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.
I’m happy to share that the team has been implementing folders (aka bins) for organization as part of a larger workflow initiative. We should be able to make this available in the public beta builds later this year with the official release following.
If you haven’t already heard, several Adobe applications such as Audition, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Character Animator, are making daily public betas available to ALL Creative Cloud members. This will give everyone a chance to sneak peek new features and bug fixes, as well as provide feedback and guidance on how those features progress. For more information, please visit https://theblog.adobe.com/introducing-public-beta/ and click the “Beta Apps” section in your Creative Cloud Desktop application.
@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!
I know. A quote attributed to Mike Tyson goes, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" and 2020 was a bit of a punch in the mouth pushing things forward a bit. Please stay tuned. I'll reach out directly to some of you soon about access to a private beta review.
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, 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.
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.
"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?
"... adding a shortcut to an existing library of commonly used audio files. This is one of the workflows that the Media Browser was designed to facilitate."
Thanks for the tip! But my need is different. I'm importing new material (interviews, clean sound, narrations) with each production - just like I would do with video stories, too. There is a lot of different material, and it's so important to have it organized in the program - and not just all jumbled together into one single area. A simple folder system in the project browser would solve this! :)
"It's bananas that there's no way to organize a library of frequently-used audio files into a bin"
Can I make a suggestion?
For a commonly used library of audio file that get accessed on a regular basis across various sessions, you might want to try using the Media Browser, and adding a shortcut to an existing library of commonly used audio files. If you are adding a library to the files panel, the file will be added to the each Audition session causing session bloat. File can be previewed directly in the Media Browser with out having to import them to existing session.
Example: A library of Sound Effects stored on a network storage device, with 5000 files in it. It is much more efficient to add a shortcut in the media browser to the folder with the Sound Effects than to import 5000 sound effects into the Audition session and have them serialized on every save. You can then preview the files directly in the media browser before deciding on the clips you want to use and dragging them into the multitrack.
This is one of the workflows that the Media Browser was designed to facilitate.
Matt Baume commented
It's bananas that there's no way to organize a library of frequently-used audio files into a bin in Audition. This has been a feature of Premiere going all the way back to when I first learned it in 1999, and I can't believe it hasn't been implemented in Audition.
Yes, PLEASE. I have been using Premiere now for years for video editing, and I just got a job to start making podcasts, so I'm looking for an audio mixing program. Organizing files by folders/bins (that match the folder structure of my files on my external disc) is one of the foundations of my workflow. It is crazy that this very simple feature (a folder icon - to create a folder/bin) is not on Audition ... and in the same format as Premiere. PLEASE.