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Re: CD Mastering Conundrum (Summary)
CD Mastering Conundrum
Apologies for the post earlier with "Digest" in the title, not intended
...and also for being Off Topic (but I think anyone else wanting to master
long loop tracks will think it On T)
Thanks to the numerous answers,
especially to Jim for pointing out the software I use(Nero5) can actually
"Get It On CD" , Wavelab , Nero5 all do this for PC
Jam for mac.
Seems that a long .wav (like a long loop performance) is best not edited
chunks with a sound editor. Works best to let the CD burning software
(Nero5 also does crossfades)
I reckon there's an insoluable problem in that the way the CD data is
which is in blocks of samples. As the track has to be a whole number of
blocks long it's not possible to hit a zero crossing at the track
While this is OK for playing consecutive tracks there's a chance that if
tracks are not played one after the other (just a single track, or a
selection) there may be clicks at the beginning or end of tracks.
No one seems to know about the possible cutting off of the beginning of
.wav file, (I've seen it happen though)
Nevertheless problem solved and thanks to the list in general.