Another two-fer feature overview for Audition CS6. When we started the re-write for Auditino CS5.5, it quickly became clear that the hack Audition 3 used to enable preview within the Open File dialog was no longer going to fly. With Windows 7 and OS X, the APIs to customize these dialogs were lacking or potential pitfalls of programming peril, and the unfortunate decision was made to not include them with CS5.5. Additionally, and at no fault of Microsoft or Apple, preview within the Files panel was not implemented. These two missing tools unleashed a pretty loud cry from our users. I hope our answer to these requests in CS6 will satisfy everyone.
PREVIEW IN FILES PANEL
It's not a glamorous feature by any means, but so crucial and glaring when it's missing. Like oxygen. So breathe free with preview in the Files panel! Yes, all your favorites are back including Loop Play toggle, and Auto-Play! You may even hide the panel transport if you really don't care about it! And even then, when you realize how nice it was to have but are too stubborn to expose it again, you can secretly toggle Auto-Play and Loop from the panel menu. It'll be our little secret. I'll never tell...
A feature so nice I should probably have written about it first. You get what you pay for, however, and these forums are a free service. Who needs an Open File dialog, which is only available when you need to open a file but provides little value otherwise? There's likely some reason they've been so popular the last 30 or more years of application UI design, but Audition CS6 has a little something more useful.
Easily browse your local drives, removable and thumb drives, and mounted network locations from within Audition! Preview files without opening them! Filter out unsupported media! Create Shortcuts to your favorite locations! I know, right?!
But wait, that's not all! Drag-and-drop your assets into the Files panel or directly into your multitrack session timeline! Insert into a new or existing CD Layout! Send a group of files into the Match Volume panel for amplitude/ITU Loudness adjustment! Even reveal the file directly in your OS file explorer! Hide the left-hand Root location panel and use the fancy little dropdown selector at the top of the panel! There's a lot going on in this panel, and it comes FREE with your purchase of Adobe Audition CS6.