Quick Question

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by philipjent, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. philipjent

    philipjent Guest

    Im getting music mastered and the M.E. told me to send him a data cd with the wav files on it. Just to be clear isn't a data cd a CD-RW?
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    By data CD, they mean not AUDIO CD. You can burn both to a CD-R, so you'll want to burn it as data (files), like if you were going to burn a CDR of say PDF files.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Adding to that - You want to export 24-bit PCM (.wav, .aiff, etc.) files at the project's native sample rate.

    If you did everything at 44.1kHz, then 44.1kHz files. 88.2kHz, export at 88.2kHz and so on.

    Then burn the files to a disc (as MF mentioned) AS DATA. Maybe even throw in a .txt file of instructions or something just to make sure the program doesn't try to make an audio CD out of them (if in any doubt).

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