Adobe Fixes Premiere Pro Speaker Issue

It seems that anytime a company has news about a program it is either something new or something is wrong with an existing offering. Earlier in February, CNet and 9to5Mac reported that a number of Adobe Premiere CC users experienced a worrying problem with the program: a bug seemed to be blowing the speakers on their late-model MacBook Pros in some instances. It seems like Adobe has finally addressed the problem.

The patch release notes that it fixed four issues: the loud noise “when playing a project and adding an effect,” the screech that occurred when a user switched between EQ presets, audio buzzing “when routing audio to multiple track outputs with effects, and buzzing while “playing silence with an effect on a submix track.”

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In a forum post, a user reported a “really loud screatching [sic] noise,” that wouldn’t let them turn it off. “After it stopped, the speakers were really quiet, and after the next restart they’re clearly blown.” Others chimed in with the same complaints, and posted examples on YouTube.

On Friday, an Adobe representative confirmed in a reply on the forum that “a small number of users reports an issue in Premiere Pro that could affect the speakers in the latest MacBook Pro,” and pointed to a software patch.

You can see one of the demonstrations in the video below:

There hasn’t been any reports of this issue occurring among PC users. There must have been something in the coding that didn’t behave well with the speakers. What is interesting is that it took nearly twenty days for Adobe to address the issue. This poses two possible issues: they were having difficulty in replicating the issue or they were having difficulty in solving the issue.

Whatever the reason, it is important to update the app on their Creative Cloud. The only annoying part of this problem is what happens to the users that have their speakers blown out?


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