How To: Create an Enhanced CD

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How To create an Enhanced CD - Multi-session Audio + CD-ROM XA Data

Enhanced CDs are multi-session audio and data CDs. They can be used to record Audio CDs with tracks playable in a stand-alone Audio CD player, and also some computer-only data such as pictures or extra content to 'enhance' the music tracks.



    1. Recorder > Settings
    File:00-RecorderSettings.JPG
    2. On the CD Settings tab:
    Choose Disc at once
    [v] Create multisession (leave open for appending)
    File:01-CDSettings.JPG
    3. File > New GEAR Project...Select CD tab, Audio CD, set your default track pause...
    File:02-NewAudioCDproject.JPG
    4. To change the pause for an individual track, right-click the track and select 'Set Track Pause'
    File:03-SetTrackPause.JPG
    5. Enter the pause for that track – (75 frames/second)
    File:04-Pausebeforetrack3.JPG
    6. To enter the CD-Text info for the track, right-click the track and select 'Edit CDText'
    File:05-EditCDText.JPG
    7. Enter the information as desired...
    File:06-CDTextEditor-part1.JPG
    8. To set the Track ISRC, right-click the track and select 'Set Track ISRC'
    File:07-SetTrackISRC.JPG
    9. Enter the appropriate value...
    File:08-EditISRC.JPG
    10. After you are finished entering the track pauses, CD-Text and ISRC information, to burn the Audio portion of the CD, select Project > Write GEAR Project...
    File:09-ProjectWriteGEARProject-AudioPortion.jpg
    11. GEAR will prompt about writing to a disc.
    File:10-AboutToWriteADisc.JPG
    Click Yes if you have entered a blank disc, otherwise you will be presented with...
    File:NoDiscLoaded.JPG
    Insert a blank disc and click OK
    After the disc is recorded, reinsert the disc with the Audio portion recorded.
    12. Select File > Append Session...
    File:11-FileAppendSession.JPG
    13. GEAR will ask which track to append to, and which type of track to append with. In this example, select the last audio track (Session 1, track 3), select Data mode 2 (CD-ROM XA)
    File:12-AppendTrack.JPG
    Enter a GEAR project name for the Data portion of the disc...
    File:Appendproject.jpg
    14. Add your data content to the project window
    File:14-AddYourROMContent.JPG
    15. Clear the check box [ ] Create multisession (leave open for appending) under Recorder > Settings...
    File:15-Uncheck_Create_Multisession.JPG
    16. Write the Data portion to the disc... Project > Write GEAR Project...
    File:16-ProjectWriteGEARProject-DataPortion.jpg
    You are prompted again about writing to disc...
    File:17-YouAreAboutToWriteADisc.JPG
    After the data portion is written to the disc, reinsert it and check the disc's properties...
    17. Recorder > Disc Information
    File:RecorderDiscInfo.JPG
    Session 1:
    File:18-DiscInfoSession1.JPG
    Session 2:
    File:18-DiscInfoSession2.JPG
    18. Done.
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