Is it possible to the change the playback speed in Adobe Audition during editing and have it correct the pitch so only the tempo changes. For editing a podcast, I want to listen faster than real time without doing any destructive edits.

Just using J, K and L are ok but the higher pitch makes it difficult to listen to.

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    +1. I've been shocked that either this feature doesn't exist or isn't obvious or talked about. It seems like everyone would want to use it every single time.
    – Ryan
    May 10 '17 at 19:28

Here's a video that goes through how to speed it up without affecting the pitch.

Here are the steps:

  1. Enable Global Clip Stretching
  2. Select All tracks
  3. Drag the triangle on the top right of a track that will stretch and reduce to the speed you want.
  4. Once you're done editing, remember to stretch it back to it's normal speed.

this is the main reason I cut with a video editing too first (like screenflow). I use jkl all the time to navigate through a podcast episode... and I can't find a reason why Adobe doens't just implem


I don't understand Adobe, the "listen at normal pitch at double speed" feature has been on their own Premiere Pro for years! Don't the departments talk to each other? Just plug it into Audition! As a voice artist I listen to double speed audio all day and it's headache inducing. I have written to Adobe and they ignore me even though I have been a good customer for many years. Why should I have to import into Premiere Pro every time I have a long edit? So annoying.

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