Audio CD Import

You can read audio tracks from regular CDs and save them as a digital copy in any audio format on your hard disk.

Although WaveLab Pro supports a large number of CD drives, there are some restrictions you need to be aware of:

  • There are a number of different protocols for retrieving audio from a CD-ROM/CD-R drive. WaveLab Pro supports as many of these methods as possible, but there are no guarantees that it works with any particular drive. This applies for CD-Text and ISRC.

  • Observe and respect any copyright notices on the CDs from which you are importing tracks.

When importing tracks, they are named “Track XX” by default, where XX is a number starting at 01. The numbering scheme can be changed.

  • Importing audio CD tracks is technically more complicated than reading files from a CD-ROM or hard disk, because audio sectors can be hard to detect. Some CDs which do not conform completely to the CD standard may cause problems, especially when they are copy protected.

  • If you import a CD track with Emphasis, and later want to use this on a CD of your own, remember to activate Emphasis for that track in the audio montage.