A very nostalgic question (Cool Edit) ...

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  1. Prendergast

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    A very long time ago, when i made my first steps in
    making music with a pc, i used Cubase VST, Gigasampler,
    and more stuff like that (from Radium, yes, i'm THAT old).

    And there was one program, that was absolutely perfect for me,
    when it came to creating loops: Cool Edit Pro 2.1

    I'm sure some (old) guys here will remember that one.

    I tried it's "successor", the well-known audition, but adobe
    changed so much, the workflow is completely different.
    Unusable, at least for me.

    So i asked myself, does anyone in here still use CEP?
    Does it still work? I'm on Win7 x64, that's why i'm asking.

    And most important: I lost my old version of it.
    Anyone know where/how to get it?
    Are there any modifications or extra files needed for OS?

    I would really like to get some hints or links on this topic.

    Many thanks in advance!

    H.
     
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  3. Roject

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    It's working on Win7 x64 for me but unfortunatelly on my PC there are some problems and software often unexpectedly closing itself so I have to save project very often but maybe you will be have more luck and be working for you without any problems.
     
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  4. Roject

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    You should check Adobe Audition 2.0
    It's very similar to Cool Edit Pro 2.1

    There is a quick nostalgic tut of kick synthesis for it



    PS. Check PM.
     
  5. DoubleTake

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    I used to use it too :yes:
    Now I use iZotope RX for most stuff.
    I loved the way noise profiling works, and RX does not have quite the same 'feel'.
    That "flow" of workflow seems missing for me, too, with Audition.
     
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  6. Strat4ever

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    It's still available on torr sites "Cool Edit Pro 2.1" - 17 mb, it is still very popular with some people and works perfectly on Windows 7 , I used it way back in the dark ages of Windows. very small in size and worked way better than so many of the resource hungry crap of today, a friend still uses it with with Win 7 x64 Ultimate. So now you know it still works after all these years, which goes to show you how much better this program was developed. It would be interesting to know if it works on win 10 also. Enjoy this goodie from the past
     
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  7. SineWave

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    CoolEdit is best WAV editor that has ever been made. I also liked the original Sonic Foundry Sound Forge for mastering. Since I reinstalled W7 on my new PC, I decided to use CoolEdit2000 as my external editor for Reaper. So far so good. The other lightweight and really good editor I've been using instead of CoolEdit is Wavosaur. It's free. If CoolEdit somehow turns unstable, I'll go back to Wavosaur. Both are easy to install and snappy, easy to work with.

    I still have original Sound Forge on the other computer because it's one of the rare ones that can send and receive samples over SCSI, for editing samples from my hardware samplers. There are other programs for that, but SF feels more comfortable as it's all in one solution.

    I hope you will have no problems using CoolEdit as well. I'd love to have a similar editor natively in Reaper.
     
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    Which version of Sonic Foundry Sound Forge support SCSI?
    I have Akai S3000XL with SCSI but doesn't know about supporting SCSI in Sound Forge.
    It can be handy for me.
     
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    Oh yeah, that. Seemed like magic back then :)
     
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    Cool Edit Pro 2.0 working fine here in Windows 10. I use it as my go to editor from inside Reaper, very easy to use.
     
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    Any reason to use 2.0 as opposed to 2.1?
     
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    Cool Edit was the go-to for slicing and re-saving samples. I have no problems with using the most recent versions of Audition. Copies of Cool Edit are still out there though.
     
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    The version of Sound Forge I'm using is Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0e237 from 2003. However, I don't think Sony has dropped the SCSI support. I haven't tried, though. Magix version? I don't even think about it. Long time ago, I installed Magix version of Samplitude and got shocked by how much "magic" trash you get with it. So no Magix anything for me since then.

    But Sony Sound Forge might be worth a try. I remember trying it, and it worked excellent, which is a bit unusual because when a corporation buys some great software it usually ends up bloated and bug ridden trash. Anyway, it's just that I didn't have SCSI at the time when I tried it, so I'm sorry I can't remember what's the last Sony Sound Forge version that supports SCSI transfer. Might be all of them. :wink:

    late edit: I tested Sony Sound Forge v11.0.299 from 2013 in a VM. PITA to install, but the most important thing is there's still that magical Tool>Sampler>Configure menu! :headbang: There's even some Akai's, E-MU, Kurzweil's, Yamaha's etc to choose from. No need as SDS>SCSI works with any sampler. Now that I think of it, maybe even Magix version has that feature?

    Cheers!
     
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    Bump, since I updated the post about using Sound Forge for sample over SCSI or MIDI transfer. :wink:
     
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    Yeah, nostalgic indeed. I used a lot CE, but before I used Sound Forge 3 in Win 3.11. I can assure it had MIDI SDS because I used it a lot (a real pain in the ass), it could be that it supported SCSI too.

    Edit: it was 1995.
     
  16. zee

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    Cool Edit Pro wow.. sure thing.. It was amazing.. nice memories.. Radium days..
    Who else remember Reality synth? That synth sounded incredible for the time, the filter section was insanely good..
     
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    I still use the last version that was the closest to Cool Edit Pro ...Adobe Audition 1.5. It works in both Win 8.1 and Win 10 (tested working great actually). You do need to add the "Filter" files to the main directory in order to save FLAC or OGG formats, but I have those also. If your interested in version 1.5 let me know K.

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    I remember this really well, it reminds me of the days staring at the DOS Acid Warp program
     
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    The two first nice sound editors in Windows, if not the first at all. I don't really remember if I started to use them in Win 3.1 or 95.
    Brings back really good memories, like when I recorded (with a "hidden" cassette recorder) an a-hole of a professor class in college and then "remixed" it :rofl:
    It involved "stuttering". Recently I learned the technical word:hahaha:
     
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    Bit off-topic, but, while I'm terribly nostalgic, I don't want to come back to the DOS days, nor to the vinyl, cassettes, betamax, nor to the 8mm camera, because I used all of them, and I feel terribly good with the tech I'm on today.

    Only, I admit, most of times software is really overbloated, reason why it's still pleasant using dated ones, like CE.
     
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    That was actually recently recommended by a fellow user here. Or rather he was asking how to get it.
    Wasn't that some kind of cool visualizer of sound files, like WinAmp's visualizers?
     
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