How to use Adobe Audition to give your audio that professional edge

In this episode I’m going to show you how to use Adobe Audition to give your sound a professional edge.


In this episode of Quicktips I’m going to show you how to use Adobe Audition to give your sound a professional edge. Hang on…

So I have 2 quick ways to easily increase the production value of your audio just by easily using Adobe Audition.

Go ahead and open the audio file in Adobe Audition.

The first filter we are going to run will help eliminate a lot of background noise while preserving the fidelity of my voice.

Click “Effects” and then go to “Noise Reduction / Restoration” and then click on “Adaptive Noise Reduction”.

Using the default settings, you should be able to eliminate a good portion of the background noise while keeping your voice clear and present.

Once we have that cleaned up, we are going to go down to the effects rack and under “Presets” chose “Radio Announcer Voice”.

This will increase the presence of your voice similar to the sound of an professional radio station.

One little tip, I personally like to adjust the “Hard Limiter” settings to -3db in order to keep the volume levels from cutting out or popping.

If you want to know more about the keys to kick-ass audio, go listen to my latest podcast where I break down all the keys to amazing audio quality without breaking the bank on equipment.

The link is in the show notes.

See ya next week!



Rob Davenport is the owner of RoVIDX Media Solutions which is a small company specializing in video production tools for Internet-based broadcasters. He has been recording Internet based audio programs since 2001 (before there was podcasting) and started a video podcast in late 2009.

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  1. jaxie
    jaxie 6 July, 2015, 17:20

    how cn i clean vocals in adobe adition?

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  2. PM
    PM 26 January, 2016, 12:15

    I know that this article is several years old, but I’d like to thank you. This was the tutorial I needed today and it was really helpful 😉

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    • Rob
      Rob Author 29 January, 2016, 13:41

      Thanks, glad it could help… I guess maybe I should write some more? lol

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  3. duane
    duane 22 March, 2016, 04:51

    thanks man Im jus hopin um gonna improve my productions its really helpful

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  4. cte
    cte 12 May, 2016, 09:10

    Rob, very useful tip, please write more.

    What type of Microphone are you using ? What type of Pre-amp and Mixing board are you using ?


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    • Rob
      Rob Author 19 May, 2016, 17:29

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      I use a Heil PR-40 and a Mackie ProFX12 mixing board. I’ll do a bigger breakdown in an upcoming article.

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  5. kess
    kess 22 May, 2016, 15:14

    What name of autotune do you use

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    • Rob
      Rob Author 2 June, 2016, 22:39

      I’m not sure what you are referring to. I don’t use autotune, but I do use the “Podcast Voice” preset in Audition quite often. The announcer voice works good for some microphones as well.

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