Syntrillium CoolEdit (audio editor)

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CoolEdit was a popular audio editor back in the early 2000s. It later got bought by Adobe, who now call it Audition and sell it at a might higher price.

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Tripecac (Travis Emmitt)

I bought CoolEdit in 1999 or so for about $50. I'm currently using CoolEdit 2000. I haven't yet felt the need to upgrade to Adobe Audition.

I think CoolEdit is great. It was easy to learn, but has lots of "advanced" features that have kept me faithful to it over the years. The noise reduction is helpful (and so tempting that I think I over-used it in the first couple years). The macros are convenient, although a little buggy.

Most of all, I like the keymapping. I have a key to add fades, another key to trim peaks, another to normalize, another to move a section to a separate file, etc. Once I got all these keys setup, I had no desire to switch to a different audio editor, even after CoolEdit ceased to exist a few years ago.