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How to Add White Noise in Adobe Audition CS6: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jan 23, 2024

Whether you're trying to improve the audio quality of a recording, simulate a busy environment, or just add a soothing soundtrack to your video, white noise can be an invaluable tool. Adobe Audition CS6, part of Adobe's renowned Creative Suite, is one of the best audio editing programs available today, allowing users to easily generate and add white noise to their projects with just a few simple steps. In this article, we'll walk you through the process of adding white noise in Audition CS6 so that you can achieve your desired result in no time.

Step 1: Launch Adobe Audition CS6

First things first, you'll need to open Adobe Audition CS6 on your computer. Make sure you have this software installed, and if not, you can purchase it through Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription service.

Step 2: Create a New Audio File

Once Audition is open, navigate to File in the top left corner of the screen, and then click on New. Choose Audio File from the dropdown menu, and create a new project at your desired settings (sample rate, channels, and bit depth). Click OK to proceed.

Step 3: Generating White Noise

Now that you have created a new audio file, it's time to generate the white noise. Navigate to the Effects tab at the top of the screen and hover over Generate. In the submenu that appears, select Noise.

Step 4: Choose the Noise Type

A dialog box will appear where you can choose the type of noise to be generated. Select White in the dropdown menu next to Noise Type. You can also set the percentage of amplitude (loudness) for the white noise using the Amplitude slider. Typically, 100% amplitude will be quite loud, so consider lowering it to avoid overpowering other audio elements in your project. Click OK when you're satisfied with your settings.

Step 5: Adjusting Noise Duration

The white noise will now be generated in your audio file, filling the entire track duration by default. To shorten the noise duration or move it to a specific part of the track, use the Time Selection tool to highlight the desired area, and then press Delete on your keyboard. You can also use the Move tool to drag the white noise along the track's timeline.

Step 6: Save and Export

After adding the white noise to your desired position and length, save the project by clicking File > Save As. To export the white noise as a standalone audio file, navigate to File > Export > File and choose your desired audio format and settings. Click OK to proceed.

Congratulations! You have now successfully added white noise to a project in Adobe Audition CS6. Whether you're using white noise for audio enhancement or as an audio layer in a video project, this versatile tool will help you create professional-quality results with ease.

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