How to record 24-bit and 96 KHz resolution using Adobe Audition

6.) In Edit view, save the audio file (File – Save As). Then go to the multi-track view and save the session. File – Save session.

7.) To record another 24-bit/96Khz track is to go to edit view again. Go to File – New then select 32 bit-float/96 Khz option, the same as before.

8.) Record the second track by hitting the recording button.

9.) Repeat Step 5 to Step 6 above to export the second recorded track to multi-track view and save the audio files.

By repeating the steps above, you can record as many tracks as you need. Below is the screenshot in multi-track view for the two recorded 24-bit/96Khz tracks:

recorded tracks in multi-track view

recorded tracks in multi-track view

Details about Multi-track settings for Recording and Mixing

In this section, I will be going to share my multi-track settings used in Adobe Audition as well as explained the importance of each.

Correct multi-track settings ensure that you are recording at the best recording quality as possible as well as working in the best mixing environment which will maximizes the overall audio quality of your mix down.

Currently this tutorial was written using older versions of Adobe Audition (version 1.5), although the concepts/principles and applications are well applicable to the latest versions available such as version 2.0.

If you are still new to Adobe Audition, you can see the multi-track and recording settings by:

Step1.) Launching Adobe Audition
Step2.) Go to “Options”
Step3.) Under “Options” click “Settings”.
Step4.) Adjust the multi-track settings according to the following settings:

multitrack settings

multitrack settings

Explanation of each of those important parameters. Let’s discuss the most important:

a.) Track Record – set to 32-bit, if you set this to 32 bit you are recording audio in 32 bit quality (originally a 24 bit + additional headers). This is the most recommended recording bit settings for optimum quality.

Bear in mind that this is limited to your sound card; so make sure you install a sound card in your computer that is capable of recording 24 bits.

b.) Pre-Mixing – 32 bit, this will let you hear audio at 32 bits quality before mix down and after recording. This is primarily important for detailed monitoring of audio quality and lets you hear mistakes and other imperfections that would not otherwise be heard at lower audio quality.

c.) Correct in Drift in Recordings & Correct for Start Sync in Recordings – if these options are checked, Adobe Audition will automatically correct any latencies and delays introduced in the multitrack recording sessions.

If these options are not checked, you might find out that the recording material is lagging behind other multi-track audio tracks which can be impossible or very difficult to correct after recording.

Other factors that will contribute to the delay or latencies are the speed and quality of your PC components. For best recording results while eliminating latency, you should be using a high end sound card, a powerful PC (at least 2 GB RAM and 2.4 GHz processor).

Hard disk speed and size is also a factor so make sure your hard disk is not defective, at least 320GB and with a speed of 7200 rpm.

d.) Background Mixing Priority – set to 2, as you have noticed that lower this value the higher priority will be given to the background mixing which are important if you need to play multi-track recorded tracks quickly. This will allow more RAM to be allocated to the background mixing process.

IMPORTANT: If you find your old settings working and you need to change your existing settings with the suggested settings above, do not forget to have a screenshot of the old settings so that you can revert to it when needed.

Content last updated on August 24, 2012