I hope this doesn't mean that Sofo is going to quit adding to the DAO feature set in Vegas, since it was the whole reason I upgraded to version 3.0. I'd really like to see some of these enhancements in Vegas, since I find some of the DAO features a bit clunky compared to my old copy of CDA (which I still use often, BTW).
As a VV3 user, I'm not about to shell out a couple more C-notes just to get the one or two new features I'd like (mostly the CD emulation mode).
Just $.02 from someone who's already kicked a lotta coin into your coffers.
Well I'll Be dipped in **** it's about time! Hopefully the use of drives with burnproof technology will be supported. It sure will be nice not having to use any workarounds to use cd architect. I can't wait to test the new beta of cd architect. I wouldn't mind being among the first. With my nice high speed connection they could send me the beta. Hint, Hint. I doubt that this product will do much for their stock price but it sure will make the cd architect community happy.
Not that matters anymore...you answered the question already. It's a PDF file with some of the Red Book specs and that CD-TEXT is one of them (this is actually a pricing sheet, but has info on what color book covers what). I didn't think it was part of the original Red Book, so I went to Philips and saw this. It was added later, but is now officially Red Book.
I can think of one thing that VV3 can do that CDA-4 cannot (and that would make CDA-5 an incredible deal)....
VV3 can do a DAO burn (and a TAO burn) directly from a hi-res .wav file (ie: 96/24, or whatever). No need to convert first. The bad thing now about working in VV3 or SF6 is that you have to convert down to 44/16 before you can use CDA-4. It would be AWESOME of CDA-5 would support hi-res files and then convert them on the fly as it does the burn (hint, hint SoFo!!!).
Another cool feature would be to add a second stereo track so that crossfading could be done a little easier.