Cool Edit



Cool Edit is a digital sound editor for Windows. You might think of it as a paint program for audio- just as a paint program enables you to create images with colors, brush strokes, and a variety of special effects, Cool Edit enables you to "paint" with sound: tones, pieces of songs and voices and miscellaneous noises, sine waves and sawtooth waves, noise, or just pure silence.

Cool Edit also gives you a wide variety of special effects to "touch up" your sounds: reverberation, noise reduction, echo and delay, flanging, filtering, and many others. It's like having thousands of dollars' worth of professional audio equipment all in one easy-to-use software package.


  • Record files from a CD, keyboard, or any signal played through your sound card.
  • Edit and master audio with professional digital tools.
  • Read and write MP3 using Fraunhofer-based codecs.
  • Convert files from one format to another
  • Touch up files with functions like Filter, Amplify, Compress, Stretch, and Noise.
  • Add effects with Reverb, Delay, Echo, Flanger, Distortion, and Envelope Generate Silence, Noise (White, Pink, or Brown), DTMF Signals, and Tones.
  • Create sound effects of your own.
  • Analyze audio with Spectral View and Frequency Analysis.
  • Convert sample types with noise shaping.
  • Use the Cue List and Play List to cue up and play the segments you specify.
  • Create named Presets to store your favorite processing function settings.
  • Create Scripts for automated processing and batch operations.

Supported file formats include: AU, AIFF (PCM only), IFF, MP3, RAW, RM (G2), SAM, SMP, SVX, TXT, VOC, VOX, WAV (PCM, ACM, ADPCM, CCITT, TrueSpeeach)

Purchase Information


  • Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4 or higher
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Sound card recommended
  • CD player and/or microphone optional


The unregistered shareware version disables save and clipboard functionality after 30 days and limits you to using only a subset of the the features per session. This is nice, because you can still evaluate all the features, just in seperate sessions.

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