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Adobe Audition Coming to Mac OS X?

A newly-posted YouTube video appears to show a Mac OS X version of Adobe Audition, the company's all-in-one application package dedicated to professional audio production, in action. Audition began life as Cool Edit Pro, but was acquired by Adobe in 2003, which rebranded it as Audition and continued development on the project.

Adobe Audition 3, the most recent version, was released in November 2007 and is available only on Windows. The tool-based Audition is considered to be a step up from Adobe's task-based Soundbooth CS5 targeting video professionals without a background in professional audio production. Soundbooth CS5 is already available for Mac either as a standalone purchase or as part of the Creative Suite 5 Production Premium or Master Collection.

Compared to the $199 price point of the standalone Soundbooth CS5, Adobe Audition 3 is priced at $349 for the full version and $99 for upgrades. Audition also competes with Apple's Logic platform in a number of areas, although the two applications obviously currently operate exclusively on different platforms.