Category: Main Multimedia Audio Adobe Audition CS5.5 (4.0)

Adobe Audition

Complete rewrite of Audition by Adobe due to Crossplatform support on MacOS X.

Audition 4, also known as Audition CS5.5, was released on April 11, 2011, as part of Adobe Creative Suite. Audition 4 was shipped as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection and Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, replacing the discontinued Adobe Soundbooth. Audition 4 was also made available as a standalone product. Enhanced integration with Adobe Premiere Pro allowed editing of multitrack Premiere projects, and users of third-party software were served by the introduction of OMF- and XML-based import-export functions. Other new features included improved 5.1 multichannel support, new effects (DeHummer, DeEsser, Speech Volume Leveler, and Surround Reverb), a history panel, faster and fully supported realtime FFT analysis, and a new audio engine (more reliable and faster) for non-ASIO devices.

According to Adobe,[3] Audition CS5.5 was rewritten from the ground up to take advantage of parallel/batch processing for performance and make it a platform-agnostic product. Audition CS5.5 now works on Windows and Mac platforms. Over 15 years of C++ code was analyzed, and many features of the previous Audition 3 were ported or enhanced. Notable features that were present in Audition 3, but removed for CS5.5, include VSTi support and MIDI sequencing. Unlike all the previous versions, this is the first release to be available as a Mac version as well as a Windows version.

Application Details:

Version: CS5.5 (4.0)
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.36

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Importing audio,
  • Importing video clips containing audio (multitrack session)
  • Effects
  • Presets
  • Mixer
  • Exporting Multitrack Mixdown
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Amplitude Statistics
  • Different workspaces


What does not

All I tested worked out-of-the-box. Personally, I have nothing to report about non-working features.

However, the program may crash or freeze during startup. If that's the case

  • run it again (crash event)
  • kill the program and run it again (freeze event)


What was not tested

Additional testing required. The program has pretty much features to be tested. All tested features are listed on "What works" section.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Installation - Howto: 1) Patch and compile Wine with the patch provided here: 2) Create new 32-bit wineprefix 3) WINEPREFIX=/path_to_my_audition_prefix_folder/ WINEARCH=win32 winetricks msxml3 msxml6 gdiplus wininet ie6 comctl32 vcrun6 vcrun2005 quicktime72 4) Set Windows mode to "Windows 7" on winecfg 5) Install Audition CS5.5 6) Run the program You may optionally want to install the following winetricks stuff for better codec support (not sure if these work, though): amstream quartz ffdshow Additionally, I'm using kernel threadpool patch provided for Lightroom 5.7 here:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Feb 19 20151.7.36No, but has workaround Yes SilverPekka Helenius 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20111.3.28No, but has workaround Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 18 20111.3.18No, but has workaround Yes SilverJan Boysen 

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