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Sound Editor Deluxe 6.0.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Sound Editor Deluxe 6.0.1

Sound Editor Deluxe is the visual multifunction digital audio editing software for Windows.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 632 83 comments

Sound Editor Deluxe 6.0.1 was available as a giveaway on January 2, 2012!

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Sound Editor Deluxe is the multifunction visual digital audio editing software for Windows. With this cool audio editor, music editing will never be the hassle.

You can see the music now and you can edit audio data using the brand new visual interface. With Sound Editor Deluxe - the new generation audio or music editing software, you'll get more compressed music from your audio CDs or tapes, save more hard disk space and other.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, 2008


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File Size:

17.6 MB



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Transform media files for playback on various devices.

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I just downloaded this software and am very happy i did. I went to the website and was impressed with their 'help article' & video guides. GREAT PROGRAM THANKS

Reply   |   Comment by fluttrz  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed fine - no problem. Different intuitive GUI - based on tabs and icons (along with a list of functions on the side). Instead of menus. The dialog boxes, however, are all regular Windows boxes. After going thru the trouble of making a special (new) interface, having regular (normal windows) looking dialogs doesn't look right. (There is the addition of "sliders", but everything else is just like any software pgm.)

I can't seem to get the "Get from YouTube" or "Import from Video" functions to work at all. Ex: I pick the YouTube D/L func, and all I see are two selections: D/L video from YT & Convert Audio/Video from file. No input box or OK button! Something's amiss here. Same with "Import from Video". It says Select the videos you want to convert, but there's no way to select anything!

The functions - noise reduction, filters, delay/echo, etc. don't seem to be as good as the ones you get with Audacity 1.3. With the free Audacity, you can also work on multiple files at once and overdub record. Without the download functions, frankly, this is not worth it.
Thank you GOTD & SED Systems tho. I'd see what is wrong with those D/L dialogs and make the input dialog boxes look as cool as the rest of the pgm.

Reply   |   Comment by BradS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

No VST, no multi-tracking... how is this even on par with Audacity? Audacity is free and really a pro package. I'm a gonna pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Brad Le'Lee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

There seems to be an interest in direct MP3-editing software. (#16 Chuck King; #43 hulkbuster; #48 BryanB; #49 Jeff; #68 krypt)

I use the commercial software available here:


Confusing interfaces but they work well once you get it. Powerful batch/scripting modes available as well.

There is also a freeware program, MP3 Direct Cut.


It works, but I have found the interface is even more confusing than the previous one.

Reply   |   Comment by ramiro  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The feature I find most lacking in a lot of audio editing applications that I have tried is I am not able to mark the beginning and end of a section, and then make the edit: the "click and drag" selection procedure is not precise enough for me.

Reply   |   Comment by S!ick  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

The help button opens HORIZONTALLY. I did NOT UNcheck the “special” features neither purchase. Just pushed register button. After “Register” you receive a window confirming it and can check the “Version” in the button next to it. It shows: … Deluxe 6.0.1. Registered.

Installation: perfect. You can register it in your own name (using the reg key provided in the readme.txt). In this way you can reinstall if necessary, someday. It is a concern when you have to learn how to use a software. No crap offered. No traps at all.

Reply   |   Comment by 1969born  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am having this same problem also. There is supposed to be an entry under 'Help' as mentioned above. It certainly does not appear on my installation (Win7 x64). I have tried uninstalling with 'Your Uninstaller', restarting and reinstalling.... but to no avail. I have never had any problems registering any software from GAOTD before, so this baffles me.

SED Systems, can you advise as to what I should do from here (or anyone else)?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Good program if you are just starting out...podcasting maybe, but without some of the essential tool, like multi-tracking, this program would only hamstring anyone trying to mix different musical or character tracks. Audacity is a much better choice for power and cost.

Audacity COULD learn from the timer indicators however!

Paul Cole wrfr lp/fm

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Cole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@ 27 & 45 - Sound Editor Pro has, I believe, many more features and the interface appears more cluttered so it would seem it's aimed at those who wish to delve deeper into music file editing rather then just perform the more basic functions. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric9  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I want to import audio tracks from CD. Read your tutorial and it does
not correspond to the buttons/icons on Sound Editor Deluxe 6.0.1.
My machine is Win 7 H.ED.64Bit.

Reply   |   Comment by John A  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very good and usefull software

Reply   |   Comment by santu  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm an Audacity user trying to see whether I'd like to switch from Audacity to this software. The first problem I've run into is in saving an MP3 back to an MP3 with a different name, so I can compare the versions later. Here is the error message I get:
Sound Editor Deluxe
Access violation at address 00000000. Read of address 00000000.

That's it, no help offered. Can someone figure out what this means and how to get around it so I can get on with my comparison?

Frank D

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This needs a facility to split up long files into chunks...

Can’t figure out how to split long files into separate tracks to export as MP3s. Can anyone help?

You can do it. Easily.
Press the fast forward button and move to the point in the song where you wish to "split".
Then click on the Select to Start or Select to End.
Click on "Cut"
Do a "Save" of the part of file that remains after the "Cut" was done.

Then Press "New" file.
Do a Paste. The part that was previously cut out will be pasted in.
You can save this separately.

If you wish you can even choose to cut out any part of the music file in the middle, i.e. not necessarily from start; or to the end.
Just use the yellow triangles to adjust the portion of the file that you wish to cut or copy.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Downloaded and installed fine, BUT, would not load a file on Win7 for editing, giving a couple different errors each time I tried. So, for me, a no go. I will just stick with Audacity as it works for me and does what I need.

Reply   |   Comment by timmy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I'm going to give this a run!!!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

As a professional recording engineer/mixer and sound editor for film and TV for many years, I am impressed with the feature set and capabilities of this system. Granted, it doesn’t sport the obscure range of features that the high-end programs do, like like Wavelab or Soundforge, but what it does offer is way more than enough for its target market -- which I assume is the avid “pro-sumer.” Best of all, the competitive price makes it a better choice than similar systems in its range.

Measuring SED from the pro-sumer point of view, I’d suggest the following additions/modifications.

1. A cross-fade tool. Make the curves adjustable, or at least offer a useful range of presets.
2. Improve your batch convertor to accept a diverse range of file types and convert into most any other file type. Especially some of the more obscure and proprietary types used in mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.). This would be helpful to consumers in creating ringtones and for simply creating the proprietary audio files required on those devices.
2a. Allow the convertor to open sub-folders. Allow the convertor to duplicate the folder tree at its output destination.
3. Make the “split” function non destructive. In fact, make all editorial functions so. At least until a file is saved.
4. Make “Control Z” the undo shortcut in every situation. Not just some.
5. Add an optional window to display the video associated with the audio source so that the audio could be synched to picture.
6. Pitch adjust in cents instead of just percentage. Allow a time stretch range to be set graphically, rather than having to guess at how much time needs to be applied for the waveform to extend to the desired end point.
7. Allow more than one file to be open at a time.
8. Allow those files to be synched (from bar one, beat one would be sufficient), and then allow the user to mix the two adjust the levels of each, and then combine them into a single file. This would be different than your “Paste Mix” and “Mix File” functions.
9. Offer a tempo grid overlay with snapping so that whole sections can be copied and pasted/inserted into places that make rhythm sense.
10. A phase meter would be nice. A tool to reverse phase would also be useful.
11. The ability to determine the properties of the current soundfile (format, sample rate, bit rate, etc.)
12. It would nice to be able to add a number of songs at once to a timeline and automatically create the 2 second track market in order to burn a CD that could be played on any player.

That’s all for now. Granted, some of these functions may already be available. I just couldn’t find them in the time I had to review the product.

Summary: All in all this is an excellent editing program that I’d recommend to anyone except the most demanding audio professional. The range of effects and editing tools are well implemented and are very robust. I especially thought the “Get From YouTube,” and “Extract Audio From Video” features could be very useful to your target market. The text to speech feature is an interesting addition as well.

In its range, I give it an A+, gentlemen, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to help with the improvement of this very good program.

Reply   |   Comment by Skip Adams  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

I've just tried a few things with it. There are some really interesting tools. A lot of people will compare it with Audacity, but I would say that it isn't the same or "better than" Audacity, because it just has different functions. As mentioned above, Audacity has multi-track recording; this one doesn't. But this one has these functions for example: You can download audio from Youtube, or rip it from a CD, or extract it from a video. There is also direct access to the system's audio mixer, a tool to apply several effects to a sound file at once, a nice friendly interface, and a CD burner. The text-to-speech module (which Audacity also doesn't have) is very easy to use as well. I'm keeping this one for the specialised tools. Thanks so much GOTD and SED Systems!

Reply   |   Comment by John Cavebe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

CoolEdit, now known as Adobe Audition, has some stuff... mainly filters and advanced functions on current filters/effects, that this program needs in order to at least compete with the free Audacity.

@16 and 22
You cannot edit MP3 audio without re-encoding it. Same thing for everything else (audio/video). Even when you edit uncompressed data, the file needs to be rewritten in order to save the changes. When dealing with compressed data, you need to decode it, make the changes and compress it again. Not my opinion, just stating the facts. If you have a program that claims otherwise, it's just not telling you it's re-encoding the data, but it still does it.

Reply   |   Comment by krypto  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Looks good. One glitch in the installation process is the way the installation is done. The .exe file unpacks to a temporary file directory and then tries to phone home. Most good firewalls are going to block new outbound contacts and since the installer doesn't wait around to give you a chance to do approve the request, it just fails. And each time you try to install, it's a different copy of the installer (it's in a different temporary directory). Sloppy usability study there. The only solution here was to punch a hole through the firewall; something some people won't get. Not my problem, but be aware of it and don't forget to close the hole and/or turn your firewall back on.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I tried this, but found it doesn't perform better than the free NCH Wavepad Sound Editor. It is a nice editor, though.

Reply   |   Comment by LikeCookies  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I'm having a little bit of confusion on how to get this software registered. Normally the window will pop up when a GAOTD program is installed and opened for the first time, but not with this one. It's activated and I have the license/registration code. The "ReadMe" file says that in order to save any files, the software has to be purchased. Even wth that I'm not seeing a place to input the registration code and bypass the requirement to purchase it. It looks like a really nice and WYSIWYG program that is worth having. Anyone else having problems registering?? Thanks for any assistance!

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

The program for me is good. I use cool edit pro, and the only reason i tried this software from GAOTD is because of the youtube downloader.

But after trying 10 different links from youtube i’ve got 10 times fail.

No matter what i try to change, it just won’t download the movies..

So for the movies download i stick with jdownloader and music editing cool edit pro.

Thank you GAOTD and soundeditordeluxe

Reply   |   Comment by Devilshaker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

- it looks that you can import files from various sources more easly than in Audacity (CD, Video, YouTube)
- but YouTube download didn't work for me

Reply   |   Comment by user1  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

When I try to open any supported file with it, I got an error saying "fileformat error" Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by powerrui  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

does not work (the youtube downloader does not )

Reply   |   Comment by jojo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have been using Audacity for a few years now but this program looks like a huge upgrade for me! I can see several functions that were either not available on the free Audacity program, or were not readily apparent (like bookmarks...I can think of lots of ways I can use those!) Looking forward to trying this program out, but either way it is free so hey - I'm a happy girl and would like to say thanks to GOTD and the developers.

Reply   |   Comment by julie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Happy new year; I downloaded and activated sound editoor deluxe but can't seem to get it registered

Reply   |   Comment by TopPops  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Anyone know if it has an audio tester function. I have some flac files that may be bad and need testing. Oh but this program doesn't support flac, huh.

Reply   |   Comment by Jody Faison  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

tts onboard this app- cool bonus !
now I'll go try adding some audio background to my tts production !

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I have a program called GoldWave Editor Por, that was offered on here before, which is pretyt good. Is Sound Editor any better?

Reply   |   Comment by cHuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

In the About dialog box (under Help-Version), the word Copyright misspelled - which is no biggie. But I do wonder about the copyright dates shown of "2000-2010" since the company website says it was founded in 2005.

Reply   |   Comment by Russell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Installed and activated on Win XP - no problems.
Basically the same program as Gold Wave Editor Pro in functionality, although the main window is presented somewhat differently.
The record dialog box is exactly the same in the two programs.
Goldwave has been around since 1993. SED was founded in 2005 (from their webpage). Did some disgruntled employee at Goldwave take the source code or something and start SED Systems?

Reply   |   Comment by Russell  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Can't figure out how to split long files into separate tracks to export as MP3s. Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

No better than Audacity.

NO MIDI support

Reply   |   Comment by EastWind  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Appreciate GiveAwayOfTheDay for all the great software they have provided over the years. But this was a waste of time, downloading and installing, as it is the same version as previously provided here. It may be a good idea to mention upfront if the giveaway is a re-run from an older date.

Reply   |   Comment by bnwldx  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For all who are curious about the differences between Audacity and Sound Editor Deluxe, these two links are directly from their respective creators spelling out their respective features. After comparing between the two, your choice will be pretty easy rather than just sticking to something because you are use to it.


Audacity Home Page: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Audacity Features: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/features


Sound Editor Deluxe Home Page: http://www.soundeditordeluxe.com/index.html

Sound Editor Deluxe Features: http://www.soundeditordeluxe.com/features.html

Reply   |   Comment by ChaosReigns  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

#16 "16.Whoa, hold the praise, folks. This software does NOT allow you to make changes within MP3s without re-encoding them. Bummer. This means that every time you make a change of some kind, the MP3 is switched to WAV while editing then re-encoded back to MP3. It ruins their fidelity. Sorry, but this is a very serious issue that causes me to issue a thumbs down."

An MP3 is already a compressed file, which has lost quality already from original CD track. Wav is much less lossless(IE NO MPEG COMPRESSION) than an MP3, so converting an MP3 to Wav will not ruin any kind of "fidelity" in the file.

I guess you have a way to edit an MP3 without doing any conversion to an editable format?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I have this program from when it was offered on GOTD before. It's got a nice user interface, and runs well on Win7 64-bit. As far as I know, there's no such thing as 'native MP3' editing. MP3 is by definition a lossy compression scheme for audio. I don't know how you'd edit the audio stream without decompressing it first, and naturally you'd have to re-compress it in order to store the audio back to an MP3 file. If you want lossless compression, use FLAC or something similar.

Reply   |   Comment by BryonB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

#22 wrote:"...NCH Software...... though something always feels a little shady about their company."

Anytime, any company installs anything in the computer without the express knowledge of the owner, the company becomes suspect, shady and loses any customer trust.

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Thanks for the giveaway! Very good sound editor. Can not generate tones/noise though.

Reply   |   Comment by phobic  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Anyone know how this compares to 14 Aug 11 GOTD Sound Editor Pro v5.5.1? #16 is a big concern since almost everything now is mp3 or FLAC.

Reply   |   Comment by AFBear  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thank you GOTD and SED Systems. Thumbs up, easy to use and very

intuitive. Great way to start the New Year on!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Lewis  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Can't register. Went to "help", but there is no category for "activation". Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by larry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hello i find this tool to be very rich in feature as compared to Audacity, but i can't still find the feature where i can reduce the sound of a mp3 song at certain times and increase it as i want, so that i can integrate it to a video tutorial.

Please any help regarding that is ingrained in this program,can someone reveal it. thanks.

Thanks , thumbs up for this program.
Similar program would be great. :)

Reply   |   Comment by hulkbuster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can understand posters not utilizing English as their primary language. But what I can't understand is the lack of logic and the inability to form a cognitive thought which makes even REMOTE sense in ANY language.

BTW, this software package (like all the video editors promoted on GOTD which 'claim' to be original, but utilize ffmpeg on the backend)uses the Audacity engine. You'd be better off just installing Audacity and leave it at that.

Reply   |   Comment by Boniferous Boozewah  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Easy download, install and registration.

But is the Recording function useless on laptops without soundcard hardware? (Many laptops only have "virtual" audio sound speaker output wired into the motherboard.)

I can record from speaker audio with Total Recorder software on my HP laptop, but without the Speakers recognized in the Win 7 Control Panel's Audio/Recording tab, my only source choice with SED appears to be my laptop's microphone. Am I missing something here? If Total Recorder can record from speaker output, why can't SED?

Reply   |   Comment by rroberto  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Great program, lots of features compared to freeware audio editors. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Mysticrhythms  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Dearest GOTD community,
you can read the earlier comments of the software here: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sound-editor-deluxe/

Pay special attention to #40 comment by mike (and other comments by mike). He warns that this chick is cool but it adds ~3000 new entries unless you've previously installed NCT files.
For me i skip it for that 3K new regs and stick with my audacity.

thanks for gotd and the developer.
has someone seen mike around in these days? or fubar? i don't click on download button when the guys are not there.

Reply   |   Comment by namer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

As mentioned, same version6.01 as offered February 7, 2011
, but note rating then - yes 214 (55%) no 173 (45%) has
improved today - yes 277 (74%) no 98 (26%)!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As far as sound editing goes, I know that I'm dating . but all sound editing and format changing requires algorithms that are usually proprietary. The output format WAV, FLAC, MP3, etc., is not, but how you get to them is. The algorithms used can definitely affect the quality of the final sound, and it can be heard with good enough players, headphones and speakers. So, a question should be asked, and was in part answered here by #22, Nebulous, of how the sound of the final product is affected.

For an eye opening (ear opening?) experierience, check out J. Gordon Holt's comparisons of early CD DAC conversions on the Stereophile Test CD. If there are newer comparisons, I am not aware of them. I aware of the sound quality differences, though :)

Reply   |   Comment by Rick_S  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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