Creating Audio CDs

Before beginning any recording project, make sure you are following copyright laws. Persons using the equipment in the Music Lab are liable for any copyright infringement. Please refer to the NOTICE ON COPYRIGHT  in the lab or on our website for more details.

To make a duplicate CD

  1. Log onto the computer and click the “Start” button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Select “All Programs” then “Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6” then “Disc Copier.”
  3. Place the original CD, i.e., the CD with the music on it, in the disk drive.
  4. Click “Copy” to begin copying the files; the program copies the files before it records them to CD.
  5. When prompted, place the blank CD-R* in the CD-ROM drive.
  6. The program will then start recording.
  7. When complete, click “OK.”

To record multiple tracks from different CDs onto one CD

  1. Log onto the computer and double click the “Creator Classic” icon on the desktop to open the program.
  2. Under the “Project” tab halfway down the screen, select “Music.” Make sure there is a check beside “Music CD” on the menu that appears.
  3. Place the CD with the track(s) you want to record in the disk drive.
  4. Under “Select Source Files,” select “D:/” drive (the CD-ROM drive).
  5. Click the track(s) you want to record then click the add button, which resembles a downward facing arrow.
  6. Repeat the previous three steps until all desired tracks are in the “Track Title” box. If you are adding tracks from more than 1 CD, remember the order in which you added the CDs.
  7. Place a blank CD-R* in the drive and click the round orange “Burn to Disc” icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Click “OK.”
  8. The program will prompt you to place each music CD back in the drive.
  9. When finished, click “Finalize”*.
  10. Click “OK” and your CD is complete.

To record digital audio files, e.g., .wav, .mp3, onto a CD

  1. Log onto the computer and double click the “Creator Classic” icon on the desktop to open the program.
  2. Under the “Project” tab halfway down the screen, select “Music.” Make sure there is a check beside “Music CD” on the menu that appears.
  3. Under “Select Source Files,” select the files or folders that contain your audio files.
  4. Select the file(s) you want to record and click the add button, which resembles a downward facing arrow.
  5. Repeat the previous three steps until all desired tracks are in the “Track Title” box.
  6. Place a blank CD-R* in the drive and click the round orange “Burn to Disc” icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Click “OK.”
  7. The program will prompt you to place each music CD back in the drive.
  8. When finished, click “Finalize.”*
  9. Click “OK” and your CD is complete.

*Please note:

Use CD-R disks to create audio CDs. CD-RWs will not play in all CD players.  Once finalized, you will not be able to add anything to a CD-R disk.  The recorded tracks are given a generic name, e.g., Track 01, Track 02, etc.. Original titles will have to be added to the case or the outside of the CD.

Tutorial authored by Chelsea Liddell

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