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Cool Edit 2000

AFAIK 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.

Application Details:

Version: Cool Edit 2000 1.1 build 2418
License: Retail
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Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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What works

Everything I've tested works.  I've recorded several 45's and one album side, declicked them, normalized the volume, run an FFT filter (like a graphic EQ), done a standard noise reduction, saved as both .wav and .mp3 (easy to save either the entire waveform or selected section).  Oh yes, it includes a Fraunhoffer (sp?) licensed mp3 encoder.

What does not

The Windows volume controls.  There is a button to bring up the Windows mixer, but it just generates a file-not-found error.  As a workaround I simply opened Alsamixer in a terminal in another desktop.

Workarounds

What was not tested

The DX (direct-X) plugins.  After reading the report on Cool Edit Pro not starting if it had its directX file in place, I didn't try to install the plugin.

Miscellaneous other functions that, obviously, I don't use much.

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Additional Comments

The only reason I don't rate it "platinum" is that the menu item created by Wine didn't work, and while attempting to add one that did, the main executable mysteriously disappeared. I ran the main installer again (ce2kmain), didn't have to run the registration or the noise reduction installer again. Simply let it install a desktop icon, which worked.

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CurrentLinux Mint DebianOct 09 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldKevin Bowers 

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