I just purchased Adobe Master Collection that includes Soundbooth. I am just a novice when it comes to audio. However, I am determined to learn more. Until now, I have been using Adobe Audition 1.0 to make minor audio edits. I see on the Adobe website that I can upgrade Audition to 3.0 for only $99. However, now that I have Soundbooth, I'm not sure I will need to. Can someone please tell me what the difference is between Soundbooth and Audition? Is it worth it to have both? Any information would be appreciated.
Audition is mainly a multitrack recording station also called a DAW, "Digital Audio Workstation" and a 2 track audio mastering station in one piece of software. Audition will allow you to record as many inputs at once as the audio interface your using, meaning if you have a 16 channel in Firewire interface you can record 16 independent channels at the same time. Great for recording bands using close micing techniques at the same time.
Soundbooth also has limited multitracks but is intended for audio with video production or simple 2 track recording.
Basically, you can't even compare the two. SB is a toy next to AA. HOWEVER, that toy might be all you need! Try out SB and see what you think...If you find that you're missing things from AA1.0, then consider upgrading. If SB works for your needs, stick with it!
There is NO difference in sound quality...It's just differences in options.