Audition Fundamentals: An Introduction to Audition CC

3 days

FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

Adobe Audition CC software delivers the cross-platform tools that video and film professionals, broadcast engineers, and audio specialists need for recording, editing, mixing, creating soundtracks, and restoring audio. A new, high-performance audio playback engine drastically speeds up operation; enables work on multiple simultaneous audio and multitrack files; and allows effects, noise reduction, and audio sweetening processing in the background. Royalty-free content makes creating sound beds, scores, and soundscapes easy. Native 5.1 surround sound capability and roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software promote a smooth video production workflow, while Open Media Format (OMF) and XML support project exchange with Avid Pro Tools and third-party NLEs.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Adobe Audition.

Prerequisites:

  • Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills.
  • Basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended.

Instructor in Action

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Audio Interfacing

  • Audio interface basics
  • Mac OS X audio setup
  • Windows setup
  • Testing inputs and outputs with Audition (Mac or Windows)
  • Using external interfaces

Lesson 2: The Audition Environment

  • Waveform vs. Multitrack views
  • The Audition Workspace
  • Navigation

Lesson 3: Basic Editing

  • Opening a file for editing
  • Selecting a region for editing and changing its level
  • Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions
  • Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards
  • Extending and shortening musical selections
  • Simultaneous mixing and pasting
  • Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop
  • Showing waveform data under the cursor
  • Fading regions to reduce artifacts

Lesson 4: Signal Processing

  • Effects basics
  • Using the Effects Rack
  • Amplitude and Compression effects
  • Delay and echo effects
  • Filter and EQ effects
  • Modulation effects
  • Noise reduction/restoration
  • Reverb effects
  • Special effects
  • Stereo imagery effects
  • Time and Pitch effect
  • Third-party effects (VST and AU)
  • Using the Effects menu
  • Managing presets

Lesson 5: Audio Restauration

  • About audio restoration
  • Reducing hiss
  • Reducing crackles
  • Reducing pops and clicks
  • Reducing broadband noise
  • De-humming a file
  • Removing artifacts
  • Manual artifact removal
  • Alternate click removal
  • Sound removal
  • Using Essential Sounds

Lesson 6: Mastering

  • Mastering basics
  • Step 1: equalization
  • Step 2: dynamics
  • Step 3: ambience
  • Step 4: stereo imaging
  • Step 5: “push” the drum hits; then apply the changes
  • Mastering diagnostics

Lesson 7: Sound Design

  • About sound design
  • Creating rain sounds
  • Creating a babbling brook
  • Creating insects at night
  • Creating an alien choir
  • Creating sci-fi machine effects
  • Creating an alien drone flyby
  • Extracting frequency bands

Lesson 8: Creating and Recording Files

  • Recording into the Waveform Editor
  • Recording into the Multitrack Editor
  • Checking remaining free space
  • Drag-and-dropping into an Audition Editor
  • Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD
  • Importing tracks as a single file from an audio CD
  • Saving a template

Lesson 9: Multitrack Editor Orientation

  • About multitrack production
  • Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration
  • Changing track colors
  • Loop selections for playback
  • Track controls
  • Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor
  • Side-chaining effects

Lesson 10: The Multitrack Mixer View

  • Mixer view basics

Lesson 11: Editing Clips

  • Creating a DJ-style continuous music mix (mixtape)
  • Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file
  • Selecting and merging all clips in a track into a single file
  • Editing for length
  • Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume
  • Extending a clip via looping

Lesson 12: Creating Music with Sound Libraries

  • About sound libraries
  • Getting started
  • Building a rhythm track
  • Adding percussion
  • Adding melodic elements
  • Using loops with different pitch and tempo
  • Adding effects

Lesson 13: Recording in the Multitrack Editor

  • Getting ready to record a track
  • Setting up the metronome
  • Recording a part in a track
  • Recording an additional part (overdub)
  • “Punching” over a mistake
  • Composite recording

Lesson 14: Automation

  • About automation
  • Clip automation
  • Track automation

Lesson 15: Mixing

  • About mixing
  • Remixing
  • Testing your acoustics
  • The mixing process
  • Exporting a stereo mix of the song
  • Burning an audio CD of the song
  • Exporting to SoundCloud

**Lesson 16: Audio/Video Applications (Optional)

  • Importing a video
  • Automatic Speech Alignment
  • Audition integration with Adobe Premiere Pro