Adobe Audition Portable is the version of the well-known Adobe program that doesn’t need installation and can be run even from a flash drive. All you need is to download it and you’re ready to start working. However, have you ever thought if Adobe Audition Portable is legal or not? Do you know what are advantages (or disadvantages) of using it?
You were wrong if you thought that Adobe Audition Portable was a free program from Adobe. Quite the opposite, a “portable” program like this is usually hacked. Why? The main reason is that you get the possibility to use the program separately. This seems great and it is very easy to download and run the program. However, everyone should beware of the possible problems of using pirated software.
When using Audition Portable you may feel like you are saving a lot of money. But do you know what kinds of issues you are going to have because you use hacked software? Some of them are not going to be obvious from the very beginning but, sooner or later, you are bound to encounter them. I firmly believe that the best way to use this program is to pay for it.
If I have managed to persuade you not to use the illegal program, you will have some options to choose from. I am going to talk about two subscription plans with which you can get Adobe Audition from the official website.
This subscription plan allows you to download Adobe Audition CC, gives you plenty of cloud storage to save your projects, and also gives access to a few features that Adobe includes with all plans (a mobile design tool, a collection of fonts, and a tool to create your online portfolio).
You will enjoy all the tools and features that Adobe Audition offers. These include audio extensions, spectrum and phase analyzers, a distortion meter, a variety of audio effects, a parametric equalizer, etc.
With multi-track mode, you can work on several channels at the same time. You will also be able to make all sorts of adjustments, like phase, tone, removing audio defects, etc.
With the “All Apps” plan, you will get everything that comes with a “Single App” plan and all other Creative Cloud Apps, like Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
These are the only two ways how to download Adobe Audition for free legally and to be able to enjoy its functionality to the fullest.
If licensed Adobe Audition is too expensive and you don’t want to get into trouble using Adobe Audition Portable, your only option is to find a good free alternative. Luckily, there are a few programs you can use and I have listed the best ones below.
If you need a program that can work on Windows, macOS or Linux, Audacity is a great variant. It has enough tools and capabilities to help you edit a podcast or trim short audios with sound effects. The functionality of the program is quite extensive and, at the same time, you won’t need a powerful computer to be able to use it. As a bonus, the fact that it is open-source makes it possible to adjust anything the way you want it.
With its help, you can record 16- or 24-bit audio, convert different file formats and then combine the audios into one file. It works with WAV, AU, FLAC, AIFF and Ogg Vorbis file formats, allowing you to import, edit and export them easily. Some other tools that Audacity has.
are custom fades, correcting levels and stereo positions, and disabling selected tracks.
Ocenaudio is another cross-platform program for audio editing packed with features. If you need something simple yet with a lot of power, this is the tool for you. Learning how to use this program is so uncomplicated that you will hardly need any tutorials to help you.
A very intuitive and easy to navigate interface is one of the biggest advantages of Ocenaudio. It is based on the Ocen Framework with a powerful library to help you create audio editing programs for different platforms.
In addition to the standard features, the software allows you to not only use a variety of effects but also preview them. It lets you multitask with editing several parameters simultaneously too.
Ocenaudio supports VST modules, making it possible to add noise or digital tones, shows statistics, supports iPhone ringtones, etc. The only drawback is that the program is not open-source, you won’t be able to change anything about it.
This program is a digital audio workstation and a hard disk recorder at the same time. You can use it on different operating systems, including Linux and FreeBSD. The creator of the program, Paul Davis, claims that his original intention is to create a program that will meet the requirements even of the most demanding professionals.
Ardour will work with most of the commercial plugins, which include Ladspa, LV2, VST, etc. In addition, there is a direct console that allows you to mix channels and create your own plugins or edit existing ones. All of these are completely free of charge but with a limitation – you cannot create a project longer than 10 minutes.
This is an open-source program, a remarkable Adobe Audition Portable alternative that will allow you to do almost anything you can think of.