Cool Edit Pro

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Member Since: Apr 05, 2010

Hey everyone,

I'm pretty new to the home audio recording community, so I have a few questions regarding Cool Edit Pro. I currently have a radio show on a college station and have started programming hour long focus specials on local artists etc. I've been using Cool Edit Pro (as I know it a little) and have one question. When I pick a file (ie part of an interview I've recorded from an artist) to put it into the multi-track wave form, I've been wondering whether there is an easier way to move the file around. Like for example if I have an artists song on track 1, and as it fades out I put a clip from an interview into track 2. Is there not some easier way to select the audio on track 2 and move it forwards and backwards (like a drag and drop system) so I can choose easier where exactly I want the clip to go? Right now all I can figure out is I click on the file name on the left hand side and drag it into its appropriate track, and estimate where it should start. But once it's in place I can't move it. Any suggestions?

OR any other program suggestions that might be easier for what I need?

Thanks a bunch everyone.

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http://www.unitedmusicians.info
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Since: Nov 11, 2007


Apr 05, 2010 03:34 pm

You can definitely drag and drop in Cool Edit...but I haven't used the program in years so I don't know if there's an 'edit mode' and/or an 'editing tool' you need to be in before drag and drop will work. In Pro Tools the edit mode is called 'Slip' and the tool is called the 'Grabber' tool.

Here's a manual for Cool Edit. I didn't see anything that jumped out at me at frist glance but I'm sure what you need is somewhere in here...

www.oscr.arizona.edu/down...olEdit_User.pdf

Czar of Turd Polish
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Since: Jun 20, 2006


Apr 05, 2010 05:40 pm

Reaper looks very similar in form but I believe is ahead of CEP in function. Might be worth a look.

If not, look to see make sure your cursor is in "hybrid" mode. In Audition (CEP replacement) there are three functions for the cursor of which one is hybrid. Hybrid allows selecting, moving etc.. where the other modes are task specific I believe.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Apr 05, 2010 06:26 pm

Yeah, Reap lets you move items around wherever you wish, just click on it and move away. Back, forward, up tracks, down tracks, onto other tracks / items, etc. Plus, it will automatically put in cross-fades if they overlap. Or you can turn it off, or just drag the fade out, if you don't like it.

Also, there's a ripple editing, which if you have it turned on, will move other items in sync with the item under cursor. I don't use it much, but I've done the general move items around a ton.

Oh yes, and welcome to the HRC!

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Since: Apr 05, 2010


Apr 06, 2010 12:36 pm

Awesome. Thanks a bunch for the suggestions. Turns out that by right clicking and dragging, it allows you to move the block where you want. Thanks!

I imagine I'll be checking out this site lots because of my newbie status, so you may be seeing more of me in the future. Thanks again.

GottaBeKD@CFBX
92.5 FM Campus College Radio

Ms. Music
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Since: Sep 07, 2010


Sep 07, 2010 04:30 pm

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bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Sep 08, 2010 03:57 am

first, just to check, you have audio cds in the drive?

second, if so, can you see the .cda files in windows explorer?

third, if so, have you tried opening file and choosing a .cda file instead of "extract audio"?

Ms. Music
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Since: Sep 07, 2010


Sep 08, 2010 12:06 pm

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bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Sep 08, 2010 08:17 pm

Unfortunately I don't have any experience with windows 7, so I'm not sure what to tell you... sorry.

Ms. Music
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Sep 08, 2010 08:19 pm

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Ms. Music
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Since: Sep 07, 2010


Nov 10, 2010 07:32 pm

An update regarding Cool Edit Pro and my new computer. Not all features of the software would work on my new pc (Windows 7, 64 bit). Decided that the software was just too old (and no longer supported). Ended up removing it from my computer and purchasing Adobe Audition, which strongly resembles CEP and does the same things. Love the program and it works fine in my new system. Just passing the word.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Nov 11, 2010 01:40 pm

Good deal, thanks for the follow up.

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