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CD Burning and Peak 2.0

Peak 2.0 can burn your Peak playlist direct to a Redbook audio CD. It is appropriate for burning audio CD’s that don’t require index points, PQ editing, or DAO (Disk At Once). Therefore, please understand Peak 2.0 is **not** a replacement for MasterList CD or JAM unless you are simply burning tracks to CD without a need for indexing, zero-gaps (DAO), ISRC codes, etc. For most users, thisis all they need. There is no “data burning” modes or anything like that in Peak 2.0, but it ships with Toast which can handle several different CD formats.

Peak 2.0 burns your playlist to CD using Adaptec’s Toast software (included at no cost) and Applescript. With new CD burners arriving daily, we felt it would be a disservice to our users to support only a few drives. So we “outsourced” the actual CD burning to Toast, which works very well, and supports a huge number of drives. As new drives come out, you simply update your copy of Toast and Peak 2.0 will continue to integrate the playlist-to-audio CD burning feature. We’ve attached the current supported drive list for Toast 3.5.4 at the end of this post.

If you are in the other category of audio CD burning, where you need to burn audio CDs with indexing, ISRC codes, preemphasis, PQ editing, etc., then we recommend you use either MLCD or JAM. Both of these products are highly capable of accomplishing the aforementioned tasks.

Peak 2.0 integrates with JAM very well. You simply bounce your playlist directly to a JAM image file with the gap times, effects, xfades intact and open this image file in JAM to burn. Remember, you can use up to 4 realtime DSP effects (Premiere format) per playlist event in Peak.

The following information is from the Toast 3.5.4 Read Me document and was written by Adaptec. For the most current list of supported drives, please see Adaptec’s website at: http://cdr.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/cdrmain.cgi

Here is a partial list of drives supported by Adaptec Toast:

Acer CR-1420C
Acer CRW620
Creative CDR2000
DataDisc CDR-2X
DynaTek CDM-4000
Grundig CDR 100 IPW
Hightech CD-R2000
HP CD-Writer 6020
HP SureStore 4020
JVC XR-W1001
JVC XR-W2001
JVC XR-W2010
JVC XR-W2020
JVC XR-W2040
Kodak PCD Writer 200
Kodak PCD Writer 225
Kodak PCD Writer 600
Mitsubishi CDR4X12
Mitsubishi CDR4X12T
Mitsubishi CDRW226
Mitsubishi CDVR2X6
Mitsubishi CDVR4X4
Mitsubishi CDVR4X6
Mitsumi CD-R CR-240
NOMAI 680RW
Olympus Deltis CD-R2
Olympus CD-R2X4
Olympus CD-R2x6
Optima Diskovery 650
Optima Diskovery CD-R 1300
Panasonic LK-MW602
Panasonic CW-7501
Panasonic CW-7502
Philips CDD2000
Philips CDD2600
Philips CDD3600 CD-R/RW
Philips CDD521
Philips CDD522
Philips OMNIWRITER 26
Pinnacle RCD 5020
Pinnacle RCD 5040
Pinnacle RCD-1000
Pinnacle RCD-202
Pinnacle RCD4X4
Pinnacle RCD4X12
Pinnacle RCDW226
Pioneer CD-ROM Writer DW-S114X
Plasmon CDR4220
Plasmon CDR4240
Plasmon RF4100/4102
Plextor PX-R24CS
Plextor PlexWriter CD-R
Ricoh CD-RW MP6200S
Ricoh CD-RW MP6201S
Ricoh RO-1420C
Ricoh RO1060C
Ricoh RS-9200CD
Smart & Friendly CD-R4012
Smart and Friendly CD-R 2004
Smart and Friendly CD-R 2006
Smart & Friendly CD-R2006 Plus
Smart & Friendly CD-RW 226
Sanyo CRD-R24S
Sony CDU920S/921S
Sony CDU924S
Sony CDU926S
Sony CDU948S
Sony CDW-900E
Taiyo Yuden EW-50
TEAC CD-R50S
TEAC CD-R55S
Traxdata CDR4120
Wearnes Peripherals CDR-432
Wearnes Peripherals CDR-632
Yamaha CDR100
Yamaha CDR102
Yamaha CDR200
Yamaha CDR400
Yamaha CDRW2260
Yamaha CDRW4260

If you don’t find your drive in this list, just run Toast to see if it recognizes your drive as one of the above. If it doesn’t recognize a drive chances are that Adaptec already have a driver or a new version which supports the drive. Please contact us, or check www.adaptec.com to see if any updaters are available.

Hardware Limitations
Direct copying of audio tracks from an Audio CD to CD-R is not supported with the following drives: All DataDisc, JVC, Pinnacle, Teac models, Mitsubishi CDVR4X4, Mitsubishi CDR4X12, Smart & Friendly CD-R 2006 Plus, Smart & Friendly CD-RW 226, Smart & Friendly CD-R4012, Sony CDW-900E, Traxdata CDR4120. All audio data must be extracted to hard disk first.

Audio Pause editing is supported only with the following drives: All DataDisc, JVC, Pinnacle, Teac models, Mitsubishi CDVR4X4, Mitsubishi CDR4X12, Olympus CD-R2x6, Optima CD-R 1300, Smart & Friendly CD-R 2006 (Plus), Smart & Friendly CD-RW 226, Smart & Friendly CD-R 4006, Smart & Friendly CD-R4012, Sony CDU926, Traxdata CDR4120, Yamaha CDR200, Yamaha CDR400

The following drives can not write Video CD, Enhanced Music CD (CD EXTRA) or CD-i formats: Acer CR-1420C, Creative CDR2000, Plextor PX-R24CS, Ricoh RO-1060C, Ricoh RO-1420C

The DynaTek CDM4000 does not support writing CD-i. You can access the built-in Yamaha CDR100 (which does support CD-i) directly by holding down the Option key while clicking the “Search” button.

Toast CD Reader emulates fast forward/backward scan during audio playback for those drives which do not implement this feature in firmware. For drives with slow seek times the results do not sound good. Also, backward scan over track boundaries does not work properly with the Apple CD Audio Player unless scan is implemented in the drive firmware.

The following drives do not support SCSI disconnect/reselect during writing. Consequently, they do not realize most of the benefits of the RAM cache introduced in Toast 3.0. Acer CR-1420C, JVC XR-W2010, Pinnacle RCD 5040, Plextor PX-R24CS (< v1.11), Ricoh RO-1420C (< v1.11) The following drives do not support digital audio extraction: DataDisc CDR-2X, JVC XR-W1001, JVC XR-W2001 (v 1.x), JVC XR-W2010 ( v 1.53), Kodak PCD200, Philips CDD521, Pinnacle RCD1000 (v1.x), Pinnacle RCD5040 (< v1.53) Pinnacle RCD-202, Plasmon RF4100, Sanyo CRD-R24S, Taiyo Yuden EW-50. Some other drives require a 68040 or PowerPC Macintosh to perform digital audio extraction. The following drives may have problems mounting CD EXTRA titles: All JVC models, Creative CDR2000, DataDisc CDR-2X, Hightech CD-R2000, Kodak PCD200, Philips CDD521, Pinnacle RCD202, Pinnacle RCD1000, Pinnacle RCD5020, Pinnacle RCD5040, Plasmon RF4100, Ricoh RO-1060C, Ricoh RS-9200CD, Yamaha CDR100, Yamaha CDR102. The following drives can not mount Audio CDs which contain data in the pause preceding the first audio track (such as the Rolling Stones “Stripped” CD): Acer CR-1420C, Creative CDR2000, DynaTek CDM4000, Grundig CDR 100 IPW, HP SureStore 4020, JVC XRW1001, Philips CDD2000, Pinnacle RCD-202, Plasmon CDR4220, Plextor PX-R24CS, Ricoh RO-1060C, Ricoh RS-9200CD, Ricoh RO-1420C, Yamaha CDR100, Yamaha CDR102 Software volume control during audio playback is not supported with the following drives: Acer CR-1420C, Creative CDR2000, DataDisc CDR-2X, DynaTek CDM-4000, Hightech CD-R2000, JVC XR-W1001, JVC XR-W2001, JVC XR-W2010, Kodak PCD Writer 200, Kodak PCD Writer 225, Kodak PCD Writer 600, Philips CDD521, Philips CDD522, Pinnacle RCD 5020, Pinnacle RCD 5040, Pinnacle RCD-1000, Pinnacle RCD-202, Pioneer CD-ROM Writer DW-S114X, Plasmon RF4100/4102, Plextor PX-R24CS, Ricoh RO1060C, Ricoh RO-1420C, Ricoh RS-9200CD The Sony CDW900E is write-only, i.e. it can not be used as a CD reader. Simulation Mode is not available with these drives: JVC XR-W1001, Kodak PCD200 (firmware 1.x), Pinnacle RCD-202, Philips CDD521 (firmware 1.x) The following drives do not operate at single speed: Creative CDR2000, Kodak PCD200 (firmware 1.x), Kodak PCD Writer 600, Philips CDD521 (firmware 1.x), Ricoh RO-1060C It is not possible to reliably write more than three sessions with a Ricoh RS9200CD.