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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Back in June, we pointed to a YouTube video appearing to show a Mac version of Adobe Audition, the company's professional audio editing software. Just a few weeks later, Adobe confirmed its plans to bring Audition to Mac OS X and noted that a public beta would be released in late 2010.

Adobe has followed through on that schedule with today's release of the public beta of Audition for Mac, now available through the Adobe Labs site.
Welcome to the public beta release of Adobe Audition for Mac. Adobe Audition for Mac brings modern audio post-production to the Mac platform. Familiar tools for audio editing, multitrack mixing and recording meet improved performance, greater workflow flexibility, and new features such as native 5.1 surround support and new effects. Plus, the best-of-breed audio sweetening and restoration tools in Audition make it easy to clean up production audio. With essential tools you can rely on for quick-completion projects, Audition for the Mac brings a fresh face to audio post-production.
The free beta will be functional throughout the beta testing period and requires a multi-core Intel processor and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later. Adobe has also posted a discussion forum for Adobe Audition for Mac to allow beta testers to discuss and provide feedback on the beta software.

Article Link: Adobe Audition for Mac Beta Now Available


macrumors 68010
Aug 4, 2008
the guy in the video reminds me of jimmy two times.

"im gonna go get the papers, get the papers"


macrumors 68000
Apr 4, 2003
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Talk about a love/hate relationship…


macrumors 68040
Dec 31, 2007
Milwaukee Area
Talk about a love/hate relationship…

Yea, it's a little dizzying.

I've got a rager for this. Finally I can work with my old CoolEdit projects without having to completley rebuild em on the Mac or keep an install of windows around.

Nice job Adobe. Now if only you guys would get off your butts and bring Flash to the ipad...

jk jk jk


macrumors newbie
Oct 5, 2010
great news, audition was one of the few things i missed when i switched over to mac.


macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2010
Oh man, I've been waiting for Mac support for a very long time-- I started using Audition back when it was called "Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro" (it was acquired by Adobe and re-branded).

Can't wait to play with this! :D


macrumors 6502
Jan 26, 2006
SLC, Utah
Would this program be of benefit to podcasters or is it more of a professional audio editor targeted mainly toward musicians?


macrumors 65816
Jul 18, 2009
Couldn't hurt to check it out, but I doubt I'll be switching from Logic.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 31, 2008
Oh man, I've been waiting for Mac support for a very long time-- I started using Audition back when it was called "Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro" (it was acquired by Adobe and re-branded).

Can't wait to play with this! :D

Great news! I've been using it since Syntrillium Cool Edit 96 - before it went pro. haha.


macrumors newbie
Nov 9, 2010
Durin from the Audition team here..

Hey all,

MacRumors fan, thought I'd make an official account and answer any questions I can about this public beta release of Adobe Audition for the Mac.

Audition has long been a tool for recording professionals and amateurs, and while it was very good and live music recording and production, it was never really intended as a replacement for more composition/synthesizer-based applications like Cubase. We did license some MIDI Sequencing technology in Audition 3, but I won't hesitate to say that it was not up to the quality and ease of use as the majority of our application. Audition is excellent as a tool for musicians recording live performances, for podcasters, and especially for audio post-production in audio or video houses.

The application has been re-written from scratch, though the core DSP remains the same. This release IS 32-bit only, not because we don't see value in a 64-bit release but for technical and marketing concerns. That said, we have been building 64-bit releases internally and while I can't state for certain that we'll support 64-bit in the future, I personally see no reason it won't happen soon enough.

I encourage you to share your thoughts, wishes, demands, and crafty insults about this release. If you have plug-ins that cause problems or are incompatible, or find your hardware doesn't work as well as it should, please let me know here or on the Adobe Labs discussion board so we can make sure it's solid for the final release.

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