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O'Reilly Network: Creating Audio CDs With Linux

Jan 14, 2001, 15:37 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Recently a friend asked me for a CD of music I wrote and recorded many years ago. Unfortunately, the material existed only as a 4-track cassette tape master, but the tape had been recorded on a Yamaha MT120 home studio 4-track, with a speed of 9.5 centimeters per second and with dbx (a noise reduction method) enabled. Though the tape was hardly a sonic or musical masterpiece, it did sound good enough to warrant recording to hard disk for processing before eventually burning the songs to CD."

"This article follows the process of recording the material to the hard disk, editing and filtering it with signal processing software, and finally creating an audio CD from the results, complete with custom covers for the jewel case. I'll present and describe the tools used in each stage of the process, and I'll explain how you too can turn your computer into a powerful audio CD mastering machine, using only free and open-source Linux software."

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