Red Book CDs - 2s gap too long

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Gray, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Gray

    Gray Guest

    Pardon my inexperience... I want to "master" my own project for now... is there a way to produce a red book compliant CDR with less than 2 sec. gaps between tracks? (Old guys - remember LZep's Heartbreaker/Livin'Lovin'Maid segue??). Can this be done in compliance with Red Book. I'm using Sonic Foundry's CD Architect and it seems to require 2s.
    Thanks
     
  2. Solfatio

    Solfatio Guest

    Originally posted by Gray:
    Pardon my inexperience... I want to "master" my own project for now... is there a way to produce a red book compliant CDR with less than 2 sec. gaps between tracks? (Old guys - remember LZep's Heartbreaker/Livin'Lovin'Maid segue??). Can this be done in compliance with Red Book. I'm using Sonic Foundry's CD Architect and it seems to require 2s.
    Thanks



    Coming from the Macintosh world, I can give you my experience.

    I started out with a USB CD burner using Toast 4.1, which would let you choose a time range between 0-6 seconds before burning your audio; however, even at 0 seconds there'd be a minute gap. So I blamed the software, and tried out Adaptec's Jam software which would let you do crossfades and such...except I discovered it wouldn't work with USB burners (at least, not the one I was using). So then I blamed my hardware. However, when I picked up Toast 5, I miraculously discovered it wrote CD's with no gaps between tracks, using the same burner I've had all along. Which made me take note that I was writing CD's with "disc-at-once"--which incidentally I thought I was doing all along.

    In summary of the tale, Roxio Toast Titanium 5 can do it on a Mac, but I dunno what works on a PC. <grin> But just check if whatever package you use a) supports your CD burner (there's usually a compatability list on the software or hardware mfg's website) and b) supports disc-at-once writing.

    Hope that was a little better than non-help,

    Gabriel
     
  3. brad

    brad Guest

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  4. Gray

    Gray Guest

    Thanks you guys - that's great! I thought it was a "Red Book" standard (I don't remember why). I'll just have to use something else besides CD Architect.
     
  5. Ronny Morris

    Ronny Morris Guest

    Brad is correct, red book doesn't care about the gap's but some of the older software implements 2 secs and it can't be defeated. The better progs will let you go gapless and also insert track index id's, so you can still start at the beginning of the second seamless song.
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Use wavelab...the montage feature allows you to overlap each file with a small crossfade that is editable and when you tell it to generate cd tracks use the generate track markers in crossfade options and it works great...Just did it this weekend and it came out smooth as a baby's bottom!!
    Opus
     
  7. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Gary,
    I used to use CD Architect until I jettisoned Bill Gates' evil empire. It is the only thing I miss from the windows world. All you need to do is left click and hold a .wav to move it closed to what came before it. You can even select automatic crossfade in preferences and drag the beginning of one over then end of the previous and a crossfade is generated. You can re-draw them as well.
     
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Same thing in Wavelab...
    Traitor!! You went to the world of Crashintosh didnt you!!!! lol!!
    Opus :D
     
  9. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    I'm leaning towards Wavelab. It supports 24/96 and is 32bit floating point. I hope this means it has the sonics of a Sadie or Sonic system. I don't care about the sound of the comp/limit/eq programs as I will be doing that in analog on the way in. Any comments on the sound? Thanks.
     
  10. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

    Sorry, I meant to post that in a different thread. Oh well..
     
  11. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Originally posted by Opus2000:
    Same thing in Wavelab...
    Traitor!! You went to the world of Crashintosh didnt you!!!! lol!!
    Opus :D


    Guilty as charged! :p
     

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