Hidden CD track

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by robbyc23, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. robbyc23

    robbyc23 Guest

    Hello Folks and thanks for all the help in the past,

    Now, a few years ago, I read about hiding tracks on a CD. Specifically as Track Zero, so you can only rewind into it...
    I understood it at the time, but now have forgotten everything....

    Does anyone know how to hide tracks.
    I usually use Toast or Spark XL on Mac, but also have Wavelab and Nero on PC.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. ErikFlipside

    ErikFlipside Guest

    i'd be interested in learning this also. i have a few CDs that require a rewind into track "zero" and have always wondered how they did it.
  3. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Distinguished Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    You have to use software that you can edit the pq subcode information. depending on the software, you can place audio in the pregap before the track. audio id's always sit at index 1 but you can have a pregap before index one where you can place audio.
  4. golli

    golli Active Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    If you have A PC, you can use CD architect, for this.
  5. robbyc23

    robbyc23 Guest

    Cheers again folks,

    PQ code was the clue I was looking for....

    Happy Christmas


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