Making an audio CD with separate tracks

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  1. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Hi all,
    I'm digitizing some taped conversations with older relatives onto my Powerbook, via AudioHijack Pro. Once I have all the .mp3s on my HD, I'd like to combine them into one CD, divided into tracks. They are generally stories reminiscing about childhood, and I'm going to make some CD jackets that describe each one as X-mas gifts. I know how to make DVDs with chapter markers in iDVD or iMovie, but how should I do this for strictly audio CDs? Garageband, Quicktime Pro, Toast?

    TIA.
     
  2. Howie macrumors newbie

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    I would just seperate the tracks using AudioHijack Pro. Once your done and happy with the tracks, I would just import them into iTunes and then burn a audio CD from iTunes. (iTunes is free!) If you already own Toast you can burn an audio CD from there as well.

    Good Luck
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I've always thought about how I would go about doing something like that myself. I figured I could use MatLab to analyze the Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) so that it would detect silences between music. My approach was towards Cassette tapes or recorded LP's.

    Anyway, I found this:
    http://mp3splt.sourceforge.net/mp3splt_page/home.php

    Says it works for OS X, never used it. Let me know.
    How's the Central Coast BTW? I grew up in Atascadero.
     
  4. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm currently trying it with Garageband. It seems I can add a fake podcast track, and then add chapter markers to that. GB claims that when I burn the CD the chapter title will be preserved. We'll have to wait and see. Only problem is that Garageband takes my ~50MB of .mp3 files and transforms it into a 2GB project! Oh well, I'll just offload it to my external when I'm done.

    I'll report back and let you know how GB ends up working out.
     
  5. NAG macrumors 68030

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    I used GB to convert LPs. For dividing up the tracks in the past I used QuickTime Pro.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's exactly what I would do.

    If you seperate your tracks in either Audio Hijack or Garageband you can import the audio files into iTunes, make a playlist of the files you want to burn and then click the burn button. Make sure you go into preferences and get rid of the 2 second gap and you'll have a perfectly authored CD (Preferences > Advanced > Burning Tab > Gap Between Songs = none).

    As a note, DVD authoring is completely different from CD authoring. You don't add chapter markers for CD's and have them playback in a regular CD player. Chapter markers only work with digital audio players (iPod, etc).

    Good luck. It's really a great Christmas gift idea. Your relatives are going to love it!
     
  7. gauchogolfer thread starter macrumors 603

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    I have some dead time in the recording, so would the best approach be to open the files with QT Pro, and use that to trim out the dead time? I see an option in QT to 'Trim to Selection', but nothing to split one .mp3 into two. Is this possible in QT?

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Daniel Shulaw macrumors newbie

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    Garage Band

    I am currently editing an album that i recorded with another program and editing it in garage band. my question in is how do i separate the songs? right now it is just one big song.
     

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