Sony CD Architect 5Item ID: CDArchitect
Red Book CD Creation Software - Windows
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CD Architect 5 - For Perfect CDs!Produce professional audio CDs to Red Book specification with CD Architect 5 software. This popular application is more powerful than ever! Perform full PQ code editing, trim events from full-length media and add as new tracks, import regions from Sound Forge software as tracks, master audio by applying over 20 real-time DirectX effects to events and the master output, and perform disc-at-once CD burning.
CD Architect 5 software provides the most precise audio CD mastering and burning tools available. Arrange your CD Architect project using simple drag-and-drop operations. Produce complex crossfades and DJ-style megamixes. Generate multiple takes of a song to use in your project before burning. Create live-style CDs with audio in the time between tracks, apply volume envelopes and event ASR envelopes - even create hidden tracks. CD Architect 5 software supports a long list of drives, including many FireWire and USB devices.
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
Sony CD Architect 5 Features:
CD Design & Writing
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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
Professional Tool with Consumer Price Tag
by Fly By Light from Atlanta, GAFor the price of the top consumer CD burning applications, CD Architect gives you so much more - it comes with its own DirectX mastering plug-ins, plus it allows you to use your own. You can control ... read more [+]volume envelopes, trim audio clips, perform cross-fades, and MUCH more. The power and flexibility of this application are quite impressive, especially for the price. My favorite aspect of this application is that it combines the two steps of mastering and burning the CD into a single application and interface without sacrificing power or flexibility. Installation was a breeze and the test CD's I cranked out played correctly on other machines.
October 9, 2006
Music Background: Multi-instrumentalist, composer, hard-core basement recordist
All this power and flexibility comes with a learning curve. The customizable interface is not overly cluttered, but it was difficult for me to get basic functions to work as expected. I had problems figuring out how to label the CD, label tracks, and trim tracks - in fact, I still can't do it exactly right. The included manual is thin but complete, and nicely indexed, but I would not call it a "Quick Start Guide". In fact, I paged through 30 pages on how CD's are made, the history of CD technology, and other arcane tidbits before reaching "Getting Started" on page 31. A short "CD Architect for Dummies" with a walk-through of basic functions with default settings would have made the difference between 4.5 and 5 stars for me.
Get this application if you want quality and power for a consumer price, but leave yourself time to learn the application, rather than ordering it in when you are working under a tight deadline (like I was). close [-]
by Humberto Cruz from 10 Miles from Down Town Tampa Town !!Simply an awesome CD Mastering Software. My main complaints are
February 23, 2012
Music Background: Ninguno !!!
1 - NO VST Support (Shame on Sony) :( :( :( :(
2 - Does NOT indicate the track number as is being burned (Minimal)
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Otherwise you Simply Can't go Wrong with this Software :) :) :) :)
Try it out and burn like a Pro !! close [-]
Powerful and somewhat intuitive
by Zac Cataldo from Westford, MACD Architect 5 does everything I need it to do - ISRC codes, crossfades, CD Text - it has a bit of a learning curve (it's not exactly intuitive at least for me) but it's very powerful.
June 22, 2011
Music Background: Recording Engineer
almost there, one giant shortcoming
by Joe from Seattle, WAyou must know that you cannot use vst plugins with CDA. hugely disappointing when you compare their dx plug-ins to the far superior Waves line. Otherwise, very stable & reliable software if all you ne... read more [+]ed to do is set fades, gaps & write text to your master CD. Try the demo version first! close [-]
January 12, 2012
Music Background: mastering engineer
Sony CD Architect 5
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