Selecting a region for editing and changing its level
To begin editing your audio, you need to start by choosing a file, and specifying which parts of that file you want to edit. This process is called Selection.
- Click on the Editor panel drop-down submenu to see a list of recent files loaded into Audition. Select Narration01, and it will load into the Editor panel.
- Click the Transport Play button to hear the file play from start to finish.
- Note how the words “to finish” are softer than the other words. Sometimes when recording narration, a drop in volume can occur at the end of phrases. You can fix this in Audition CS6.
- Click at the beginning of the words, and then drag to the end (or click at the end and drag to the beginning). You’ve now selected those words for editing, as indicated by a white background. You can fine-tune the selection by clicking on the region’s right or left border, either in the Waveform view or timeline, and dragging. Note that upon selecting a region, a heads-up display with a small volume control appears automatically.
- Click on the volume control and drag upward to increase the volume level to +6dB. To audition this change, click in the timeline above the waveform. Click several seconds before the words you just edited so you can hear them in context, and then click Play.
- If the level is good, you’re done. If not, choose Edit > Undo Amplify, or press Ctrl+Z (Command+Z). Or, vary the level and audition the results again, as you did in the previous step.
- When you’re satisfied with the level, click anywhere in the waveform to deselect the region but retain the level changes.