Price for Audition only is too high!
A Creative Cloud membership is very expensive when the only application I use is Audition, and only on an infrequent basis. I am also paying in Canadian dollars, so it's almost $33 per month for a program I use only a half dozen times a year. I used to own Audition CS6 outright, but it is a 32 bit application and doesn't work in MacOS Big Sur. I think the monthly cost should be half what it is, or offer us the ability to purchase Audition outright.
it's ponderous and outrageous. we want credit for all the upgrades all the way back to cool edit...dang thats 20 years ago We gave you so much money and this is what we get? not a break
Erik Naumann commented
I agree with you, but I really don't see Adobe making changes to their model any time soon, if ever. They're making plenty of money as it is, and I'm sure they are expanding and growing with that steady income in mind, so offering perpetual licenses could significantly hurt that flow. Although I could see a lot of on-the-fencers finally going in on Adobe if that option existed.
Regardless, if Audition is something you only use very sparingly, but yet you still pay for it, if I were you I would just switch to something else entirely. Frankly the only way you'll really get Adobe's attention these days is with your wallet, so if you strongly about it, switch to another DAW.
You didn't mention specifically what features you use in Audition, but something like Reaper is infinitely cheaper and has identical functionality - you will just need to learn the interface and take time becoming familiar with it. You can even import a video track to edit audio to video. I've been considering making that specific switch myself, but lately I've been getting a lot of work in and its difficult to make a significant change in workflow in the middle of a project. When things slow down though I think I may finally figure it out and switch for good.
jeanie wen commented
I would like to see an option that after certain amount of time I have used or money I have paid monthly I can own it for life, like lease to own a car. This will encourage people to use it more and own it eventually as a benefit of loyal customer.
Gabriel Ortega commented
It would be very nice to be able to afford Adobe Audition for such a smaller price. We've all seen this as a big downfall which makes people recommend other apps like AVID and Audacity, but I hope that this great idea makes it's way to not just Audition but also Creative Cloud.
Len Christiansen commented
I continue to use Audition because it was my first DAW. I've used it since version 1. No learning curve to switch to something else.
That said, I now use Studio One 5 from PreSonus as my primary DAW. They offer a free version, which you can upgrade later if you wish. I would highly recommend checking it out. Also check out the series of Studio One tutorials from Joe Gilder on YouTube. He's a former ProTools guy that switched to Studio One several years ago.
Peter Martel commented
Ain't that the truth. I upvoted.
But why do you use Audition?? I have some specific reasons, features that Audition offers that others do not, without buying expensive Plug-ins, and I use Premier so the integration makes it worthwhile. That said, I may make the leap to Logic/Final Cut when my work slows down a bit. Actually looking forward to trying.
What does Audition offer you that you need that other more affordable options (like Logic) don't offer for a flat fee?