The incredibly intuitive operation and power of the tools in this software are to be expected by Adobe's suite of products, yet what is expected from Adobe is nothing short of a capability to achieve professional results easily and efficiently.
What makes Audition so amazing when it comes to editing audio is how simple and effective it is at doing so. You can easily splice and fade audio clips to your hearts content with the intuitive tool set that Audition provides. And if you find the existing interface lacking or interfering, you can always customize your work space or use presets to match your desired work environment. Additionally, there are entire lists of effects presets and custom form editors you could utilize to get that perfect sound that you are looking for relatively quickly. On top of this, you can work on a project in a variety of ways, be it stereo (two track, right and left) and mono (one track) as well as specify the bit rate of your project and much more.
With the amount of freedom you have with the editing tools, you can create multi-track mix-downs and cut and join audio clips as if they were LEGO bricks. For instance, if you wanted to create a song using audio samples, it is entirely possible to do so, by cutting the samples and snapping them together, adding effects to selections within the audio via the effects rack or drop down effects menu, editing out vocals using the spectral frequency display (essentially a display for the sound itself, a different view of the audio clip) , and synchronizing these samples with a video clip, you could have your new song and accompanying music video in a matter of hours, instead of an entire day.
However, Audition isn't just for editing audio samples, as mentioned above, you could edit audio in tandem with video clips, so you can view any film production and edit the sound clips to match the video and add stylistic effects to the aforementioned audio clips.
Once you have a finished product and it's time to export, Audition also provides a wide range of exporting formats and allows you to specify the sample or length to export in the work space. Additional exporting options include the final sample rate, format rate, as well as file format.
Audition provides an immense range of control over your audio project and allows you to edit details to a very fine level, guaranteeing seemingly perfect edits time and time again.
It should be noted that simplicity should not be confused with ease of use, as there is a slight learning curve involved to getting acquainted with all of the tools and features on Audition. However, this is only a minor inconvenience as the tools provided in this software are what give Audition its editing power. Get past the learning curve, and Audition will prove to be an easy to use tool.
And as a personal gripe, it would be doubly efficient and useful to be able to edit the video clips inserted into Audition as you are working on the audio file, as it would serve as a major convenience to multi-task and essentially power through a production in one program. But alas, that is what Premiere Pro and the rest of the Adobe creative suite are for.
If you are going to adopt Audition as your main audio editing source, it is undoubtedly powerful and easy to use. However, as said earlier in the review, in order to find it easy to use, you must first get acquainted with the rather complex work space and tool sets that are provided in the software.
Once you learn the layout of the program, you will find that it is indeed incredibly easy to use, and rather simple to edit clips to your heart's content.
When I need to make an audio edit for a song, or create the audio for a video project I'm working on, naturally, I turn to Audition because of the speed at which I can test effects and review footage in tandem with the audio and create a final result that meets my expectations and allows me free time to review the entire project as a whole. In other words, when it comes to usage in a pipeline, Audition's speed makes it an unparalleled tool for editing audio when on a deadline or creating a proof of concept quickly and reliably.