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Transferring .cda to .wav

Discussion in 'Recording' started by composedthoughts, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Hello everybody,
    I need some help, I've been using my Korg console (XD32) for a little bit now, and recently have been getting some projects with it, (before I used completely different equipment but had to switch for budget reasons, and I'm sure anybody that read my previous post, the only thing they hear is about my Korg, but anyway), and I was wondering, when the Korg burns cd's, it uses .cda format. I would like to make a decent master in .wav format. What's the best way to go about that transferring that? I've been getting by, but now I need to start working on a master. Should I purchase a program that would just immediately convert the types, or should I upload track to track to a computer software mixing program (since I don't use much with my computer, I only have a freeware program right now). Sorry for anything I missed, I've had a busy and tiresome week.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    http://www.download.com/Free-CD-DA-Extractor/3000-2140_4-10327914.html
     
  3. Vince, I apreciate the help, but that freeware program doesn't except .cda as an input extension to begin with.
     
  4. mjatas

    mjatas Guest

    yes it does i use the program all the time.
     
  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    The "copy from cd" option in windows media player 9 removes the .cda extension and reveals the .wav extension. You probably already have media player on your machine.

    .cda is just an extension, it's not a compression format. The format is still .wav and .cda is just a track reference for cd players.
     
  6. Thanks everyone, Coyote that was extremely helpful information. Also, almost an hour after I made that last post, I used the Audio Cd Ripper instead of just the File Convertor and figured everything out.

    Thanks
     
  7. tnjazz

    tnjazz Active Member

    For ripping CDs into wav format, this is probably hands down the best program I've ever encountered:

    http://www.exactaudiocopy.de

    Much more comprehensive and precise than WMP in the extraction process, plus it has an audio editor and CD burning capability built in.

    Cardware too - just send the creator a postcard if you like it...

    Dirk
     

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