#1 on Google

The first and only software designed specifically and completely for classical music recording, editing, and mastering is already #1 on Google thanks to you! Cohler Classical runs exclusively on REAPER (Mac, Windows, or Unix) includes unrivaled source-destination editing (4-point & 3-point) with a state-of-the-art two-lane Crossfade Editor, and is fully accessible for the visually impaired. Customers are saying that this is exactly what they have been searching for for decades! LISTEN to recordings produced with Cohler Classical from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Steinway & Sons Label, Telos Music, Navonna Records (PARMA) and many more, WATCH more than 40 how-to videos, and JOIN the brand-new troll-free (!) Forum for Classical Music Recording, Editing, and Mastering NOW!

#1 on Google

The first and only software designed specifically and completely for classical music recording, editing, and mastering is already #1 on Google thanks to you! Cohler Classical runs exclusively on REAPER (Mac, Windows, or Unix) includes unrivaled source-destination editing (4-point & 3-point) with a state-of-the-art two-lane Crossfade Editor, and is fully accessible for the visually impaired. Customers are saying that this is exactly what they have been searching for for decades! LISTEN to recordings produced with Cohler Classical from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Steinway & Sons Label, Telos Music, Navonna Records (PARMA) and many more, WATCH more than 40 how-to videos, and JOIN the brand-new troll-free (!) Forum for Classical Music Recording, Editing, and Mastering NOW!

Industry-leading…

Industry-leading features including 700+ new functions and 660+ keyboard shortcuts, unrivaled speed and price, as well as an industry-first immediate customer service/no-bugs policy are all being hailed by  performing musicians, tonmeisters, independent studio engineers, record companies, and major studios on five continents!

Fast, powerful, flexible, and…

MUCH faster, more powerful, more responsive, more flexible, more precise, and MUCH less expensive than Pyramix, Sequoia, or SADiE, Cohler Classical runs on top of REAPER‘s state-of-the-art 64-bit floating-point audio engine, is available for Mac, Windows, or Unix, and is 100-percent optimized for multitrack, multi-take, track-group, source-destination recording, editing, and mastering of classical music, drum sets, and all other multi-microphone acoustical audio projects.

 

Everything you need is just one click away!

Whether you choose the regular or Pro versions, Cohler Classical is ready to do what you need to do in just one click, unlike all other DAWs which take 5, 10 or even 20 steps to do the same thing — if they can do it at all, because many of CC’s capabilities are unique in the entire industry!

Cohler Classical 3.0CCPro
State-of-the-art, seamlessly integrated two-lane crossfade editor
Audition buttons
Automatic visual track height configuration, and other settings
1-click pitch envelope management
Play-stop with fades
1-click Action List text or keyboard shortcut search
1-click VCA track creation
Countdown timer followed by action
Play lock mode
Toggle sources online-offline
Multi-track recording transfer mode
Menus, 700+ new functions, and 660+ shortcuts all customized for classical music editing!
Easy-to-find commands including 1-click complete menus printout
Dozens of 1-click audition commands
Instant screen navigation
Lightning fast source-destination editing
Crossfade editor fully controllable by click & drag OR keystrokes
Highly efficient screen layout
Unlimited track groups: 1 Destination & 9 Sources per tab
Multi-track, multi-take, track & item-group editing
Auto-soloing, fully collapsible, track groups with multi-level hierarchy
Double-click to show/hide tracks
99 markers per track group
Unlimited embedded take markers
1-minute install
1-click licensing
Instant auto updates
Resolves dozens of REAPER limitations and bugs
Automatic rippling of audio, markers, and automation by track group
Super-fast project setup & load
CD Mastering including the full “Red Book” CD Text standard
1-click “Red Book” DDP export
Sample-accurate, configurable timecode window
Configurable take-number window
Track-group consolidation
Automation functions for detailed balancing
Automatic track-group record arming
1-click track-group recording
Automatic live mix switching
1-click headroom setting
1-click send track creation
Automatic clipping notification
Templates for 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 16, and 31-channel projects
Simplified track hierarchy setup
WAV file metadata record/edit
WAV file structural analysis
Sample-accurate editing for videos
Automatic project snapshot backup and 1-click restore
Fully accessible for visually impaired screen-reader users
20-button main toolbar
Automatic drag lock protection
Automatic and robust, industry-first project error protection
Mac, Windows, and Unix
Same keyboard shortcuts on all systems
And MUCH MORE

 

 

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Cohler Classical brings unrivaled state-of-the-art classical music Source-Destination editing (sometimes called 4-point or 3-point editing) to REAPER. With unlimited track groups including nine source track groups and one destination per tab, each completely and instantly collapsible track group can contain any number of tracks. Each group has the same track structure so you can cut and paste audio from any source to the destination with automatic crossfades effortlessly in 1 click. The  track groups are color coded, and each has its own independent set of 99 color-coded markers. Drag and drop takes between track groups as you organize your edit with no worries, because the mixer is identical in all track groups.

  • Unlimited track groups
  • 1 Destination track group per tab
  • 9 color-coded Source groups per tab
  • 4-point, 3-point, and 2-point Editing
  • IN & OUT markers in each group
  • 99 markers per group
  • Identical linked mixers in all groups
  • Ripple audio, markers, AND automation
  • 1-key Source-Destination editing
  • 1-key track-group navigation
  • 1-key track-group collapse
  • 1-key auditioning commands
  • 1-key automation for balancing
  • And MUCH MORE!

 

Source-Destination 4-Point Editing in Reaper
Play Video about Source-Destination 4-Point Editing in Reaper

The Cohler Classical state-of-the-art Crossfade Editor includes seamlessly integrated one and two-lane modes, and is so much simpler, faster and more powerful than those in Pyramix, Pro Tools, Sequoia, SADiE, or soundBlade it’s hard to describe. But seeing is believing. ALL adjustments can be made using either a click-drag or keyboard-shortcut interface! 

  • Complete crossfade control
  • Click-drag AND keyboard shortcuts
  • Set fade-in & fade-out length/position
  • Toggle/Customize fade shapes
  • Infinite variety of fade curves
  • 1-key enter/exit fade edit mode, even while playing
  • Autosave on exit
  • Align waveforms by drag or keystroke
  • 1-key audition around, to, and from fade or selected IN-OUT points
  • 1-key playback normal, 1/2, 1/4 speed
  • Add new edits while editing a crossfade
  • 1-key next, previous, or any other fade
  • ALL edits ripple audio, markers, and automation points
  • Save fade presets
  • Total asymmetric fade control
  • And MUCH MORE!

 

Munich Chamber Orchestra
Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor
Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Dieterich Buxtehude
Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

RUCKUS Early Music

Deux-Elles (DXL 1187)

Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano

 

“[The 19th-century fortepiano] has a beguilingly gentle and human sound… Yang, moreover, is superbly adept at bringing out the many veiled shades it can produce.”

 

Gramophone

 

“The delicacy of the Graf fortepiano’s sound, coupled with Yang’s expressive touch, create a rich atmosphere of longing and exploration.”

 

Classical Voice North America

Steinway & Sons

David Deveau, piano

 

“David Deveau’s mindful, stylish virtuosity… featuring bass lines that resonate and soar to the heavens.”

 

Gramophone

 

“It brought me back to the first time I heard it with Serkin in Carnegie and was overwhelmed.”

 

— Richard Goode 

 

Rockport Music Virtual Gala 2020
Marc-André Hamelin 
Toccata on “L’homme armé”
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

TRAILER – Philharmonia Sessions:
Sheku performs Saint-Saens
Camille Saint-Saëns
Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
London Philharmonia

French Connections
Navona Records NV6389
Jonathan Rhodes Lee, harpsichord

 

“The performance is excellent. … The program is selected carefully to show a wide range of moods and characters.…. It gives us time to appreciate the bloom of the tone and the well-controlled melancholy. The Chaconne is majestic.” 

—American Record Guide


“An engrossing survey of music by composers who dedicated their skills to the development of keyboard music, performed on a sonically pleasant instrument captured in well-calibrated acoustics.”

—Classical Music Sentinel

“An interesting recital on an instrument of well-deployed rich colours. The playing is crisp and clean with clear phrasing”

—Early Music Review

Jonathan Cohler, clarinet / conductor
Ongaku Records 024-128

Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra

 

“5 stars: energetic and finely crafted performances; Jonathan Cohler and [the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra] present excellent interpretations that should be the standard for Mozart”

 

“…an exceptionally transparent and vivid recording that “hears” everything…”

 

“The recording is supremely involving…”

 

“The recorded sound is excellent; impactful and sharply defined, but without a trace of artificial enhancement or spotlighting…”

 

“In the modern era the two best recordings… came from Stoltzman (RCA) and Harold Wright (DG). Cohler’s account shines just as brightly, and it has enough added verve and style for me to prefer it.”

—Fanfare 

Latin Journey
Ongaku Records 024-130

Jonathan Cohler, clarinet
Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano

 

“Beautiful programming here from Cohler and Vitkauskaite… it is lovely to hear how they make such sublime chamber music together… Cohler’s virtuosity [in Zarabandeo] is spectacular… Ginastera’s Danzas Argentinas (1937) in a terrific, high-voltage performance by Vitkauskaite; and how well the piano is caught in this recording. The rhythmic spirit of the dance, the virtuosity, the sweet lyricism: all are here in abundance, the central ‘Danza de la moza donosa’ an oasis of gently rocking songful peace, the final ‘Danza del gaucho matrero’ a veritable explosion of fierce energy, Vitkauskaite’s finely honed technique absolutely at the service of this glowing music. Superb booklet notes fill out an outstanding release… A brilliant disc, life-enhancing and full of joie de vivre, all cased in a fine recording. Five Stars”

 

—Colin Clarke, Fanfare

Rasa Vitkauskaite plays
Mozart & Beethoven Concertos
Ongaku Records 024-129

Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano
Jonathan Cohler, conductor
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra

 

“5 stars: …large-scaled performances filled with musical passion… [Vitkauskaite] plays the solo part as boldly as Rudolf Serkin, and [Cohler] conducts with more dramatic force than George Szell…”

 

“…engineering that combines inner detail with overall impact. The full dynamic range of the piano is vividly conveyed, as is the dynamic range of Mozart’s score…”

 

“… the orchestral sound in these performances is extremely vivid. The strings are marvelously rich at the opening of the Mozart, yet the horn cuts through with absolute clarity. The recording also conveys the orchestra with a keen spatial sense: I heard the interplay between winds and strings in both concertos as precisely located, though my listening system is nothing fancy.”

 

“…warm recorded sounds…”

 

—Fanfare

2021 Winter Lieder Lounge 
Edward Nelson, baritone
Ronny Michael Greenberg, piano

Emmanuel Music
George Frideric Handel
La Resurrezione
An Oratorio in Two Parts

Braziliana Nordestrio

Global Music Awards 2022 Silver Medal
Fundamental Sounds

Marlo Thinnes, piano

Beethoven • Liszt • Viñes • Fauré • Ravel

Telos Music

Munich Chamber Orchestra
Franz Schubert
“Der Zwerg”, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771

Capella Scandia
Tribute concert commemorating the 500th anniversary of Josquin Desprez’s death

August 27, 2021
Christian Jarhult
contra/tenor, maestro di cappella, and Producer

Philharmonia Orchestra
Behind the Scenes

Cohler Classical cameo @ 2:05 seconds!

Myles Eastwood

Audio Producer & Engineer
Eastwood Records

AUTO-UPDATE

This two-second procedure will take place once you have done an “Initial Install” of Cohler Classical. You will be automatically prompted at REAPER startup time whenever a new update to Cohler Classical is available. You can also check for an available update at any time in REAPER by clicking Options => Check for update.
  1. Click OK button.
  2. Wait for REAPER apply the update and restart.

REINSTALL

Follow this faster procedure only after you have done an “Initial Install” of Cohler Classical. If you created any custom keystrokes, save and reload those using  the Import/Export… button under View => Action list before/after doing any reinstall. In general, updates after your “Initial Install” will happen automatically via the “Auto-update” feature (you will be prompted), but occasionally you will be instructed by us to use this “Reinstall” procedure.
  1. Go to main menu TRY, click on Download and follow on-screen instructions to download the Reinstall file.
  2. Launch REAPER
  3. Click on Edit => Import Configuration…
  4. Select the “Cohler Classical [version number].ReaperConfigZip” file that you just downloaded and click Open.
  5. When prompted, save your current project if necessary.
  6. Click on “Import” button.
  7. Wait for REAPER to load configuration and restart.
  8. You will be presented with a series of dialogue box questions asking you if you want to (1) install a 14-day trial license, (2) install a license code, (3) purchase a license code, or (4) exit the program.

INITIAL INSTALL

Follow this procedure the first time you install Cohler Classical. Most subsequent updates will happen automatically via the “Auto-update” feature (you will be prompted), and occasionally you will be instructed by us to do a fresh “Reinstall”.
  1. Go to main menu TRY and click on Download then follow instructions there to download Initial Install file.
  2. Double click on “.zip” file to unzip (Mac) / open in Explorer (Windows).
  3. Double click on “.dmg” file to mount (Mac) / extract files to folder (Windows)
  4. Open REAPER
  5. Type “?” to open Actions List
  6. Click “New action…” button and choose “Load ReaScript…” (Note: In older versions of REAPER, there was a “Load” button instead of “New action…”
  7. From mounted dmg (Mac) / extracted folder (Windows), select
  8. “Install_Mac.lua” (Mac) / “Install_Win.lua” (Windows)
  9. Click “Run” button
  10. Select and open the Cohler Classical “.ReaperConfigZip” file in the REAPER Configurations folder which should be showing on your screen at this point.
  11.  Click “OK” on popup to import
  12. Click “Import” on file listing window
  13. REAPER will now flash several windows, restart, and eventually present you with a series of dialogue box questions asking you if you want to (1) install a 14-day trial license, (2) install a license code, (3) purchase a license code, or (4) exit the program.
  14. Follow the on-screen instructions from there.

COHLER CLASSICAL

IMMEDIATE CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • No bugs allowed!
    If you discover a possible bug, we will schedule a Zoom meeting with you and one of our developers to fully understand the problem you are having, and, if it is determined to be a bug, we will fix it immediately.
  • Your problems solved!
    If you have a question or a problem that cannot be resolved in one simple short email response, we will immediately offer to schedule a Zoom meeting with you and one of our developers to resolve the problem immediately
  • Your feature requests scheduled!
    If you have a suggestion for a new feature, we will immediately offer to schedule a Zoom meeting with you and one of our developers to fully understand your request. If your idea is accepted and possible, we will put it in our development schedule immediately.

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END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT:  This Agreement is a legal agreement between you, the Licensee (either an individual or, if purchased for an entity, an entity), and Cohler & Associates, Inc.  READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING OR COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS AND USING THIS SOFTWARE.  It provides a license to use this software and contains warranty and liability disclaimers.

Cohler Classical (“the Software Product”) and accompanying documentation is licensed and not sold. This Software Product is protected by copyright laws and treaties, as well as laws and treaties related to other forms of intellectual property. Cohler & Associates, Inc. or its subsidiaries, affiliates, and suppliers (collectively “Cohler”) own intellectual property rights in the Software Product. The Licensee’s (“you” or “your”) license to download, use, copy, or change the Software Product is subject to these rights and to all the terms and conditions of this End User License Agreement (“Agreement”).

Acceptance

BY CLICKING “ACCEPT” AND DOWNLOADING, OR BY INSTALLING, USING OR COPYING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR FULL AND VOLUNTARY ASSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS, DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL THE SOFTWARE OR DISCONTINUE ITS USE IMMEDIATELY AND DESTROY ALL COPIES ON YOUR COMPUTERS.

YOU MUST AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

License Grants

Trial Period License. You may download and use the Software Product for free for fourteen (14) days after installation (“Trial Period”). During the Trial Period, Cohler grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to copy and use the Software Product for evaluation purposes only. The evaluation copy of the Software Product is fully functional.

License After Trial Period. If you continue to use this Software Product after the Trial Period, you are required to purchase a license. The license fee varies according to your use as follows: (a) $250 for business or institutional use, and (b) $125 for individual use in which you derive no revenue from use of the Software Product. Multistation licenses are also available.

To purchase one of the licenses specified above, visit our web site at https://cohlerclassical.com.

This Agreement grants you a limited, non-exclusive license and entitles you to install and use the Software Product on the number of computers specified in your license purchase (“the Station Count”). In addition, you may make archival copies of the Software Product. The archival copies may only be used for reinstallation of the Software Product. This Agreement does not permit the simultaneous installation or use of the Software Product on more than the Station Count number of computers at any given time, on a system that allows shared used of applications, on a multi-user network, or on any configuration or system of computers that allows multiple users.

Restrictions on Transfer

Without first obtaining the express written consent of Cohler, you may not assign your rights and obligations under this Agreement, or redistribute, encumber, sell, rent, lease, sublicense, or otherwise transfer your rights to the Software Product.

Restrictions on Use

You may not use, copy, or install the Software Product on more than the Station Count single-user computers, or permit the use, copying, or installation by more users, or on more computers than the Station Count.

You may not decompile, “reverse-engineer”, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Software Product.

Restrictions on Alteration

You may not modify the Software Product or create any derivative work of the Software Product or its accompanying documentation. Derivative works include but are not limited to translations. You may not alter any files or libraries in any portion of the Software Product.

Restrictions on Copying

You may not copy any part of the Software Product except to the extent that licensed use inherently demands the creation of a temporary copy stored in computer memory and not permanently affixed on storage medium.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY AGREED TO IN WRITING BY COHLER, COHLER MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENTS PROVIDED WITH THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT.

Cohler makes no warranty that the Software Product will meet your requirements or operate under your specific conditions of use. Cohler makes no warranty that operation of the Software Product will be secure, error free, or free from interruption. YOU MUST DETERMINE WHETHER THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT SUFFICIENTLY MEETS YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY AND UNINTERRUPTABILITY. YOU BEAR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS INCURRED DUE TO FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. COHLER WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF DATA ON ANY COMPUTER OR INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL COHLER, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS) RESULTING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, OR FROM THE FURNISHING, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT, WHETHER DUE TO A BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF COHLER OR ANY OTHER PARTY, EVEN IF COHLER IS ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT THAT THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION LIMITS COHLER’S ABILITY TO DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THIS DISCLAIMER SHALL BE EFFECTIVE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED.

Limitation of Remedies and Damages

Your remedy for a breach of this Agreement or of any warranty included in this Agreement is the correction or replacement of the Software Product. Selection of whether to correct or replace shall be solely at the discretion of Cohler. Cohler reserves the right to substitute a functionally equivalent copy of the Software Product as a replacement. If Cohler is unable to provide a replacement or substitute Software Product or corrections to the Software Product, your sole alternate remedy shall be a refund of the purchase price for the Software Product exclusive of any costs for shipping and handling.

Any claim must be made within the applicable warranty period. All warranties cover only defects arising under normal use and do not include malfunctions or failure resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, problems with electrical power, acts of nature, unusual temperatures or humidity, improper installation, or damage determined by Cohler to have been caused by you. All limited warranties on the Software Product are granted only to you and are non-transferable. You agree to indemnify and hold Cohler harmless from all claims, judgments, liabilities, expenses, or costs arising from your breach of this Agreement and/or acts or omissions.

Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Costs

This Agreement is governed by the laws of Massachusetts, without regard to Massachusetts’s conflict or choice of law provisions.

Severability

If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent any express or implied restrictions are not permitted by applicable laws, these express or implied restrictions shall remain in force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by such applicable laws.the 

COHLER CLASSICAL

LICENSE PRICING

  • Personal $125
    Personal Pro $199

    For individuals not producing revenue using the software; or not-for-profit corporations that have fewer than three employees and are not producing revenue using the software.
  • Business $250
    Business Pro $369

    For for-profit corporations; individuals producing revenue using the software; and not-for-profit corporations that have three or more employees.
  • Multi-station Licenses
    Please inquire at info@cohlerclassical.com

REAPER Resource Directory

Mac OS X

/Users/yourusername/Application Support/REAPER

Windows

\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\REAPER