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CoolC

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3,327 posts

120 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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As a very new user of itunes, I'm struggling to find a particular setting when burning a playlist to CD.

In itunes itself the tracks can be set to blend/mix together on playback by a set amount via a slide bar in the preferences.

But when burning it to CD the tracks are just playing with a zero second gap, no blend/mix.

I'm sure it will be a simple setting I can't see for looking, but some direction would be apreciated.

TIA

jock mcsporran

4,520 posts

179 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Don't know if it helps but if you have your songs to burn as a playlist then select the playlist, 'File-Burn Playlist to Disc' and if you select Audio CD it lets you choose how many seconds between songs. Don't think the option is there for burning an MP3 though.

CoolC

Original Poster:

3,327 posts

120 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Yeah, I've seen that, and been using it, but it's not what we need.

In playback you can set the tracks to overlap from anything from 1 to 12 seconds. We want to be able to copy this feature on a burned CD.

Setting the gap to 0 seconds in the Audio CD in the burn drop down means that a couple of the tracks where one fades out and the next starts quietly there is a "virtual" gap if you like.

We need the tracks to overlap by 12 seconds still on the burned CD.

jock mcsporran

4,520 posts

179 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Got you, I misread the question and thought you wanted a bigger gap than zero seconds.

Road2Ruin

3,112 posts

122 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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I suspect you need some sophisticated mastering software for that. What iTunes does is probably plays both files at the same time rather than blends them. When burning them to a disc it cant do that.
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chris.mapey

4,772 posts

173 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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A bodge around using Piezo (on a mac)

Open Piezo, and choose iTunes as the source

Set up the playlist, with 12sec overlap

Start Piezo recording, then play the playlist

This will record one MP3 file that is the full playlist. Burn that to cd, and that should work.

Hope that helps, with minimal frustration ;-)