Adobe Audition CC 2023: How To Setup Audio Hardware Preferences

This tutorial will show you how to set up the default inputs and outputs in the Audio Preferences Settings of Adobe Audition CC 2023.

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Keyboard Shortcuts:
Audition Preferences: Cmd/Ctrl + Comma
Meter Input Signal: Opt/Alt + i

Audio Hardware Preferences:
Default Input:
Source of sound going into Audition (Microphone, Audio Interface, Mixer, RodeCaster Pro, USB Microphone)

Default Input:
Source of sound going out of Audition (Headphones, External Monitors/Speakers, Computer Speakers)

00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:27  Audition Settings (Audio Hardware)
00:40  Default Input: USB Microphones
01:01  Default Input: XLR Microphones
01:37  Warning Dialog Box
02:02  Default Outputs (Headphones, Speakers)
02:15  Default Output (Headphones)
02:31  Default Output: Computer
02:43  Default Output: USB Microphone
02:58  Default Output: Audio Interface
03:08  Mac Users: System Default
03:25  Meter Input Signal (Audio Levels)

Software Used:
Adobe Audition CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Set Audio Preferences in Adobe Audition CC 2023:

  1. Open Adobe Audition
  2. Go To Audition in the top menu (or click Cmd/Ctrl + Comma to open)
  3. Click on ‘Settings’
  4. Select ‘Audio Hardware’ in the sidebar
  5. Click on the drop-down menu next to Default Input
  6. Select the device controlling the gain of the microphone
  7. Click on the drop-down next to Default Output
  8. Click on the device that controls the headphones or speakers
  9. Click ‘OK’

How To Enable Audio Levels (Meter Input Signal)

  1. Go to View Menu
  2. Go to ‘Metering’
  3. Click on ‘Meter Input Signal’
  4. Or use keyboard shortcut Opt/Alt + i to view audio level meters