Article about CD-recording on the Atari Falcon. Published in the swedish supplement to AtariWorld #11 - March 1996. Translated into english by the author.

Claes Holmerup: Home burning!

This is the exciting follow-up to the previous issue's article. How did the burning of audio CD's go? Well, in a good mood after my success with the data-burning, I continued by trying to write a music-CD (which was the main reason why I bought the CD-writer from the start).

When you burn an audio-CD, you choose file by file (44.1kHz stereo, in AIF, AVR or WAV-format) by double-clicking on the audio icon. You set the copy-protect option on or off, as well as typr in the serial number (if any) of the CD. I chose a couple of finished songs (in AIF-format from Cubase Audio) and pressed the record button. The first song -OK!, but what happened then was less fun...

Problems...
"SCSI-fehler: Illegal transfer length". What now? After e-mail correspondance with SoundPool, I got the explanation that Cubase Audio messes with the AIFF- standard when editing the recordings and that's why the files wouldn't work with CDRecorder.
SoundPool promised to pass on the info to the programmer and about two weeks later, I got an e-mail stating that a disk was on it's way with a new version that would work with Cubase Audio files - and it would be in english now...

Speaking of support!
I have to admire SoundPool for their excellent support and their dedication to solving problems. Since I got the new version, I've been able to burn many audio- CD's - both for my own use and for other musicians and everything works perfectly! A function that would be nice to have would be the possibility of setting indexes in the songs (but how often is this function used in existing recordings?).
When it comes to data-burning, I would wish for possibility to mask away folders or files when choosing what to write (the same way you can do in most backup- programs).

Otherwise, I find CDRecorder to be a very good program and very easy to use. It's guaranteed to be the best CD-writer program for the Falcon - after all, it's actually the only one...

If anyone didn't read the last issue of this magazine, I can mention that CDRecorder is sold by Mr Data in Malmo and Stockholm at a price of SEK2495:- (Pro version - for data and audio), and SEK1245:- (Audio only version).

I'll be back...
Claes
claes@holmerup.com
www.holmerup.com