Just to answer one of your questions (clearly I'm NOT an Adobe staffer):
Whilst audio is playing if you click anywhere on the Timeline (above the waveform) the Play Head will immediately move to that point and play from it. (Another tip I previously picked up from one of the far-more-experienced users here.)
Message was edited by: emmrecs to correct spelling
Actually, I referred to that feature when I mentioned, "Currently, you have to click that bar at the top, which most users probably won't discover..." Or perhaps you commented while I was updating my post.
Ya - i used cool edit from the first (when was that, '95?) -
Question: since i couldn't find any reference anywhere in adobeland --- does anyone no how to "Zoom to playhead" or "Jump to playhead" in WAVEFORM view? I can barely see the playhead when 'zoomed in' (in the "Zoom navigator")
I use the mouse to zoom in and out, but i should be able to get to playhead instantly, so i can edit that location, as i arbitrarily "play" and review the audio.
Cool Edit Pro did set a Standard by which all other Audio Editors had to go by.When it was around.I would love to see What the Creator of this Software (Cool Edit Pro) would have done with it in 2012 and beyond.
Hi ZypKode, I couldn't help but reply to your post: Back before Win 95 I was using Digigram's Xtrack audio editor. It didn't run on Win 3.x because that OS wasn't capable enough. Win 95 just managed that when it came out. I looked at Cool Edit Pro around that time, and it was Ok. But for my work which was a lot of interview recording/editing plus radio programme recording in 4 track (2 tracks for voicing, 1 stereo track for music) Xtrack was way out ahead, in terms of multitrack capability but especially speed of work. Even the waveform display had several options apart from the standard full-wave that every editor, even today uses (Audacity offers a dB display which is better, but nothing like the old Xtrack offering). The option I always used was a half-wave display with just the outline, and it was logarithmic rather than linear. Result was that, without resorting to zooming in and out, you could see the noise floor, see the detail of the person's breath and lip-smack. With a little experience you could do most voice edits just by looking without even listening – which, of course, you did afterward, just to make sure :-) Producers used to look at me as if I was a magician when doing the edits like that. If Audition one day offered that as a waveform option, they could put it forward as a revolutionary new experience, since Digigram, better known for their high end audio hardware, dropped Xtrack a few years ago, being too small a company to compete with the big players.