How to automate common tasks in Audition


Favorites are combinations of effects, fades, and amplitude adjustments that you can save and quickly reapply to any file or selection in the Waveform Editor. The Favorites menu lists some defaults to get you started, plus any additional favorites you create.


To assign favorites to keyboard shortcuts, see Customize shortcuts.

Create a favorite from a combination of adjustments

  1. In the Waveform Editor, choose Favorites > Start Recording Favorite.

  2. Apply the effects, fades, and amplitude adjustments you want to save.

  3. Choose Favorite > Stop Recording Favorite, and name the favorite.

Create a favorite from a specific effect

  1. Adjust effect settings as desired.

  2. In the upper right of the effect dialog box, click the Favorite icon . Then name the favorite.

Delete a favorite

  1. Choose Favorites > Delete Favorite.

  2. Select the favorite name, and click OK.

Batch process files

Batch process groups of files to quickly apply favorite processing, resample, or save to a new format. Quickly automate common tasks like exporting to mp3 format or applying identical effects to related files.

  1. In the Waveform Editor, choose Window > Batch Process.

  2. In the Batch Process panel, click the Add Files button  to browse to files on your system. (To quickly add all open files, choose File > Save All Audio as Batch Process.)


    By default, batch processing is limited to three files at a time for optimal performance. To process more files, change the value for Maximum Number Of Concurrent File Processes in the Data preferences.

  3. Select a processing option from the Favorite menu. Then do one of the following:

    • To process the existing files, deselect Export at the bottom of the panel, and click Run.
    • To process new files, select Export, and click Run. (To customize Export Settings, see the following step.)
  4. Click Export Settings, and set the following options:

    Filename Prefix and Postfix

    Help you identify batched files.


    Specifies a naming convention for processed files, such as Artist, Date, Song (%a/%d/%s/).


    To learn more about the different batch processing filename templates, read this blog post by Durin Gleaves.


    Specifies the destination folder for processed files.

    Same As Source File Location

    Saves modified files in the same folder as the file’s source file.

    Overwrite Existing Files

    Automatically replaces existing files with the same name.


    Specifies the file format. The Format Settings area below indicates data compression and storage modes; to adjust these, click Change. (See Audio format settings.)

    Sample Type

    Indicates the sample rate and bit depth. To customize these options, click Change. (See Convert the sample rate of a file.)

    New Sample Type

    Indicates the sample rate and bit depth after export. If source files have varying sample types, click the pop-up menu to see how each file will be converted. (The menu does not apply conversion options; to adjust those, click Change for Sample Type.)

    Remove Files from Panel After Completion

    Removes filenames from the Batch Process panel after export.

    Include Markers and Other Metadata

    Includes audio markers and information from the Metadata panel in processed files. (See Working with markers and Viewing and editing XMP metadata.)

Adobe logo

Sign in to your account