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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby The Elf » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:27 pm

I don't know how many people Adobe have pulled along into their subscription world, but almost (I don't recall any exceptions right now) everyone I know has abandoned them for alternatives.

For Photoshop duties, for instance, I now use https://www.photopea.com/, which is free and works perfectly well, though obviously not so advanced - which suits me. Just one example.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:38 pm

Adobe aren't interested in hobbyist individuals; they just want regular, predictable subscription income from large and small companies, corporations, colleges and schools.

And it's a perfectly sound business model for them...

...but a big and expensive frustration to those hobbyists who only used one or two programs rather than the whole integrated suite of production tools. Fortunately, there are a lot of perfectly adequate low-cost alternatives around, and the translation learning curve is rarely large.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby ef37a » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:48 pm

Hmm, we used AA 1.5 some time ago and it was very good, would play and sort almost any file.

I still have it on this W10 laptop but it is 'peculiar'? If I drop a .wav in it shows up bu the play function is greyed out and I cannot run the track but if I click on it and "Insert into Multitrack" then open M track it plays!

I will confess 1.5 to be my one and only 'crack' bit I did not do it! The DAW came with an XP tower I had made by a mate with a computer business.

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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby James Perrett » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:13 pm

ef37a wrote:I still have it on this W10 laptop but it is 'peculiar'? If I drop a .wav in it shows up bu the play function is greyed out and I cannot run the track but if I click on it and "Insert into Multitrack" then open M track it plays!

Check your audio interface settings as you can use different interfaces for the Edit view and the Multitrack view.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby brucie » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm

Just logged on to my Izotope account and it must be serendipity as they had a lovely discounted offer along with an upgrade package for my copy of Ozone 8 and Insight....Happy owner of RX now, Ozone update and a whole collection of other Izotope apps....all for less than the cost of my Adobe subs. Happy days and bye bye (sadly) Adobe.

Thanks everyone, most helpful.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:43 pm

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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby The Red Bladder » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:04 pm

There are today so many first-class alternatives to Adobe CS - not least of course, an older version of CS.

In audio, it is absurd for them to charge £20 a month for AA when there is Reaper, Soundforge, iZotope and DaVinci-Resolve that are all (IMO) far better!

In video editing, we have their full Premier and AE stuff, but I prefer to use Vegas Pro and when it comes to colouring, DaVinci-Resolve is now the go-to SW.

As for layouts and design, Corel is a better option, though I do use InDesign a lot, but an older one that I bought ages ago.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby awjoe » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:59 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
awjoe wrote:Can I ask what Adobe charges in Britain for a month of Audition?

Currently, the standard 'individuals' annual plan is £238.42, or £19.97 per month (both including VAT). You can also rent it for a single month at £30.34 inc VAT.

The details are all here: https://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/plans.html?filter=video-audio&plan=individual

I wasn't sure if I could access the British side. I'm on the American.

They know their audience. Adobe, I mean. £20/mo or $20/mo - same same? Nah. It divides usership. But I don't think they care about that, cuz they're afloat. Good to know about good alternatives. Cheers.

And thanks for the info.
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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby brucie » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:58 pm

Just wanted to say a massive thanks to Hugh and everyone for the recommendations. First week of work post Audition has been a breeze! RX has done everything I have asked of it, just this second finished the last podcast edit of the week and the Breath control and Voice denoise are a god send! Saved me hours of editing out breaths!

Great interface, great tool!

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Re: Adobe Audition Alternative

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:09 pm

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