The Effects Rack lets you insert, edit, and reorder up to 16 effects, optimize mix levels, and store favorite presets. Most rack controls appear in both the Waveform and Multitrack editors.
Effects Rack overview
Controls shared by the Waveform and Multitrack editors
A. Rack Preset controls B. Effect slots C. Level controls D. Main Power button
In the Waveform Editor, the Effects Rack provides a Process menu that that lets you modify a selection or the entire file, and an Apply button that permanently applies effects.
Controls unique to the Waveform Editor
A. Apply button permanently applies effects B. Process menu lets you modify selection or entire file
The Effects Rack provides Pre-render Track and FX Pre/Post-Fader buttons that you use to optimize and route effects. Each clip and track has its own Effects Rack, which is saved with the session.
Buses and the Master track lack a Pre-render option because processing effects from all source tracks would reduce performance.
Controls unique to the Multitrack Editor
A. FX Pre/Post-Fader B. Pre-render
- To optimize volume, adjust Input and Output levels so their meters peak without clipping.
- To change the percentage of processed audio, drag the Mix slider. 100% (Wet) equals fully processed audio; 0% (Dry) equals original, unprocessed audio.
In the Multitrack Editor, the fx section of the Editor panel or Mixer provides quick access to slots in the Effects Rack.
Reordering and inserting effects in racks:
A. Reorder by dragging B. Insert with the slot menu
Use effect presets
Many effects provide presets that let you store and recall favorite settings. In addition to effect‑specific presets, the Effects Rack provides rack presets that store groups of effects and settings.
Control effect settings with graphs
Many Adobe Audition effects provide graphs where you can adjust parameters. By adding and moving control points on the graph, you can precisely tailor effect settings.
Graph control points function together with related numerical settings. If you change or disable a numerical setting, the related graph control follows suit.
Moving a control point changes the related settings, and vice versa.
About spline curves for graphs
By default, graphs display straight lines between control points. However, some graphs provide a Spline Curves option that creates a curve between control points for smoother transitions.
When you use spline curves, lines don’t travel directly through control points. Instead, the points control the shape of the curve. To move the curve closer to a control point, click near it to create a cluster of control points.
Graph with straight lines compared to graph with spline curves