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Cool Record Edit Pro Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Cool Record Edit Pro

Record audio files, edit sounds, and burn CDs.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 378 131 comments

Cool Record Edit Pro was available as a giveaway on February 28, 2008!

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Cool Record Edit Pro helps you transfer tapes, LPs, live performances, Internet radio, TV, DVD, or any other sound source to your hard drive. The software helps protect your valuable recordings - just set the sound source, the recording quality, and volume, then start recording.

The Editor allows you to perform various operations with audio data such as displaying a waveform image of an audio file, filtering, applying various audio effects and more. It includes a click and crackle filter for cleaning vinyl records, a noise filter for cassette-tape recordings, and an equalizer to enhance the sound quality of all recordings.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/2000/2003/XP, Windows Vista or better; CPU: >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU; RAM: 64 MB RAM or above





File Size:

12.3 MB



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same as #132

been using it just fine and now suddenly it's expired on me. Wants name and reg key.

Pretty lame really.

Reply   |   Comment by Fangs  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

My license just expired. Dunno if I did something wrong back on registration day - but I now get a 'Trial period exceeded' message (or some such).

Good thing I installed EditngLab a few days ago :-)

Keep up the good work!

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


I've used the program a few times, and easy to edit detailed blank spaces(no-sound)in the audio. The program could use a bigger slide-bar or a hand to move the wave form back and forth with. The program uses alot of hard-drive space while editing too I noticed on a small file. When scrolling in or out it very sensitive but blocky like 10 clicks for an example: should be more like 25 clicks up and/or down. Add the option to (auto-save) after 10 mins(set=time) of work. The Real-Time editing is Great to use! I was able to start using the moment i installed.

The layout is warming with easy-to-use formating.
Haven't seen better yet to date.
Keep up the good Work!

Drew H

Reply   |   Comment by Drew H  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

After a couple of days using, I am not at all impressed with this software. My perspective is only from that of recording LPs. First, there is no monitor to listen to the recording on the PC to see if for the past hour has been spent listening to the third track on a record, over and over. Additionally, the processing tools aren't suited to the "cracks" and "hiss" over an album. But for free, what do you expect?

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Have a question, installed CREP and have recorded a couple of streams, works well, like the easy to use interface. What I would like to do, is split it up into tracks, and make a cd out of it (I have recorded a couple of live recordings, so it comes thru as 1 huge file). Any suggestions on where to start there? I suppose I could do it manually, and create a file for each song, or insert something into the recording to indicate end of song? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by abeljda  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had problems with a couple of the COM server DLL's that had to be registered during the instalation process caused regsvr32 to crash and had to be skipped under vista... no idea why.

One thing I find missing in all the recording programs targeted at vinyl conversion into mp3 is the combination of the sub-bass down to sub-sonic frequencies to cancel out the 1 to 15 Hz anti-phase warp signal that high quality cartridge and pre-amplifier combos pass on to be amplified.
I guess what it needs is the same process that is used to convert a 2 channel stereo signal into a 2.1 but with the .1 sub woofer signal being remixed back into the 2 main channels which would quieten a fair portion of the rumble and warp signals better than a simple low cut rumble filter because it would not wreck the wanted bass/sub-bass sounds.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#79 ~ Robert ~

Though a little late, I think you got to be corrected (partly for your *slightly* overdone self-confidence ;)).

Your suggestion #59 to just uncheck the "purchase" item has FAILED at least with me, after restart the "register" button still was there. I might not be the only one failing, do I !?

But THIS solution does the trick: Main Toolbar > right-click > More commands... > Commands > click on File - Register > mark Register (so it shows a dark grey frame - in the toolbar!) > right-click on that frame (so the frame turns black) > DELETE


Reply   |   Comment by Ginava Ipsen  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed, registered, used but got a lot of errors, invalid time, division by 0.
It's a C.R.A.P., uninstalled, thumb down.

Reply   |   Comment by LL  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #9, #100 - I could not find any msvcr70.dll in system32 before installing. There was an msvcr71.dll though. Setup installed the msvcr70.dll in my case.

Reply   |   Comment by Orang  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm getting ACM Driver error when I try to save as mp3.
Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter G  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Excellent program under Win XP. Equivalent to Nero Burning Rom Wave Edit program, my reference standard-- and has some features which Nero lacks, such as insert silence control.
Edited out dropout of 0.3 sec from stereo Wav track flawlessly, with
very good zoom-in capability.
Unique "What U Hear" scheduled recording capability.
Re: Audacity. I found it unusable.
It crashed repeatedly when attempting to output saved work to standard Wav format.

Reply   |   Comment by BobR  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I love coming to GAOTD each day and seeing what is being given away that day. Today I really didn't think I needed this particular program but I went ahead and downloaded it anyway. I was curious about the program and wanted to see what it was all about. I don't have much experience with editing audio but I have found that this is a program I can use. Thanks for providing it as a free download! Well worth the download!

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy B.  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

How to get this to Register.

I downloaded this twice and both times I got the purchase/trial screen when loading the program as others here have gotten. At this point I did not delete the program because of the problem with the .dll. What I did was download again for a third time. When the screen comes up with the readme, activate and setup items, click on activate. The next screen will bring up the extract and run. Click on run and it will automatically activate it for you and tell you right out that the program is activated. Once you get the activation bring up the program and you should be on your way. This worked for me in XP and since the screen where extract and run is should be the same in Vista leads me to believe that this procedure can be used in Vista to activate the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom9641  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Number 10 is this the site?


Reply   |   Comment by Leith  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

the GUI is user friendly. To me it looks a exactly a copy of the software named WavePad from NCH i am using this software from 1 yr now it is a very good from beginners like me :D. THNX GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by MajorTek  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Problem install on windows XP SP2 system. Deleted, tried to reinstall. Incorrect registration information, but program did install. Computer locks on running the program.

OK, so I tried another install on a Sony laptop running XP SP2. Error on install - could not replace the msvcr70.dll file. Bummer - the program looksto be useful but will simply not install/run due to dll problems.

Reply   |   Comment by omega  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Okay, I'm the guy who wrote #105 ... and I have since read #59.

And, okay, so I got it: so long as I don't see the "nag screen," I can assume I'm registered.

That's fine, and thanks. But the Magic 8-Ball's feelings are hurt.

Reply   |   Comment by Audacity User  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

can you use this program to record streaming audio from the internet?

Reply   |   Comment by a  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

haha, under the help section, the company button is mispelled, it is "comapny homepage"

Reply   |   Comment by a  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have the same problem as comment #103 -- the app locks-up when I try to verify that it's been registered. Can I trust it to run? (The Magic 8-Ball is telling me, "My sources say no!")

I'm using Windows XP, and I'm up-to-date on service packs, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Audacity User  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I receive the error, "The procedure entry point UpdateLayeredWindow could not be located in the dynamic link library user32.dll".

Any ideas? (BTW: I am installing on Win98.) Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

C.R.E.P. seems like a capable program, easy to use, and it's filters are handy tools to have. One alternative I haven't seen listed here is Audio Cleaning Lab from Magix, a German company. I've been using ACL for about 8 years now, upgraded several times, and version 12 runs fine in Vista. It's one of my favorite programs, check it out at www.magix.com, about $40 US but you can find it on sale sometimes.

It gives excellent control over editing sound files, recording (even allows scheduled recording), lots of options for saving work as CD, .WAV, other formats. I'm most impressed with the power of the sound processing tools. It's got equalizing, multi-band compression, sample a noise and remove it from the whole recording, fix problems with hum and hiss, pops, crackles, add reverb, surround sound, analog tape simulator (to add the "warmth" that most digital files lack). Many wizards to make is simple as you want, or you can use the power to get exactly what you want.

I have lots of live recordings that need fixing, and one of my favorite tricks with ACL is to tell it to make the file I'm editing sound like a live concert or one of several other built-in options. One click and a few seconds and the audio is great!

Using ACL's "Spectral" editor, I've been able to remove microphone feedback or at least make it much lower volume, or remove a yell buy some stupid person sitting next to the microphone, all without much impact on the rest of the music - I'm not talking about a quick fade-out/fade-in... you draw a rectangle representing a specific frequency and time range on a graph of the music and ACL removes the section without harming the rest, and magically blends everything back together. Simply amazing! It's not "perfect" but unless you remember exactly where you made such changes, they're not easy to find again.

And no, I don't work for Magix, I'm just a long time fan. I've converted lots of albums, edited concerts from XM radio, added "life" to lots of MP3 files, fixed volume differences, recorded on-line conferences and internet radio broadcasts. Well worth the $$$$.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Dave  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

VISTA ACTIVATION ANSWER - I think you need to install this as an Administrator to get this to install correctly.
Here is how: Open the downloaded file, follow instructions in the readme (duh!). HOWEVER, instead of double clicking to run activate & Setup, on your mouse RIGHT CLICK & get the drop down menu. Choose what should be the second item "run as Administrator". Work your way thru the goofy Vista "OK's" and let it install. Do this for both Activate & Setup. I did this on my VISTA 32 System, and installation went without any problem.

Reply   |   Comment by John C  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have Vista Ultimate & it seems to have loaded ok for me. I ran the activation file 1st ( as an administrator) then I ran setup also as an administrator.

When I click on the about button it just tells me it's version 5.2. So I can only assume it's registered.

Hope that helps someone.

And for the person who doesn't understand why you would want to record all of your lps or cassettes onto CDs it's simply because 1 day these medium will be gone. Like so many before them. Sigh!

Reply   |   Comment by Zanne  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

My AnVir detected that wm9 (installed with the Cool Record Edit Pro)had as part of its appl something that sends or receives undetected data. Has anyone else noticed this and does anyone know what undetected data is being sent and where and/or received and what? Do I have to worry about "personal" data info being shared across the internet?

Reply   |   Comment by turkishvan007  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To get answers to topics such as coverting vinyl to digital, or get opinions on USB turntables or editing software, this audiophile forum (req. free registration) might do the trick.

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For the past few weeks I was unable to install anything from GAOD. Unlucky, because I've been a follower and always grateful to GAOD never dare to talk trash to anyone of you! We don't deserve it neither GAOD or his producers and collaborator. I did everything to my Vista Home Premium and it was until now that I found out what is wrong with the registration. Follow this steps.
1. Open Internet Explorer/tools/Internet Options/connections/Lan settings
2.Check - Automatically detect settings
3Uncheck - Use proxy server...if checked
4. Register

The machine may ask you to reboot...do it.


Give a thumb up if good advice!

Gaotd should give me a brake to reinstall some of the software I missed, on behalf of a lot of faithfull people that will be glad! Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Cesar Torres  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I keep gtting this error message.

"Activation module failed to connect to to giveawayoftheday.com. Software activation is not possible at the moment. Please try again lateror check your firewall settings."

Any help would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexander  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I downloaded and installed the program OK. I tried to verify that the program was registed by clicking on HELP--> ABOUT. Every time I do that the program completely locks up, requiring me to use the Task Manage to close it.

Is there a way to verify the registration?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Irwin  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #27:
“I’d like to transfer my vinyl records to CD. Can you please offer suggestions for good software and/or hardware to help with this.”

There is an Audacity tutorial on that : Tutorial - Copying tapes, LPs or minidiscs to CD (including full description of noise removal and including splitting into multiple tracks)

Reply   |   Comment by nidirondel  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very easy to use just open and start recording. I have been looking for a program to do this forever, one that doesn't distort or muddle the mix down. Kudos on the fine product here folks!

Reply   |   Comment by Leopard Ardor  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installs fine on xp sp2 program has some good features that some may like that include text to speech recording and the timer record functions but i think audacity has alot more features than this offer and it also has a lot more filtering effects and plenty of open source plugins available for it and of course it's free and may seem too complicated at first but take the time to learn it and you'll be glad you did. As for this offer today it's not bad but i find it lacks many features that audacity has and i would miss those features if i went with this one instead so i'll just keep this one and audacity installed to. As for the msvcr70.dll getting removed if you uninstall it i have did a search on my pc and found the file in (C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEMS32)and copied it to a safe location and will simply copy it back if and when i choose to uninstall this giveaway i have tried using the link for the msvcr70.dll file that some have links to on here before but windows refuses to use that file because it's an old version of it.

Reply   |   Comment by beta tester#1  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The program installed perfectly on XP. Very nice interface and intuitive to use (I'd recommend it for my wife but her techno-skill level ends with a touch tone dial). This is a well constructed program that delivers sound that's fine for me. I'll definitely buy it should I need something for another box and $29.95 won't set me back too many Happy Meals. Thanks GOTD and Cool Record coders.

Reply   |   Comment by I inhalled  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


What kind of "Give Away of the Day = GAOTD" software is this? There is no Activation Key or anything ... it is just a "30 Days Free Trial" which I could have gotten it myself by looking for the software. So, "Cool Edit Pro" is basically a waste of apce on my lappy.

I wish GAOTD folks would LABEL it as such!!! It seems a Wolf in Sheep's clothing type of the deal ... And for sure COOL'ed me off from that Publisher for whatever Freebie they offer from now on.


Take a closer look at the "readme" file that is included into the giveaway package. Use 'Activate.exe' file to activate your FREE copy of Cool Edit Pro (if you're using VISTA run activation file as ADMINISTRATOR).

Reply   |   Comment by gonwk  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I like this program. It does have one annoying behavior under my Windows Vista Ultimate x64, which is that it gives an error message when launched "failed to set data for "" (yes, that's right, with one quote). But it works fine if I run it as an administrator. Cool one GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Looks like there are two topics in the Comments today that would benefit from additional discussion in the Forum:

#65, 76, etc.
How does one hook up a 33rpm player or tape player to a PC? and/or: How do you get vinyl, Video etc into the computer

and #72:
(Paraphrased) I want to read stories to my grandkids and save them to my hard drive, and later burn them to cd. I’d also like to alternate between stories and songs or lullabies that I have either copied from cd’s or purchased from an online source. How do I. . .

I hope you will take these discussions to the Forum so I can follow them for more details and make them easier to find later. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What is the difference between this and Adobe Soundbooth CS3 or Adobe Audition/Cool Edit Pro? I don't see any. But I guess this is a light-weight version of those programs. Looks okay, but should include more voices for the text-to-speech.

Reply   |   Comment by Adobe  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Same as #87

How do you get audio from a DVD??? That was the feature that I wanted from this software and I can't find anything about it in the help or elsewhere

Reply   |   Comment by Neil  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

re#89: if it is a single voice, it is probably Microsoft's Sam or whatever. That's the one that comes free with Windows. You can buy other voices, in other languages or accents, to suit your needs.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

http://totalrecorder.com/ does seem to still be working. I like it a lot for what it does.

I don't think of it as a program for converting LPs or CDs to digital, though it could do that.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I downloaded Cool Record Edit Pro, but it will no install on my Vista Home.
Is there a workaround for this please.

Reply   |   Comment by erik  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#60 (Vampiro) -- Thanks for trying to help.

When I get to the "Line In:" choice, the only thing it lets me select is "FPink". I dont even know what that is, and it records a file with no sound.

Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by MetSci  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I thought the text to speech would be fun...except the ONLY voice in the synthisizer is a MANs'. NOT!
Boo Hiss ....

Reply   |   Comment by Barbie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ 83 Like a bunch of others here

or :
or :


Reply   |   Comment by graylox  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

In the short list of features,it says "Cool Record Edit Pro helps you transfer tapes, ... DVD, or any other..."

I put in a DVD with a concert, nothing! It says there are no audio tracks on the "CD". So what can this do with DVDs?

Reply   |   Comment by Pete Kerr  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When saving a new or modified file it doesn't save consistently to the desired output folder. I tried several runs; text to speech, altering mp3 file from music folder on hard drive as well as inputting directly from the mic. This is a minor annoyance, true, but it would be more user friendly if default save folder was consistent and then, if user wished the file to be saved elsewhere, to make the appropriate change needed. Most 'smart programs' learn where your save file is. Example when I download these freebies from GOAD, my download program automatically opens the GOAD folder for saving. Be careful to watch where C.R.E.P. is saving your files.
On another note, I couldn't find voice options for the text to speech. Is the computer generated male voice the only choice?

Reply   |   Comment by diana  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Another software package that wouldn't install properly for me. No one else has reported this problem so far, though. Probably my #$%@ Gateway laptop / Vista Home Premium.

During install I get a message window that says "microsoft register server has stopped working" - click OK and get a message "C:\Windows\system32\NTCaudiofile2.dll ... Unable to register the DCL/OCX: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0xC0000005 ... Abort/Retry/Ignore." This has been consistent. Aborted & reinstalled, same thing.

Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At the end of the day the best program is the best quality SOUNDS it delivers! When I made my MP3`s though normalized, I used both MP3 Gain & Varta MP3 Volume Normalizer, to get the sound I wanted, what the prog looks like is not relevant ! Most MP3 converters use the free lame.dll as the basis for the conversion so in theory they should sound the same, however, life, & computers are never that simple!

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Cameron  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Like a bunch of others here, I do have one big nagging question though:

Is this software actually registered or not? I did the "activate" first before setup.exe and it seemed to activate and install normally.

But, the "about" button off of the "help" button doesn't say anything and, by convention, that's where I'd expect to see something like "Registered to GOTD". And, there's also a button to register and purchase the software off of the help button as well as off of the options and file buttons. And, when I clicked on "register" the program just hung and I had to shut it down via task manager.

So, I'll keep checking back here in the comments section to see if there's a definitive answer from either the software developers or the GOTD staff about the registration???

Reply   |   Comment by alhall  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have tried to load this several times because it seems like a program I would use often. It won't register and sometimes it needs to be started/restarted several times to get the nag screen to appear.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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