I own Audition 1.5 FULL and Audition 3.0 Upgrade. I have been running Audition in Windows on a Mac computer via Bootcamp. Now that Audition CS5.5 is Mac compatible, I want to do all my music on the Mac. Since my previous versions of Audition are Windows, does that mean I'll have to buy a new Full Version of Audition CS5.5 or is there a way to install the upgrade and get the Mac to locate a previous version of Audition on the Windows hard drive. Sounds impossible, but I'm hoping Adobe has made provisions.
There is a full crossgrade, so you can purchase the Mac version and during the installation process, when prompted, enter your older Audition serial number. I would recommend downloading the 30-day trial version from adobe.com first, as this is a complete re-write and some functionality has not been ported to the new application yet.
Is ist also possible to acitvate Audition with an Windows Serialnumber on an Mac and also the other way?
I have two PC´s with Win7 and one Mac but three Audion 3 Version´s for Windows. Ist it possible to buy three Upgrade´s for Mac and use this Mac Serialnumber on Windows?
In a year i will change the two PC´s to Mac´s and when it is possible to buy now Mac Versions and use this Serialnumbers on Windows i can save money.
The serial numbers are system-specific, so a Windows serial will not activate an installation on Mac.
Each serial number is allowed activation on two systems with the caveat that only one will be in use at any particular time, so you might be able to purchase a single Windows license until you upgrade the PCs to Mac systems.
I know I must look thick but here goes. I have Audition 1 with an upgrade to 1.5. I have avoided switching to Mac because of the unavailability of Audition.
I just need to be sure that I'm elegible for the upgrade version.
If you have a valid serial number for Audition 1.5, and an upgrade serial number is fine, you should be able to upgrade to Audition CS 5.5 for the upgrade price. Audition 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0 are all eligible for upgrade pricing.
edit: Also, you can crossgrade platforms, so your new license can be for a Mac edition even though your old serial number is for Windows.
For CS6, do I need to buy a second license to install on a Mac? I'm switching from Windows to Mac, and I bought the Windows version of CS6. In my purchase history it only lets me download the Windows version.
Ah, these questions get more devious!
In the past, as Durin says above, you have been allowed to activate two copies of Audition from one license/serial number, although you are only supposed to use one at a time. This gives you the option, for instance, of running a copy on a laptop. Unfortunately, I don't think you can do this at all across platforms, as the serial numbers are completely different. So you are going to need two separate copies of the original software in order to take advantage of the dual-machine license.
So unless Adobe are being incredibly helpful, I'd say that you have to purchase a separate seat of Audition for your Mac - unless they'll take back your Windows one. For myself, I'd say that if you can afford to purchase and run a Mac, you can afford another copy anyway...
It's true that the software is imited to one operating system if you purchase a perpetual license, but applications licensed through a Creative Cloud Membership subscription can be installed on Mac OS or Windows with the same license.
Thanks Todd. I hope that will be reconsidered in the future, since there's an inconsistency in the policy between purchasing a full license and the cloud license. For many other audio programs the same purchase can be applied to an installation on either Windows or Mac, and it's good to see Adobe is doing this in the case of cloud purchases.
Can I purchase an upgrade version for the Mac, or would I need to buy a full version? I already used my upgrade eligibility on the Windows purchase (upgraded from AA3.0).
> I hope that will be reconsidered in the future, since there's an inconsistency in the policy between purchasing a full license and the cloud license.
Yes, there is an inconsistency. The Creative Cloud system is new, so we've been able to correct a lot of long-standing short-comings, such as this.
> Can I purchase an upgrade version for the Mac, or would I need to buy a full version? I already used my upgrade eligibility on the Windows purchase (upgraded from AA3.0).
That's a good question for Customer Service:
I tried contacting customer service (http://www.adobe.com/support/contact) but couldn't get access to a contact submission form or email address. It resulted in endless loops of FAQs. Just FYI..
I'll also express disappointment that the main expressed reason for the loss of features from 3.0 to CS5.5 (and continued to some degree with CS6) was the ease of creating a new version for Mac. It's too bad that this didn't result in the ease of customers being able to switch between Windows and Mac versions of Audition.
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