Today known as Adobe Audition, Cool Edit Pro is a digital audio editing software addressed to amateur music enthusiasts and professional musicians alike. It provides a state-of-the art audio processing environment that includes all the facilities required in music composition.
Cool Edit Pro’s installation process takes at least a few minutes, most likely due to the impressive collection of effects and presets that it brings along. During this process, a file association dialogue asks you to select the audio formats to be recognized by Cool Edit Pro.
The application is not at all hard on the eyes, it has a professional, yet cool look that attracts all eyes and all of its features are nicely packed in organized and concise menus.
Standard features include cutting, pasting, cropping and combining audio files in order to create that exact song or special effect you've been concerning yourself with.
Cool Edit Pro (with built-in DirectX support) comes with a bunch of high-quality effects that you can play with, and it can mix up to 64 tracks together.
With this program you have access to edit files that are up to 2GB in size. The software supports over 25 of the most commonly used formats, and offers audio effects such as 3D echo, equalizer, multitap delay, chorus, distortion and flanger.
Moreover, you can transfer tapes, live performances, Internet radio, LPs, TV, DVD or other audio sources to your drive. What sets Cool Edit Pro apart is the fact that it maintains the quality of an audio file in all its aspects. It even has a click and crackle filter that helps you clean vinyl records, a noise filter for tape recordings, and an option that allows you to remove the vocals of a song.
Bottom line, it is a pleasure playing around with this software. Its ease of use, together with its rich plethora of features make it one of the superior software specialized in audio editing, mixing and recording.