With a continued focus on the needs of modern video creators, the latest Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro releases offer performance improvements, Apple M1 support, and a new tool to easily remove silences from audio.
Adobe still seems to be keeping up its impressive momentum of monthly release announcements, the latest of which has optimized Audition for Apple M1 Macs, further improved captions in Premiere Pro, and more. Let’s take a closer look:
What’s New in Adobe Audition 14.2
The big news is that Audition now runs natively on Apple M1 systems, providing improved performance for recording and mixing high-quality audio content, such as podcasts, broadcast, sound design, audio restoration, and more. (Adobe released the first beta of Premiere Pro for M1 Macs back in December 2020).
Notable gains include faster mixdowns, audio effects rendering, and near-real time updates in the Spectral Display Editor.
There are, however, a couple of limitations to running Adobe Audition on M1 Macs. Audition on M1 does not currently support EUCON control surfaces or CEP extension panels. CD burning is also not available and not all video codecs are currently supported.
Other Adobe Audition 14.2 features include:
- The new Strip Silence tool. This looks like a huge time saver, allowing anyone to remove all silences from recorded clips, without losing synchronization in multitrack audio. It’s perfect for cleaning up voice recordings, interviews, and preparing multi-track edits, such as podcasts or audio documentary content.
- The new Loudness Meter. This provides industry-standard ITU-based loudness monitoring for broadcast, podcast, and streaming media content, supporting common regional loudness requirements and compatibility with Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Netflix and YouTube. This will replace the previous Loudness Radar.
What’s New in Adobe Premiere Pro 15.2
Aside from the new Loudness Meter, which is also now available in Premiere Pro, other new features include:
- Text Gradients which have been added into the Essential Graphics Panel. These gradients can then be saved and reused as Styles for text.
- Premire Pro 15 introduced a great new captions workflow. V15.2 brings even further improvements including Label Colors options, which have been added for captions as for other items on the timeline.
- Caption trimming has also been optimized as captions are now linked to their associated clips. This means you can much more easily fine-tune edits while keeping captions completely in sync on the timeline. Selecting, moving, trimming, and blade edits will be applied to video, audio, and captions simultaneously. Linking can be turned off with the Linked Selection tool in the timeline.
- Performance improvements like smoother playback and scrubbing as well as faster seeking have been integrated for Canon F HEVC.
- And finally, Premiere Pro now supports DirectX12 display technology, allowing for native High Dynamic Range (HDR) playback for Premiere Pro with HDR10-capable monitors and a DirectX-compatible GPU.