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How serious and stable is it?

I happen to have Audition installed on a portable machine, and want to know if I should trust the multitracking for serious work.

Anyone with any hands-on experience?


dementedchord Sun, 12/10/2006 - 14:27

getting alittle anxious are we????? i can't say for certain but i suspect that the reason no ones been answering is no-one is using that app... you will find a wide range of enthusiasts around here... some quite professional and some irritatingly plebian... and even some like yourself who are newbies... at this point probably the best thing to do is use what ya got... UNTIL you decide what you need... personally i've got an older version of something called NUENDO...which is considered by many to be the standard for PCs... and also the new CUBASE4 which is the rather grown-up little brother of that otherone.... if you do a search on different software you'll find all kindsa opions... and alot of the programs discussed have lite versions which are often downloadable... so while you get your feet wet with audition you might want to check out the rest... looking for the one/ones that meat your needs and/or the way you think about thier use... no program will work for you if you cant get your head around it afterall...

anonymous Sun, 12/10/2006 - 15:02

I demoed 1.5 and found it to be a highly worthwhile and usable audio editor.

But I still preferred multitracking in Tracktion 2... a less "industry-standard" application found in no major pro studios that I'm aware of, but which is the right recording solution for me.

Note: this is meant to compare Tracktion to Audition as a multi-tracker, not as a comparison of Tracktion to Nuendo.

ouzo77 Sun, 12/10/2006 - 15:35

audition, or cool edit as it was called before adobe bought it, is really nice to edit waves. it's also very good for simple multitrack recording, cause it's quite stable and easy to use. it has a auto-backup function which saves the session temporarily every few minutes, so you can restore the last session if the program should crash.
but for mixing it isn't very comfortable, and midi isn't fully integrated.

if you want to record multiple audio tracks, and make rough mixes it's fine, but for serious mixing i would suggest something else.

btw, many radio stations here in germany use it for editing their broadcasts, cause it's easy and quick.

anonymous Sun, 12/10/2006 - 17:23

Thanks, all.

Yeah, I've been an anxious newbie for almost 40 years! Thick skull.

I have a ProTools/192 system, but actually prefer to edit on my old SAW+/Frontier/Lynx system. It's all what you're used to, I guess. I use CoolEdit and Audition (and SoundForge and Sample Champion and Sigview) for wave editing.

I just happened to have an install of Audition on a laptop, and wondered if I should take the time to learn the multi-tracker.

mdemeyer Sun, 12/10/2006 - 21:26

I have used Audition 2.0 for multitrack recording on a notebook (concerts) with generally good success. Used an older Echo Mona and then an AudioFire 8 with it. The only thing I would caution you about is to NOT use the live display scrolling feature, as it can eat a lot of CPU. If you max the CPU (which this can do), you will drop samples.

That said, I was still nervous enough about using a PC to record on that I usually ran a backup for critical events. Have since gone to a Sound Devices 744T (4 track hard disc recorder) as my main live recorder. Expensive, but now I KNOW that I will capture everything every time I press the record button. :D I still use Audition 2.0 to do my mixes/edits.