October 29, 2017

Adobe Audition 2018 Feedback Problem

I “do” a podcast and for this I use Adobe Audition. Audacity is great and I used that for a while, but then I started to use Audition because lots of other people do and the Creative Cloud Suite was fairly reasonable, I also had/have aspirations for learning more of the suite.

Anyway, it recently updated to Adobe Audition 2018 and since then I was getting a weird feedback issue where I could hear myself.

This is normally the monitor settings, however these were not on, or so I thought!

I eventually found how to stop it from happening, and it wasn’t in the Windows “Listen to this device” setting as you’d sometimes get, this was ONLY happening in Audition.

I spent some time looking for what could be the issue, turns out it’s something called “smart monitoring” which is enabled now by default. Uncheck that, and we’re back in business.

Once I unchecked this, the feedback went away. I DO monitor myself, but I do this straight from the mic itself, which I know could be dangerous in that I’m not monitoring what’s coming out of the DAW, but the delay is too much for me.

3 Comments on “Adobe Audition 2018 Feedback Problem

Jeremy Butler
November 30, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Thanks for confirming the issue I was having with Audition, after updating to 2018. I, too, was getting a weird echo when monitoring my voice to create a radio show.

I spent over an hour trying to figure out why a system that had been rock-solid suddenly was giving me issues. Then I happened to check that sneaky “smart monitoring” setting, which Adobe turned on by default. Once I killed that, all was back to normal.

Sigh. Don’t you hate it when an “upgrade” screws up your workflow?

November 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm

No problem, glad I was able to help. It took me ages to find it too, I actually abandoned my podcast recording I was going to do that evening because it was just too hard with the delay. Thanks for the comment.

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