∞ Adobe releases Audition for Mac public beta

Adobe on Tuesday released a public beta of Audition for Mac, the companies professional audio application.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to Adobe, Audition is based on a new architecture that is capable of editing single files or multi-track mixes. While some of the current DAWs on the market focus more on the audio recording part of the market, Audition will target the broadcast and audio post-production market, where there is more room for another application.

I’ve been using Audition for a few weeks and am impressed with the application overall. If you’re an Adobe user, the Audition interface is instantly recognizable and very easy to work with.

I don’t use my audio apps for post-production, but rather tracking and mixing and Audition was up to the task. It’s also compatible with most of my existing audio plug-ins, which made working with audio very easy and comfortable.

New features in Audition for Mac include a new audio playback engine; native multi-channel support for 5.1 surround sound; noise reduction and restoration capabilities; and new audio effects including de-hummer, de-esser, and volume leveler.

Audition for Mac is available as a public beta on Adobe Labs today.