Help with adobe audition dry tracks

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  1. Alright heres the deal, my band has started the recording process, and we are new to this, but not new to the point where we dont know anything were doing. Were recording with an audio technica condeser special edition mic and a digital interface so that we have a good sound card, and we are using adobe audition. Adobe audition has been pretty good for us so far, we have got all our tracks recorded for a couple of our songs, and so now were ready to add effects, we recorded dry so that we can add effects afterwords, we have tried a couple of plugins for vocals and they have worked very well, but now what we would like to know is what are the best guitar plugins, in adobe audition. also the best way to add those and equalizer the tracks so that we have a pretty professional sounding song. Thanks everyone.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I've been using Adobe Audition since 1996 when it was still Cool Edit. It's my favorite. I really think it's one of the best on the planet. Their stock suite of effects are really quite comprehensive. No, they don't have a lot of catchy named indicators that indicate specific applications for guitar. But I can assure you what you need is all there without the need for any additional plug-ins unless you should so desire specific ones. I don't do much MIDI and actually prefer their earlier release of 1.5 in comparison to their more recent releases such as version 3. 1.5 is not an ASIO Compatible version like 3 And doesn't do MIDI like me

    In the multitrack window, each track can be assigned multiple chains of equalizers/compressor/limiter's/chambers/reverbs. I frequently prefer using the FFT filter feature to create the filtering I want. I generally don't choose their goofy parametric & scientific oriented filters as the GUI of the FFT is more to my liking. Numerous time delay effects in conjunction with their distortion & other numerous effects when tried in different combinations can create most any guitar effect you should so desire. This is where things get a little dicey however since everything you do will put a greater load upon your CPU. Audition 1.5 doesn't offer much of a GUI of a mixer window. That doesn't overly concern me since when does full access to everything one needs in the multitrack window. The way you add these EQ's & other effects in the multitrack window on a track by track basis is to simply right-click over the left-hand side of the track window. ThFXis will bring up a small window with a panner & volume control. The secret is in that FX button in that sub window. You merely click that on. You will then be presented with all of the defects & filters along with DirectX & VST plug-in listings. You find the ones you want and aim them to the right side of the selection window. It is there you can also arrange your signal flow patching theme, i.e. compressor before EQ, after EQ, before echo after echo, reverb, etc.. There is also quite a comprehensive operational help menu you haven't bothered to read. And I assume if you haven't bothered to read it, you also haven't bothered to pay for it. That's all right for now since you are still learning. But once you decide whether this software speaks to you or remains a foreign entity will you only learn its true potential. This is not cheap software but it's also not the most expensive high-end software either.

    Since I'm a great engineer and great technician, one of the reasons for that is, I've always read everything about a product I'm going to use or think about purchasing. I also don't think twice about picking up the telephone, making long-distance calls, sitting on hold, to obtain more than customer service people of companies that make gear. If I want to know about something that a piece of equipment will or will not do and it's not clear in the technical service manual, I get it from the source. I'm bothering people at these companies is also a great education in and by itself. You're probably hesitant to contact Adobe for obvious reasons. So now you're getting something of the lowdown here from well-rounded real end-users.

    I think many of us have problems justifying spending a lot of money on software? When you purchase that microphone for $500, you know it will be a viable tool for you for 20 or more years. But that software you just purchased for $500 won't be worth the salt on your food in five years or, less. Unfortunately, technology has a tendency to betray us all on a daily basis. C'est la vie. We all have to change our underwear at some point or another. I certainly know that software has caused me this issue many times over. Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely implying that you are utilizing less than honestly purchased software. But you know there is a comprehensive tutorial in the help menu. Perhaps understanding the concept is above your understanding due to a language barrier? So like I said, click on the FX button and you will find all that you are asking about.

    This is very worthwhile software you are utilizing. I believe David Johnston did one hell of a job. Even back in ' 96 I sent him $100 for his shareware as I found it better than the " professional" competitor called Sonic Foundry/Sound Forage (yes I know that's spelled incorrectly on purpose). So check that help file as it's really a help. You're not one of those people that has to send their guitars back to the factory to have them tuned are you? (One of my favorite quotes from George Massenburg, LOL) you know you got a great thing going when you're charging by the hour and it takes each guitarist 20 minutes of tuning time between each song.

    H.E.L.P. (Human, Electronic, Literary, Pandemonium)
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. Believe it or not, my band is actually a very good band, yes, were working our asses off to get our name out there so we get the high paying expensive gigs so that we can buy nice stuff, whenever we get money from gigs normally we wind up using it for buying ourselves stage equipment. We are using adobe audition 5.5 the newest version of adobe, not even sure that its out on the market yet. Yes, we had to bootleg it, but im not paying a $*^t ton of money to buy software that will be out of date in another year. Its a very nice program, and im not against buying it if I had the money. But im a hard working college student working 2 jobs plus running a small business to try and get myself through college and try to keep my truck on the road. Im sure youve been there at one time. College is expensive and gas isnt getting any cheaper. The cost of living is crazy and i dont have the extra money to go out and blow on $*^t like a program that i dont have money for. I need to save money for other things like a new car or my next college payment, my insurance, and gas or the parts i need to get the work done on my truck. Its a very nice program and im not against buying it, but I dont exactly have the money for it. And actually I am very good at guitar, and many other instruments but you cant just go around assuming that just because someone doesnt know all the $*^t about recording that they are a sucky musician, Im willing to bet you that 80% of the bands and musicians out there wouldnt know the first thing about recording, and least were willing to sit down and try it.
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    We do not talk about bootleg and we don't condone pirated software. Adobe Audition CS 5.5 is available on the market as of May 5 and I have two legal copies myself. If you are a student you can purchase an Educational version for a very modest sum of $150. Your excuse about software being out of date is misguided and wrong. The software isn't what goes out of date on computers so quickly it is the hardware. The plugin suite that comes with CS5.5 is not as extensive as the prior versions but the basics are all there and more will be added back in as the code is rewritten to conform to the new Audition engine.

    Go purchase a license before you come here discussing Audition again. If you work that hard for your money you shouldn't be so willing to steal a software that lots of people spent so much time and effort creating/recreating.

    A free trial of very good software that is not as complete as Audition is Reaper which is easily found via a search engine. The in built plugins for Reaper are also quite good.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    A statement like to tells us you are not supporting our industry.

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