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That rapturous sound you may have heard this morning was probably the cries for joy of professional audio editors everywhere rejoicing over the news that Adobe Audition is finally heading to the Mac, with a beta version arriving on Adobe Labs this coming winter.
Adobe Labs today announced that their premiere, all-in-one professional audio toolset for recording, mixing, editing and mastering is finally coming to the Mac. That would be Adobe Audition, which has until now been a Windows-only affair. While an official Mac release is a bit off in the future, audio pros can head to Adobe Labs to get on the list for a beta release that’s coming this winter.
“We are fortunate to have a strong community of audio professionals who have helped us shape Adobe Audition into an incredible application,” explains Adobe’s vice president and general manager of Dynamic Media, Jim Guerard. “By signing up to be notified when the public beta is available, you’ll be providing valuable input so we can deliver the best final product possible. Adobe Audition for the Mac is another example of Adobe’s mission to deliver innovative cross-platform content creation and delivery tools for creative professionals.”
Best of all, the currently available capabilities of the Windows version will all be included with the Mac edition, including native, multi-channel 5.1 surround sound support, noise reduction and restoration and even new effects such as de-hummer, de-esser and volume leveler.
“Audition has long been a favorite tool for audio editing because of its audio restoration features and the ability to edit audio visually,” said Elaine Montoya, CEO and founder of Zocoloco Studios. “Because I work on a Mac, I've been limited to what ProTools has to offer. Now that Audition is going to be on the Mac, it will definitely be my tool of choice for creating high-end audio for our studio's motion graphics and video projects.”
Audio pros and enthusiasts can head to Adobe Labs today to sign up and get notified as to when the Adobe Audition for Mac beta goes live later this year. The current Windows edition is priced at $349 for the full version ($99 upgrade), although Adobe has not announced Mac pricing as yet.
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