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audition 3 slows my work by 50%

Sep 15, 2011 3:42 AM

audition 3.0 on windows 7 home premium o/s


i would like these facilitys returned please


I used cool edit pro 2 for many years,  i tried audition 2 and didnt like it as much, i have purchased audition 3 as i now run windows 7 and it has slowed my work by at least 50%.


1. when i wish to delete small noises breaths etc from my production work, i can only delete once i stop the track then delete the selected breath or click etc then when pressing play the track starts at the begining again and i have to find my place all over again,

its not so bad with a 30 second advert or sound byte etc but it is a complete (insert preffered painful experience) if i am working on a 1 hour audio programme, it is so frustrating.


2 if i wish to listen to a program to proof it after editing and maybe edit the odd thing i have missed the first time, i cannot do anything else with my computer without stopping the audio playing, for example i may wish to read a script at the same time so i click on the start bar and immediately the audio stops and if i wasnt looking at the display i again have to find my place all over again.


with cool edit pro 2 i can delete on the fly as in point 1 and also leave the audio playing while i browse the internet or check scripts are correct etc while the audio plays merrily in the background, and if i hear a blip or need to make an alteration i simply bring up cool edit from the minimised position, note the time on the recording, delete the offending item and restart the audio at the place i left off while going back to ebay or word or the script or whatever i like really,


i read on the forums the audio stop thing is something to do with the asio drivers and that the engine has been changed because some people complained en masse about not being able to burn cds direct from audition or some such thing,

to lose these functions and the use of the full duplex because of this, if it is true is beyond madness the benifits are minimal compared to the disadvantages for people like myself who edit mile upon mile of tedious educational and informational audio

i simply save audio  as mp3 and then burn to cd using nero, i mean its not rocket science :)

anyway let me know if you can sort this out with a patch or something,

until then i have discovered that i can actualy run cool edit pro 2 on windows 7 in xp compatability mode.

so that is what i am doing for now it just seems a waste to bin a £300 program because it has become uneconomical to use timewise

so please can this problem get sorted.


oh and as a by the way the file save option  always seems to revert to wav.

whereas cool edit left the selection wherever i left it last time i saved an audio  file


on a positive note audition 3 has improved visually it looks a lot better


ps, i realise that cool edit pro was developed by syntrillium and not adobe

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    Sep 15, 2011 8:54 AM   in reply to puddlehopper

    You need to adjust a couple of settings in Audition to make it work as you want.


    1. Right click over Play button to set Play mode to Play from cursor to end of file. Then when you stop you can start from where you were before.


    2. Under Edit/Audio hardware/Setup make sure the box "Release ASIO Driver in Background" is not ticked.

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    Sep 16, 2011 6:30 AM   in reply to puddlehopper

    Unfortunately due to the way the audio drivers work in AA3 you can't operate on files whilst they are still playing. AA CS5.5 does allow you too but there are hiccoughs in the playback. However a lot of us do the sort of editing (removing coughs, breaths etc.) purely by eye with just a quick playback over the edit to make sure that it worked OK. AA3 does however give you Preroll and Postroll options to control your playback so that you can Preview an cut before performing it. New versions of software tend to make you have to find new ways of doing things which can be a bit painfull for a while after the upgrade.

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    Sep 18, 2011 12:34 PM   in reply to puddlehopper

    frankly it's a shame Preroll and Postroll options are now disabled on Audition 5.5. These are the more basic and useful tools for an audio editor, and for us  in the news field, simply the best way to a neat work without wasting your time. looking forward to having it back on CS6.

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