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Author Topic: Burning a master cd with Br-900 CD  (Read 2174 times)
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« on: June 06, 2009, 03:55:41 pm »

I am a bit confused.  I have just bought a 900 cd, and reading the manual it says that to make a 'master cd' I should hook up the specially assigned output to a cd recorder or a DAT machine.

What then is the internal burner for?

Is a Mastercd any different than any other finished recording?

Finally, by hooking up to an external machine I can enable copy-protect.  Is it possible to enable copy protect when using the internal burner?

I was of the understanding that this was supposed to be a do-it-all machine... I would be most grateful for any help.

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 04:21:51 pm »

All I use the CD burner with the BR900 for is storing song data onto a CD...that way I can recall it at a later date. 

You CAN 'do-it-all' with this machine~ I assure you!!  I have know idea why the manual says that?!lol...maybe just so we know we could do it that way if we wanted to Wink

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 11:52:51 am »

Harry - Yes of course you can make a master cd. You can save all the tracks for a song onto a cd, and later load it back into the 900 for further work. You can make a CD to play in your commercial CD player by finalizing it and burning it, but then you can't load it back as individual tracks.

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 07:39:33 am »

I'm gonna venture a guess that they are attempting to define a difference between a finalized disc and a master disc for duping. I'm not sure if you can set codes in the disc for song recognition digitally etc via the 900. You can however, if you are happy with it, burn a finalized disc and then play it in your car or even use it to make copies if that's what you want. And that might be enough for most people. But to do a mastered disc that you send off for duplication... that might be something you'd want to use a dedicated machine built for that use.

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 08:39:31 am »


I have just joined this site. I bought a Boss BR-900CD a couple of years agao hardly touched it at the time and now want to burn a CD of something that I recorded recently. Am I right that to do this on page 140 of the manual.
I have done all asked, CD in, switch on CD-R/RW. then Audio then write, checks the disc, then select Track with TR1V1 (it shows a square mine shows filled in solid square, set speed next, and so on"now finalising" but dont get "Completed" and when I play on laptop only one track has been recorded. Can you help please am going demented. I did write a No5  hit in North American Country Charts some years ago and want to do it again

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 10:17:19 am »

then select Track with TR1V1 (it shows a square mine shows filled in solid square

I suspect that is where you are going wrong. The BR-900 has 64 tracks. But Tr1V1 is only one of those tracks. If you've recorded to several tracks and you want to burn a CD containing a mix of those tracks, then you must first record a stereo mix in Bounce Mode. Bounce mode mixes the 8 currently-selected tracks and records them to a pair of tracks of your choosing. You can then specify that pair of tracks as the source when you burn your CD.

For example, let's say you've recorded acoustic guitar to Tr1v1, bass guitar to Tr2v1, lead vocal on Tr3v1, backing vocals on Tr4v1, and piano (in stereo) on tracks Tr5v1 and Tr6v1. You would then enter Bounce Mode, adjust all of the faders and pan settings for the desired mix, and record it to, say, Tr7v8 and Tr8v8. At step 5 in the instructions for burning a CD, you'd set the cursor on the first '1' in "Tr 1V1" and turn the VALUE wheel until it reads "Tr78V1". Then you'd move the cursor to the '1' after the 'V' and turn the VALUE wheel until it reads "Tr78V8", which is the location of your mix in this example.

Instructions for Bounce Mode are on pages 58 and 59. Step 6 of those instructions is where you specify the pair of empty tracks onto which you want to record your mix. You simply move the cursor to that part of the display, then turn the VALUE wheel to change the numbers to the track pair and v-track number you want (78V8, for example).

Also, you should read the following page to get a better understanding of v-tracks:


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