Adobe Audition gets Apple M1 support and a new Strip Silence feature

Adobe Audition Strip Silence Screenshot
Adobe Audition Strip Silence Screenshot (Image credit: 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."

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

Using Audition to record and edit podcasts? Why not pick up some new podcast recording headphones as well?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.