Gilbert Tang

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    6 comments  ·  Audition » Multitrack Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    The disheartening thing about this is that, for all we pay every single year, it feels as though Adobe is more lumbering and tone deaf than they've ever been. And even though such awesome ambassadors like Jason and Terry are out there fighting the good fight and giving great info, they can't compete with not only the ever-improving, much less expensive alternatives, but also the institutional arrogance and ivory tower decision making that's become the hallmark of every rant about the toxic relationship so many of us have with this company.

    It really frustrates me how an organization with so many resources and so many brilliant minds can fall behind compared to much smaller, but hungrier and more nimble teams. But, unfortunately, it's all too common. They're too big, there's too much poor communication, inefficiency, redundancy, legacy cruft, and disagreement between various divisions for there to be a singular vision.

    The only place there shouldn't have been a singular vision is the new icons, which all look the same. So much for a company all about creativity.

    It's like how the real secret McDonald's success was more about real estate than the burgers. Well, process was a factor too, but that's not quite as helpful to my point. Go figure.

    Anyway, yeah, playback speed. 🙄

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    20 comments  ·  Audition » Multitrack Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the request. I’ve seen this come up several times and certainly appreciate the value in breaking up long clips into smaller bits which can be more easily manipulated and edited. I believe we have an open item in the feature backlog, but I’ll double check and add your notes.

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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    It's been nearly two years since that original post, and with Adobe having released their spring update I'm not too confident this is making the cut for this year (no pun intended). It's a real shame. People are clamoring for this feature, especially for podcast editing. I've said it my previous post, but I'll say it again: this is the single biggest bottleneck to most quality podcasting workflows. We are used to working with discrete dialog clips and simply removing silence/noise where a speaker isn't talking is the easiest way to clean up a show while also asking much less of our effects chain without all the pitfalls of dealing with (or even enhancing) noise that doesn't need to be there in the first place. Please, please let people know.

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    I cannot emphasize how important this feature would be to my podcast editing workflow in particular. This feature alone (aside from multicore support, massively improved playback speed control, a dedicated fade command that works in multitrack and/or isn’t relegated to a razor preset) would save dramatic, dramatic amounts of time. Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and even Ferrite on iOS have this feature so it’s mind blowing that Audition doesn’t support it. Audition’s implementation of scanning for silence is effectively useless for the purposes of an initial cleanup of the workflow. It’s too rigid, it only works in destructive waveform view, and it’s best used as basically a failsafe to ensure no blank spaces are there just before mastering the final file. People who mix live drummers also deeply appreciate this feature, and in fact recently Logic Pro X’s version of strip silence became much less usable for the purposes of dialogue because it zooms the whole track into a window and is much better tuned for music. This is part of why Logic is an overall pain for podcast production, even if several parties out there bend it to their will. Pro Tools has the best, fastest, most clear implementation by far. Ferrite’s is okay. Please, please get this feature going. Some edits for panel type shows can easily take me seven minutes for every minute of audio with the biggest bottleneck being the management of silence when someone isn’t speaking. I’m already at the point where I want to switch DAWs because of how much I can increase my productivity using other tools.

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    1 comment  ·  Audition » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    Oh look, Adobe is getting called out for their like of optimization (including incredibly, ridiculously poor multicore support) in The Verge's Mac Pro review: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/2/21161358/mac-pro-review-apple-display-xdr-adobe-hardware-software-price-video

    And look carefully, "Adobe" is even in the BS SEO URL.

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    5 comments  ·  Audition » Multitrack Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    I don't just want to move back to the beginning of a selection, I want configurable pre and post-roll without having to initiate recording via the new Punch and Roll settings. So if I make an edit, I want to be able to (with a shortcut key) play from at least a few seconds before that edit without having to use the mouse to manually reposition the playhead. I don't always want this behavior, so it shouldn't be a global setting. Using the spacebar to play/pause as normal should be allowed. The shortcut key also shouldn't toggle the default behavior of normal play/pause. It should just start playback and pre-roll based on my settings and, if there is an active selection, post-roll beyond the selection based on my settings, even if looping is enabled. So, for example, I want pre-roll at 3000ms and post-roll at 2000ms. So if I have a 5000ms time selection with looping enabled, it'll loop a total of 10000ms, starting 3000ms before the selection, playing through the selection, and continuing to 2000ms after the selection before looping back to the beginning. If there is no clip or time selection, the pre-roll setting should still allow me to play my chosen 3000ms before the current position of the playhead. And then it'll play until the end of the track before looping back to the very beginning if looping is enabled.

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    3 comments  ·  Audition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    Matt, just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find a way. This might be a classic single versus multithreaded issue, but it’s also a classic “it’s always been done this way” response. Please, please at least leverage all cores on export. Find a way to help us maximize the investments we make not only on hardware but in Adobe as well. Otherwise, it makes much more sense for those of us that have the luxury and flexibility of looking elsewhere to do precisely that. And while I’m guessing the default attitude (based on the across the board responses I’m seeing from Adobe on this issue) is that one user is just a drop in the bucket, it does add up. Plus, performance and leverage of hardware is a long, long, long standing issue for many CC users. You did make some GPU performance strides for 2020 (not in Audition, clearly) while shoring up a lot of what made me feel like an Adobe beta tester in 2019, but there is still plenty of room left. Again, I don’t care how hard it is for you. Multicore processors have been a common thing for a decade now. All our phones have them. Our iPads have them. There is no reason I should build a test project in Premiere and watch it take 5 minutes to export while the same is 2 minutes in Final Cut and 45 seconds in Luma Fusion on iPad. If you’re not leveraging resources properly, no matter your excuses, you’re doing it wrong.

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    3 comments  ·  Audition » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Gilbert Tang commented  · 

    While I threw up in my mouth at your last few lines, I can’t help but agree with the meat of what you said. It’s shocking to me how little Audition leverages multicore processors. It’s such a basic concept in modern computing at this point. I’m not rocking your 28-cores — the obvious product of your immense fandom — but my 6-core i7 and 8-core i9 on my 2018 Mac mini and 2019 16th MacBook Pro would be incredibly thankful. The boost to not only the value of those machines, but also the time saved for the purposes of my workflows, would be immense.

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