Using Adobe Audition as a DAW
This seemed like the right place to come and talk about this. I'm sorry if I'm breaking any rules by making this post. I'm an extreme beginner trying to use Adobe Audition as a DAW and I want to talk about some of my experiences, because I feel like it's absolutely terrible for a beginner.... but for someone more advanced I think it can actually be really helpful.
Okay so. I don't think I need to tell anyone that Audition doesn't really support MIDI controllers, but what it's fantastic at is recording and manipulating audio. Although you can't plug things into a piano roll, you can generate some tones and control the hertz value and if you know what you're doing you can have some fun with that. You can create a bus track and sidechain effects to it, which I'm finding out is pretty important. Also I assume this is common knowledge too but you can edit the timeline to show BPM and split it into different time signatures as well in Audition, which is helpful lol But it's all about how you actually get that audio. You have to play the thing, the guitakeyboard/bass/whatever and record it through a mixer and into your computer, or however someone who knows what they're doing does it. But then you can mix it, chop it, pitch correct it, compress it, filter it, reverb/delay, it has a lot of cool stuff you can do to change the audio. But it doesn't have that piano roll, or anything that you can use to input audio USING the software(outside of generating those tones). It has to be brought in from somewhere else. It's not something that you can simultaneously use to learn about music and theory as you create. You have to already know what you're creating. So that's the hard part. But, if you do, I think that Audition can be an outstanding tool as a DAW. It's got a lot of fun bells and whistles. It's just more work to actually do it. Because of that, I think Audition as a DAW also is really heavy on samples. That could be really limiting, but again if you know where you want to go, it does make it easy enough on you to manipulate it however you want. I'm not going to post anything I've made here because that WOULD be breaking the rules against self promotion, even if its free to listen to. It's also still very bad. But I'm learning, and some of the things that I'm finding out about Audition in particular are really cool to me. And each time I'm working on some little project of mine I can't help but come back to thinking "man, if someone who knew what they were doing was working with this, they could produce something really great. Why don't more people use this?" Am I wrong about Adobe being uncommon for EDM production? Is anyone else using it, and if so, what's your experience been like?
TL:DR I think if you're a musical person you shouldn't sleep on Audition as a DAW. I'm not and I'm learning that the hard way, but I think it could actually really benefit someone who knows what they're doing
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