Adobe Audition

Version2023(as of 1/26/2023)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:2.5  |  110 Votes

Main Features

  • Intuitive interface with multitrack editing
  • Support for ASIO, VSTi, and VST
  • Comes with a massive library of royalty-free audio loops and sound effects
  • Advanced sound design with Noise Generator and Pitch Bender
  • Remove or reduce background noise
  • Work on audio in Premiere Pro projects
  • Create synthesized speech for games, video, and other audio productions
  • Edit multiple audio files at once with batch processing

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Audition 2023
Screenshot of Adobe Audition 2023

Adobe Audition is a digital audio workstation (DAW) designed for professional audio editing. It can create, mix, design, and restore audio with an advanced toolset. Syntrillium initially released the application as Cool Edit, but Adobe later purchased the software and renamed it Audition.

You can use Audition to record separate audio tracks and combine them into a complete musical composition. The program features non-destructive multitrack editing and offers a waveform view for destructive editing. You can also tweak the separate audio tracks with tools like pitch correction and bending.

Besides music composition, you can use Audition to edit audio for media productions, such as podcasts and videos. Audition's integration with Premiere Pro allows you to quickly remove unwanted background noise with the Sound Removal tool and then jump right back into Premiere Pro to continue video editing. You can even open Premiere Pro projects directly from Audition's media browser and select specific sequences to modify.


Audition is a great sound editor and a full-fledged digital audio workstation that professionals and hobbyists find helpful. The DAW comes with various advanced tools and integrates well with other Adobe products. As a result, Adobe Audition is an excellent choice for audio editing, especially if you are already a Creative Cloud (CC) subscriber.

Primary File Type

sesx icon.SESXAudition Session

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.SESXAudition Session
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFCCompressed Audio Interchange File
.AUSun Microsystems Audio File
.BWFBroadcast Wave File
.CDACD Audio Track Shortcut
.CDLXAdobe Audition CD Layout File
.DBLDAZ Brick Light File
.DWDDiamondWare Digitized Audio
.FFTAdobe Audition Noise Print File
.IFFInterchange File Format
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP3MP3 Audio
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio
.OMFOpen Media Framework File
.PCMPulse Code Modulation
.PKFAdobe Audition Peak File
.SAMMOD Edit Sample File
.SMPSampleVision Audio Sample Format
.SNDSound File
.SVX8SVX Sound File
.VOCCreative Labs Audio File
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.WVWavPack Audio File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APEMonkey's Audio
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.SMPSampleVision Audio Sample Format
.VOCCreative Labs Audio File
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.WAVEWAVE Sound File
Updated 1/26/2023