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Adobe Announces Audition 3

Adobe Systems Inc. announces Adobe Audition 3 software ($349 estimated street price, $99 for upgrades) for Windows XP and Windows Vista, a major new release designed for recording, mixing, editing and mastering audio. Audition 3 offers comprehensive audio mastering and restoration capabilities, and new features include VSTi virtual instrument support with MIDI piano roll, enhanced spectral editing options, fast fade and crossfade controls, and advanced multicore support.

New effects include Analog Delay, Convolution Reverb and Tube-modeled Compressor, while the Guitar Suite can add analog-modeled effects to dry guitar tracks. iZotope Radius time stretching allows users to accurately change tempo and pitch independently. Audition 3 additionally offers on-clip fade handles, a dedicated Top/Tail mode in Edit View, automatic crossfades and the ability to edit grouped clips together.

Audition 3 also adds new Adaptive Noise Reduction and multiple phase correction tools. Editing in the Spectral Frequency display is enhanced with the Effects Paintbrush and Spot Healing Brush, similar to the tools found in Adobe Photoshop CS3 software. Also, the addition of the Marquee Tool to the Spectral Pan and Spectral Phase displays lets users visually isolate and edit any sound based on time, frequency, phase or pan location.

Adobe Audition 3 is expected to ship in the last quarter of 2007 and will be available through Adobe authorized resellers and the Adobe Store at Upgrade pricing is available for all past versions of Adobe Audition and Adobe Production Studio.

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