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    Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Sorry to be so stunningly irrelevant...
    but I can't for the life of me figure out how to make multiple copies of, say, an audio CD (my own work BTW, not pirating anything) by making a disc image. Isn't this how it's done?
    I'm on a Mac G5 and using Toast.
    Can anyone step me through this??

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    .iso's have been useful for nothing but pirates (not implying anything, just saying its an awkward format for music). There are much easier ways if you are looking to make copies of your personal music. If it is set up as wav files on your HDD, you could simply set up a burn session of the tracks in the order you want, burn multiple copies and save the session for recall later.

    If they are on a mastered red-book CD already, you can simply use two CD drives and make a 1:1 copy that way. Or you can copy the CD to your HDD and proceed to set up the burn session I first recommended.

    Short that and if you're really set on the .iso format, you can grab a freeware program called MagicISO that will make .iso images from your personal music CDs.
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

    20 Things

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Alan to the rescue!...thank you.
    Specifically what I need to do is make some pre-release copies of my new record. It's mastered. I want to preserve the spacings. So that's why I don't want to extract audio files. My second CD burner just died, so I'm trying to figure out how to accomplish this conveniently with only the G5 burner.

    I thought the answer was to make a disk image. Am I wrong?
    But I can't get it to work.

    Thanks again,

    Rob

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Well, depending on how many copies you need... Musician's Friend offers duplication services for a decent price, but I think they need a minimum of liek 50 or 100 copies.

    Best solution would be to get yourself a second burner, USB cheap thing and do 1:1 copies. But the MagicISO freeware program I mentioned above will allow you to make .iso images of your album.
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

    20 Things

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    What's the matter with saving an ISO file on your hard drive, and burning that to future discs?

    -JF

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Drag your Master CD to Toast. After it shows all the audio tracks and the spacing is correct then under the pulldown file menu chose "Save as Disc Image" After that you will have a Image file of the CD you can make multiple copies from.
    J
    Specialist/Sound Design
    jamieh@strayvoltage.net
    http://www.strayvoltage.net
    http://homepage.mac.com/jamiehaggerty

    "A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." -Anne
    Morrow Lindberg

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Nothing's 'the matter' with it, I just never really used them before and I'm afraid of the unknown. heh.

    I just think having the album on HDD as wav files (with the proper start and stop times form the mastered disc) is easiest as you can then use that HDD space for files you can either burn for CD, or listen to on your compy - serves two stones with one bird or soemthing like that.
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

    20 Things

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Alan,

    You need to get yourself a Mac. Seriously, your advice (although well meaning) is a bit convoluted. Duplicating CD's (audio or data) on a Mac is cake and built into the OS (no Toast required).

    Get a Mini!
    >>Kays
    http://www.musicbykays.com
    Music Composition for Feature Films, Television and Interactive Entertainment

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    Smile Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    Hehe. I get crap all the time about being a PC weenie, especially from all my other graphic design friends who are all on Macs. I worked on a G4 for a while. Some things were fun, but mostly I just wished I could make it work more like a PC. Besides, crossgrading all my software to OS X will blow half a year's salary - lol.

    The mini does look nice come the day that I really need to use a Mac only program. So far I have found PC equivalents for everything I've needed.
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

    20 Things

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    Re: Really OT: burning CD from disk image

    ok great...I appreciate all the help with my mundane question.
    But I still can't figure it out. Following J's advice, when I drag the CD onto Toast (5.2 here...is that the problem?) I just get a little cloud appearing and my cd disappears from the desktop.
    I don't even know what an iso is Alan, but thanks!
    I can make copies using Toast and the one burner, but it is very inefficient as each copy requires the whole CD to be copied into RAM (I assume), then it burns. Again...surely disk image is the solution...but how??

    Rob

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