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Burn CDs from Tascam US-122L

I can make GREAT recordings on the US-122L and would like to burn those recordings onto a cd with the same effects I created on the Tascam US-122L Interface. Can't figure out any way to do that. I have Cubase Le installed along with my interface.
On my PC, I have Sonic and have no problem burning cds from the hard drive. Of course they don't have the effects that I can create on Cubase with my interface.
CAN YOU HELP?

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  • bandinabox Feb 12, 2008

    Problem is, once you've made all these .wav files, ie: L and R, how do you get them back to one so they can be burned on one CD. Somehow once there on my recorder I need to remix them. It's really confusing. Need to get all these tracks for each song together on one CD.

  • bandinabox May 11, 2010

    I learned to first mixdown and copy to a .wav file. Once I've saved the mixdown, I go back to my media where I saved the recording. It's good but the quality is not quite as good. Another problem arises though. I now have two copies, a L and R track that play seperately, not a stereo mix. CAN'T FIGURE HOW TO PUT THE 2 TRACKS BACK TOGETHER FOR THE CD BURN with stereo sound.

    DOES ANYONE HAVE A PROCEDURE FOR THAT?

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The answer is yes, but it may not work as simply as you think. You can't just save your Cubase file / mix and then send it to your recorder. You'll want to render down the song you have to one stereo .wav file and send that to burner as a wav file. (That's the quick way). Another option is to render each file you have seperately so acoustic guitar, bass, vocal, etc are all seperate tracks. So the answer is yes, a .wav file is the format for audio cds. You'll record your seperate tracks and then you'll have to mix down, render, or export them when you are done. In Cubase, use "export".

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