Adobe Releases Audition 3

New Software Brings Creative Power to Audio Creation and Production

Press Release

Adobe Systems
Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Audition® 3 software,
a major new release of the all-in-one solution for professional audio
production. Adobe Audition 3 is designed to give audio professionals -
sound designers, recording and mastering engineers, and musicians – a
flexible production toolkit for recording, mixing, editing, and
mastering audio. With comprehensive audio mastering and restoration
capabilities, Adobe Audition 3 helps professionals create music and
radio spots, as well as restore imperfect recordings with sophisticated
editing tools. New features include VSTi virtual instrument support
with MIDI piano roll, enhanced spectral editing options, fast fade and
crossfade controls, and advanced multi-core support.

“Adobe Audition 3 is packed with new features for all types of users,”
said Hart Shafer, senior product manager at Adobe. “In addition to
concentrating on delivering new creative capabilities and unmatched
editing tools, we’ve turbo-charged performance and ensured time-saving
features are integrated into the product. That means our customers can
spend less time working in the software and more time creating the
perfect sound.”


Explore New Creative Options

Adobe Audition 3 allows audio professionals to easily create and
arrange music, record and mix a project, produce a radio spot, clean up
production audio for a movie, or edit a soundtrack for a business
presentation. With new support for VSTi virtual instruments and MIDI
piano roll style editing, combined with sophisticated audio and mixing
tools, Adobe Audition 3 provides more creative power for audio
production. New effects like the Analog Delay, Convolution Reverb, and
Tube-modeled Compressor provide new sonic options, while the Guitar
Suite adds analog-modeled effects to dry guitar tracks. Radius time
stretching, from industry-leader iZotope, allows users to accurately
change tempo and pitch independently.

“We have always found Adobe Audition to be the best audio editor for
our work and the changes in version 3 will cement that position,” said
Jerry Ibbotson, owner and sound designer for Media Mill, producer of
sound effects for video games, including the PS3 launch title Motostorm
and the PSP hit Pursuit Force 2. “Having the ability to grab any part
of a wave and drag it up or down in volume is brilliant. And the Spot
Healing Brush is pure genius because I will be able to get rid of
errant noises from the background of a recording at a stroke, saving so
much time and effort.”


Work More Efficiently

With new multi-core processor support and an optimized mixing engine,
Adobe Audition 3 helps users save time by allowing them to work with
more tracks and effects on the same machine. In addition, on-clip fade
handles, a dedicated Top/Tail mode in Edit View, automatic cross fades,
and the ability to edit grouped clips together make mixing and editing
easier than ever. With fast, accurate tools built into an intuitive
workflow, Adobe Audition 3 allows users to spend more time on the
creative aspects of their projects.


Edit with Flexibility and Control

Adobe Audition 3 includes new features that expand its capabilities for
visual editing and restoration. New Adaptive Noise Reduction and
multiple phase correction tools help rescue recordings. Editing in the
Spectral Frequency display is enhanced with the Effects Paintbrush and
Spot Healing Brush similar to the ground-breaking tools found in Adobe
Photoshop® CS3 software. Also, the addition of the Marquee Tool to the
Spectral Pan and Spectral Phase displays means that users can now
visually isolate and edit any sound based on time, frequency, phase, or
pan location, further pushing the envelope in editing power and control.


Pricing and Availability

Adobe Audition 3 for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista® is
expected to ship in the last quarter of 2007 and will be available
through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store
. Estimated street price for the Adobe Audition 3 software is US $349
for the full version and US $99 for upgrades. Upgrade pricing is
available for all past versions of Adobe Audition and Adobe Production
Studio. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies
and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/products/audition
.


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