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CEP 2.1 upgrade?

Apr 24, 2012 10:00 AM

Tags: #upgrade #cool_edit_pro #cool_edit_pro_2.1 #cool_edit

This is a long shot, but as a long-time registered user of Cool Edit Pro 2.1, I've come to the point of needing to upgrade. My computer is dying, and my LynxOne audio interface won't work with any OS beyond Windows XP, so when I get a new Win7 computer I'll need both a new audio interface and new software.


Adobe once sent me a replacement installation CD for CEP. Very cool of them, considering it was a legacy product. Anybody know if Adobe is still doing upgrade deals from good old CEP 2.1?


Thanks for any light you can shed!



  • SteveG(AudioMasters)
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    Apr 24, 2012 10:55 AM   in reply to mjpatey1

    I'm afraid that the only light I can shed is what Colin says in his product announcement:


    Audition CS6 Perpetual:

    • Full = $349.00 USD
    • Upgrade Audition CS5.5 to Audition CS6 = $75.00 USD
    • Upgrade Audition 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 to Audition CS6 = $149.00 USD
    • Upgrade Soundbooth CS3, CS4, CS5 to Audition CS6 = $149.00 USD


    Which appears to say that you can't even upgrade Audition 1, never mind CEP2.1, I'm afraid.

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    Apr 24, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to mjpatey1

    mjpatey1 wrote:


    Is this only true of purchases made directly from Adobe's site, or can I safely buy from an online retailer like BH, etc.?

    Yes, only through, it is not available via the third-party resellers (unless they offer their own program).

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    Apr 24, 2012 4:55 PM   in reply to mjpatey1

    Since 6 has everything 5.5 has, plus a whole lot more, why would you consider buying 5.5 when 6 is coming out in  a couple of weeks?

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    Apr 24, 2012 5:25 PM   in reply to therealdobro

    If your trial is ending before CS6 is released, you might want to purchase so you could continue working in the meantime.  In many cases, organizations are planning or need to use their budget before the end of a fiscal quarter, and if they intend to update anyway, it might make sense to do it now.

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    Apr 24, 2012 6:32 PM   in reply to mjpatey1

    Should work fine.  Visit to download the 30-day trial of Audition CS5.5.  It will give you a good sense of what's new in CS6!  :)

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