Unfortunately, these were two features which we did not have time to complete for this release. While most of our customers did not use these very much, and thus they were prioritized rather low, I can assure you that the development team loves these features and intends to see them back in the application at the first opportunity. In the meantime, there are some VSTs that can accomplish much of the same functionality, and we do intend to include a generous selection of generated tones, sweeps, and noise in the collection of sound effects that will be available in the final product.
I'll add your name to the feature request for these two features.
Me too, i use this tool all the time
Yes, I am also sorely missing the Generate menu. I am beyond excited to finally have Audition for Mac, but without all the features, it's difficult, difficult, lemon difficult not to climb the mountain of conflict.
Another me too
I have to say another vote for in concerning the pitch processors, along with some sort of stereo/multichannel field processors/controls.
Add my vote for pitch bender, please! Generate is useful too.
I don't know how it was determined that pitch bender wasn't used much. Everyone i know uses it. Setting the pitch bend to a straight line and changing the semitones produced the best sounding and quickest pitch shift. This is the greatest feature I missed when I switched to os x.
I agree with the others, there is no other software on the audio market which made possible so flexible pitch bender envelopes, including those beautiful spline curves. This is one feature that made Cool Edit, and Audition so unique, and I think this is a good reasoning why people have chosen it.
I saw only NI's Absynth there I could set flexible multi-point envelopes, but that is not enough
Make this feature a milestone, please!
Thanks for the feedback, I can assure you that it does matter and helps.
We have these (pitch bender, stereo processing and the generators) in our development backlog and your support for them helps us prioritize.
Sr. Program Manager - Audio
Adobe Systems, Inc
I'm not entirely up to date since I've been using 1.5 for the past years so I'm very relieved to see I'm not the only one to miss these! The generate menu and pitch bender are some of the features I use most! I was very excited to see Audition finally make it to mac but this certainly puts a bit of a damper on.
Off less inportance but still a shame not to see them here are the dynamic eq and the scientific filters.
Pitch bender is an extremely useful tool for broadcasters in order to disguise the voices of people who need to remain anonymous.
It's simple and quick to use. Please don't lose it!
+1 for pitch bender and generate functions
btw thanks so much adobe for doing this. today has been one of the happiest days of my life! no more windows!
Audition is great but better with generate menu
another +1 for pitch bender and generate. graphical pitch bender was a very quick way to play with an audio file to create new sounds, to get things to sound different, or a good way to demo a finalized mix to see how it sounded when shifted into a different frequency range. speeding up a sound for instance, could reveal low frequency reverb trails that might be hard to hear otherwise. additionally the graphical feature allowed one to emulate vinyl scratch manipulations and aggressive pitch transients/massive pitch drops.
Just noticed this missing feature in the last couple days and went online to add my two cents but I see that others have already done so. Add my name to the growing list of others who would like this feature included back in the application. Thank you!
Yup, I went to use this on my current piece and it was not there. (I searched for far too long as I was certain it would be there as it has been there since CE96)
Add another mark to the Generate menu (oh, and the items held within).
The comment made above that the users rarely use this... Where did that come from.
I was part of an Adobe focus study about a year ago and it involved Audition. There was no question about this. Knowing how much I use it personally and seeing how many folks also use it, I do not understand why such a statement would be made. Unless you ask a wide body of users (Not the folks who are on the development team) I am sure that this would not be the response. Now having not personally run a poll either... I could be wrong. ;-)
I used generate noise for everything from crou\wd noise to roller coaster SFX. The tones have been used in countless promos for all sorts of stuff. Generate silence... And that's all I am gwanna say about that.
Another user of the 'Generate' menu.
Specifically, I use the "Generate Tones" feature VERY frequently in my work. The Modulate/Demodulate, DC-Offset and Oscillator functions give users the ability to generate their own ring modulation effects or tone sweeps.
I must admit that I am baffled at the amount of "cuts" that Audition has for the Mac version. I can't imagine these 'cuts' would be a benefit for users who upgrade from the Windows side of things - yet at the same time giving Mac users less than what the WIndows users had to begin with (with either a prior or current version)?
I would like to note that these features are not gone forever from Audition. As much as it pains us, we simply did not have the luxury of more time to complete many of these things (hence the prioritization) and while that doesn't get you gen tones or pitch bender now, it should be worth knowing that we value those effects as much as anyone.
These are high on our list, even if they don't make this release.
Generate tone (sine waves) and a pitch bend envelope is a must for drum kick production! Adobe is my favorite daw. But without these two features, I might aswell stay with logic
Sad to see, that these functions are not implemented in Adobe Audition CS5.5 for Mac OS X.
They were even removed from the Windows version - I don't understand why was it necessary?
Adobe Audition 3 is still the best sound editing software ever in the audio industry, hard to believe that some people must use this old version because the lack of these functions.
Do you plan to implement these tools in the future versions?
These are on our to do list and are not forgotten nor will be gone forever...there's a few posts here by Durin, myself and others on the team about the general direction of Audition which speak in more general terms about features which didn't make it and why.