43 am

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