The Sonoris DDP Creator is a standalone cross-platform CD authoring application compatible with virtually any DAW software on the market. The DDP Creator lets you assemble professional RedBook
compatible audio CD's and supports the import and export of DDP 2.00 images and Cue Sheet (cue) files. It also enables you to burn and rip audio CD's and send off images with FTP.
With the DDP Creator you can assemble a RedBook compatible CD by just dropping mastered 16 bit wav or aif files on the workspace and set the track order. After that you can adjust the spaces between tracks and audition this by playing back the transition from one track into another. Then edit the PQ points, ISRC, MCN and CD-Text data. Finally export to DDP, Cue Sheet or CD and print a PQ sheet if needed.
The main feature of the DDP Creator is the export of the CD project to a DDP 2.00 fileset. The industry standard DDP protocol is supported by all major CD replication plants and ensures an error free transfer and manufacturing of your masters. No more need to burn a physical master CD any more!
DDP import (loadback)
Besides DDP export the DDP Creator can import (loadback) a DDP fileset too, including DDP images made by other software, like Bias Peak Studio (XT), Sonic Studio HD, SADiE, Sequoia or Pyramix. This feature allows you to check the project including all PQ codes, ISRC, MCN and CD-Text data. You can edit the project, playback tracks and export to DDP, Cue Sheet or burn a Redbook compatible CD from it.
The Pro option allows even more control and adds Enhanced CD support to the DDP Creator. You can create Enhanced CD DDP filesets from within the program by adding an ISO file to an audio project. This can be an (Hybrid) ISO file made with for example Toast or an ISO file made with the DDP Creator by converting a folder holding the data files.
Most DDP software packages or add-ons are very expensive, but the DDP Creator is competitively priced. Together with the powerful import features it is the perfect choice for everyone who needs a professional CD authoring and DDP solution without the need to switch to another DAW software. For example, you have assembled a CD in your favorite audio editor but need to deliver a DDP fileset? Simply add audio files or use one of the powerful import features like .cue Cue Sheet files from Wavelab, CD Architect .wav image files or Pyramix .pmi files or rip a CD and then export the project to DDP.
The Pro version adds even more functionality to the DDP Creator:
- Loudness measurement and normalization of tracks according to the ITU-R BS.1770-2 / EBU R128
- Edit CD Text, ISRC or MCN of an existing DDP without rewriting the DDP image file
- Adjustable gain per track
- Adding fades and crossfades
- Dithering to 16-bit (if needed) with TPDF, HP-TPDF and three separate noise shaping flavors
- MP3 and AAC encoding, up to 320 kbps
- Automatic file tagging for .flac, .mp3 and .m4a files using CD text data
- Enhanced CD support
- Import of CD text with .csv files
- 24 and 32 bit file support
- 24/32-bit file export capability
- Export files with variable naming (%track name%)
- ISRC codes embedded in .wav file following the MPG / EBU standard
The Pro version is an option for the standard DDP Creator and replaces the Enhanced option. Current
owners can upgrade to the Pro version here:
Enhanced CD authoring
Besides audio data a CD can also hold computer data like images, videos, songtexts or even program files. A CD with such additional data is called an Enhanced CD (a.k.a. CD Extra or CD Plus). It is possible to add data in the space before the first track or as a separate data session on the CD. The DDP Creator supports the extra session as this is the most common and compatible format. When an Enhanced CD is played back in a normal CD player it will
play just like any other audio CD. But when this CD is opened on a Windows PC or Mac it will show the data session as an extra drive.
The Pro version will unlock full Enhanced CD DDP support. With this option you can open and export Enhanced CD DDP files and CD's. Adding a data session to an existing DDP fileset is also possible.
"This really makes life much easier and more professional at the same time! Believe it or not: There are still people out there mastering in Toast... We at QUINTON RECORDS work in Pyramix but sometimes need to transfer things to MAC and so your dual-platform approach can save lives!"
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