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CS6 Production Premium revealed.  Audition CS6 Details.

Apr 12, 2012 8:43 AM

Tags: #audition #cs6

Good news, everyone!

 

I'm very excited to share the news that Production Premium CS6 will be revealed at NAB next week, but even better, I get to share details about Audition CS6 with everyone right away.  More detailed information about some of the new features will be released on the Audition Inside Sound blog this week, but I'l be happy to discuss specifics about the new features on this message thread.

 

Here's a quick list of the new features and functionality:

 

Audition CS6 Highlights:

  • Real-time and rendered clip stretching in multi-track - including new “varispeed” mode
  • Clip Grouping – Including suspend, trimming, & stretching of groups
  • VST3 support (Mac and Win) and more effects
  • New pitch correction/manipulation tools
  • Automatic speech alignment tool
  • Red Book Audio CD burning
  • Hardware controllers support - Including native Avid EUCON and Mackie MCU support
  • Write/Touch/Latch automation modes
  • Media browser with file preview
  • Session Templates and Enhancements
  • Expanded file format support (Native, libsndfile, DLMS)

Audition CS6 Complete List of New Features:

Multitrack

  • Session templates
  • Automatic speech alignment
  • Clip grouping
    • Suspend mode
    • Focus clip actions
    • Trim/fade grouped clips
    • Time aligned stretching of groups
  • Clip spotting – Manual entry of clip start or end time
  • Clip stretching - Real-time and rendered mode using iZotope Radius
  • Vari-speed clip stretching
  • Metronome Track
  • Skip selection play mode
  • Save all open files with session preference
  • Select all clips from playhead to end of track
  • Sum to mono per track
  • Bounce selected track
  • Reveal clip in files panel
  • Trim to selection
  • Send clip to back
  • Preference to play/hide overlapped clips
  • Mixer enhancements
  • Snap volume and pan envelopes at 0dB
  • Drag and drop file marker range to multitrack (as clip)

Waveform (Editor)

  • Multiple clipboards
  • Skip selection play mode
  • Open append
  • Subclip marker support (Premiere and Prelude)
  • Improvements to spectral spot Healing (Limit selection to x- or y- axis)
  • Pitch display

Effects

  • VST3
  • Side Chain support
  • Improved plug-in scanning engine
  • New channel map per effect – Control over effect input and output channel routing
  • Save and apply Effect Racks as a favorite
  • New/Added effects:
    • Automatic Pitch Correction
    • Manual Pitch Correction with new spectral pitch view mode
    • Generate Tones
    • Doppler Shifter
    • Notch Filter
    • Graphic Phase Shifter
    • Gain / Fade Envelopes

General

  • Media Browser
  • Preview in Media Browser and files panel
  • Search/filter in Media Browser and files panel
  • Display markers for all files in markers panel
  • Access and open order fields in files panel (sorting)
  • Keyboard shortcuts (shortcut editor enhancements, copy to clipboard)
  • Adobe Graphics Manager Implementation to improve UI drawing
  • DLMS Integration to support additional video and audio file format import/open
  • OpenGL display for video including improved video display for improved performance
  • New spectral display preferences
  • Support for additional framerates (23.976, 59.94 ndf/df)
  • Machine-specific device preferences (optional common audio hardware settings for all users)
  • Import most preferences from CS5.5
  • Pinch-to-zoom, rotate to scrub Mac touchpad support (Mac only)
  • Improved properties panel UI layout

 

Broadcast Specific

  • ITU Loudness – Normalize files (batch) to ITU-BS.1770-2 (R128), view loudness level diagnostics
  • Native MPEG1-Layer 2 audio (MP2) import and export
  • Enhanced CART timer and metadata support

Control Surface/Automation

  • Mackie MCU, native Avid EUCON, other controller support
  • Recordable track automation (Full Write, Touch, Latch support with undo)

 

Format support

  • MPEG4, HD Video, and additional audio import (via DLMS)
  • Native MPEG1-Layer2 (MP2) audio import and export
  • Native APE, FLAC, OGG export and import
  • libsndfile export – export most formats supported by libsndfile
  • CD Import metadata support (via FreeDB)
  • Enhanced RAW format support

Output

  • Red Book CD Burning (via CD layout)
  • Quick burn single-file, CD-TEXT)
  • Advanced mixdown – Mixdown tracks, busses and/or master as seperate files
  • Save All Audio As batch process
  • Save Copies of Associated Files – Collect/archive all files in a session
  • Save open file references in session (“remember” all open files with the session)
  • Advanced session export – Including ability to convert sample rate of session and associated files
  • Preferred asset importer saved with session files

 

edited to include additional features.

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 10:40 PM   in reply to _durin_

    And to add to Durin's post, you can get some initial screen snippets (although not complete and we'll be posting more details on Inside Sound blog in the future) here: http://success.adobe.com/assets/en/downloads/guides/AU_CS6_WN_Reveal.p df

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:16 PM   in reply to _durin_

    Sounds dream like. Will MIDI be also supported so we can use midi controllers for more comfortable mixing?

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:25 PM   in reply to Mannymac

    Mannymac wrote:

     

    Sounds dream like. Will MIDI be also supported so we can use midi controllers for more comfortable mixing?

     

    Are you referring to control surfaces/hardware like Mackie, FaderPort, and the like (flying faders, transport control, etc)? If so, then yes, some of those controllers piggy back on the MIDI protocol for interfacing and control. We support the same controllers Audition 3 had (which was largely Mackie MCU protocol based and used by many 3rd party controllers). We have also added native Avid EUCON protocol in order to support the Avid Artist series controllers (aka Euphonix).

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:39 AM   in reply to _durin_

    I think its been said before but maybe not in capitals - WOW!

     

    Manual pitch correction, groups, metronome and a few other things would have done me but this looks like you guys have been flat out!

     

    Heaps more there than I could have even hoped for - really looking forward to getting hold of this.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:29 AM   in reply to _durin_

    Great job, very nice to see the new features and the "old" ones finally restored!

    What I don't see here is "Rejoining split clips" and the possibility to open the previous ".ses" files. Considering there's a "nearly" in the list of the new features, will there be something else near to what I mentioned above? It would be amazing

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:26 AM   in reply to SuiteSpot

    Me too.  This raises the game.  On or ahead of predicted schedule too.  Bring it on!

     

    Hey, does this mean a new version of the translator?  :-)

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to vadrum

    vadrum wrote:

     

    Considering there's a "nearly" in the list of the new features, will there be something else near to what I mentioned above? It would be amazing

     

     

    Ah, this list Durin gives is pretty much complete, I wrote "nearly" in my type up just in case I accidentally missed something small. We fixed/tweaked quite a few very small things (to some these will really matter for their workflow). The bulk of it is listed above or on the blog, especially the large features. For example, as I'm typing this I just realized a small change that i need to add to the blog post list, which is "restricting the X or Y movement of the mouse in spectral using a modifier key when performing a selection", small change but for anyone doing lots of restoration work, it makes linear selections far easier.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:50 AM   in reply to therealdobro

    There is obviously a lot of totally new stuff that isn't relevant to conversion but looking at the list there is probably a couple of things we can add like (and I'm guessing here) group clips, notch filter fx, clip stretch and maybe more.

    I thought I saw what looked like a metronome icon (similar to the one in Reaper) in the sneak peak video but I didn't see it mentioned in Colin's list.

     

    Will know more once I get my hands on a copy.

    Either way we will have something out as fast as possible.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:55 AM   in reply to SuiteSpot

    Metronome isn't on Durin's list but it's there on the detailed pages in the link Colin put up in the second post of this thread..."Metronome Page 7".

     

    So...YAY!

     

    I wish I was going to be at NAB this year....and hope we can download the trial as soon as the announcement is made there.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:09 AM   in reply to Bob Howes

    Yes, Mea Culpa... metronome is in Audition CS6! We'll give some more info on it on the blog, but basically it's now track based, routable and quite handy.

    Bob Howes wrote:

     

    Metronome isn't on Durin's list but it's there on the detailed pages in the link Colin put up in the second post of this thread..."Metronome Page 7".

     

    So...YAY!

     

    I wish I was going to be at NAB this year....and hope we can download the trial as soon as the announcement is made there.

     

    Colin

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:18 AM   in reply to Bob Howes

    I'm going to NAB for the first time - maybe they have Adobe show bags with trial versions in it - LOL

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:12 AM   in reply to _durin_

    Awesome! But what about midi track like it was in Audition 3? Where you can insert or edit notes. Is it back?

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:39 AM   in reply to _durin_

    _durin_ wrote:

     

     

    MIDI composition support remains in our feature backlog...

     

    And long may it do so!

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:06 AM   in reply to _durin_

    I'll be waiting... And what about ReWire?

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:16 AM   in reply to _durin_

    You just won me over. The question is if I buy Audition CS 5.5 now do I get CS 6 upgrade free? or should I just wait?

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:58 PM   in reply to _durin_

    C.R.Helmrich likes this

     

    Seriously, the list of new features is very impressive. Great work! Question, though. You mention:

    "

    • Adobe Graphics Manager Implementation to improve UI drawing
    • OpenGL display for video including improved video display for improved performance
    • New spectral display preferences

    "

    For CS 5.5 I had reported two Edit-view related display bugs (spectral display "dB range" value not saved properly, spectral drawing hick-ups when switching between files). Also, compared to Audition 1.x I noticed a slower live-update of the Frequency Analysis window (i.e. less updates per second) when playing a file. Does this mean all three issues have been solved in the course of implementing the above 3 bullet points?

     

    Edit: You wrote, "I'll be adding some posts ... showing off some of the new stuff. Feel free to make requests so I don't have to make the hard decisions about what to share first." => I'd like to see the new spectral display preferences, please

     

    Chris

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:40 PM   in reply to _durin_

    I've read over the new features, and in terms of the automation, there is one question I don't see specifically answered.  Will I be able to record surround-sound panning moves in real time in CS6?  It's always been a pain to move sounds in a circle up until now. 

     

    And I take it that CS6 will still be a 32-bit program?  I was hoping that applying effects to large files (noise reduction, for example) would be speedier.

     

    J. D.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:13 PM   in reply to jdmack01

    I also meant to ask - have scripts returned to this version of AA?

     

    J. D.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:46 PM   in reply to oussamaelzein

    Here's some additional information on the upgrade policy now that we have revealed the product (this link is diectly from the Adobe Store):

    http://store.adobe.com/store/en_us/popup/offer/cs55_cs6.html

     

    Thanks,

    --Ron

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:27 PM   in reply to Ron_Day

    Thanks for that, Ron!

     

    To save others having to read some very fine print...what Ron linked to says that those with Audition CS5.5 will, for a special one-time offer, get a FREE upgrade to CS6.

     

    The next person to say Adobe haven't listened to customers on this forum deserves to be jumped on!  That sound very fair to me.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:14 PM   in reply to _durin_

    Ooops!  Well, I SAID it was very small print!

     

    I really must see about new glasses....

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:31 AM   in reply to _durin_

    Okay, now that i've picked myself off the floor after seeing what was put back in and all of the new goodies.  All I can say to durin and crew.  Job well done!!!!

     

    Cheers

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:43 AM   in reply to _durin_

    Hmm...this is going to be something that I am going to have to look very hard it.  I've held on to 2.0 for so long because each upgrade (with the notable exception of 5.5) was only a small upgrade not worthy of the price.

     

    This one however definately has possibilties.

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:26 PM   in reply to _durin_

    _durin_ wrote:

     

    I also hope we can implement and expose a comprehensive scripting layer as well.

    I'm going to print this on a t-shirt and sit on the pavement outside your office until the day this feature is implemented.

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 5:04 PM   in reply to _durin_

    I have been hoping for session templates since before I could spell the word!

     

    This is going to save so much time especially when I have a full band in doing bed tracks for an album and I have set up a a complex headphone mix for the first track - no more dodgy workarounds - woo hoo!.

     

    Well done guys!

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 9:21 PM   in reply to Teetow1

     

     

    I'm going to print this on a t-shirt and sit on the pavement outside your office until the day this feature is implemented.

    Outside his office you will find that another guy is already there with big words of MIDI and REWIRE

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 10:09 PM   in reply to _durin_

    _durin_ wrote:

     

      If everyone finds these useful, I'll put together some more and bump up the production values a bit.

    Useful big time!!!  But why inputs are empty.  I can assign input devices and save, right? It would be helpful for live multitrack recording when I have to assign different inputs to 14 tracks.

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:46 AM   in reply to _durin_

    _durin_ wrote:

     

      If we tackle this, I would hope we can take the time and resources to design a very competent interface that you enjoy using, and not just build something as a check mark on a feature list.

    Meanwhile it would be only logical to have ReWire in CS6 to use other software.

    Othere major audio software like ACID Pro, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, ProTools have ReWire.

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 3:20 AM   in reply to Kost7

    But they are all Music Sequencers rather than pure audio editors, except perhaps for PT which is ?

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 4:40 AM   in reply to Kost7

    Kost7 wrote:

     

    Outside his office you will find that another guy is already there with big words of MIDI and REWIRE

    Complete waste of time. If you want to compete with music software, then you have to add all of the other bits and pieces that music software has - like notation facilities and grids where you really don't need them, etc. And then you're in direct competition with a load of mature software that already exists to fill this need - you'd always be playing catch-up. And you've needlessly cluttered up the interface. But more significantly, you've provided facilities that the vast majority of your proven market has no need or desire for. If the big players did need this sort of stuff, then it would be there. I think you'll find that most of them actively don't want music software, and would rather Adobe added facilities that they do want.

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 5:33 AM   in reply to SteveG(AudioMasters)

    SteveG(AudioMasters) wrote:

    If you want to compete with music software, then you have to add all of the other bits and pieces that music software has - like notation facilities and grids where you really don't need them, etc. And then you're in direct competition with a load of mature software that already exists to fill this need - you'd always be playing catch-up.

    Yes, that's precisely my point of having  ReWire in Audition CS6.

     
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