Since 2003, Adobe Audition has been a popular application for audio editing, music production, and effects processing. The digital audio workstation (or "DAW") has plenty of fans in the sound editing world, and it offers tremendous flexibility when used in tandem with other Adobe programs.
So how much is Adobe Audition? There are a few answers to that question, depending on your creative goals and personal preferences. Below, we've shared the three main options for adding Audition to your digital arsenal.
Creative Cloud Subscription (Standalone)
First, the standalone subscription model gives you access to Audition with a reasonable membership fee, paid monthly or yearly. The $29.99 monthly subscription allows you to try the software without making a huge initial investment, and then cancel it if you're not satisfied. You also have the option to purchase a yearly subscription at a discount ($19.99 /month), and then pay in monthly installments, or as a single payment for the year.
Each Audition subscription includes 20 GB of cloud storage for your audio files, plugins, or anything else you'd like to store online. You'll also receive a portfolio website and premium fonts that you can use to promote music projects, editing work, and other creative endeavors.
Creative Cloud Subscription (All Apps)
Meanwhile, if you intend to use multiple Adobe programs in your workflow, we recommend subscribing to the "All Apps" plan. Priced at $74.99 for the monthly subscription, or $49.99 if you commit to a full year, the plan includes the entire suite of Adobe software. You'll be able to access Audition, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, and more than a dozen other apps that will revolutionize your craft.
Creative Cloud Business License
Finally, companies can purchase a business version of the Creative Cloud subscription, with added features that make collaborative work even easier. Business licenses cost $29.99 per month for a single app, or $69.99 for the full Adobe suite. You'll gain access to a web-based administrative center, consolidated billing, and a range of other team-specific features.
Purchasing Adobe Audition CS6
In 2017, it's difficult to buy Adobe Audition as a one-time fee. The latest updates are only available through the Creative Cloud, so if you want to stay competitive with new features and security fixes, you'll need to purchase a subscription. However, you might be able to find the last retail version of Audition (CS6) online or in a brick-and-mortar store.