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While it is true that Compact Disc (CD) sales have markedly declined over the past 15 years, they still make a great way to deliver your music to your audience, as they are capable of having excellent sound quality (greatly superior to “lossy” file formats such as mp3 and aac), have great “bang for buck” in terms of per unit manufacturing costs, and for many genres still remain a very popular item at the merch table.  Having your music released on CD also helps to work to “legitimize” it in the eyes of many reviewers, radio station program directors, label managers, promoters and music supervisors - so will help get your release attention over others that are solely digital releases. Total Sonic Media’s mastering engineer Steven Berson has over 18 years experience in creating masters for the CD format, as well as a number of years of experience as a production manager for a CD pressing plant and a CD-R duplication facility, so knows exactly what is needed in order to make sure that your CD masters not only sound excellent, but also comply with all manufacturers’ specifications and standards. 

DDP

DDP (Disc Description Protocol) is a special file format that is accepted by most CD replication plants, that enables us to upload CD masters, containing all necessary subcodes and audio, via the internet.  This saves you both time and money in comparison to shipping CD-R master discs, and also guarantees that your master will never get lost or scratched.   All orders include our free DDP Player software which enables you to  play and audition the DDP files on your OSX or Windows computer, or iOS device, as well as burn reference discs or create additional files from it. (see side bar to the right for more information on this).

CD-R Master Discs

For those CD replication plants or CD-R duplication facilities that still do not accept DDP, we can provide CD-R Master Discs.  All of our CD-R Master Discs are burned using the highest quality Plextor Premium burners, using the highest quality JVC / Taiyo Yuden media.  These discs contain Compact Disc Digital Audio with all necessary subcodes and TOC (table of contents) compliant to all Red Book (or if Enhanced CD, Blue Book) specifications.  These can be used as masters for both replication (pressed CD's using glass mastering) or duplication (burned CD-R's). Every Master Disc  is burned to be within exact book specs and tested to insure that there are absolutely no uncorrectable errors on your master disc and that BLER (Block Error Rate - aka C1's & C2's: the measure of correctable errors) is also at the very minimum possible. All Master Discs  come complete with a printed Track and PQ list (usually required by CD replicators) and an error test report to show that it exceeds all manufacturer's requirements.  Additionally the final audio data image that is burned onto Master Disc is listened through once in its entirety prior to creating the Master Disc to further guarantee the audio on the disc is exactly as desired. 

Remote Master Disc Burning

For those whose CD manufacturer requires physical CD-R master discs, but where deadline or distance makes shipping a prohibitive cost, we can offer .cue+wav files plus our free DDP Player software - which allows us to upload files to you or a studio local to you, so that you can then burn master discs at your location that will meet all manufacturers’ specifications.  Please see sidebar to the right for more information on our free DDP Player software.

Enhanced CD / CD Extra Authoring

CD Extra (also known as Enhanced CD, CD-E, E-CD, and CD Plus) allows you to include on your CD a track of data readable by a computer's CD-ROM drive (but that will be properly ignored by a standard CD player).   This lets you include photographs, liner notes, lyrics, webpages, links to websites, and multimedia such as Flash or Quicktime movies, along with your CD's audio tracks.   More info on our Enhanced CD authoring services can be read here. 

Compact Discs

Free Reference Player

With our Sonoris DDP Player OEM  software (an $80 value we offer to you for free) TSM can now provide an easy way to audition the reference files we send you.  With the DDP Player you can easily hear the starts, spacings and transitions between tracks as we have set them, as well as check all entered subcodes (such as UPC, CD Text and ISRC) for correctness, directly on your Mac or PC. DDP Player also can give you the ability to reliably burn CD-R master discs to Red Book specs (including all the indexes and subcodes we have laid out for you), at your own location directly from the files we send you online.   This can save you both the time and the cost of us shipping physical masters to you.  Download the DDP Player installer for your platform here: OSX Mac  Windows PC  Apple iOS (for iPhone and iPad) Once you have downloaded this, unzip the contents and run it to install the software.  When installing enter the activation keycode by copying and pasting it from the pdf we will send you when you place your order. After the DDP Player has been installed load the files we have sent you. If  we have you provided you with .cue + wav files - make sure all of the files we have sent you are unzipped and in the same folder together and then browse for the .cue file by choosing in the menu: Import > Cue Sheet If we have provided you with a DDP image browse for the DDPID or DDPMS files by choosing in the menu: Import > DDP Image or simply drag and drop the DDP zip folder onto the DDP Player’s gui to have it loaded automaticaly. To burn a CD-R master from this choose Burn CD > Audio Disc You can save each of the CD's tracks as individual wav, aiff, mp3, aac or flac files by choosing: File > Save Audio Files
While it is true that Compact Disc (CD) sales have markedly declined over the past 15 years, they still make a great way to deliver your music to your audience, as they are capable of having excellent sound quality (greatly superior to “lossy” file formats such as mp3 and aac), have great “bang for buck” in terms of per unit manufacturing costs, and for many genres still remain a very popular item at the merch table.  Having your music released on CD also helps to work to “legitimize” it in the eyes of many reviewers, radio station program directors, label managers, promoters and music supervisors - so will help get your release attention over others that are solely digital releases. Total Sonic Media’s mastering engineer Steven Berson has over 18 years experience in creating masters for the CD format, as well as a number of years of experience as a production manager for a CD pressing plant and a CD-R duplication facility, so knows exactly what is needed in order to make sure that your CD masters not only sound excellent, but also comply with all manufacturers’ specifications and standards. 

DDP

DDP (Disc Description Protocol) is a special file format that is accepted by most CD replication plants, that enables us to upload CD masters, containing all necessary subcodes and audio, via the internet.  This saves you both time and money in comparison to shipping CD-R master discs, and also guarantees that your master will never get lost or scratched.   All orders include our free DDP Player software which enables you to  play and audition the DDP files on your OSX or Windows computer, or iOS device, as well as burn reference discs or create additional files from it. (see side bar to the right for more information on this).

CD-R Master Discs

For those CD replication plants or CD-R duplication facilities that still do not accept DDP, we can provide CD-R Master Discs.  All of our CD-R Master Discs are burned using the highest quality Plextor Premium burners, using the highest quality JVC / Taiyo Yuden media.  These discs contain Compact Disc Digital Audio with all necessary subcodes and TOC (table of contents) compliant to all Red Book (or if Enhanced CD, Blue Book) specifications.  These can be used as masters for both replication (pressed CD's using glass mastering) or duplication (burned CD-R's). Every Master Disc  is burned to be within exact book specs and tested to insure that there are absolutely no uncorrectable errors on your master disc and that BLER (Block Error Rate - aka C1's & C2's: the measure of correctable errors) is also at the very minimum possible. All Master Discs  come complete with a printed Track and PQ list (usually required by CD replicators) and an error test report to show that it exceeds all manufacturer's requirements.  Additionally the final audio data image that is burned onto Master Disc is listened through once in its entirety prior to creating the Master Disc to further guarantee the audio on the disc is exactly as desired. 

Remote Master Disc Burning

For those whose CD manufacturer requires physical CD-R master discs, but where deadline or distance makes shipping a prohibitive cost, we can offer .cue+wav files plus our free DDP Player software - which allows us to upload files to you or a studio local to you, so that you can then burn master discs at your location that will meet all manufacturers’ specifications.  Please see sidebar to the right for more information on our free DDP Player software.

Enhanced CD / CD Extra

Authoring

CD Extra (also known as Enhanced CD, CD-E, E-CD, and CD Plus) allows you to include on your CD a track of data readable by a computer's CD-ROM drive (but that will be properly ignored by a standard CD player).   This lets you include photographs, liner notes, lyrics, webpages, links to websites, and multimedia such as Flash or Quicktime movies, along with your CD's audio tracks.   More info on our Enhanced CD authoring services can be read here. 

Free Reference Player

With our Sonoris DDP Player OEM software (an $80 value we offer to you for free) TSM can now provide an easy way to audition the reference files we send you.  With the DDP Player you can easily hear the starts, spacings and transitions between tracks as we have set them, as well as check all entered subcodes (such as UPC, CD Text and ISRC) for correctness, directly on your Mac or PC. DDP Player also can give you the ability to reliably burn CD-R master discs to Red Book specs (including all the indexes and subcodes we have laid out for you), at your own location directly from the files we send you online.   This can save you both the time and the cost of us shipping physical masters to you.  Download the DDP Player installer for your platform here: OSX Mac  Windows PC  Apple iOS (for iPhone and iPad) Once you have downloaded this, unzip the contents and run it to install the software.  When installing enter the activation keycode by copying and pasting it from the pdf we will send you when you place your order. After the DDP Player has been installed load the files we have sent you. If  we have you provided you with .cue + wav files - make sure all of the files we have sent you are unzipped and in the same folder together and then browse for the .cue file by choosing in the menu: Import > Cue Sheet If we have provided you with a DDP image browse for the DDPID or DDPMS files by choosing in the menu: Import > DDP Image or simply drag and drop the DDP zip folder onto the DDP Player’s gui to have it loaded automaticaly. To burn a CD-R master from this choose Burn CD > Audio Disc You can save each of the CD's tracks as individual wav, aiff, mp3, aac or flac files by choosing: File > Save Audio Files

Compact Discs

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