Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x

Cool Edit Pro 2.x, Digital Audio Editor from Syntrillium.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 11 reviews )
 7 reviews64 %
 3 reviews27 %
Value For Money : Excellent

stompboxjon's review"cool edit never let me down"

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Cool Edit Pro 2 was one of the first audio recording programs that where computer based that I started using I think back in 2001 or so. I must say that this program was cutting edge not just for me at the time but for anyone who wanted to get into recording on a computer. I was amazed by the potential that this program had back then, just being able to do everything right on a computer screen and no need for a bunch of hardware gear in front of you to record your songs.


Cool Edit Pro 2.0 was very stable during the time that I was running it. I never experienced any problems with it, That was when I had an old Dell computer with the box screen (not flat screen) and a desktop tower. Music recording programs have came a long way since Cool Edit Pro, but I still think I have my copy somewhere around in my basement. I probably will never use it again though just because I have so many other softwares that can do the same thing that this can. But 12 years ago this software was top notch.


Cool Edit Pro 2 was the first version of Cool Edit that I have used, I think they had an earlier version but I didn’t get a chance to see what it was like and I know that I never will because they don’t make it anymore. As far as the value for the price of this software is great, Back in 2001 the price of it was not bad at all especially if you were used to buying hardware to record this was really cheap. I am extremely happy to say that I was a Cool Edit Pro 2 user, if I recall correctly I think Syntrillium was bought out by adobe. So there will be no more Cool Edit Programs, they are all Adobe Audition now.

themaddog's review"Strong DAW software"

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
I've been using Cool Edit in one form or another since around 1999. The latest and last version, 2.0, is the culmination of many years of development and is a fairly stable, easy to use platform. Essentially, if the user knows how to operate a real mixer and recorder, then he or she should have no problems with the concepts of running the Cool Edit Pro virtual mixer and recorder. Whether you plan to clean up individual audio tracks or record and mix a song, Cool Edit is relatively intuitive and easy to use.


The program is relatively small, meaning that it runs pretty efficiently on a variety of computers. I've only had it crash on me a couple of times, which I suspect is more due to Windows problems than that with Syntrillium's software. I run Cool Edit Pro 2.0 on a Pentium 3 with Windows XP Service Pack 2. I am easily able to record on 8 tracks at a time with my M-Audio Delta 1010 LT sound card.


For PC software it's relatively easy to use. But, I now prefer to record with a real mixer with actual knobs, rather than "virtually." If I were in the business of recording and mixing bands, I likely would use this software or Pro Tools or some other DAW mixing program as it would be very easy to make subtle changes to the mixes, as they would be saved on hard drive. But, since I'm recording for myself, I work how I prefer to, which is mixing by hand. If I were employed by a band, or were in the habit of doing so, Cool Edit Pro would be invaluable to me in order to make the minute changes to make the recording artist happy, whereas with how I work now I would have to likely start the mix all over again. Instead, I don't have the time or energy to focus hours and hours on a single song, so mixing by hand gets it done for me and keeps me happy. But, I would have no real qualms about mixing with CEP, and have done so in the past.

As this company is no longer in business, it's relatively easy to find a copy online, which is a shame they went under because future improvements to the software would have been great.

The only thing I wish this program had would be better MIDI support and a better infrastructure for slaving to MIDI Time Code (MTC). When slaving to MTC, the user has to constantly re-trigger this ability every time he or she stops the master recorder. I also wish the video integration were better on this program, but I think that's more a limitation from when the time this software was made.

Still, for cleaning up audio tracks, this is by far my favorite program to use. It's very easy to remove hiss, and with the noise reduction feature, it's quite easy to locate problem noise that was previously recorded as silence and remove just those frequencies.

romrom78's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I work with regularly!"

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
The installation is done it without problem?
Yes no problem. The software is stable.

The manual is clear and sufficient?
So the manual is in English. I think it's very well done. For each element that makes up this software, the help topic is available directly to the item.

Like any software, you must spend some time in early to get your feet and tame. Once it is mastery, there is no difficulty. At first you get lost a little ... but precisely, it is because it is fairly comprehensive.


What is the configuration of your computer?
Windows XP Sound card + Digigram VX Pocket V2 + Asio

The software runs he correctly on this configuration?
No problem.

This hardware + software is stable?


How long you use it?
Several years. At first, my use was fairly brief and to the As my use has become more complex.

Did you tried many other models before buying it?
Yes ... Pro Tools, Pyramix, Nuendo etc ...

What is so special that you love the most, least?
The best: simple to use.
The least: requires the installation of a wrapper for the use of VST plug-in.

I got used to work with as part of a home studio, and I am delighted. The use is not only destructive elsewhere. I used both for Editing and Mixing. It is more precise in its use and the sound quality is satisfactory.
In my case it's fine with me so that I do not even consider changing software.

ginadraine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
This is a request for help: the opening and importing files no longer work.
Can someone give me a lil boost please?


--dropoff Window


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dj.Anonym67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Easy instalation, I'm running with an Athlon 1060mhz, easy to use despite being in English.


well it works yet I have no problem vraimment the minimum level PC config!


It was soon four months I use 40% of these capabilities, I tried Audacity, ProTools and cubasse sx, Fruity-loops soon.
A good price we just regret the lack of synth vst.
At the moment I do not bump with this program because I beginners in computer music.

padomanu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
No problem installing the software is the most logical and easy to use I tried for now it does not mean the rest are zero but that instead the top and




Exelente report quality price hard to beat
damage that can not use the synth vst

radioaktif's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Easy installation.

I never opened the manual ...


Pentium 1.8 Ghz Lynx One card. Trs stable.

A small display bug in one of our positions the cursor is not always sync with the sound, cause unknown.


3 years of use out of three stations mount radio station with all kinds of users with little or no account, yet still stable!

Trs intuitive, perfect for small packages and post-production. The plugs are Intgr inefficient but ... it is not the main CHARACTERISTICS research.

We were referring to the same choice is sr.

Oliviercool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Installation without problem.


My config.: Asus motherboard / Intel Celeron 400 MHz bus with 133 MHz / 196 MB RAM / approx. 65 MB SD / Sound Card SEK'D Prodif Plus + table mix numrique Fostex VM-88 for the AD and DA conversion.
Windows 98, Cool Edit Pro 2.0 works perfect but on Windows 2000 and XP is the disaster: he walks to beginners and then it does not work anymore! :-( Unless the version 1.2 works impeccable throughout. Well, in WXP, with my config, which is just pil dj hair without reserve of power with W98, may be understood but in W2000, which Premire view does not appear in the computer allourdir Manir xagre is incomprhensible


I use it since its inception (almost: from Cool Edit 96) and I find and TRS gnial rgonome. Not need the manual: everything is organized in logical and Manir comprhensif. Its particularity is its spectral view. In one quick oeuil, we see the state General for the waveform (if there is wind, if the bandwidth of the file is 22,000 Hz or 20 if the last re is cut, for example ...). There has not, on Sound Forge (which I find far less convenient, by the way). Cool Edit Pro supports plug-ins but it is unfortunate that DirectX does not support plug-ins VST. This app amme a squenceur Intgr :-)))) A squenceur trs audio only (too) simple. Squenceur as audio, I use far prfre Samplitude audio editor but I did not get any better this time. Version 2 has an encoder - decoder adapters of MP3 Pro Intgr ^_____^ (The MP3 Pro is a new MP3 has much better bandwidth than MP3 respects normal). It yammer the possibility to burn audio CDs with, if only one download and install the plug-in burning. But this plug-in burning, it's a catastrophe. Management is to make tracks by ch'veux, it crashes ... Well, this plugin is in beta test, so has to understand ... Cool Edit Pro is the software I use to master WAV files of my songs before passing tmoin Samplitude for burning.

Note: Adobe is now known that the software for the occasion rebaptis Adobe Audition.

bloozy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Installation impeccable '


With my "small" and my PC config Isis, 8 tracks simultanné, zero-latency direct monitoring, but some problems with buffering or caching, processing time can be a bit long.


For those seeking a "magneto" virtual, is ideal. I export the tracks to mix to a soft most suitable in this case Nuendo.

thazaisinai's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 2.x
Nothing special at the facility. No problem. Runs on any machine ...


Good perfs although some filters are a little time but we accomplished something for nothing ...
The sequencer also nikel walk, I make rap songs with models of perfect c ...
Only downside: few crashes g for multitrack recording, but nothing very serious since we can recover the lost file ... cool!

Editor mode it works very well also and no crash problems.


I use it for 3 years and it works well for small models of semi-pro (ca be said?). For more serious things I think I lean more towards a cubase with any tools and converters a mess ... finally ... How well it works! It's a good beast!

It remains my favorite sample editor until I find better but it will be hard ...