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how does adobe audition 1.5 stack up against say 2.0 or 3.0, I'm looking to upgrade but if there isn't that much of a difference, and Pro Tools requires additional hardware, would anyone suggest a certain recording program over another?

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anonymous Sun, 12/14/2008 - 12:04

I think 3.0 has new noise reduction, pop/click removal, and audio restoration plugins. I think it has some new multi-track editing features (as in adjust the pan on 6 tracks at once). I really can't find any use for the noise reduction stuff. I love the compression plugins, though. And the mastering tools are great too. Nice multiband compressor as well. But, when it comes down to it, I think the real upgrades in 3.0 are in noise removal, and I don't use that, because my equipment doesn't suck. I got my copy at Studica for a stupidly low price, but only because I could send them a verification that I was still a college or high school student.

anonymous Sun, 12/21/2008 - 19:27

I use 1.5 for everything, and my friend has 3.0. I absolutely CANNOT STAND 3.0! They cluttered the entire interface so there are buttons everywhere. I had to look all over the place before I saw how to go from the edit view to the multitrack view. I wouldn't upgrade.

3.0 is the first version of Audition I've used, however, I have a hard time believing that 3.0 doesn't have superior plugins to 1.5. I will say that Audition is rather different from other programs, but once you get the hang of it, it makes sense. I do have to agree with sarNz a bit, though, as I still have to ask my more experienced friends as to how to do a certain thing, because I can't figure out how to do ____ just by clicking around. It is a bit frustrating, but I do think that Audition 3.0 has the best plugins for real musicians I've used. The compression is fantastic.