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Adding White Noise in Adobe Audition: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jan 23, 2024

Are you looking to add white noise to your audio project in Adobe Audition? This versatile effect can be utilized in various ways – from creating ambience or helping to blend multiple audio sources, to reducing possible distractions or masking errors in the recording. Read on to learn how to effortlessly integrate white noise into your Audition workflow in just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open your project in Adobe Audition
Launch Adobe Audition and open the project you want to add white noise to. If you haven't created a project yet, start a new one by clicking 'File' > 'New' > 'Multitrack Session.'

Step 2: Create a new track
In the Multitrack Editor, create a new audio track by right-clicking the empty space in the track panel and selecting 'Insert Audio Track.' Alternatively, click the 'Track' menu at the top of the screen and choose 'Add Audio Track.'

Step 3: Generate white noise
Click on the 'Waveform Editor' tab at the top of the screen. From the main menu, select 'Generate' > 'Noise.' A 'Generate Noise' window will appear.

Step 4: Customize the noise settings
In the 'Generate Noise' window, you'll have a few different options for customizing the type and duration of the noise. Under 'Noise Type,' select 'White Noise.' This type of noise has an equal amount of energy at all frequencies, making it optimal for masking and blending sounds. You can further adjust the duration, amplitude, and channels of the noise as needed for your project.

Step 5: Add the generated noise to your project
Once you've fine-tuned the settings, click 'OK to generate the white noise. Adobe Audition will now create a new audio file containing the white noise you've specified. Return to the Multitrack Editor and click & drag the newly generated white noise audio file into the empty audio track you created in Step 2.

Step 6: Edit and mix the white noise
With the white noise audio file now in your project, you can proceed to edit, mix, and adjust it to suit your needs. Use the 'Effects Rack' panel to apply various effects to the white noise, adjusting its volume, panning, and EQ to seamlessly blend it with the rest of your audio project.

And that's it! By following these easy steps, you have successfully added white noise to your Adobe Audition project. Experiment with different settings, durations, and effects to see how white noise can enhance your audio production.

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