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How to make an audio CD 



If you want to create an audio CD of your favourite tunes, this chapter will describe step by step what to do. Do not worry, it is quite simple.

Hardware and Software

You will need :

Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant in a registered version. 

• A CD recorder. This device enables your computer to write data on CD-Rs.

• A CD recording utility. In this example, we chose Toast Pro V 3.5.5 on the Macintosh, and Nero Burning Rom in Windows.

• An empty CD-R.

Creating files

a) Check that your hard disk has enough space left. A full audio CD can contain more than 600 Mb.

b)  Create a new folder on your hard disk. It will hold the files to be written to CD. We will call this folder "My CD".

c) Launch Harmony or Melody.

d) Load the music file with "File>Open".

e) Check that the current playing mode is "Play the whole tune" and not "Play selection range only".

f) Set any desired general digital effects for this file.

g) Select "File>Export>AIFF" on Macintosh or "File>Export>Wav" on Windows.

h) In the export window, check that the output is 44Khz, Stereo, 16 bits.

i) Click "Save". Select the folder "My CD" created previously, and click OK. A file is created.

j) Close the document.

k) Repeat from d) for all your tunes.

Your files have been created; you can now close Melody or Harmony.

Burning the CD

a) Launch the burning (CD recorder) program.

b) Select audio CD  format. 

In Toast Pro, choose the "Format>Audio CD" menu item.
In Nero Burning Rom open the "New compilation" window, if it does not open automatically, and click on the Audio CD icon. Then click on the "New" button. An empty list opens.

c) Drag and drop all the files from the "My CD" folder into the window. A file list is created.  

In Toast Pro, you can reorder your tracks by clicking on the Audio button and moving items in the list.

d) Once all tracks are in the right order, you can start burning the CD.  

In Toast Pro, click "Record" and insert an empty CD-R.

In Nero Burning Rom, click "Write" and insert an empty CD-R

That's all. You now have an audio CD containing your tunes. Astonishing, isn't it?

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