Adaptec Easy CD Creator v4 - Page 5

Creating an Audio CD
You can create music CDs playable on your usual CD player using Easy CD Creator. The source can be any WAV file, MP3 file or audio CD track. You can record any combination of tracks, WAV or MP3 files to an Audio CD. All you have to do is point the browser to the source and drag and drop it into the target window (this is known as the CD Layout). 


Colourful interface!

You can also vary the length of the pause between tracks and fade in, fade out and cross fade effects. Fade in and fade out are simple enough to understand, but Cross fade is relatively new to those who aren't familiar with audio recordings.

Cross Fade: The amount of time to blend two tracks; This is the time between fading out at the end of a track to the fade in at the beginning of the next. When applying the cross fade, you only need to adjust the settings for the first track. You do not need to do anything else for the subsequent track. Easy CD Creator automatically applies the fade in effect to the next song in the list.

When you are done with your selection, you are ready to begin burning! You can also save the CD Layout for future burns.  

You can also store the disc name, song name, and artiste name on the CD. This information will be displayed during playback on the front panel of CD Text-compatible players. This feature requires a CD Text-compatible recorder and a CD Text-compatible player. One nice touch is the colour coding of the tracks. It gives you a rough idea of how much space each individual track takes up. It also tells you how much time you have left on the CD so that you know whether you can squeeze one more track in!

Burning the CD is the same as any other data CD so I won't go into that. 

Sound Editor
Included in EasyCD v4 is the Sound Editor. Sound Editor allows you to record, preview and modify Wave files stored on your hard drive.

Using the Sound Editor, you can modify Wave files to put the finishing touches on a song before recording it to a CD. Some of the sound effects you can apply to Wave files include:

  • Cut, copy, and paste sound clips—rearrange a Wave file

  • Amplify—change the volume of a signal

  • DC Offset—shift a waveform toward the baseline

  • Echo—repeat a waveform

  • Fade—provide smooth transitions into and out of Wave files

  • Flange—create similar effects such as an echo

  • Format Conversion—change the Wave file format

  • Graphic EQ—change the sound level of selected frequencies

  • Invert—vertically flip the waveform

  • Pitch Shift—change the pitch of a waveform

 

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