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Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
21-Aug-01 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: Digital recording/editing
Subject: RE: Help: Digital recording/editing
Bob -

One thing to note - even with a program like Cool Edit, you still need a program that will take the file you create and burn it onto a CD. Assuming that you have a CD burner in your PC, you probably already have the software to create a CD. You will also need a program to create a label. I am not aware of any single program that will ADEQUATELY give you the ability to record, edit, burn a CD, and label it.

I use Cool Edit 2000 to edit my radio shows, and I record my interviews on Mini Disc as well. The setup that someone mentioned above - running it to your computer's "line in" is correct. You will have to adjust levels a bit with your computers mixer. If you really want to get fancy and your MiniDisc has an optical line out, you can buy a card for your PC that has an optical line in.

If you want to find out more aobut Cool Edit, check them out at Cool Edit

Unless you plan on building a studio to record the next Madonna album, use Cool Edit 2000 instead of Cool Edit Pro. Pro will give you the capability of 64 track recording - just the thing most folkies need!! Seriously, Cool Edit 2000 will be perfect.

There are probably cheaper and easier programs than Cool Edit 2000, but from my experience this program is well worth the money, especially if you have other editing uses.