Adobe Audition CC 2022: New Audio File Recording

This tutorial will show you how to create a new audio file recording in Adobe Audition CC 2022 in the Waveform Editor. This tip is useful if you are new to Audition and want to record a solo podcast episode or voiceover for a video, etc.

Keyboard Shortcuts: 

  • Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + N (New Audio File)
  • Cmd/Ctrl + S (Save New Audio File)
  • Option/Alt + i (Meter Input Signal)
  • Shift + Spacebar (Start Recording)
  • Spacebar (Stop Recording + Playback Audio)


00:04  Intro: What you will learn
00:10   Who is this tutorial for? (Hint: Beginners)
00:28  Create a New Audio File
00:50  Save New Audio File Recording?
01:21   Meter Input Signal (Microphone Audio Levels)
01:34   Audio Hardware Preferences
01:48  How To Record (Shift + Spacebar)
02:18  Deselect Audio

Software Used:
Adobe Audition CC 2022 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Record A New Audio File Recording:

  1. Open Adobe Audition
  2. Go to File…New Audio File (Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + N)
  3. Enter ‘Filename’
  4. Sample Rate: 48,000
  5. Channels: Mono
  6. Bit Depth: 32-bit float
  7. Click ‘OK’

How To Save New Audio File Recording:

  1. Go to File…Save (Cmd/Ctrl + S)
  2. Enter File Name
  3. Click ‘Browse’ and navigate to Project Folder
  4. Format: Wave PCM
  5. Sample Type: Default
  6. Format Settings: Default
  7. Click OK

How To View Meter Input Signal (Audio Levels):

  1. Go to View Menu
  2. Click on ‘Metering’
  3. Click on ‘Meter Input Signal’ (Opt/Alt + i)

How To Check Audio Hardware Settings

  1. Click on ‘Audition’ in the top menu
  2. Click on ‘Hardware Settings’
  3. Confirm Default Input is set to microphone or audio interface
  4. Confirm Default Output is set to speakers or audio interface

How to Record:

  1. Press the Red Record Button or Shift + Spacebar to start recording
  2. Press Stop or Spacebar to Stop Recording

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