How to Record in Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition is a powerful digital audio editing software that can be used to record, edit, and mix audio. It is a professional-grade software that is used by audio engineers, producers, and musicians around the world.

Prerequisites for Recording in Adobe Audition

Before you can start recording in Adobe Audition, you will need to have the following:

  • A microphone or other recording device
  • An audio interface, if your microphone does not have one built in
  • A computer with Adobe Audition installed

Connecting Your Microphone to Your Computer

If you are using a microphone that has a USB connection, you can simply plug it into your computer’s USB port. If your microphone has an XLR connection, you will need to use an audio interface. An audio interface is a device that converts an analog signal from your microphone into a digital signal that your computer can understand.

Once your microphone is connected, you will need to open Adobe Audition and click on the “New” button to create a new project. Then, you will need to click on the “Track” menu and select “Add new track.”

Setting Up Your Microphone in Adobe Audition

To set up your microphone in Adobe Audition, go to the “Mix” tab and click on the “Audio Track” button. In the “Input” section, select your microphone from the list of available inputs. Then, adjust the “Gain” and “Pan” settings as needed.

Recording in Adobe Audition

To record in Adobe Audition, click on the “Record” button in the Transport bar. Then, start speaking or playing your instrument. When you are finished recording, click on the “Stop” button.

The recorded audio will be saved as a new track in your project. You can then edit the audio as needed.

Editing Audio in Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition has a variety of tools for editing audio, including cutting, pasting, trimming, and normalizing. You can also use effects to improve the sound of your audio, such as EQ, compression, and reverb.

Here are some of the most common audio editing tasks that you can perform in Adobe Audition:

  • Cutting and pasting: You can use the cut and paste tools to remove and insert sections of audio.
  • Trimming: You can use the trim tool to shorten or lengthen audio segments.
  • Normalizing: You can use the normalization tool to adjust the volume of audio so that it is all the same level.
  • Equalization: You can use the equalization tool to boost or cut specific frequencies of an audio signal.
  • Compression: You can use the compression tool to reduce the dynamic range of an audio signal.
  • Reverb: You can use the reverb tool to add echo or ambience to an audio signal.

Exporting Audio from Adobe Audition

Once you have edited your audio, you can export it to a variety of formats, such as WAV, MP3, and AAC. To export your audio, go to the “File” menu and select “Export.” Then, select the format that you want to export your audio to and click on the “Export” button.


Recording in Adobe Audition is a relatively straightforward process. With a little practice, you will be able to record and edit high-quality audio that will be suitable for a variety of projects.

Additional Resources

  • The Adobe Audition Help Center: This website provides a wealth of information about the software, including tutorials, guides, and FAQs.
  • The Adobe Audition Forum: This online forum is a great place to ask questions and get help from other Adobe Audition users.
  • There are many books and video tutorials available on Adobe Audition.

I hope this article has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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