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Adobe Soundbooth CS4 review

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Manufacturer: Adobe

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 is something more akin to a professional audio editor than its predecessor ever was.

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 is something more akin to a professional audio editor than its predecessor ever was.

Soundbooth CS4 can transcribe spoken passages in a project to text, letting you navigate through projects by clicking words in the transcript.

The original Soundbooth, which debuted with Adobe CS3, lacked features audio pros require in an audio editor. Adobe Soundooth CS4 provides some of those features as well as supplying some intriguing new capabilities.

Specifically, the update brings nondestructive, multitrack editing to Adobe Soundooth CS4; allows you to add more than one AutoCompose score to a single project; lets you create restore points you can later return to; automatically matches volumes to balance loud and soft sections; and attempts to transcribe spoken passages in a project to text. You can then use that text to navigate through a project by clicking on words in the transcript.

All of these features are covered in greater detail in the first look at the Adobe Soundbooth CS4 beta (click here).

See also: Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) review

INDIVIDUAL CS4 APPS REVIEWED IN DETAIL:

Adobe InDesign CS4 review

Adobe Photoshop CS4 review

Adobe Illustrator CS4 review

Adobe After Effects CS4 review

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 review

Adobe Flash Professional CS4 review

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 review

Adobe InCopy CS4 review

Adobe Version Cue CS4 review

Adobe Contribute CS4 review

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 review

Adobe Fireworks CS4 review

THE SIX ADOBE CS4 SUITES REVIEWED:

Adobe CS4 Master Collection review

Adobe CS4 Production Premium review

Adobe CS4 Web Premium review

Adobe CS4 Web Standard review

Adobe CS4 Design Standard review

Adobe CS4 Design Premium review

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 Expert Verdict »
1.4GHz or faster processor
Windows XP SP2/Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1
1GB of RAM
2GB for HDV and HD playback
10GB of available hard-disk space for installation
additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
1,280x900 display with 32-bit video card that supports OpenGL 2.0
DVD-ROM drive
Microsoft DirectX– or ASIO-compatible sound card
QuickTime 7 software required to use QuickTime features
broadband internet connection required for online services

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 maintains the application's ease-of-use, making it appropriate for content creators who have had little experience with audio editors, while adding enough features to entice those with more-advanced audio editing needs.

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    Adobe Soundbooth CS4 beta

    Adobe Soundbooth CS4 beta is appropriate for content creators who have had little experience with audio editors, but has enough new features to entice those with more-advanced audio editing needs.

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