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Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software

B&H # SOSCDR5200 Mfr # SCDR5200
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Product Highlights
  • Professional Red Book CD Mastering
  • Over 20 Real-Time DirectX Effects
  • CD Text Support
  • Audio Clipping Detection
  • Full PQ Code Editing
  • ISRC, UPC and MCN
  • Windows

CD Architect 5.2 software from Sony Media Software produces professional audio CDs to Red Book specification. Version 5.2 includes CD text reading and writing and updated drive support. Perform full PQ code editing, trim events from full-length media and add as new tracks, import regions from Sound Forge software as tracks, master audio by applying over twenty real-time DirectX effects to events and the master output, and perform disc-at-once CD burning.

CD Architect software provides the precise audio CD mastering and burning tools. Arrange your CD Architect project using simple drag-and-drop operations. Produce complex cross fades and DJ-style mega mixes. Generate multiple takes of a song to use in your project before burning. Create live-style CDs with audio in the time between tracks, apply volume envelopes and event ASR envelopes - even create hidden tracks. CD Architect software supports a long list of drives, including many FireWire and USB devices.

General
  • CD Text support
  • Support for up to 32-bit, 192kHz source audio
  • High-quality resampling and dithering with noise-shaping
  • Single or multi-file play-listing
  • Volume and ASR envelopes for any event
  • Multiple levels of undo/redo
  • Override validation errors option
  • Mono-to-stereo conversion on the fly
  • CD transport controls
  • Direct file open into Sound Forge software
  • Track creation from Sound Forge regions
  • Trimmer window
  • Media Explorer
  • Ripple editing
  • CD Image file rendering
  • Automatic crossfades
  • Greater than 1:1 time zoom
  • Reading and extraction of PQ data along with audio tracks
  • Complete control over tracks, marker placements, and indices
  • Preview multiple tracks or ranges of audio before extraction from a supported CD device
  • Stereo master volume fader and adjustable envelope controls for any region
  • Media Pool Multiple file format support without conversion
  • Auto save crash recovery
  • Undo/redo history list
  • Supports MP3, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Windows Media Audio and more
  • Convert MP3s of your own music to WAV files on the fly, burn new audio CDs and listen to them anywhere
Mastering
  • Over 20 real-time DirectX plug-ins
  • Event and master bus effects model
  • Audio layering to create complex crossfades
  • Event Normalization
  • Real time pitch shift/time stretch
  • Slip trimming
  • Audio phase invert
  • Audio scrubbing
  • Unlimited volume envelope points
CD Design
  • Full PQ code editing support, including track and index positions and pause times
  • Absolute times for replication
  • Print cue sheets and format CD liner notes
  • Up to 99 tracks
  • Up to 99 sub-indices per track
  • Smart track reordering
  • Automatic pause time indication
  • Relative times for liner notes
  • Timeline event locking
  • Adjustable pause times
  • Audio CD player unmute fade emulation
CD Writing
  • Burns disc-at-once premaster CDs for professional replication
  • USB, FireWire, SCSI and IDE/ATAPI CD-R and CD-RW drive support
  • Overburn support of 80 minute and other size CD-Rs
  • Buffer underrun protection
  • Test burn mode
  • PQ list verification for Red Book compatibility prior to burn
  • Burn speed selection
  • Copy-inhibit flags
  • Pre-emphasis flags
  • Audio clipping detection
  • International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC)
  • Universal Product Codes (UPC)
  • Media Catalog Numbers (MCN)
System Requirements
PC
  • 500MHz processor
  • Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • 128MB RAM
  • 40MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Microsoft DirectX 8 or later (included on CD-ROM)
  • Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on CD-ROM)

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SonyCD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Personal (4)
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC (3)

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        5.0

        Best Price, Quick delivery

        By Steve

        from Camden, Delaware

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy to Customize
        • Easy to Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flawlessly create cd's
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

          This is by far the best cd writing program I have ever used. I had a previous version that wouldn't work on windows 7, so I upgraded to 5.2. It works flawlessly on my new windows 7 computer. This program is well worth the price. It is so easy to create custom cd's, and so user friendly.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          1.0

          Not good for beginners

          By Dave

          from Nyc,Ny

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

                The manual for this product is terrible. I spent hours trying to understand the program. Definitely not user friendly and the manual is useless.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                1.0

                Will be returning CD Architect

                By Music maker

                from New Haven, Connecticut

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

                Sony CD Architect unable to recognize my CD drive. If you think I'm the only one, do a Google search and see the various references and proposed solutions to this problem. I tried some (admittedly, not all of them) of the solutions, but none of them worked. I will be returning this software to B&H.

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                5.0

                Excellent Software

                By Maciek

                from San Diego, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Excellent features
                • Supports CD Text
                • Works always

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Create Music CD

                  Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

                  I always had problems using softwares such as ROXIO or NERO. Some features in these softwares did not work correctly. CD Architect on the other hand works 100% correctly. I love CD Architect, and I highly recommend it. It has features other softwares do not have. The User Guide is written very well. It covers all the aspects of the software. I wish other SONY softwares, such as SONY Movie Studio, would have such a good User Guide.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Excellent CD mastering program

                  By debootzking

                  from California

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

                    very versatile..easy to use..has a feature to check for clipping before burning and directs you to the spot for easy adjustment of levels..allows you to add effects with audio plugins..plus editing...lots more...the best mastering program..excellent price....

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Well Done

                    By smujismuj

                    from Toon Town, Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Intuitive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sony CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software:

                    The best thing about this software is the intuitive interface. Easily my favorite cd editing product.

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