Folders/Bins for File Management!
Basic file management doesn't exist in Audition like it does in every other Adobe software. The ability to add folders and place files inside those folders when working inside Audition would be HUGE, just like you can in Premiere and After Effects. This is a must have organizational feature that has always been missing.
Unfortunately, I need to change the status of this feature request. While we anticipated being able to share the new Projects feature in our Public Beta release, for which Bins were a component, the realities of the pandemic and related business priorities required the Audition team to focus efforts on other ongoing projects. At this time, I cannot provide an estimated date when Bins or related organizational features may be introduced to the Audition session format.
Alison Hutcheson commented
Adding my voice as I really can't believe that there is no bin or folder option. Making a podcast with multiple clips to be assembled and it will be an admin mess
Karolina Szablewska commented
I wonder what useless feature they will add to Audition 2022 instead of bins.
Paul Gerhard commented
Wait a minute, I came here looking where was the bin available on Auditions. Are you telling me, seriously, that this basic feature does not exist?
William Attaway commented
Please Add, I can't believe this hasn't been in all these years
Stuart Reid commented
Staggering. It's midway through 2021 and you still can't provide simple bins? I would be interested to see what Adobe considers a priority, perhaps it's too busy looking at ways to market itself to TikTokkers instead of industry professionals. Get a grip Adobe, Avid is beginning to look a lot more attractive...
Kevin Lawrence commented
Think about the computer. When the first models came on the market. What was one of the most basic, required functions built into any OS? File management.
It is fundamental. It is elemental. It is essential.
"Bins", folders whatever you would call them, they are not a "component", they are a core fundamental function. The absence of these at this late date indicate exactly where Adobe is placing priorities and that is not on Audition.
Folders are basic.
Their absence is an unfunny joke.
Anyone out there want to see how long it would take to make a "plugin" to handle "binning" assets in Audition? Seriously, is there anyone even working in the Audition section, or are you just pawning it's development off on interns?
This comment is purposefully snarky because at this point, the audition team deserves ridicule. Walk into any developers conference and tell them you haven't figured out "bins", "folders" whatever and they'll ROFL, then offer to let their nephew look at it.
Hi Durin G, any update on the folders/bins feature?
Jeff O'Sammon commented
That's why I have stopped using Audition.
Until a file management system exists the app is unusable for any but the most basic users.
Such a BASIC request. That team should be fired.
Rafael Lewis commented
(Please just imagine a facepalm emoji)
Kevin Lawrence commented
So just how broken is the core code that folder/asset management is a such a huge operation that it requires tearing the code apart and doing a complete re-write? After the length of time this has gone without being addressed I can only assume that it is something like that..
Or, is this a human engineering problem, where nobody on the development team gives a hoot?
Seriously, have any of the developers used software meant for handling assets (of any size project) because this should have been fixed in the first introductory iteration. That it has gone on this long reminds me of the "infrastructure week" nonsense from the last administration. It was a not funny, running joke.
Adobe Audition needs to have folders. Why is this not a priority and how do we as a community get the attention of developers to make it a priority? There is no excuse not to have this basic functionally.
I downloaded the beta of AA 184.108.40.206 with the hope of file organization capabilities at the trade off of software stability. But sadly no such functionality exists. When will it come? This has been a talked about problem for YEARS.
Take a look at the comments and acknowledge there is a problem and that problem is putting your users in difficult situations. And these are paying subscribers.
Would I have better luck trying to develop trying to solve this by developing my own extension though exchange marketplace? Should I fill out another NPS survey? I'm disappointed this community request has not been taken seriously.
Peter Martel commented
Sorry, accidentally hit Durin's 1/20/2021 comment with "Flag idea as inappropriate"...
Looking forward to more consistency across Audition & Premier.
Joshua Williams commented
Yes! this is much welcomed, and much overdue, but better late than never. Looking forward to its release
Brooks Brown commented
Hey, just tossing this in so I can get a notification at some point. I'm now 210 episodes into a podcast which I started with Audition and kept with because folders were 'incoming'. Now I'm really at the point where I need to get folders or make a switch to another editor so I don't hit 400 with 25 assets per. I've kept everything light and built my workflow around this but...it's starting to become a huge problem. :(
Jack Jackson commented
@Durin G, looking forward to this. I'm still avoiding Audition for this very reason - doing all my podcasts in Premiere. I work with both video and audio professionally, and without the means to organize the many files in Audition, it just hasn't made sense to make the move. Yet. Hope this works out - seems like a simple fix, but I'm sure it's anything but.
Jason Morris commented
that would be amazing! looking forward to this being a reality!
Zach Prichard commented
It's about to be 2021 and Folders still aren't available in the beta (from what I can tell).
Bjorn S commented
This would be amazing! Something like the folders for the different layers in Adobe Illustrator :)
Semyon Drozdov commented
I digitize vinyl and add to session CD-rip tracks and older vinyl rips for sound comparison. I end up with 60 files with exactly the same names all dumped together in a giant list, and there can be other session files floating in the middle of it. It's not very convenient to work with to say the least.
Menno Drescher commented
Would love to see generic systematics back in files and folder structures between the growing numb er of different file systems. The Google Drive sync works perfect on a windows 10 machine. Would love to see the file structure stored on the machine be accesable in Adobe audition. So I different file systems from explorer, adobe creative cloud explorer, onedrive, Google Drive.
And in future might include cloud storage on Blobstorage accounts ?
Its going to be so many different filesystems its hard to keep up.