This is the eighth part of a series of reviews that will cover what is contained in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) Master Collection. When Adobe released CS3 in 2007, they not only released single version products, but also six separate suites of products. They are Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection. You can go online to compare what is contained in each version. The goal of this series it to define what each product does and provide information of what the new version brings to the table.
Adobe Soundbooth is a digital audio editor from Adobe Systems. It is a product for creative professionals who do not specialize in audio. It is a program where you can create any kind of audio for video. It has a simple work flow that is very easy to use.
What do you need to run Adobe Soundbooth CS3? On Windows, you need an IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4 1.4 GHz of DV, 3.8GHz for HDV, Intel CentrinoÂ®, Intel XeonÂ® dual 2.6GHz for HD, or Intel Coreâ„˘ Duo (or compatible) processor, Windows XP SP2 or Vista.
On Mac, a PowerPCâ„˘ G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.4.8 â€“ 10.5 (Leopard), 1GB RAM for DV, 2GB for HDV or HD, 64 MB Video RAM, 1024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card, 10GB hard drive space and DVD-ROM Drive.
So what is new with Adobe Soundbooth CS3?
â€˘ Intuitive audio editing with on-clip controls â€“ allows you to improve your audio as simply as clicking on an audio asset. Soundbooth now features instant cut, copy, and paste functions, and on-clip editing tools such as trim, fade, and volume control. Now you can modify your audio assets to better meet the needs of your production.
â€˘ Fast Audio Cleanup â€“ will rescue audio assets that otherwise might need to be re-recorded. The audio cleanup tools will help remove rumbling noise coming from the tape in a video camera, click and pops from a wireless microphone, the background hum from the sound of an air conditioner, as well as other unwanted background artifacts.
â€˘ AutoComposer with customizable Soundbooth scores â€“ will let you easily customize the length and mood of music to best suit your production. Just open and edit any of the dozens of included Soundbooth scores and use keyframes to quickly modify or customize a score's length, intensity, and tone. It will even let you change the instrumentation and arrangement of your music to modulate the intensity of your scene.