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Adobe Audition for the Mac Available in Public Beta

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Future Versions of Professional Audio Toolset Planned for Both Mac and Windows Platforms

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 9, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that a public beta of Adobe® Audition® for the Mac, the all-in-one professional audio toolset for recording, mixing, editing and mastering, is now available on Adobe Labs. Adobe Audition for the Mac is based on a new underlying architecture, and offers a flexible audio editing environment for fine tuning single files or creating multi-track mixes. It also delivers sophisticated audio sweetening tools, enabling users to quickly transform problem recordings into usable soundtracks. By offering Adobe Audition on both Mac and PC platforms, Adobe is providing audio editors and video professionals with more choices for audio production. Adobe encourages creative professionals to download the public beta so they can explore the product and provide the product team with their feedback, at http://www.adobe.com/go/audition_labs.

“We are fortunate to have a strong community of audio professionals who have helped us shape Adobe Audition into an incredible application,” said Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager for Dynamic Media, Adobe. “By trying out the public beta of Audition for the Mac, you’ll be providing valuable input so we can deliver the best final product possible. Adobe Audition for the Mac is another example of Adobe delivering on our mission to provide industry leading, cross-platform content creation tools for creative professionals.”

Key features in Adobe Audition for the Mac include a fast new audio playback engine, native multi-channel support for 5.1 surround sound for professional results, noise reduction and restoration capabilities, and new audio effects including de-hummer, de-esser, and volume leveler. 

“At KPFK, we broadcast a mix of news, music, interviews, live bands and events – and pristine audio quality is a must,” said Ali Lexa, program producer and Web director, KPFK Radio. “Audition is currently the go-to audio tool at the radio station and we’re thrilled it is now available on the Mac. This is the fastest version of Audition I’ve ever used, packed with new features, smoother scrubbing and the ability to open and import files in the background while still working on my project. We really like the real time effect stacking, the extended automation and the ability to do quick bounces in the multi-track editor. Adobe really struck the right balance between performance improvements and feature enhancements in this version which is definitely going to help us cut down on a lot of stress when we're racing the clock to get a show to air.”

“I’ve always wanted to use Audition because of its great set of audio sweetening and restoration tools, especially when working with video,” said Joost van der Hoeven, audio-visual designer at Animotion.nl. “Now that Audition is available on the Mac, I’m looking forward to using the software when producing my upcoming projects.”

Pricing and Availability
A beta of Adobe Audition for the Mac is available on Adobe Labs today providing Mac users with a preview of Audition's powerful, cost-effective professional audio editing environment. Customers can download it now at: http://www.adobe.com/go/audition_labs.

Adobe Audition 3 is available for Windows today for an estimated street price of US$349 for the full version, with upgrades available from an estimated street price of US$99. Details are available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/audition.

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