MP3 CD Burner Help - Purchase - Download - Acoustica

rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-705371471.gifArrange Your Songs

Once you have found your songs, you can rearrange their order in a few different ways. You also have the choice of making either an audio CD or a MP3 CD.


Audio or MP3 CD?


Moving Songs



Deleting Songs

Adding Songs

Playing Songs


Undo & Redo

Copy & Paste

Copy Track Information


Setting Song Volume/Boost/EQ

Trimming/Fading/Mixing Songs


Open Containing Folder

Edit Tag Info

Locate Song in Library

Delete a Song from the Music Library


Special Icons


This screen shot shows the "Song List" interface.



Audio or MP3 CD?

The main new addition to the Song List, is that now you have a choice of the type and size of CD you’d like to create! This is an important choice, as you need to make sure that it will play on your CD player. To choose the type of CD, click either the "Audio CD" or "MP3 CD" radio button.


Audio CD

This is the type of CD that plays in 100% of all CD players. This is the kind of CD that you buy at the music store. You are limited to 21, 74 or 80 minutes of audio. (Note that you can’t have more than 100 different tracks, which is a limit of the audio CD spec.) If you leave it on "Auto", put in a blank CDR before starting a burn and it will automatically detect how much room you have.)



The MP3 CD stores actual MP3, or WMA files just as if they were on a hard drive. It is not readable by normal CD players. However, if you have an MP3 CD player, you will be able to play up to 200 songs on a single CD!


The number of songs that you can fit on a MP3 CD depends on how big the songs are in terms of MB, instead of length in time.



The above shows the how the "Song List" looks when you choose "MP3 CD". The top window shows your folders and the bottom window shows the contents of the currently selected folder.


You can do the following things in "MP3 CD" mode.

·       Create and rename folders

·       Move folders by dragging them to new parent folders.

·       Move songs from one folder to another by selecting them and then dragging them to a new folder above.

·       Select from 185 MB, 650 MB, 700 MB CDs, or 4.7 GB DVD project sizes.


The first time you select "MP3 CD" mode, you will start the MP3 CD wizard which lets you choose the best settings for your MP3 CD, including bit rates & audio formats that your player supports, file order preservation and folder options. You can also change these settings in the "MP3 CD" section under the Preferences.

See MP3 CD Wizard



Moving Songs

To move a song, click on it and then drag it to the new position. You will see a blue underline, which shows where the song will move once the mouse is released.


Alternatively, you may use the up arrow rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-1732602921.gif or down arrow rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-2026675857.gif to move the selected song(s) up or down.


In "MP3 CD" mode, you can also drag songs above into a different folder.



Shuffle is a quick way to arrange your tracks into a new random order. To shuffle your tracks, select "Shuffle" from the "Song List" menu.


Cross Fader

You can fade songs when in "Audio CD" mode. When in "Audio CD" mode, click the "X-Fader" button rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_256192530.gif launch the Cross Fader dialog . The cross fader is a quick way to get fades and overlaps set for all songs in the "Song List". After that, you can fine-tune your fades and mixing via the "Trims, Overlaps & Fades" window.



You can sort by each column header by clicking on it. Here are the columns you can sort by.


Title – The title track of the song.

Length – The length of the track.

Status – Ready, Preparing, Converting, Burning, Burned, Missing, etc.

Album - The album for the track.

Artist – The artist.

Genre- The style or genre of the track.

Type – The file type (WAV, WMA or MP3).

Format – The bit-rate or sample rate of the track.

Size – The size in bytes, KB or MB of the track.

Track # - The CD track # that corresponds with the original CD track, usually.

Location – The folder and filename.



Deleting Songs

You can delete a song by clicking the song followed by selecting "Delete" or "Cut" from the "Edit" menu [Ctrl+X].

Alternatively, you can also press the Del button rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_748717349.gif or press the [Delete] key to delete a track.


To delete all the songs in your list, select "Remove All Songs" from the "Song List" menu.


Undo & Redo

Make a mistake? You spent all day looking for a specific song and you just deleted it! No problem! Select "Undo" from the "Edit" menu and your song will re-appear. [Ctrl+Z]


You can then re-do what you just ‘undid’ by selecting "Redo" from the "Edit" menu. [Ctrl+Y]


Copy & Paste

If you want to have more than one instance of a particular track, select the track and then select "Copy" from the "Edit" menu [Ctrl+C]. To paste a copy, select "Paste" from the "Edit" menu. [Ctrl+V].


When you paste to an external program, such as a CD label creation package, it will paste the textual track information such as track name, artist and length.


Setting Song Volume/Boost/EQ

This allows you to change the overall strength, volume and tone of a song. It will be burned to CD as you hear it. Click the "Audio FX" button rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_291593644.gif or right click on a song and select "Adjust Track Volume/Boost/EQ" This brings up the Volume/Boost/EQ dialog.

NOTE: Use this option sparingly as you may introduce distortion. If all your songs sound low in volume, you should simply turn up your speakers or adjust your Window's volume mixer.


Trimming/Fading/Mixing Songs

This allows you to do some limited editing with your songs. You can trim them to get rid of unwanted applause or long silence intros. You can fade songs and overlap them with adjoining songs for seamless mixes. Click the "Mixing" button rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-1743982596.gif or right click on a song and select "Overlaps, Trims & Fades". This brings up the Overlaps, Trims and Fade dialog.


NOTE: If you are creating an MP3 CD, the software will ignore the overlap setting and only burn the trims and fades. (MP3 CD Players do not support continuous play without pauses.)


Open Containing Folder

This is convenient if you want to open the folder in Windows where the song is stored. You might use this if there is a song in your library which you wish to delete or rename.


Right click on a track and then select "Open Containing Folder" from the pop up menu.


Alternatively, you can select "Open Containing Folder" from the "Song List" menu when the track is selected.


Playing Specific Songs From the Arrange Window

Each track has a playback button rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_1215409615.gif that will start playback for that track.


The above screen shot shows where the playback button is.


Click here for more on playing songs.



Copy Track Information

Each track has associated track information such as the track number, the track name, the artist and the track length. You can copy this text into the clipboard in order to use it in other programs such as CD label makers.


To copy the track information of a specific track, click the track to select it. Then select "Copy" from the "Edit" menu [Ctrl+C]. Now go to your favorite program and paste it in by selecting "Paste" from the "Edit" menu [Ctrl+V].


You may also select multiple tracks by holding down the Shift or Control key and clicking the desired tracks. Once you have made your selections, click "Copy" from the "Edit" menu to copy them.


To copy all track information, just select "Copy Track Information To Clipboard" from the "Edit" menu.


Edit Tag Info

You can edit a track’s tag information (track name, artist, album, genre, original track, year and comment) by right clicking the song and selecting "Edit Tag Info" from the right click menu. This brings up the Edit Tag Info window.


Locate Song In Library

You can quickly locate a song in your music library by right clicking on a song and clicking "Locate Song In Library" from the right click menu. This will cause the library tab to be displayed and the track will be highlighted in gray.


Delete from Library

This is a useful option if you find a song in your song list, which you accidentally imported from a search or the library tab. Rather than go into the library tab to delete it, you can click "Delete from Library" on the right click menu, to have it removed. Note that you will still need to go to the Library menu and select "Empty Trash" to permanently remove it.


Special Icons

Each track may have some special icons next to the track #


rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-441602879.gif This track has been boosted to have a higher perceived volume.


rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-1353375936.gif This track may be incomplete.