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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What works

Everything is working as far I see. Using Wineasio 0.9.0 also 5.1 mastering is working with jacks and ac3jack to get it to an external surround receiver/decoder. But still same gdiplus issues/slowness that earlier versions are affected by persists.

What does not

The installer. But following workaround is working: - Install Audition in native Windows ( do not activate it ) - Copy Audition's install directory and the Adobe directory from "Common Files" to wines fake root. - Run the application and activate it.


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch 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 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64May 18 20111.3.18No, but has workaround Yes SilverJan Boysen 

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