Adobe Audition

Version2022(as of 11/12/2021)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:2.4  |  102 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 2022
Screenshot of Adobe Audition 2022

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. The application was originally released by Syntrillium as Cool Edit but was later purchased by Adobe and renamed Audition.

You can use Audition to record separate audio tracks and combine them into a full musical composition. The program features non-destructive multitrack editing but also has a waveform editing view for destructive editing. The separate audio tracks can also be tweaked using tools like pitch correction and pitch bending.

Besides music composition, Audition is also commonly used for editing audio for video 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 both professionals and hobbyists will find useful. The DAW comes with various advanced tools and integrates well with other Adobe products. Adobe Audition is a great choice for audio editing, especially if you are already a Creative Cloud (CC) subscriber.

Primary File Type

sesx icon.SESXAdobe Audition Session

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.SESXAdobe Audition 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
.CELAudition Loop
.DBLDAZ Brick Light File
.DWDDiamondWare Digital Audio File
.FFTAdobe Audition Noise Print File
.FLTAdobe Audition Filter
.IFFInterchange File Format
.IMPAudition Impulse File
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.OMFOpen Media Framework File
.PCMPulse Code Modulation
.PKFAudition Peak File
.SAMMOD Edit Sample File
.SMPSampleVision Audio Sample Format
.SNDSound File
.SVX8SVX Sound File
.VOCCreative Labs Audio File
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WVWavPack Audio File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APEMonkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.PKAudition Peak File
.SESAudition Session (Legacy)
.SMPSampleVision Audio Sample Format
.VOCCreative Labs Audio File
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.WAVEWAVE Sound File
Updated 11/12/2021