Anyone familiar with - "Cool Edit Pro" recording/editing software?

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small time sound guy
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I use Cool Edit Pro for recording for a small time artist and a few bands. I am getting things done very slowly as I have to try and refind alot of the things I do. Plus, things would be easier if I knew alitle bit more about the program and it's functions. Anyone interested in answering a few questions about CEP? Thanks, Eric

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Mar 08, 2011 03:19 pm

I believe that is what eventually became "Adobe Audition" if memory serves Adobe bought them. Had lots of users here back in the day, there are still a couple around I think.

small time sound guy
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Mar 08, 2011 03:24 pm

Sorry. Thank you.

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Mar 08, 2011 03:26 pm

Almost anyone here would try to answer questions...

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Mar 08, 2011 03:38 pm

I use to have CE Pro then moved on to AA1, 2, 3 at work. Now I'm fulltime Sonar though.

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Mar 08, 2011 04:18 pm

Try asking questions, someone will probably answer.

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Mar 09, 2011 12:11 am

I used adobe audition for a long ti,e till i switched to cubase.
any specific questions?

small time sound guy
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Mar 09, 2011 11:54 am

I can record one track into comp via my small PA head RCA patch. But how would I multi track record, and how would I set it up on CEP? Right now, I use the multi track to record just one track. For some reason, when I use the single track mode, it won't record, but a single track thru multi track screen it does.)How would I set determined channels to what I want? And how to get the individual instruments to them?

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Mar 09, 2011 12:23 pm

What audio interface are you using (Soundcard)

small time sound guy
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Mar 10, 2011 10:03 am

I'm not sure. Just the one that came with computer. It's just a regular laptop bought at a store, so it's nothing special.

I had a guy in the band bring over some equipment one day to multi record and he had a ton of stuff. I guess I should have paid more attention.

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Mar 10, 2011 12:02 pm

Ok, if you are using a built-in soundcard then you are not going to be able to multi-track. Well, actually you 'could' record two tracks similataneously but to truly multitrack you are going to need a proper soundcard. How many channels do you think you will need? IE: are you planning on recording live drums?

small time sound guy
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Mar 10, 2011 08:57 pm

(thinking) 5 mics, two leads for bass and keys, guitar, guitar, bass and snakre with overall for drums.....12? I think? I would be recording at home for CD's to sell.

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Mar 10, 2011 09:55 pm

The easiest way i found to record multiple tracks was with usb mics.
since they all use the same format, usb, you just need to plug them all in and assign each mic to a different track.
if you were using mics with a 1/4" input or xlr, you'd need an interface or mixing board.
if you want to turn out great quality, i recommend some sort of interface.
but for my situation (no expendable income) i was just using rock band mics. (they sound surprisingly good for being video game accessories)
but a higher end usb mic would yield higher quality.

also, what asio driver are you using?
i was using asio4all. its free.

small time sound guy
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Mar 11, 2011 09:59 pm

Well....honestly....I have no idea of what you just said. I have a board with a usb out. Should I board everything and then usb it into my comp?
What's a driver? IDK. I don't understand using usb mics if I only have one usb into my comp.

This is kinda a "...for Dummies" question. I hope you can understand, I am a beginner. and need easy to understand terms.
thanks.

small time sound guy
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Mar 11, 2011 10:00 pm

P.S. How would I set CEPro to gather the usb?

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Mar 11, 2011 11:15 pm

I dont think USB mics is the right way to go. Now then I'm speculating a bit but I do know that the voltage out of your USB is limted and so is the cable length.

What kind of budget do you have?

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Mar 11, 2011 11:36 pm

Just a quick little blurb here. USB voltage is 5 volts. The cable is shielded, so your limited to about 25' of cable. The shield will reduce the current. Making any signal useless above 25'.

small time sound guy
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Mar 12, 2011 12:20 pm

Not a very big budget, and the board would actually be right next to the comp on the desk. That help?

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Mar 12, 2011 02:35 pm

What kind of mixer do you have?

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Mar 12, 2011 05:54 pm

Peavey PV 20 usb

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Mar 15, 2011 12:40 pm

OK, just checked the manual for this mixer and the best you could hope for is a stereo feed from the mixer. If you want individual channels in your pc then you have to go a different route. You would have to get a soundcard that is capable of supporting the number of channels you want. An m-audio 10/10 maybe be a good option for you. You may be able to get away with the pre's in your mixer.

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Mar 22, 2011 06:32 pm

Thank You!

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