Adobe Audition Sucks

A lot of DAWS suck and Adobe Audition is one of them.
 
 
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY - CAN NO LONGER BE ACTIVATED!, January 6, 2013
By 
P Nicholls   
This review is from: Adobe Audition v.3.0 - Complete Product - 1 User - Retail - PC (DVD-ROM)
Adobe have turned off the activation server for this program and it can no longer be installed. Adobe now offers a free download of it with no copy protection. So you'd be crazy to purchase it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars i threw away $300, October 18, 2010
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This review is from: Adobe Audition v.3.0 - Complete Product - 1 User - Retail - PC (DVD-ROM)
i've used cooledit pro for over a decade and i've been extremely happy with it. i finally started having problems with it occasionally recording over my tracks before the area i designated to punch in, and i decided to purchase some newer software. i researched adobe audition 3 and it looked like people were mostly happy with it. i spent over $300 to buy a copy, which arrived today. i bought it from a seller on amazon, but i didn't buy it from amazon directly, so i fear i might not be able to return it. if so, i threw away over $300 as i will not ever use this. it is incredibly slow compared to cooledit. adobe has apparently removed a lot of the options that were available in cooledit, like the ability to punch in to a track you've recorded. now it saves everything you record whether you want it saved or not; there is no longer an option to "destroy wave". it has already crashed on me, which cooledit did very rarely. customer service is completely useless; the person i talked to barely spoke english and wasn't of any help whatsoever. if anyone will give me $200 for this software, please let me know; i'll gladly take the loss and move on. i will never buy an adobe product again.
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vista users Beware, December 5, 2009
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R. M. Fox "2manycats" (East TN) - 
 
 
This review is from: Adobe Audition v.3.0 - Complete Product - 1 User - Retail - PC (DVD-ROM)
I wish I had come to Amazon.com first. Could have saved myself a lot of time and money, not to mention tons of frustration. After an AA 3.0.1 Patch, a vague web reference to opening as an Admin [ right click on shortcut icon, 3rd from the top]. Installing then unistalling ASIO because the program kept saying 'no audio device found'. It still did not work.

After calling it quits for the day and praying and sleeping on it . . . I awoke this morning cursing Adobe, but I had purchased the program from EBay and returning it was not an option.

I went back into AA and the edit hardware and poked around again. Finally realized that the default was Output and I needed Input.
 
For what I want to do, I'll bet that Audacity would have worked fine.
The one star is for installation. I have no idea how good the program is. I am just thankful that it is working at all and that I do not have a 300 dollar bookend.

And like my son, once this computer breaks I am buying a Mac. I have had it with MS changing platforms so often and software companies unable or unwilling to keep-up.

And Adobe - shame on you - this program has been out long enough for you to have fixed the bugs and put a more comprehensive work around on your site.
Thank gawd for Google search and the people who post their solutions.Adobe Audition 3
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sucks, September 23, 2009
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This review is from: Adobe Audition v.3.0 - Complete Product - 1 User - Retail - PC (DVD-ROM)
I have been doing commercial radio production for years using CE Pro
and Audition 1.5. Our company just recently purchased vista workstations
and new additions of Adobe Audition 3.0 for us to produce and edit
radio spots.... And i got to say compared to the speed and efficiency
of 1.5 Audition 3.0 totally SUCKS.. It takes about 7 extra steps to do
anything. I'm sure its great for music recording but when your trying to
rip and read spots all day 3.0 is a big fat dead cow. Most of us now just
bring our own laptops in and use 1.5 or Audacity. My average production time
for basic spots was about 5 spots an hour now with 3.0 I'm lucky to
get 1 or 2 spots an hour. When you have quick turn around times and need
to get stuff on the air Audition 3.0 just doesn't cut it. If you have a
lot of time on your hands and a lot of HDD space maybe 3.0 is for you but in
my opinion its by far the worse piece of software Adobe has produced.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't even start up, October 22, 2008
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A. Endress -   
This review is from: Adobe Audition v.3.0 - Complete Product - 1 User - Retail - PC (DVD-ROM)
Adobe Audition was a great program before it was owned by Adobe, when it was called Cooledit. If it works, it has a great and useful set of features. Helas, depending on how your computer is configured, you won't be able to even launch Adobe Audition 3: It will just crash. This problem is known to Adobe for several years, but they didn't bother to correct this bug, or even to answer your emails if you write to them. You can find work-arounds on the Adobe Audition Forums, but don't expect this program to work out of the box. Also, in addition to many other bugs, note that Adobe installs a spyware service (Adobe LM Service) that you can't disable.

Unless you look for a specific feature that only Adobe Audition has, I would recommend that you try to get hold of an old version of CoolEdit, or to try out Audacity, which is free, works, and has no spyware.

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  1. I need help. I bought these two items because I thought they looked easy to use. Problem is I can't seem to figure out how to access the Midi Keyboard through Audition CS5.5. I'm trying to create a podcast and I have a few nerd video game music mashups i wish to work on this summer. can anyone help me please?

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  2. Unfortunately, Adobe in its infinite wisdom removed MIDI capacity from Audition's "upgrade." Audition 3.0 supported native MIDI sequencing, MIDI controllers, and had ReWire capacity for use with standalone sequencers. Audition CS5.5 has none of these features. It doesn't even include a metronome. Don't ask me why. It sucks. I really love Audition 3.0, though. I'll use it until May 2012 when Audition CS6 is supposed to ameliorate some of the deficiencies in this misnomer of an upgrade. If most of what you want is MIDI sequencing, try Reaper (REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits). It's cheap (It is currently $40 for a discount license, which you would qualify for I think). It works as a standalone sequencer, DAW, and will function with most other ReWire capable platforms. It should work extremely well for your needs. Sorry about Audition. Once you get tracks out of Reaper, use Audition for rough mastering unless you plan on sending your audio out for mastering. Audition's processing is now better than ever, and the native effects bundle really can't be beat. Don't be too bummed. If CS6 is as good as it better be, $99 for an upgrade should get you a fantastic DAW sometime next year...

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