I'm not sure what you mean by inexpensive and I'm not sure of the cost
of the other mentioned programs, but I would suggest Wavelab. You can
create a montage template with 5 minute track markers and import any
file into the montage. This makes the process fairly thoughtless and
extremely quick. Good luck and take care.


Chris Lacinak
Director of Production & Operations
VidiPax, Inc.
450 West 31 St.
4th Floor
New York, New York
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Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:27 PM
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Subject: CD track marking


I'm currently switching over from making listening copies of field
recordings on cassette to using CDs.  I wrote to the list a few months
ago about suggestions for placing index points/tracks at intervals on
the disk, and have decided to set them every five minutes.  The problem
I'm having now is the program I using for sound processing--Cool Edit
2000--makes it extremely difficult to introduce track marks into a long
WAV file for burning.  Essentially you have to lay down a series of cue
points, merge the cues, then save each cue range as an individual file.
Needless to say, when an interview is 120 minutes long, that's a lot of
marking and saving. According to the help-people at Syntrillium, there
is no way to script the process of laying cue points every 5 minutes and
then saving the individual tracks after you mark them, nor is there a
way to automate even the process of saving the merged cue ranges as
individual files.  Does anyone out there have a suggestion for another
(inexpensive) program I could use just to ready the audio for CD that
isn't such a pain in the neck?  Cool Edit 2000 does pretty much
everything else we need around here, and we're not in a position to make
a large financial investment in audio software right now. If there isn't
a program I can use just to ready the audio for CD, then what experience
have others had preping audio for CD as I outlined above with other
programs--Sound Forge, etc.?  I'm working on a PC, by the way.

Thanks for you time--

Andy Kolovos
Vermont Folklife Center
P.O. Box 442
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4964
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