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Audition Fundamentals: An Introduction to Audition CC

3-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

Adobe Audition CC software delivers the cross-platform tools that video and film professionals, broadcast engineers, and audio specialists need for recording, editing, mixing, creating soundtracks, and restoring audio. A new, high-performance audio playback engine drastically speeds up operation; enables work on multiple simultaneous audio and multitrack files; and allows effects, noise reduction, and audio sweetening processing in the background. Royalty-free content makes creating sound beds, scores, and soundscapes easy. Native 5.1 surround sound capability and roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere® Pro CC software promote a smooth video production workflow, while Open Media Format (OMF) and XML support project exchange with Avid Pro Tools and third-party NLEs.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Adobe Audition.


  • Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills.
  • Basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended.

Upcoming Course Dates

Adobe Audition Fundamentals: An Introduction to Audition | Starts on 04/26/2023


Adobe Audition Fundamentals: An Introduction to Audition | Starts on 07/26/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: Set up Adobe Audition CC

  • Audio interface basics
  • Mac OS and Windows Audio Setup
  • Testing Inputs
  • Using External Interfaces
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Lesson 2: The Audition Interface

  • Waveform vs. MultiTrack Interfaces
  • Audition Workspaces
  • Explore the Audition Interface

Lesson 3: Waveform Editing

  • Opening vs. Importing Files
  • Working with Video Files
  • Selecting Regions
  • Cut, Copy, and Paste Usages
  • Using Multiple Clipboards
  • Using Mix Paste
  • Creating Loops
  • Showing Waveform Data under the Cursor
  • Adding Fades

Lesson 4: Effects

  • Effects basics
  • Using the Effects Rack
  • Effect Categories
  • Amplitude and Compression Effects
  • Delay and Echo effects
  • Filter and EQ effects
  • Modulation Effects
  • Noise Reduction/Restoration
  • Reverb Effects
  • Special Effects
  • Stereo Imagery Effects
  • Time and Pitch Effects
  • Third-Party Effects (VST and AU)
  • Using the Effects Menu
  • Making Presets and Favorites

Lesson 5: Audio Restoration

  • About Audio Restoration
  • Reducing Hiss
  • Reducing Crackles
  • Reducing Pops and Clicks
  • Reducing Broadband Noise
  • De-humming a file
  • Removing Artifacts
  • Manual Sound Removal
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • Automated Sound Removal

Lesson 6: Mastering

  • Mastering basics
  • Equalization
  • Dynamics
  • Ambiance
  • Stereo Imaging
  • Mastering Diagnostic

Lesson 7: Sound Design

  • Sound Design Basics
  • Generate Noise, Speech, and Tones
  • Creating Rain and Natural Sounds
  • Creating a Babbling Brook
  • Creating Insects at Night
  • Creating an Alien Choir
  • Creating Sci-Fi Machine Effects
  • Creating an Alien Drone Flyby
  • Extracting Frequency Bands

Lesson 8: Creating and Recording Files

  • Setting and Preparing for Recording 
  • Direct Recording in the Waveform Editor
  • Recording into the MultiTrack Editor
  • Checking Free Space
  • Dragging into an Audition Editor
  • Importing Tracks from Audio CD’s

Lesson 9: Multitrack Sessions

  • Creating a Multitrack Session
  • Using and Creating Multitrack Session Templates
  • Multitrack and Waveform Editor Integration
  • Changing Track Colors
  • Using the Tracks Panel
  • Track Controls
  • Selecting, Moving and Copying Clips
  • Multitrack Editor Effects Rack
  • Looping Selections
  • Using Remix on Clips
  • Channel Mapping in the Multitrack Editor

Lesson 10: Multitrack Session Mixing

  • Create a Mixtape
  • Mixing and Exporting Clips
  • Merging Clips
  • Editing Clip Length
  • Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume
  • Extending Clips via Looping and Remix
  • Normalizing Tracks
  • Setting Track Gain
  • Working with Panning

Lesson 11: Automation

  • About Automation
  • Clip Automation
  • Track Automation
  • Effect Automation

Lesson 12: Video Sound Tracks

  • Multitrack Session Video
  • Dynamic Link with Adobe Premiere Projects
  • Automatic Speech Alignment
  • Adding Effects

Lesson 13: The Essential Sound Panel

  • Automating Tasks
  • Assigning Audio Types
  • Essential Sound Panel Presets
  • Essential Sound Basics
  • Mastering with the Essential Sound Panel

Lesson 14: The Multitrack Mixer

  • Audio Mixer Basics
  • Multitrack Editor 
  • Mixer Basics
  • Showing and Hiding Sections of the Mixer
  • Adjusting the Mixer Fader Heights
  • Effects Rack Inserts and Sends
  • Resizing Group of Channels in the Mixer
  • Color Coding Channels
  • Rearranging the Mixer Channel Order

Lesson 15: Creating Music with Sound Libraries

  • Using Audition Sound Libraries
  • Preparing and Building a Rhythm Track
  • Adding Percussion
  • Adding Melodic Elements
  • Using Loops with Varying Pitch and Tempo
  • Adding Effects

Lesson 16: Recording and Output in the Multitrack Editor

  • Preparing to Record a Track
  • Setting up the Metronome
  • File Management
  • Recording to a Track
  • Recording Overdubs
  • Using Punch and Roll
  • Composite Recording
  • Exporting a Stereo Mix
  • Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder

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