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Cool Edit Pro 2.1

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TRIAL

Cool Edit Pro is an audio application which allows you to record and edit audio samples and create your own tracks thanks to its tools and possibilities.

This software was designed to provide an easy way of mixing different tracks with easy functions and an intuitive interface. Copy, paste and crop different audio formats and manage them to create your own tracks. You can plug external devices in order to enhance the control and features of the application such as external audio cards, mixers and microphones.

With this program you can connect USB devices without any problem since they are compatible once you get your respective drivers installed.

Alternatives

If you want to try some other similar programs you might get Sound Forge since it is designed for beginner users in order to learn about how to use this kind of software with multiple options and a good quality. Another option would be Adobe Audition, the updated version of this application with an improved performance and more features added such as a better use of software plugins.

Cool Edit Pro 2.1 Features

The main features of this software are listed below:

  • Multitrack sessions (up to 64 audio tracks)
  • Plug-ins support
  • Amplitude of effects to add to files (3D echo, equalizer, chorus, etc.)
  • Audio recorder
  • Exports in multiple file audio formats (over 25 file formats)
  • Can remove the lyrics of an audio track (audio extractor from Internet radio, live concerts, LPs, TV and DVD)
  • Built-in DirectX support
  • Trial version (only saves the first ten seconds of files)

For more information, you can visit the developer's website .

Conclusion

Cool Edit Pro is a good application to get started into the music world with good features and a simple way of working. Take advantage of the options it provides and create your own personal tracks mixing different samples intuitively.

Note: this software is no longer available; you may try Adobe Audition instead

Pros
  • Simple functions
  • Intuitive interface
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not advanced features

USER REVIEWS

Cool Edit Pro 2.1 is one good audio recording program

By Joseph Wachira

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Talking of an audio application best for recording and editing samples and creating your own tracks, well Cool Edit Pro 2.1 is the way to go. This program is created in such a way that makes it easy to mix different tracks thanks to its intuitive interface. You can plug in external devices such as midi controller, microphones and external audio cards to enhance it efficiency.

Other alternative software’s are Sound Forge and Adobe Audition which may act as learning kits to using this one. This updated version comes with an improved performance and more additional features like a better use of plugins. Its other features include amplitude of effects, the ability to remove the lyrics from the audio track.

For simple, effective work and good features in your music production, Cool Edit Pro is you preferable choice of program to work with since it is not complicated to work this and has a high speed.

Pros

  • You can mix two tracks.
  • You can extract lyrics from a track.
  • It’s not too complicated for starters.

Cons

  • This trial version only saves the first ten seconds of your track.
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EDIT YOUR AUDIO RECORDINGS WITH THIS AMAZING SOFTWARE COOL EDIT PRO

By Hande Njr

On Thursday, October 16, 2014

Having the right software to record and edit audio is a key thing mainly for professional people like music producers among others who may need such an application. Cool edit pro is a great tool; Adobe systems have acquired this software which is simply used to edit audio recordings. This software can also be used to capture vocals for the purpose of producing music thus with components like a microphone an instrumental and the software and a proper studio set up the music producers and artist can make music. Actually a lot of music producers in the world use this tool to make quality music for commercial purposes. The application features audio tools where users can easily cut, paste or copy recordings. It bears a lot of audio effects that one can change or rather tweak audio recordings an example is the reverb effect. It has multi track and loop creation feature which help in undertaking the specific tasks. It has a good appearance that a user can easily use to do the aforementioned audio recording and tweaking tasks. There are a lot of similar products in the market that can undertake the same tasks but it is a great tool generally. I would recommend it to anyone into music recording and production.

Pros

  • It has a simple and great interface.
  • It has multi track and loop creation feature which help in undertaking the specific tasks.

Cons

  • There are a lot of similar products so it faces competition.
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The Most Suitable Sound-Editor for Making Your Own Soundtracks in Windows

By Maria Bernabe

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I’ve continued using this cool software in one form, or another since 2000. The current and earlier version 2.1 is the completion of years of development and is reliable. Simple to manage the platform, essentially if the users recognize how to run a mixer and recorder, the there would no difficulty working with the Cool Edit Pro mixer and recorder. If I intend to clean up different tracks or record and mix a song, Cool Edit does the job right.

This software is rather small. It runs pretty smoothly on any computers. I've only had a problem on a couple of times, which I doubt is more due to Windows problems. I operate Cool Edit Pro 2.1 on a Pentium 3 Windows XP Service Pack 2. Also, it is easy for me to record 10 tracks at a time with my M-Audio Delta 1010 LT sound card.

The only thing I need to have this software is that it would be better if there is a MIDI support and framework for saving to MIDI Time Code (MTC). I also wish the video assimilation would be better on this program, but I think that’s more a restriction from when the time this software was made.

It can clean up audio tracks. It’s very simple to discard hiss, and with the noise reduction features, it easily detects problem sound that was already recorded as quiet and erase those frequencies.

Pros

  • Can record more than 20 file formats
  • Can achieve 5.1 surround mixes

Cons

  • Some effects could sound much better
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