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CD sub-codes

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by dabmeister music, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    What's involved in coding a CD for commercial distribution? I understand there's a lot more going on than just burning music to a CD. :cool:
  2. joe lambert

    joe lambert Distinguished Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    321 West 44th Street Suite 1001
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    The PQ subcode that gets burned to the cd lead in contains various information. Basic start and and times, pause time. It is what the cd player uses to find where everything is. There are other things such as ISRC codes that can be added as well.

    ISRC codes were created so the record compainies can track how often and where there material is being played as far as radio stations.

    These 12 digit codes are created by the record companies and are also supplied by them.

    These are not mandatory but most major label releases will include them.
  3. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Is there anywhere I can read up more on ISRC codes and how they work?

    What about newfangled CD-text?
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