I recently learned that Adobe Audition has a few “experimental” effects and features, that unless you know how to activate them are hidden. I thought I would share the ones I think are the best in this fairly comprehensive post!
To enable these hidden features, you first need to open the Audition Developer Console, which can be done on both Mac and Windows:
Mac: CMD F12 If you are on a MacBook like me, with default keyboard settings, the shortcut would instead be: FN + CMD + F12.
Win: CTRL + F12 Once again, if you are running Audition on a laptop you may need to use this shortcut instead: FN + CTRL + F12.
This should open a panel with a console window, from here use the panel button(the three lines next to the title of the panel.) In the menu that appears, choose “Debug Database View”. Now you’ll be presented with a nice list of things you can enable or disable. Most of it is boring debug stuff, like FPS counters and error logging. But a few options stand out as useful.
The first one is “Effects.EnableExperimental”, which gives you a new submenu under effects called experimental, in the latest version of Audition: CC 2017, there are three effects:
- LTC Generator
- Single-band Dynamics
- Spectrum Meter
These effects aren’t anything groundbreaking but might be useful to some of you.
Then there are the hidden UI settings, still in the Console panel, look for the two settings:
The first one will allow you to replace the lighter gray appearance in Audition, with a completely white one, I personally think it looks cool, but I can’t see myself using it.
While the second one unlocks an extra option in the appearance menu, allowing you to choose the highlight color to whatever color you want.
All these changes require you to restart Audition to take effect. Here are some screenshots of the effects and the white UI:
Do you think you might use some of the secrets, do you perhaps know of some other Audition secrets? There may also be more secrets hidden in the Console panel, so feel free to hunt for more!