Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/11/2007, 4:44 PM
I remember hearing somewhere that there may be an update coming, but it may be minor. In fact I think it was the Vista support added in 5.2b197 a few months ago.

Main 'major' lackings IMO.

1 - CD image file writing (ISO and DDP) to avoid an inevitable set of write and read errors from every mastered CD before dup/replication.

2 - Switching off of plugins in events not being previewed, so realtime preview is possible with 'heavy' plugins on multiple individual events.

Erik-Nygaard wrote on 4/12/2007, 6:14 AM
3) Support for VSTs. I'd love to be able to use some of my UAD-plugins.

I'm a bit surprised they haven't included CDA functionality in SF9.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/12/2007, 4:52 PM
I'm pleased they haven't. I prefer the uncluttered focaus of the separate apps, but yes, VST essential.

I prefer MASTERING in CDA, where tracks across the whole CD can easily be compared as on the final product ( apart from the plugin-cpuload problem).

Erik-Nygaard wrote on 4/13/2007, 3:38 AM
Yep, I prefer to have CDA as a separate app too, but look what happened to the Batch app...
hams wrote on 4/16/2007, 11:37 AM
I would greatly appreciate being able to save the complete session as a 24 bit file. DDP sounds wonderful, but I can understand if that is deemed to 'high end' for this product. It would also be great to have a third audio layer. And additional dither options...
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/16/2007, 3:43 PM
Too 'high-end' for CDA ? CDA *is* the high end !-)

You do have additional dither options via plugins.

hams wrote on 4/17/2007, 10:26 AM
CDA is definitely not the high end. What I really want are POW-R dither options, which I have yet to find in any directX plugin option. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/17/2007, 4:04 PM
So POW-R dither would make it hi-end ? And no DX plugins are hi-end either then. Are there no dither options available in CDA, or plugins that are hi-end enough for you ?

hams wrote on 4/18/2007, 10:40 AM
Sorry, please don't take this as an attack on CDA, I love it and have used it for years. I just don't think it is in the same ballpark as Sequoia or Sadie, nor is it trying to be. I am just naming some features that would make it more usable given my present needs. I want to continue to use this software.

I presently use a 3rd party application called 'premaster' by Colin Hill that does allow you to make wav/cue images, and find it very useful. If that would help anyone here and you cannot find the program, let me know.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/18/2007, 6:01 PM
Um, last time I looked CDA could do the wav/cue thang !
hams wrote on 4/20/2007, 12:44 PM
Really? That would be very useful, can you tell me how to do it directly? You can create a CUE file in CD architect that other burning programs can read directly?

(I don't mean a human-readable cuesheet, I mean something that nero or toast can open)
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/21/2007, 1:47 AM
Not directly, no. But with Export-Cuesheet and a little copy/paste in Notepad....