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I only use Audition. Soundbooth is xxxx IMO.
I more or less agree with Harm...I remember when we all initially found out about Soundbooth replacing Audition in the suite, we were cautioned to make judgement only after giving Soundbooth a try. We were told about all these fantastic simple little options, speed, and functionality like the scores and such.
Well, none of it was true, and of course, the Adobe Resource Central has been nothing short of disappointing as well. It seems to be down an awful lot, and there's just not any worthwhile material there compared to what Audition previously offered on the installation disc.
In other words....it absolutely feels like Adobe became the ones who abandoned it without giving it much of a try. I tried Soundbooth, and found it severely lacking in the fine-tuning functions that I used on absolutely every production. If I were just producing web A/V only, and I wanted quick 'n dirty audio, it might work. But even my web projects demand a sort of finessing that Soundbooth cannot provide.
I have to say that I've used the music creation part of Soundbooth, and really liked that. I wish there were more scores available, as I've now used them all too many times.
I do use it for quick clean up jobs, but I agree that Audition is still the software I use the most for bigger jobs. Audition is so much faster and more powerful.
I've played with the Soundbooth CS4 beta a little, and I like what I've seen...it's improved. I'm waiting until the final version before I make a judgment call. I wouldn't say Adobe abandoned it, but I would say that they released a version (CS3) that could have had a lot more features.
> how they grade the overall processing speed, and the overall SB interface I would be interested in reading.
I really didn't notice a speed difference when processing filters in SB - it was just too limited. It's a dumbed-down piece o' crap and I don't know why anybody who has Audition would even consider using it.
Keep in mind SB was made to work on the mac as well. Might explain why they felt the need to make it "pretty" and simpler to use for these folks. :)
I like it for most of the things I need to do. Very easy to achieve the results I'm looking for. It's only occasionally that I which I could still use Audition.
Call me simple minded but why does soundbooth exist at all since auditions is already designed for audio editing and processing?
> why does soundbooth exist at all since auditions is already designed for audio editing and processing
I don't know either, but I imagine since they bought "Audition" from Syntrillium that their own from-scratch audio editor is easier to integrate with their other tools.
Or maybe they want everybody to be so unhappy with SoundBooth that they go and buy Audition.
Just a guess ???
If I own Auditions, should I worry about figuring out Soundbooth?
>> Call me simple minded but why does soundbooth exist at all since auditions is already designed for audio editing and processing?
And, many flash designers and video editors find audition's interface intimidating for typical audio tweeks.
So; re-write audition for mac port and make it friendlier, or start from scratch. Sb is start from scratch solution for both platforms with a friendly interface.
Audition is still around and supported for audio folk. So, if you love it; keep using it.
Thanks for your thoughts. I'll check out the next iteration of Sound Booth maybe.
And jujufactory : No. The answer is no for now.
Another thought. I just upgraded to CS4. In After Effects, it shows an edit in Audition available. Not so in Premiere, why oh why Adobe?
When I upgraded to Audition 3 (with Premiere Pro 2) it disappeared until I did a screwy little workaround of renaming the Audition 3 Folder to Audition 2.
I love using Audition, Adobe sells it. Why don't they leave it available in the edit in?
Apparently Adobe listened to users like you. Edit in Audition will make its return to Premiere Pro CS4 in the first update.