Adobe Audition Strip Silence ScreenshotSource: Adobe

What you need to know

  • Adobe's Audition audio app now supports Apple's M1 Macs natively.
  • The app gained new Strip Silence and Loudness Meter features.

Adobe has today released the May update to its Audition audio editing app, adding native support for Apple's M1 Macs along the way. The company promises improved performance on Apple's latest machines while new features are also part of the release.

Starting with the Apple silicon support, Adobe says we can expect faster performance throughout the app.

Audition now runs natively on Apple M1 systems providing improved performance for recording and mixing high-quality audio content. Notable gains include faster mixdowns and audio effects rendering, and near-real time updates in Spectral Display Editor. Audio Effects are now faster on other platforms too, including Audition on Intel macOS (Intel) and Windows.

It isn't all good news, though. CD burning is not supported, while a number of video codecs are out as well.

Moving on, Adobe has added a new tool to strip silence or "inactive regions" in recorded clips, all without causing any issues with the audio itself.

Strip Silence allows you to identify and remove silent or inactive regions in recorded clips, without losing synchronization in multitrack audio. Use this feature for cleaning up voice recording, interviews, and preparing multi-track edits, such as podcasts or audio documentary content. Strip Silence parameters can be adjusted for unique scenarios, such as noisy backgrounds or different volume levels between participants, to easily identify and remove regions in the track that have no content, saving editors time. 

Finally, we have a new Loudness Meter providing "industry standard ITU-based loudness monitoring for broadcast, podcast, and streaming media content."

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All of this is available as part of the Adobe Audition 14.2 update that should be available for download right about now.

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