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Homemade mixed CDs on 38

If you are loading your own mixed CD made of of songs by different artists or bands into Stored Music, is it possible to enter different artist names manually in the artist category for every song? It seems to be that you have use 'no label' or 'various artists' which doesn't accurately describe the song very well.

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Re: homemade mixed CDs on 38

Yes, you can enter you own CD and Track information. First, note the CD number you wish to enter data, then press the System menu button on your Bose RC38T remote control (main). Select Stored and you will find an option to EDIT.
A on screen keyboard will allow you to enter CD/Track Info.

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Are you trying to store a few cds one after another? approx 7.
When you store the cd's, the Bose systems temp stores on unit then transfers to perm location.
Waits few hours then try agian, overnight would be good.

To prosess faster turn system off- normally a store gracenote message comes b4 it.
turn unit off to make transfer a bit faster because it only doing one thing.

Cd name can be labeled once on there not sure about songs but i think you can.
Is this burnt Cds, if so when you r burning them, go into options and select music and data, something like that, If ya burning from orginal cd. Easier then typing with remote.
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your hard drive is about to fail or has failed.
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Can't help you with any books for the DP 02, but I can try to assist you in doing what you'd like to do.

The way I would attempt to do this, and there may be other ways but this is really the cleanest in my opinion, (assuming you have access to a computer) is to first rip the CD onto your computer into a series of wav files. Then you'll want to work with one song/CD track at a time. Then you'll need to use a WAV editor (Audacity is a good free one) to convert the wav file from STEREO into MONO wav file. You can then (using the USB import function on the DP-02) import the mono WAV file into the DP-02's fat partition. From there you can load it into the DP-02 by choosing which track to load it into. You'd then be able to play this track while recording your voice overdubs onto another track.

You'd then mix your song and you could burn onto a cd right from the DP-02 (or do as I do and export the mix as two mono wav files back onto your PC and, then convert them back to stereo and when you have all the songs you want for the CD burn a new CD from your PC).

You may have to consult the manual for how to use the USB import/export as well as how to record and mixdown, but I've tried to outline the basic process to do what you want which wouldn't be discussed int he manual.

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The Bose uMusic system is a very powerful music management tool. The uMusic storage process involves pulling information from your CD (approximately 3-5 minutes per CD) then storing this information into a buffer area for processing. The buffer area will hold approximately 10 CDs worth of data. After the buffer is full, it must stop taking new data and process the data already in the buffer. The processing time is about 30 minutes per CD.
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I recommend clients load 10 CDs in the morning and let it process till after lunch. Then another 10 CDs and let it process until after dinner. Then another 10 CDs and let it process overnight. This routine completes 30 CDs per day.

If you have 100 to 400 CDs an automated services is available from This is the only automated service available for this system.

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