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.
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.
cody swanson commented
Cool. Looking forward to bins. Working more with podcasts now, with files coming from interviews, studio recordings, music, etc, it's very exciting this is finally coming. It's always seemed weird it wasn't there to being with, but I'm glad it's on its way nonetheless.
Pat Trisha P. commented
@Durin G great, folders/bins is on the way ... thanks ... and now ... MIDI please :-) ...
Taylor Mefford commented
Glad to see this feature is in a beta testing phase! Can't wait for implementation!
Matt Stegner commented
"Matt, sorry that's just not what people are requesting on this thread." I understand. I was trying to point out little known features that already exist is all. Trying to help while we work on implementing proper support.
Taylor Mefford commented
Matt, as an example. If I'm cutting a project with several scenes, for example, I wish to organize the assets on a scene by scene basis.
Or perhaps if I'm designing sound for something and I want to organize the sounds by category. I should not have to constantly browse through my entire massive library to find certain types of sounds.
It's far more efficient to organize it in the software and session. It'd be like having no organization in Premiere for video projects.
My audition sessions can and do get massive with 100s of FX. It would be greatly beneficial to have an in-software organization system versus a Project panel with 100s of files dumped into it. It makes the Project panel almost useless.
I appreciate your suggested work around. This may satisfy some people, but I'm blown away that this has still not been added to Audition, considering the huge amount of interest.
Duncan Whitley commented
Matt, sorry that's just not what people are requesting on this thread. The Media Browser simply does not provide for organisation of files imported in into an Audition project. As sound editors / mixers we want to be able to visually organize resources in ways which suit us - as is possible using bins in pretty much any video editing software, including Adobe's own Premiere Pro.
Jack Jackson commented
Hi Matt, that's great to know, thanks (about the shortcuts). But again, the difference here is visual organization.
And not only that, I was expecting the whole program set-up to mirror what I was already used to in Premiere.
Matt Stegner commented
"and not just all jumbled together into one single area"
Yup, you can have multiple shortcuts in the Media Browser also, they just point to folders on your hard drive.
Jeff O'Sammon commented
File Management... who knew?
You have been "actively looking" since November 2018 and have not even responded recently. It is a pity the Audition Team does not know simple coding. This has been one of the most basic tenets of the computer since its inception.
Adobe already has this in every other product, must be a good idea right? Who are these people on the team, do they have no self respect?