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Burning your DP or AudioDesk Song on CD

Here's the correct procedure for taking a finished mix done in DP or AudioDesk and burning it to CD in a program like Toast or iTunes.

Note: This FAQ doesn't apply to Performer 6.

  1. Make sure you're listening to your mix thru ONE stereo pair like "Built-In Audio 1-2" on your Mac, "Analog 1-2" on the 2408mk3, or "Main Out 1-2" on the 828mk2. Make sure MIDI isn't part of the mix you're listening to (MIDI tracks would have to recorded in as audio -- check out the tech note, How do I convert my MIDI sequence to Audio?).
  2. Hit Command-A to select all tracks.
  3. Choose Audio menu > Bounce to Disk.
  4. Select Split Stereo for "Channels", 16 Bit for "Resolution", Add to Soundbites Window for "Import", and set your "Output Source" to match the stereo pair you determined you're using in step one. Also give the file a name. Hit OK and let the file bounce.

    Note: If you are using DP 4.5, you can Bounce to Disk directly as interleaved sound files. Check out the tech note, Exporting as a stereo soundbite in DP 4.5. You can choose one of the CoreAudio export formats, and skip steps 5 and 6.

  5. Find and select the bounced file in the Soundbites Window (DP 3/AudioDesk 1: Windows menu > Soundbites, DP 4/AD 2: Project menu > Soundbites).
  6. Choose "Export Selected Bites" from the mini-menu in the upper left hand corner of the Soundbites window and select "Interleaved SDII". Save it to a location you'll remember, and use this file in Toast or iTunes to make a CD.

If you use the raw file that is created by bounce to disk without doing step 6, you'll end up with a mono track in iTunes or Toast!