What are you trying to do? Are you trying to rip CDs to a hard drive, so that each track is stored as a separate file? dBpoweramp will do the trick, but it's not intended to be used with an external rip station. It works with a CD or DVD drive in your computer (most likely, a DVD drive). You specify the drive and folder where the ripped tracks will be stored.
Regardless of what software you use, I don't recommend ripping at speeds higher than 8X for best accuracy. Never, under any circumstances, allow your computer or software to rip at whatever "maximum" setting is allowed. The chances of errors increase.
When I need to rip a CD, I actually use the "Extract Audio from CD" function in my editor, which is Sound Forge 12 Pro. With Sound Forge, I can extract an entire CD to a single file, with markers automatically inserted for each track.
I hope this helps.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Digitization of CD's
WFMT is embarking on a large CD ripping endeavor and I am wondering if we
are headed down the right path. We are looking to purchase a Ripstation,
does anyone have experience using this machine? I know that dBpoweramp is
popular on the list, would you recommend using it, in connection with a rip
Are there any pitfalls you have experienced that we could avoid?
I tried searching the archives and got varied luck using different keyword
searches which is why I may be asking a question that may have already been
Thank you for your expertise!
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