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Adobe Audition CCclassroom in a book The official training workbook from Adobe Systems

Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book 2013 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors. All rights reserved.If this guide is distributed with software that includes an end user license agreement, this guide, as well as thesoftware described in it, is furnished under license and may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms ofsuch license. Except as permitted by any such license, no part of this guide may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise, without theprior written permission of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Please note that the content in this guide is protectedunder copyright law even if it is not distributed with software that includes an end user license agreement.The content of this guide is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, and should notbe construed as a commitment by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe Systems Incorporated assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in the informational content contained in this guide.Please remember that existing artwork or images that you may want to include in your project may be protectedunder copyright law. The unauthorized incorporation of such material into your new work could be a violation ofthe rights of the copyright owner. Please be sure to obtain any permission required from the copyright owner.All sound examples provided with the lessons are copyright 2013 by Craig Anderton. However, purchasers of thisbook are granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use any of these loops and samples in their own projects, aspart of musical compositions. This license prohibits using them commercially, in loop libraries, or in sound librariesof any kind. The video file used in Lesson 16 is courtesy of Harmony Central Inc., and used with permission.Any references to company names in sample files are for demonstration purposes only and are not intended torefer to any actual organization.Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Reader, Acrobat, Audition, Bridge, Classroom in a Book, Dreamweaver,Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of AdobeSystems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.Apple, Mac, Mac OS, and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows NT, and Windows 8 are either registered trademarksor trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the propertyof their respective owners.Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95110-2704, USANotice to U.S. Government End Users. The Software and Documentation are “Commercial Items,” as that termis defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial ComputerSoftware Documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable.Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §§227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the CommercialComputer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Governmentend users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the UnitedStates. Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA. For U.S. Government EndUsers, Adobe agrees to comply with all applicable equal opportunity laws including, if appropriate, the provisionsof Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Actof 1974 (38 USC 4212), and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the regulations at 41CFR Parts 60-1 through 60-60, 60-250, and 60-741. The affirmative action clause and regulations contained in thepreceding sentence shall be incorporated by reference.Adobe Press books are published by Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education located in San Francisco, California.For the latest on Adobe Press books, go to www.adobepress.com. To report errors, please send a note to [email protected] For information on getting permission for reprints and excerpts, contact [email protected] and bound in the United States of AmericaISBN-13: 978-0-321-92953-2ISBN-10:0-321-92953-5987654321

ContentsGETTING STARTED1About Classroom in a Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2What’s in this book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Prerequisites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Installing Adobe Audition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Starting Adobe Audition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Accessing the Classroom in a Book files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Restoring default preferences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Additional resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Audition and social media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Adobe certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71Audio Interfacing8Audio interface basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Mac OS X audio setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Windows setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Testing inputs and outputs with Audition(Mac or Windows). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Using external interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192The Audition Environment22Audition’s dual personality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24The Audition Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353Basic Editing46Opening a file for editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Selecting a region for editing and changing its level . . . . . . . . . 48Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49ivContents

Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Extending and shortening musical selections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Simultaneous mixing and pasting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Showing waveform data under the cursor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Fading regions to reduce artifacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 584Signal Processing62Effects basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Using the Effects Rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Amplitude and Compression effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69Delay and echo effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Filter and EQ effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Modulation effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88Noise reduction/restoration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Reverb effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Special effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95Stereo imagery effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101Time and Pitch effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103Third-party effects (VST and AU). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106Using the Effects menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108Managing presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1155Audio Restoration118About audio restoration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120Reducing hiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120Reducing crackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122Reducing pops and clicks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123Reducing broadband noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124De-humming a file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126Removing artifacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127Manual artifact removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129Alternate click removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130Sound removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Bookv

6Mastering 134Mastering basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136Step 1: equalization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136Step 2: dynamics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138Step 3: ambience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Step 4: stereo imaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140Step 5: “push” the drum hits; then apply the changes. . . . . . . 141Mastering diagnostics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1427Sound Design148About sound design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150Creating rain sounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150Creating a babbling brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152Creating insects at night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152Creating an alien choir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153Creating sci-fi machine effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154Creating an alien drone flyby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156Extracting frequency bands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1588Creating and Recording Files162Recording into the Waveform Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164Recording into the Multitrack Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167Checking remaining free space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169Drag-and-dropping into an Audition Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD. . . . . . . 172Importing tracks as a single file from an audio CD. . . . . . . . . . 173Saving a template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1739Multitrack Editor Orientation176About multitrack production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178Changing track colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180Loop selections for playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181Track controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191Side-chaining effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193viContents

10 The Multitrack Mixer View196Mixer view basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19811 Editing Clips206Creating a DJ-style continuous music mix (mixtape)with crossfading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file. . . . . 210Selecting and merging all clips in a track into asingle file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211Editing for length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217Extending a clip via looping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22012 Creating Music with Sound Libraries222About sound libraries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224Getting started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224Building a rhythm track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226Adding percussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228Adding melodic elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229Using loops with different pitch and tempo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230Adding effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23213 Recording in the Multitrack Editor234Getting ready to record a track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236Setting up the metronome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237Recording a part in a track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239Recording an additional part (overdub). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239“Punching” over a mistake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240Composite recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24114 Automation246About automation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248Clip automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248Track automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Bookvii

15 Mixing262About mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264Testing your acoustics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264The mixing process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267Exporting a stereo mix of the song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284Burning an audio CD of the song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285Exporting to SoundCloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285Index288BONUS Lesson 16 CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE LESSON & UPDATEFILES TAB ON YOUR PEACHPIT ACCOUNT PAGE16 Audio/Video ApplicationsBL-2Importing a video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BL-4Automatic Speech Alignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BL-5Audition integration with Adobe Premiere Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . BL-7Bonus chapters mentioned in this eBook are available after the indexviiiContents

GETTING STARTEDAdobe Audition CC is a professional audio application that combinesadvanced digital audio editing and multitrack recording in the same program.This unique approach integrates the two elements so that, for example, audioused in a multitrack project can be edited with great detail in the digital audioeditor, and then be transferred back to the Multitrack Session. Mixdowns(mono, stereo, or surround) exported from the Multitrack Session are availableautomatically within the digital audio editor, where a variety of mastering toolsare available to polish and “sweeten” the mix. The final mix can then be burnedto a recordable CD, which is created according to the standard Red Bookspecification, uploaded to the SoundCloud file-sharing service, or convertedinto “web-friendly,” data-compressed formats like MP3 and FLAC. In addition,the Multitrack Editor has a video window that enables recording sound tracksand narration in Audition while previewing HD video.Audition also integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects via AdobeDynamic Link. You can export mixes from Audition, but also, both AdobePremiere Pro and After Effects will reflect edits you make in Audition as aproject progresses. You can even open up a multitrack Audition project fromwithin Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects and edit individual tracks, andthen incorporate those edits into your video project.Audition is a cross-platform, 64-bit native application that runs equally well onMacintosh or Windows computers. Thanks to combining two programs withina single, integrated application, Audition has multiple uses, including restoringaudio, multitrack recording for musicians, mastering, sound design, broadcast,video-game sound, narration and voice-overs, file format conversion, smallscale CD production, and even forensics. Fortunately, all of these features areavailable in a clean, easy-to-use, straightforward interface whose workflow hasbenefited from over a decade of continuous development and refinement.The latest version, Audition CC, deepens the level of integration with AdobePremiere Pro and After Effects for easy exchange of files and even completesequences. This greatly simplifies the process of creating a sound track thatreflects changes in the video due to editing. Significant editing enhancements,particularly with respect to audio restoration, as well as advanced metering forbroadcast and other applications are also included. Audition’s second-generationAdobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book1

Automatic Speech Alignment process greatly simplifies ADR. Long-time Auditionusers will appreciate the many little extras that enhance workflow and audio quality,whereas those new to Audition will welcome its depth and flexibility.About Classroom in a BookAdobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book is part of the official training series forAdobe graphics, audio, and video publishing software developed with the supportof Adobe product experts. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your ownpace. If you’re new to Adobe Audition, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts andfeatures needed to start mastering the program. And, if you’ve been using AdobeAudition for a while, you’ll find that Classroom in a Book teaches basic to intermediate features, and includes tips and techniques for using the latest version of theapplication for a wide variety of projects.Although each lesson focuses on providing step-by-step instructions to reach specificgoals, there’s room for exploration and experimentation. You can follow the bookfrom start to finish, or do only the lessons that match your interests and needs.Each lesson offers an introduction that explains what you can expect to learn froma chapter and concludes with a review section summarizing what you’ve covered.What’s in this bookThis edition covers many new features in Adobe Audition CC and how to applythem optimally in real-world situations. It addresses audio and music professionalswho depend on Audition’s tools to accomplish a variety of tasks, as well as videographers who want to become more involved in the process of creating, editing, andsweetening audio intended for video productions.The book is organized into three parts. The introduction starts with how to getaudio in and out of Audition on Mac and Windows platforms, and then progressesto an overview of the Audition Workspace—a collection of modules, each dedicated to specific tasks, that you can open, close, and rearrange, depending on thenature of the project, to optimize workflow and efficiency. The second part concentrates on digital audio editing in the Waveform Editor and covers such topicsas editing, signal processing and effects, audio restoration, mastering, and sounddesign. To segue into the third part, it also covers recording and integration withthe Multitrack Editor.The final section covers the Multitrack Editor in detail, including editing, automation, creating music with sound libraries, and in-depth coverage of mixing.2Lesson GETTING STARTED

Throughout the book, examples using digital audio clips created specifically forthis book provide practical, hands-on experience that brings to life the theorypresented in these pages. Even nonmusicians will learn how to create music usingsound libraries and loops in conjunction with Audition’s extensive toolset for soundcreation and editing. You’ll also learn how to do rough testing of your room acoustics prior to mixing, using the tools within Audition.As you progress through the lessons, you’ll also discover many time-saving featuresAudition offers, such as file conversion, automation, Multitrack and Waveform Editorintegration, clip automation, time-stretching, and more. All of these functions canhelp you meet deadlines more easily than ever before—and that alone is a good reason to become familiar with Audition’s workflow, capabilities, and user interface.PrerequisitesBefore you begin to use Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book, you should have aworking knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Make sure that youknow how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands, and also how toopen, save, and close files. If you need to review these techniques, see the help filesand other documentation included with your Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X system. It’s also highly recommended that you read over the introduction tothe Audition manual that covers digital audio basics.You’ll also need the ability to get audio in and out of your computer. Virtually allcomputers include onboard audio capabilities (audio input for recording, andinternal speakers or a headphone jack for monitoring), but be aware that theseuse consumer-grade components, and although adequate, will not showcase whatAudition can do to the fullest extent. Professional and “prosumer” audio interfacesare available at very reasonable costs, and are recommended not just for doing thelessons in this book, but also for any future audio work involving computers.Installing Adobe AuditionBefore you begin using Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book, make sure thatyour computer is set up correctly and that it meets the necessary system requirements for software and hardware. You must subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud toobtain Adobe Audition CC software, and then install it from Adobe Creative Cloudonto your hard disk. For system requirements and complete instructions on installing the software, visit www.adobe.com/support.Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book3

Audition is a very efficient program, and its 64-bit native operation takes full advantage of modern processors and memory handling. However, as with most audio andvideo programs, having sufficient RAM is essential for a smooth computing experience. Although Audition will run with 1 GB of RAM, for multitrack recording 2 GBis better, and 4 GB is preferable. The 64-bit versions of Mac OS X and Windows 7/8have no practical limitation on how much RAM they can address, so 8 GB of RAMor more is highly recommended. For more information on system requirements,please go to arting Adobe AuditionYou start Audition the same way as you do most software applications. To start Adobe Audition in Windows 7 (64-bit): Choose Start All Programs Adobe Audition CC. To start Adobe Audition in Windows 8 (64-bit): Click or touch the AuditionCC tile on the Start screen. To start Adobe Audition in Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8: Open the Applications/Adobe Audition CC folder, and then double-click the Adobe Audition CCapplication icon.Accessing the Classroom in a Book filesP Note: The Accountpage also containsone bonus lesson,Lesson 16, “Audio/VideoApplications.” A PDF ofthis chapter is locatedin the Bonus Chaptersfolder listed underthe Lesson & UpdateFiles tab, and its lessonfiles are located in theLessons folder.In order to work through the projects in this book, you will need to download thelesson files from peachpit.com. You can download the files for individual lessons, ordownload them all in a single file. Although each lesson stands alone, some lessonsuse files from other lessons, so you’ll need to keep the entire collection of lessonassets on your computer as you work through the book.To access the Classroom in a Book files:1 On a Mac or Windows computer, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and enterthe code found at the back of your book.2 If you do not have a Peachpit.com account, you will be prompted to create one.3 The downloadable files will be listed on the Lesson & Update Files tab on yourAccount page.4 Click the lesson file links to download them to your computer.4Lesson GETTING STARTED

Restoring default preferencesThe preferences files store information about panel and command settings. Eachtime you quit Adobe Audition CC, the positions of the panels and certain command settings are recorded in the respective preferences file. Any selections youmake in the Preferences dialog box are also saved in the preferences file.Many lessons recommend restoring a particular set of preferences so that what yousee onscreen matches the images and instructions in this book. However, one ofAudition’s great features is the ease with which you can customize a workspace toyour needs, so feel free to adopt whatever layout you like. Just be aware that yourscreen may not match the images in the book exactly.Additional resourcesAdobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book is not meant to replace documentationthat comes with the program or to be a comprehensive reference for every feature.Only the commands and options used in the lessons are explained in this book.For comprehensive information about program features and tutorials, please referto these resources:Adobe Audition Help and Support: www.adobe.com/support/audition is whereyou can find and browse Help and Support content on adobe.com. Adobe AuditionHelp and Adobe Audition Support Center are accessible from Audition’s Help menu.Adobe Creative Cloud Learning: For inspiration, key techniques, cross-productworkflows, and updates on new features, go to the Creative Cloud Learn ls.html. This is available only toCreative Cloud members.Adobe Forums: forums.adobe.com lets you tap into peer-to-peer discussions,questions, and answers on Adobe products. The Audition forum is accessible fromAudition’s Help menu.Adobe TV: tv.adobe.com is an online video resource for expert instruction andinspiration about Adobe products, including a How To channel to get you startedwith your product.Adobe Design Center: www.adobe.com/designcenter offers thoughtful articleson design and design issues, a gallery showcasing the work of top-notch designers,tutorials, and more.Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book5

Resources for educators: www.adobe.com/education and http://edex.adobe.comoffer a treasure trove of information for instructors who teach classes on Adobesoftware. Find solutions for education at all levels, including free curricula that usean integrated approach to teaching Adobe software and can be used to prepare forthe Adobe Certified Associate exams.Also check out these useful links:Adobe Audition CC product home page: www.adobe.com/products/audition.Adobe Labs: labs.adobe.com gives you access to early builds of cutting-edgetechnology, as well as forums where you can interact with the Adobe developmentteams building that technology and other like-minded members of the community.Audition and social mediaFor the latest news and Audition-related events, follow Adobe Audition on Twitter attwitter.com/#!/Audition. The Twitter feed is also accessible from Audition’s Help menu.You can also find Adobe Audition on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdobeAudition. This Facebook page is also accessible from Audition’s Help menu.Adobe certificationThe Adobe training and certification programs are designed to help Adobe customers improve and promote their product-proficiency skills. There are four levelsof certification: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC)The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential certifies that individuals have theentry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communicationsusing different forms of digital media.The Adobe Certified Expert program is a way for expert users to upgrade theircredentials. You can use Adobe certification as a catalyst for getting a raise, findinga job, or promoting your expertise.6Lesson GETTING STARTED

If you are an ACE-level instructor, the Adobe Certified Instructor program takes yourskills to the next level and gives you access to a wide range of Adobe resources.Adobe Authorized Training Centers offer instructor-led cour

Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book is part of the official training series for Adobe graphics, audio, and video publishing software developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The lessons are designed to let you learn at your own pace. If you’re new to Adobe Audition, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts and