CoolEdit Nostalgia A CoolEdit inspired spectral analyzer plugin for McBee. August 16, 2023, 4:04 am 2.0 MusicBee 3 Windows 7/ 8/ 10/ 11 Add-ons Visualizer MusicBee

CoolEdit Nostalgia


by kamen

Supports Minimum MusicBee 3

A CoolEdit inspired spectral analyzer plugin for McBee.


CoolEditNostalgia 2.0

Once upon a time CoolEdit(trademark of Syntrillium/Adobe) had an amazing spectral analyzer with spearate channel visualisation and linear and logarithmic frequency scales. It was used as an inspiration for the current MusicBee plugin.
The following features are available:

  • left,right or combined channel visualisation
  • frequncy range grid - all formats (partially dsd too)
  • volume scale (in decibels)
  • adjustable visualisation time window
  • adjustable visualisation filtering
  • adjustable colors
  • minimum, maximum, hold and average signal statistics
  • automatic settings saving
  • uses two optional rendering engines (GDI or Direct2D)

Version History:


  • initial release


  • fixed crash when adding to layout
  • fixed crash when resizing
  • added "fixed 20kHz scale" option
  • fixed interpolation on larger screens
  • fixes & consmetic changes to grid visuals
  • added "note scale" mode
  • added note information to context menu
  • fixed right-left signal alignment

Note1: The plugin consists of five files: mb_CoolEditNostalgia.dll, NostalgiaD2D.dll d2dlib32.dll, d2dlibexport.dll, d2dwinform.dll. To use GDI you have to copy only mb_CoolEditNostalgia.dll to the plugins folder of MusicBee, or all of them in the case of Direct2D rendering.

Note2: CoolEdit is a trademark of Syntrillium/Adobe and is used here just to note the idea of the plugin. I'm not the owner of this trademark, nor I pretend to be, when using the word CoolEdit.

Note3: The Direct2D rendering uses the library open-source D2DLib of Jingwood ( A license note is supplied to the package.

Note4: To remove the plugin remove the above mentioned dlls and optionally the settings file (\AppData\CoolEdit Nostalgia.ini).

Name CoolEdit Nostalgia
Author kamen
Version 2.0
Category Visualizer
Published on June 29, 2023
Updated on August 16, 2023, 4:04 am
Supports Minimum MusicBee 3

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