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Adobe has announced new version of Soundbooth. From Macworld site:

"Last year when Adobe jumped into the Macintosh-audio editing business with its release of the Intel-only Soundbooth CS3 (), it did so with something less than both feet. Designed for those who didn’t require (or wouldn’t comprehend) a full-blown digital audio workstation (DAW) application, Soundbooth erred on the side of ease-of-use. It offered an intuitive interface, solid noise filtering, and a handy AutoCompose feature for generating customized background music. But it lacked the kind of more-advanced features—multitrack editing and the ability to place more than one AutoComposed score in a project—that audio pros or even advanced dabblers would desire.

Tuesday’s release of the Soundbooth CS4 beta demonstrates that Adobe has its ears open to the needs of those who demand more from an audio editor."

Read the Macworld review

-  Jeff Wexler

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Best of luck to them... it's a very crowded field. The hardest part will be finding the sweet spot in the pricing mix. But you know I've been using both Logic, Peak, WaveEditor, and Digital Performer for so long now that I don't think I'll ever change.

Wayne

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I agree with you Wayne --- Adobe is a little late to the party and I am sure for success it will also require that you already be a fan of the "Adobe way" of doing things --- often a very cluttered and confusing interface. Photoshop is obviously the king of the heap so people just learn how to use it and don't complain (or maybe they do complain). The interface for Soundbooth seems to be very similar to the rest of the Creative Suite line of software apps --- this could be a good thing for those familiar with Adobe but will be a real liability if it isn't an app worth learning.

-  Jeff Wexler

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Adobe is always a little weak on the exchange stuff, but I did some work for them in which we talked to their customers, and they were mostly various sorts of visual designers who really appreciated how well this tool and Premiere interacted with PhotoShop and all the other Adobe apps--for them it was like they could deal w/ their sound issues --usually pretty simple--in an app that seemed familiar to them.  There are a lot of these guys, and basically the message was that they felt that they didn't need to use outside audio help much anymore, much as Final Cut has done for video editors.  Not great news for people like me, but part of a historical trend certainly.

Philip Perkins

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