Mastering Audio in Toast

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To show advanced mastering features:

  1. Launch Toast
  2. Choose Preferences from the Toast Titanium menu.
  3. Click on the Audio & Video tab.
  4. Enable Show advanced audio mastering settings and close the Preferences window.


Disc Mastering Settings

To modify disc mastering settings, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Toast and click on Audio --> Audio CD.
  2. Add your tracks to the project area by dragging them from the Finder or using the Media Browser.
  3. Click on the More button in the options area. (Alternatively you can double-click on a track in your project and then click on the Disc tab.)
  4. Enter your disc mastering settings and click OK to apply.



Here are the mastering options:


To modify track mastering settings, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch Toast and click on Audio --> Audio CD.
  2. Add your tracks to the project area by dragging them from the Finder or using the Media Browser.
  3. Double-click on a track in your project and ensure you are on the Track tab.
  4. Enter your track mastering settings and click OK to apply them to the selected track. (ChooseApply to All for applicable settings to apply them to all tracks in the project.)



ISRC: Use this field to enter the trackÕs ISRC (International Standard Recording Code).


Digital Preemphasis: To avoid losing high frequencies in the signal while playing with older D/A converters, the pre-emphasis feature was included in the Red Book standard. If this option is turned on, the audio material is pre-emphasized (high frequencies are boosted) before copying to the CD. Pre-emphasis is rarely needed or used.


Digital Copy Prohibited: The Digital Copy Prohibit setting indicates whether a track may be copied after being burned onto CD. To activate or deactivate copy protection for this track, check or uncheck this box.

Note: The Digital Copy Prohibited option was originally intended to prevent direct digital copying using DAT (Digital Audio Tape) recorders. It does not prevent copying to other CDs or to a computer. It is rarely used, but part of the Redbook Audio CD specification.

 

Adjusting Gain

Gain is similar to volume, except gain changes to a track are reflected on the track itself when you burn it to CD. For example, you could adjust the playback volume on a track, but that does not change the track. Adjusting the gain, however, is a change to the actual volume of the track itself.

 

  1. Launch Toast and click on Audio --> Audio CD.
  2. Add your tracks to the project area by dragging them from the Finder or using the Media Browser.
  3. You will see a Gains column in the Toast project area.
  4. Click the value of the Gain column and hold down the mouse button. The Gain fader will appear.
    Note: The gain fader always shows two sliders, even when recording a mono track to CD, because the audio tracks on a CD always consists of two channels.
  5. Move the mouse in the center of the pop-up fader to adjust the gain of both channels together. If you move the mouse to the right or left, the opposite channel slider jumps back to its original value and you can adjust one channel at a time.
  6. To save the setting, release the mouse button. The pop-up fader disappears and the setting displays in the Gain column of the track list.

 

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