Feature request: MIDI, or Rewire support. I reckon MIDI's more organic/integral to Audition development than Rewire support? The ability to record in MIDI and then bounce the track down to wav would be a very useful step. If it's not too much trouble, that is. I have little idea of the big picture, after all.
You know, I'm still uncertain what to request exactly in this situation. l want to be able to record MIDI stuff in Audition, and if I could edit it, that would be splendid. But the reason that I'm not sure whether to request MIDI or Rewire, is that I'm not sure how much development time each would take. So, I think my request is like this: I want to be able to record and edit MIDI, but I don't want it to take so much development time that other important features get the axe. See? My guess is that IF the developers did it, they'd prefer to build MIDI right into Audition, make it an organic and integral part of the build. But my guess is also that, considering how few Audition users actually need that functionality, that it would be more cost-effective to go the Rewire route. That's why I'm asking for the functionality, any way they care to provide it.
MIDI was very useful to me in Audition 3. I stopped using Cubase. So I am hoping now when most of the effects are back in CS6 the company will focus on MIDI and music creation.
I will be happy with simple MIDI like Audition 3 has. Plus ability to right click and choose all notes and then drag them and move to new key on the piano roll. I use different drums and many times drums sets are mapped differently. I have to move kick part or snare often. In Audition 3 I have to zoom out whole song and highlight kick part then to zoom in and drag to proper drum sound. It’s complicated.
Metronome is back in CS6 and it’s great but some musicians prefer record tracks under real drum sound then metronome click. It’s more inspiring. I have always used basic drum beat for the recording and then later I paid attention to almost every drum note and bar.
And to have tempo change is my highest dream.
Audition CS has got to have Rewire for sure.
For my work, I really need MIDI composition and plug-in support. For me, Audition without these features is like Dreamweaver lacking support for HTML and CSS.
I see from this post: Audition CS 5.5 and the future of Audition - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/838570?tstart=0 that the development team is hard at work modernizing Auditions code base, implementing multithreading, increasing performance, and working to fully take advantage of modern hardware. =D There are features in the wings, and that gives me hope that Audition will fully support MIDI in the future.
Here's something I was reading in SOS yesterday:
"I think it's inevitable that DAWS of all kinds will converge in functionality over time. The evidence of that convergence is already plain to see in many cases. However, in the early days of digital audio editing and workstations, the complexity of these new technologies meant that manufacturers tended to specialise in specific areas of functionality.
"The original MIDI-based sequencers - such as Notator (now Logic), Cubase and their ilk - have all gradually added audio recording and editing tools, while the originally pure audio-editing systems - such as Sound Designer, SADiE, Sonic Solutions and Pro Tools - have gradually added MIDI facilities and plug-in support. So the difference between systems is far less clear now than it once was.
"However, the inertia of change has meant that some systems still retain strong specialisms and are favoured on that basis. For example, CEDAR started as a largely off-line post-processing platform for audio restoration, but its current incarnation includes sophisticated audio recording and editing facilities to improve the conveninece of using it as an 'on-line' tool.
Okay, two things. First, Audition actually gets mentioned in the paragraph AFTER the last one I quoted above, but the thing is that SOS, Adobe, and many of its users seem to think of Audition primarily as one of those 'specialised in specific areas of functionality' softwares, and not really one of the 'converging in functionality' softwares. Too bad for the likes of you and me.
Second, Audition HAS in the past nudged itself toward being all things to all people, all the while maintaining that specialisation it's famous for. In Version 3, it tried to embrace basic MIDI, but it didn't work so well for some users. (eg me) So if it's tried to include music-makers in its userbase in the past, maybe it will continue that direction in the future.
So I see the situation as gloriously inconclusive and ambiguous. I need MIDI. The best situation for me would be for Audition to develop that functionality. Second best would be for Audition to develop Rewire functionality so that I could run something like Reaper (which handles MIDI very nicely, thank you very much) inside Audition. Third best would be for Audition to ignore the issue completely.
The question seems to be whether enough of the developer's time can be devoted to this to get it working, after they've taken care of the main thrust of the program's development trajectory. With Version 6, they've really come up with a strong, strong software in terms of its primary functionality. So maybe there's development time available for stuff like MIDI or Rewire. Maybe. We'll know by Version 7, I think. In the meantime, there's no alternative but to explore alternatives.
I really hope that it was just matter of new code engine writing and cross-platform and now when it's there they will restore ALL features from Au3, including MIDI and Rewire. 100 % of my midi use is drums (rock drumset sampler most of the time), then 50% keys and 5% some kind of synth. Basic midi option will do for me and for something serious one can always use Rewire or VSTi editing program of his liking (I think FL offers that) on Audition track. But I got to have drums in Audition. Because I like Audition and would like to continue to use it.
I just bought Creative Suite CS6 with Audition & have just realised... there's no MIDI functionality???!! They took it OUT? That's surely 99% of pro studios rendered incompatible with Adobe Audition, no?
CS6 rocks. It's better than Audition 3, which was a good program (and which had a kind of MIDI functionality). So, on the one hand, I'm disappointed that CS6 doesn't have MIDI, but on the other hand, I'm happy that CS6 is the best instance of the program since its inception. So maybe, like me, you'd like to keep lobbying for the inclusion of MIDI (or Rewire functionality) in a subsequent version of the program?
I've listened Jason Levine music on iTunes yesterday. I guess He probably used Audition to make it. And I wonder if it would be a help for him to have MIDI in CS6..... Anyway, it gives me hope that Audition will be not only about editing but creating music too. And MIDI is great tool to create especially in small setups.
Midi Machine Control, MMC, would be even better than ReWire, in my opinion. That way, I could sych Audition to whatever program I'm using for music (Logic, Digital Performer, Live, Pro Tools) and do audio edits in Audition. Plus, I could use a VTR for video playback, which is what I really want, so that Audition doesn't get sluggish with huge video files.
So, simple MMC would solve so many issues.
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