Originally Posted by RadioMoo
Yes, I'm sitting here at work right now with Cool Edit Pro 2.0 right in front of me and I know you can do that, but if you're trying to process a lot without bogging down and get it done yesterday, it helps to just use the Effects feature.
Yeah, it was a lot easier to learn and it's a lot less clunky.
to use CE/AA because I work in radio (I use PT at home); the reason they use it is because it's cheap and it runs on their cheap PCs...not because it's any better than any other program. I'm not afraid of it, and in spite of your best efforts you can't honestly say I don't know how to use it.
I think it's a safe bet you don't know Pro Tools. How about tape? You pretty good with china markers and razor blades?
I guess my two cents would be to not say a program can't do something unless it really can't do it, otherwise it kind of blows your credibility. All the things you say Adobe Audition can't do, it point blank can; again fluency with the program is important before you lead others astray saying Audition can't do this or that.
One other thing I should mention is that I'm not a big fan of plug ins in general. I really prefer to use outboard gear. Most of my favorite albums where recorded without the use of plug ins...
As far as Pro Tools goes I've used both LE and HD and judging by my ears the resulting recordings sound like PT which is not a good thing to me, (Refer to my earlier comments regarding PT's sonic characteristics).
As far as tape goes I use a Super VHS to put tracks to tape these days so I'm happy to report no use of razor blades!
Bottom line, don’t by the new M-Box “pro.” Save up some more money and buy a Universal Audio 2192 and use Adobe Audition to record, and Yamaha mixers/8-tracks for drums!