In 2002, Cool Edit Pro 2.0 was released,
with a lower price tag ($249 dollars if you buy it online, $79 dollar upgrade)
and a few interesting new features (gathered from
syntrillium.com, several reviews, and my own experience):
- A much more polished, customizable UI, including dual monitor support
- Built-in MP3 support (previously a plugin)
- CD Ripping capability
- Downloadable CD burning plugin
- Real-time effects, which can be applied to a track in the multitrack window (rather than just a
- New effects like the Quickverb (reverb) or the Doppler Shift, Dynamic EQ and Delay, etc.
- A "bus" system allowing you to group several tracks in the multitrack
- An improved loop manager
- Introduction of the Red Rover - a USB device that lets you control Cool Edit remotely
- Video (AVI only, as far as I know) support, allowing you to place a video inside
the multitrack view and edit your audio around it.
The old easter egg in Cool Edit Pro 1.x(dragging the flower in the About... window to the smallest
circle and pressing "OK" would trigger a game of Pong) is gone, replaced by another About dialog
Easter Egg: you can click on the two metal balls in the Syntrillium logo and bounce them around,
and right click to add pinball-style stoppers. Not as fun as Pong, but then again not much is.
Cool Edit Pro remains one of the most affordable and complete digital audio solutions for Windows and a nice, relatively low cost Pro Tools alternative.
- Syntrillium Software: http://www.syntrillium.com/