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The Focal Easy Guide to Adobe Audition 2.0

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Software packages are complex. Shouldn't software books make it easier? Simplify your life with the Focal Easy Guide to Adobe ® Audition ® 2.0! This short, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the software to its essentials. It covers only the key features and essential workflow to get you up and running in no time. When time is of the essence, less is more

Antony Brown shares his professional insight to ensure you get the most out of all the tools Adobe's Audition ® 2.0 offers. All the essential areas are covered: set up, editing, audio restoration, looping content, working with video, mastering, making a CD, and much more. Featured are many workflow tips that show you how to tap into the full power of Adobe ® Audition ® 2.0 when creating your digital audio files. This is an ideal first read for any editor new to Adobe ® Audition ® 2.0.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1 Set Up
    1. Loading Adobe Audition 2.0
    2. Project Setup
    3. Setting Up the Device Hardware
    4. Latency
    5. Preferences/key Commands
    6. New features in Adobe Audition 2.0
  9. Chapter 2 The Interface
    1. Introduction to the Audition 2.0 Interface
    2. Multitrack View
    3. The Edit View
    4. CD View
    5. Video panel
    6. Files Panel
    7. Effects Panel
    8. Favourites Panel
    9. Tools Palette
    10. Transport/Time Format/Zoom Window/Session Properties
    11. Audio Mixer Panel
    12. Mastering Rack
    13. Spectral Views
    14. Workspaces
  10. Chapter 3 Importing, Recording, Playback
    1. Importing Files
    2. Importing Audio Files in Audition 2.0
    3. Import/Extract Audio from CD
    4. Import Video Files
    5. Import Audio only from Video Files
    6. Auditioning Files
    7. Recording Audio into Audition 2.0
    8. Monitoring
    9. Setting the Input Level
    10. Consumer Soundcard Input Level Adjustment
    11. Professional ASIO Driver Soundcard Input Level Adjustment
    12. Setting the Monitoring Mode and Level
    13. To Record Audio into the Edit View
    14. To Record Audio into the Multitrack View
    15. Punch In
  11. Chapter4 Editing (Edit View)
    1. Introduction
    2. Editing
    3. Zooming and Navigating
    4. Using the Range Tool
    5. Editing Functions Overview
    6. Using Effects in Edit View
    7. Adding XMP Metadata to Audio Clips
  12. Chapter 5 Multitrack View
    1. Introduction
    2. Working with Sessions
    3. Importing Files into the Multitrack View
    4. Snapping
    5. Editing Procedures Overview
    6. Trimming
    7. Adjusting Volumes, Panning
    8. Adding Real-time FX from Multitrack View
    9. Setting the EQ
    10. Track Automation Lanes
    11. Automating Parameters/Automation Lanes
    12. Automating Parameters/Clip Envelopes
    13. Types of crossfades curves
    14. Using the Mixer
    15. The Channel Strip
    16. Effects
    17. Level Control
  13. Chapter 6 Looping Content
    1. Introduction to Looping
    2. Working with Loops
    3. Find Beats and Mark (Edit View)
    4. Define a Loop
    5. Calculate and Adjust Tempo
    6. Tempo Matching Settings
    7. Using the Included Loopology Content
  14. Chapter 7 Restoration Tools
    1. Overview
    2. Removing Noise Procedure
    3. Noise Reduction plug-in overview
    4. Click/Pop Eliminator
    5. Repair Transients
    6. Using the Repair Transients Tool
    7. Lasso Tool
    8. Removing specific sounds with in Special View
    9. Marquee Tool
    10. Removing Vocal from Existing Mixes
  15. Chapter 8 Surround Sound
    1. Surround Sound Overview
    2. The Surround Encoder
    3. Placing Tracks in the Surround Field
    4. Planning Tracks in the Surround Field
    5. Previewing
    6. Multi-channel Exporting
  16. Chapter 9 Working with Video
    1. Importing Video Files
    2. Video Thumbnail Display Options
    3. Time Stretching Audio To Fit Video
    4. Export Video
    5. Integration with Other Adobe Products
  17. Chapter 10 Mastering, Finalising
    1. Overview of the Mastering Process
    2. Dynamic Processing (Compression/Limiting)
    3. Multiband Compressor
    4. Parametric Equalizer
    5. Equalizer settings
    6. Hard Limiter Overview
  18. Chapter 11 Exporting, Saving Files/Projects
    1. Export Audio (Multitrack View)
    2. Audio File Formats (mp3, wav)
    3. Export Audio (Edit View)
    4. Batch Processing
  19. Chapter 12 Making a CD
    1. CD Project View
    2. To Change the Order of Files
    3. Group Waveform Normalize
    4. Burning a CD
  20. Index