Category: Main Multimedia Audio Sound Editing Cool Edit 2000

Cool Edit 2000

This is an obsolete but still very effective sound editor, somewhat similar to its sibling Cool Edit Pro, and not as comprehensive as its offspring Adobe Audition.  The developer was bought out by Adobe so there has been no development whatsoever on this program since.  But if you, like myself, bought it way back when, and still have all your downloads and serial numbers, and found that it won't run on newer versions of Windows, and would like to continue to use it--well, it works.  Its interface is as intuitive as an audio editor can get, and it has the most sophisticated click-and-pop eliminator I've ever seen.  It's pretty resource-intensive, but it will run on a Pentium 4 with 256MB RAM--it just takes a long time.  IIRC about 3 hours to remove the scratches on a 20-minute album side.  Of course it's much faster on a modern machine, 3-5 minutes.

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Developer: Syntrillium Software Corporation

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
Cool Edit 2000 1.1 build 2418AFAIK this is the only version ever available.  It is what it is, you either have it or not.  It was only a year or two later that Adobe bought it;  I just checked, Adobe Audition runs ~US$20/month.  Let's see, that would have been around US$3500 I'd have spent to use it for all these years.Gold1.6.210