My question is......does anyone know of a cheap program that does what Cool Edit 2000 does. I have downloaded 6 shareware audio editors from Tucows and tried them all out but none of them seem to come close to CE2000 in the editing and ease of use department. There are hundreds of rippers, converters, all-in-one suites etc etc out there but ripping/converting/burning is what they are about. Effects seem to be just added in as an after-thought. What I want is a program I can do simple stuff like adjust the playback level of each channel and add some subtle reverb and EQ effects to some .wav files I have. This is not studio production work, just touching up a few songs that my band did a few years back and I certainly don't want to spend $500 AUD to do it. I have had Cool Edit on my system for some time but haven't had time to play with it. I downloaded the shareware version from Tucows as it was rated as the best entry level audio editor. After playing around with one of my band .wav files I decided it could do what I needed it to do so I would purchase the full version for US$65. However when I clicked the registration button I was taken to Adobe's website. Apparently in May Adobe bought Syntrillium and have released Cool Edit 2.0 rebranded as Adobe Audition and you can buy it for US$299.......sheesh! If you own Cool Edit 2000 you can purchase an upgrade to Audition for US$99, but you can't register Cool Edit 2000 any more.