HOW TO CREATE OPTIMAL AUDIO FOR THE WEB WITH COOL EDIT
by Archer Dusablon
If stereo is necessary, your "new" recording (FILE, NEW) should be done in 44100 -- STEREO -- 16 BIT wavform.
If mono, such as a voice track, your "new" recording (FILE, NEW) should be done in 44100 -- MONO -- 16 BIT wavform. (It's a waste of file space and loading time to do a mono file in the stereo mode.)
Do all your editing in that format (cutting out pickups, pops, trimming front & end, etc...).
Once the file is ready to air, on the TRANSFORM MENU select AMPLITUDE.
Choose DYNAMICS PROCESSING.
Select 2:1 COMPRESSOR <20DB, and hit OK.
Then, on the TRANSFORM menu select AMPLITUDE.
Set to 95% and hit OK.
Then on the FILE menu, click SAVE AS.
In the SAVE AS TYPE box, choose MP3 format: it may read MPEG 3 (FhG) (*.mp3).
Be sure "Save Extra Non-Audio Information" is UNCHECKED.
Click OPTIONS on that same box and select a bitrate of 64K if mono, 128K if stereo, then hit OK.
Save the file under filename.mp3