Burning a PMCD

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by bohemio, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. bohemio

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    What's the easiest way I can burn a PMCD... I have a G4 mac, running a digi001... what's are my options? what is the best option?

  2. Masternfool

    Masternfool Active Member

    Dec 3, 2001
    Don't know about macs.. but I do know that they use "toast and jam" programs. Just drop in your ids' and burn away..2x if you're sending for dupes. best
  3. brad

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  4. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member

    Oct 17, 2001
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    PMCD or pre mastered compact disc is a term Sonic uses to describe the glass master ready disc it creates which includes all proper PQ and ISRC codes. The plants need these to verify start and end of tracks amoung other things.

    I think Pyramix and Sadie call it the same thing. Regardless of what it's called, what's important for the plant is the time code accurate PQ subcode.

    I use Sonic Solutions here at Classic, but I've mastered on Pro Tools/Sound Designer using Masterlist and that creates a PQ subcode that plants will accept.

    The easiest (cheapest) thing to start off with on Mac probably would be Adaptec Jam which allows you to edit PQ subcodes. Just check to make sure your CD burner is compatible.

    Hope this helps.
  5. brad

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  6. bohemio

    bohemio Guest

    That is what I need to do... I need to be able to burn in a format that CD plants can be compatible with... I have a SCSI smart and firendly burner so I don't think that would be a problem, but what is the easiest software for me to work with... JAM? maybe Masterlist CD because I work on a Digi 001? What to I buy?

  7. brad

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  8. bohemio

    bohemio Guest

    Thanks a lot Brad...

    that is EXACTLY what I needed to hear...
    I'll go checkout digi to see if MLCD works, if not I'll just get jam, like you say ... i don't need editing since I have an 001... i just need the codes...

    thanks a lot for everything

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