I'm currently working on a short which is only around 10 mins and already the tracks are piling up. Once dialogue is split out we're looking at around 150 tracks right there. When you consider L & R channels for boom and L & R from the lavalier, plus a stereo mix, that's 5 tracks of usable PD - per line! This film was all shot outside so the noise difference even during takes can vary wildly. No getting away with laying an actor on one or three tracks and mixing that out. Not in this case. Once we add FX, Foley, Atmos, Score, and the rest we will be closer to 200 tracks. That's going to be difficult to manage, not to mention cumbersome. Our Score is coming from Cubase and using folder tracks there made all the difference to that process. Audition is excellent but folder tracks would make it even better.
So has this been added yet?
I'm using Cubase outside of Adobe CC, but the things that keep me from jumping over to Audition are:
- Lack of track folders
- Studio monitor out
- Built-in Loudness monitor (this may have been added, but without track folders I won't even consider Audition.)
- A Media Bay like browser
I don't know if you ever use Premiere Pro as well but, if you have, what do you think of the system of "Bins" they have there? I've put in a feature request for file management in Audition to work in a similar way to Premiere--and I think "Bins" would give you the track folders you want.
I'm not sure what you mean by "Studio Monitor Out". Surely that's a function of your Audio Interface or am I missing something.
As for a Loudness monitor, there's a "Loudness Radar" feature located in the Special section of the effects. This has presets for the common ITU/ATSC/Etc standards and gives both a meter of where you are but also a complete record of the entire playback.
Sorry, not sure what you mean by "Media Bay". There's certainly browser but obviously not what you want.
Another 2017 update and still don't see folder tracks. Pretty sure it's in every Daw Ive used. Just can't quite make the full shift to audition with all its audio editing features because recording a multitrack can be painful. Groups half help but not with the scrolling down through multiple recordings