WaveBurner Project Workflow

The following outlines the workflow of a typical WaveBurner project.

  1. Stage 1: Add Audio Files

    You start by creating a new project and adding audio files. When you add an audio file, it is imported as a region, which you can arrange and edit in the Wave View area and the Regions list. A corresponding track is automatically created for each new region. You can edit the track in the Wave View area and the CD Tracks list.

  2. Stage 2: Edit Regions and Tracks

    You can edit regions and tracks in a variety of ways—either graphically in the Wave View area, or numerically in the Regions and CD Tracks lists. You can copy, reorder, trim, split, adjust the gain of, and normalize regions. It is also possible to combine several regions into one track, or to create several tracks with one region. As you work, you can play all—or a portion of—the project to immediately hear the results of your edits.

  3. Stage 3: Adjust Crossfades

    When you add a region, WaveBurner creates a track and adds track markers—to define the pause between tracks. You can create crossfades between overlapping regions, and adjust the crossfades in the Wave View area. You can also insert index markers to create index points within a track.

  4. Stage 4: Add Effects

    You can use the included or Audio Units effects, such as reverberation, delay and chorus, to color or change individual regions and the overall project mix. You can save and recall settings, including chains of effects and their settings. A number of professional-quality mastering tools are available in WaveBurner, including equalization (EQ), compression, limiting, and noise reduction. Advanced analysis tools will help you to optimize the overall mix. All effect parameters can be quickly adjusted and automated.

  5. Stage 5: Burn the Project to a CD

    You burn your project with supported CD burning hardware connected to (or installed in) your computer. Prior to burning the project to a CD, you can make use of the Burn Test mode to determine the maximum speed that your system can reliably write data to a blank CD-R.