> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mastering/burning software.
> I need something along the lines of Masterlist CD that will
> allow me to insert track numbers into an alreay existing and
> already mixed piece. Example: I have a 58-minute oral
> history interview I digitized from reel tape and my client
> wants me to insert track numbers every, say, couple of
> minutes as a way to assist researchers. More of an indexing
> situation than individual *tracks* but I think you know what
> I mean. The piece still needs to play through without
> interuptions. I read that Digidesign has discontinued
> Masterlist CD and, as far as I can tell, Toast won't allow me
> to do this unless I give it a "raw" (i.e. unmixed) feed. And
> that doesn't do me a lot of good. I need to be able to
> define tracks at will into a file that I have already mixed.
> Any suggestions.....?
You mentioned Toast so I'm guessing that you're using a Mac. If you actually
have or have access to a Windows PC, check out CDRWIN from Golden Hawk
Technology. The program is small, cheap and it will let you do just about any
damn thing you can think of (it even let me make a non-Red Book disc with tracks
as short as a single frame, 1/75th of a second). You will need to write your own
cue sheet, a text file that tells the burning app where to put the track and
index numbers; the program help is pretty good at showing how this is done.
When burning a disc, the app asks for the cue sheet. Besides track timings, the
cue sheet also tells the app where the sound file(s) is located on the PC. The
sound file can be in several different formats, e.g. WAV, BIN, etc.
When writing the cue sheet you should play the sound file with an app that can
show time in CD format, MM:SS:FF, 75 frames per second. Cool Edit is perfect for
I hope this helps,