BR-900CD, BR-900: Burning a Song or Recording to CD

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Audio CDs are stereo tracks: a left track and a right track. Therefore, if you want to burn a multitrack recording to CD, it has to be bounced down to two tracks: a left track and a right track. In the BR-900CD, 7/8 are the designated tracks for this procedure. After you have bounced (combined) all of your track (e.g. track 1 through 8) onto tracks 9/10, you can then burn those tracks to CD.

NOTE: If you have already bounced your tracks, you may skip the BOUNCE section and proceed to the BURN A CD section below.

BOUNCE

  1. Load up a song that you would like to burn to a CD:
    a. Press UTILITY
    b. CURSOR to SONG SELECT.
    c. Press ENTER.
    d. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select a song.
    e. Once you've chosen the song you want, press the ENTER button to begin loading it.
  2. Make the song sound like you want it to sound. This means any effects and fader levels should already be set.
  3. Press REC MODE until BOUNCE appears on the screen.
  4. In the top right-hand corner of the screen, the Track Destination will appear. The default is "78V1" which is tracks 7/8, virtual track 1. If you want to change it, you can use the CURSOR buttons and the TIME/VALUE wheel to do so.
  5. Press REC+PLAY and let the song play all the way through. When the song is over, press STOP.

    Now you can burn a CD using tracks 78V1 (or whatever tracks you selected in step 4).

BURN A CD

  1. Load up a song that you would like to burn to a CD:
    NOTE: If you followed the BOUNCE section above, you can skip to step 2.
    a. Press UTILITY
    b. CURSOR to SONG SELECT.
    c. Press ENTER.
    d. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select a song.
    e. Once you've chosen the song you want, press the ENTER button to begin loading it.
  2. Insert an unrecorded CD-R or CD-RW disc into the CDR/RW drive.
  3. Press [CD-R/RW].
  4. Press CURSOR buttons to move the cursor to “AUDIO,” and press [ENTER].
  5. Press CURSOR buttons to move the cursor to “WRITE,” and press [ENTER].
  6. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the bounced track and then press [ENTER]. This will be the track that you previously bounced to or the track that was selected in step 4 from the BOUNCE section above.
  7. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to set the write speed and then press [ENTER]. Most of the time, there is no need to change the existing write speed setting.
  8. The message “Are you sure?” will appear. Press [ENTER] (YES). The message “Now Writing...” will appear and writing to the audio CD will begin.
    When writing has been completed, the message “Finalize CD OK?” will be displayed.
  9. a. If you intend to write additional songs to the same CDR disc, press [EXIT] (NO) several times to return to the main screen and then repeat step 1 of this BURN A CD section.
    b. If you no more songs need to be added to this disc, press [ENTER] (YES). The message “Now Finalizing...” will appear and the finalization process will begin.
    When the message “Completed!” appears, it indicates that the finalization has been completed.
    For more detailed information regarding finalization, refer to “What is finalization?” below.
  10. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play screen.
  11. Press the CD-R/RW drive’s EJECT button to eject the
    disc.

 

What is finalization?
In addition to audio data, information such as the position and time of this data is also written to audio CDs, and this process is known as “Finalizing.” If you intend to play your audio CD on a standard CD player, it is important that finalization be carried out. Once this has been done, however, you will not be able to add any more songs to the CD.

If you don’t finalize:
It will not be possible to play your audio CD on a standard CD player until it has been finalized; however, you can keep adding songs to the disc until this process is carried out. The CD-R disc that is not finalized during the writing process can be finalized later on.