Burning Track-at-Once CDs
From the Tools menu, choose Burn Track-at-Once Audio CD to save your project as a track on an audio CD. Before you can use a track-at-once (TAO) disc in an audio CD player, however, you must close the session.
Track-at-once CDs contain two-second pauses between tracks. If you want to burn a CD with no pause time, burn a disc-at-once CD.
The entire project is written to a CD track. If your project has events on muted tracks that extend beyond the end of the audible material, the muted events burn as silence at the end of your CD track. To burn only a portion of a project, create a loop region and select the Burn loop region only check box.
If you have not already done so, save your project.
From the Tools menu, choose Burn Track-at-Once Audio CD. The Burn Track-at-Once Audio CD dialog displays the length of the current file and the amount of time remaining on the disc in your CD recorder.
Choose a setting from the Action drop-down list:
Begins recording audio to your CD when you click the Start button. You will need to close the disc before it can be played in an audio CD player.
Test, then burn audio
Performs a test to determine whether your files can be written to the CD recorder without encountering buffer underruns. Recording begins after the test if it is successful.
Performs a test to determine whether your files can be written to the CD without encountering buffer underruns. No audio is recorded to the CD.
Closes your disc without adding any audio when you click the Start button. Closing a disc allows your files to be played on an audio CD player.
Erase RW disc
If you’re using a rewritable CD, the disc will be erased when you click the Start button.
Select your burning options:
Buffer underrun protection
Select this check box if your CD recorder supports buffer underrun protection. Buffer underrun protection allows a CD recorder to stop and resume burning.
Buffer underrun protection can create a disc that can be played in CD players but may contain a bit error where burning stopped and restarted. Consider clearing this check box when creating a premaster disc.
Erase RW disc before burn
If you’re using a rewritable CD, select this check box to erase the CD before you begin burning.
Close disc when done burning
Select this check box to close the CD after burning. Closing a disc allows your files to be played on an audio CD player.
Eject disc when done
Select this check box to eject the CD automatically when burning has completed.
Burn selection only
Select this check box to burn on
ly the audio within the loop region.
Render temporary image before burning
Select this check box if you want to render your CD project to a temporary file before recording. Prerendering can prevent buffer underruns if you have a complex project that cannot be rendered and burned in real time.
The rendered temporary file will remain until you modify your project or exit the application. If an image file exists when you open the Burn Track-at-Once Audio CD dialog, the check box is displayed as Use existing rendered temporary image.
From the Drive drop-down list, choose the CD drive that you want to use to burn your CD.
From the Speed drop-down list, choose the speed at which you want to burn. Max will use your drive’s fastest possible speed; decrease the setting if you have difficulty burning.
Click the Start button.
Clicking the Cancel button after the disc-writing process has begun will render your disc unusable (though it will still make a fine coaster for your favorite beverage).