OBJECTIVE: Take multiple files, arrange them in order, and burn a Disc-At-Once (DAO) CD suitable for duplication.
BACKGROUND: Sound Forge has been able to do Track-At-Once (TAO) CDs for some time, but now Sound Forge 10 allows for
burning DAO CDs from within the application itself.
1. In Sound Forge, open the files you want
for the CD, then go File > New to create a
“workspace file” for assembling your CD.
2. Click on the file you want as your first
cut, then type Ctrl-A to select all. The
waveform will be highlighted.
3. Click on the center horizontal line of the
file’s waveform, then drag the file into the
workspace file—but before releasing the
mouse button, click on the right mouse
button (multiple times if needed) until the
cursor shows a CD. Then, drop the file into
4. Click on the file you want as the next cut,
then type Ctrl-A. Click on the file’s waveform
and drag it into the workspace, but
position the cursor to the immediate right
of the “Track 1” strip so that you see a
downward pointing arrow. Then, release
the mouse button. The second file now
follows the first file.
5. Repeat Step 4 but release the mouse
button to the right of the strip that says
“Track 2.” Keep dragging over files in a
similar manner until the CD layout is
6. Click on the workspace file to select
it, then go Tools > Burn Disc-at-Once
7. Choose your burn options, insert a blank
CD in your drive, then click on OK.
¦ In Step 4, place the cursor at the end of the Track 1 strip to have
the next file butt up against the end of Track 1; or move slightly to
the right to leave a two-second pause. The cursor will probably
remain the CD icon, so there’s no need to re-select.
¦ In Step 7, for a reliable burn check “Render temporary Image
before burning.” And if you plan to create a CD for duplication,
uncheck “Buffer underrun protection” and choose a slower speed
(e.g., 4X or 2X).