Setting Disc Options

You can set many disc options for a project. This is best achieved in the Inspector, and can include the following:

Note: You can use the Edit menu Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All, and Special Character commands in any text entry field in the Inspector.

Adding a UPC/EAN Code

Commercially produced CDs typically include a Universal Product Code (UPC) and a European Article Number (EAN). These contain information about the record company producing the CD, and may contain additional information.

To add a UPC/EAN code
  1. Click the track header or an empty space on either Region lane in the Wave View area. Click the General tab in the Inspector, if necessary.

  2. Type the code in the UPC/EAN Code field.

Defining Offsets

You can globally change the position of start point, end point, and index markers by setting an offset. The value unit for offsets is one CDDA frame (1/75th of a second). When you set an offset, the markers are moved immediately before the project is burned to a CD, then moved back to their original positions after the CD is burned.

The purpose of offsets is to compensate for inaccurate timing in some CD players, particularly older units.

The Disc-related General tab in the Inspector includes offset fields for the first start point, other start points, end points, and index points, allowing you to offset any, or all, of these markers.

The first start point is a special case, because the Red Book standard stipulates that there must be a two- to three-second pause before the first track begins. Typing a value greater than 0 (zero) in the First Start Point field inserts a corresponding period of silence before the first track. All subsequent tracks are shifted by the amount of time required to maintain this period of silence. The overall length of the CD is increased by the number of CDDA frames required to maintain the initial period of silence.

To define offsets
  1. Click the track header or an empty space on either Region lane in the Wave View area. Click the General tab in the Inspector, if necessary.

  2. Type the offsets you want to set in the First Start Point, Other Start Points, Stop Points, and Indexes fields (in CDDA frames).

Adding and Exporting Mastering Notes

You can add mastering information notes to your project, in case you need to refer to them later. You can save details for the session, the client, and information about each track. Three separate tabs are available in the Inspector.

  • Session: Enter details for the Session ID, date and time, company, studio, engineer, source media, and bit and sample rate.

    Note: The Date and Time fields in the Session tab contain two convenient buttons that will automatically enter the current date (Today button) or time (Now button) when clicked.

  • Client: Enter details for the disc title, client, artist, producer, and copyright.
  • Comments: Allows you to add notes and information about a session.
To add mastering information to a project
  1. Click the Mastering Notes tab in the Inspector.

  2. Click the Session, Client, or Comments tab, as applicable.

  3. Click the appropriate checkbox, and enter information in the field.

WaveBurner allows you to export notes, which can be useful if you need to email them to a client or facility, or to edit them in another application. You can also print notes by choosing File > Print Mastering Notes or by using Command-P.

To export mastering notes
  1. Choose File > Save Mastering Notes.

  2. Click the appropriate checkboxes in the dialog.

  3. Choose the output format in the Save As pop-up menu (PDF or text).

  4. Type the filename, and click Save.