Q: How do I exactly make "tracks" when burning a CD? I have NERO which I will
be using to burn the CD. I am a DJ and have a continuous mix (approx 70
mins), but I want to break up the mix into tracks. So I could skip around
and play various tracks....or just let it play from start to finish.
A: Save your audio projects as a stereo, PCM Wave file, at 16-bit, 44.1kHz
sampling rate (resolution). To break up your 70-minute mix into separate
Wave files, use the Cut, Copy and Paste functions in AudioSurgeon.
(If you need a tutorial on this, please take a look at the online
Help in the program or the manual, available here: click here
Once you have split your big WAV file into separate, smaller WAV files,
Nero will accept these files when you make an audio CD in that program.
Q: So basically I have to cut the mix, I can't just insert markers and
designate them as new tracks?
A: That's correct. You can drop markers in AudioSurgeon and then use the
Split Markers Into Files function (from the Markers menu). This will work
the same as Cut/Paste.
Q: Cutting and copying would reduce the integrity of the mix. Do the markers
in AudioSurgeon work this way or am I wrong?
A: When you make the CD layout in Nero, don't leave any space (silence)
between the tracks. Then they will play from one track to the next with
no 'gap' or silence in between. They will segue from one track to the
next, continuously, just as they did before the 'split into new files'