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Computer-Music.com  contains articles and product reviews related to making music using computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music.
Computer-Music.com is also the home page of  Donald S. Griffin, an experienced professional composer, sound effects designer and audio consultant with an emphasis on computer games,  video games and internet music and sound effects. For pricing and contract availability send email to: DGriffin (@) Computer-Music (.) com

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Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro 1.1

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Not only has Cool Edit Pro reached version 2.0 but Syntrillium Software was purchased by Adobe. It will be interesting to see what Adobe has in mind for the future of Cool Edit Pro. Having spent some time with Cool Edit Pro 2.0 I can tell you that the improvements over 1.1 are vast and impressive. It is an awesome product as it is. I can't image Adobe taking it anywhere but forward. I am currently planning to post an updated review based on the next Adobe version of the product whenever it is released.

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Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro is a digital audio editor that is very easy to use but packs a huge set of features including multi-track mixing, conversion to and from nearly every audio format, a large variety of processors all with lots of  parameters and a good help file that suggests the best settings. Since the first day I started using Cool Edit (I think it was version 1.33 for Windows 3.1) I have found nearly every function to be completely obvious. That is much more than I can say for many of its competitors. Cool Edit Pro has a street price of about $300. I have also rarely had a crash in Cool Edit which is a rare and precious thing to find in any software that deals with sound cards.

I have found Cool's spectral view to be extremely helpful. Unlike other spectral views that give you a 3D view like a mountain range and are difficult to use (the mountains block each other) the spectral view in Cool is two dimensional and replaces the normal editing window. This means you can make crucial editing decisions from what you learn directly in the spectral view. I have used screen captures of the spectral view quite often during beta testing other software when I am trying to show exactly what is wrong with a sound. I have also been able to use it for analyzing sounds that I was trying to emulate.

Cool Edit Pro Single Wave View

Cool Edit Pro Multi Wave View

Cool Edit Pro 90 Band Graphic Equalizer

 

You can link to Syntrillium's web site at http://www.Syntrillium.com

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