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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades Apps

I wanted to create CDs for a party with continuous crossfaded dance music. iTunes can play with crossfades, but cannot burn with crossfades. I worked around this by getting the free Wiretap utility from Ambrosia Software.

Wiretap can record all audio coming out of the Mac, and put it in one file. So I let iTunes play with crossfades, Wiretap records it, and later I put a single big file on the CD. Works like a charm.

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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades
Authored by: peterholdn on Oct 06, '03 11:00:40AM

Don't know anything about Wiretap, but I use Audio Hijack (which also has a Pro version) which not only records all the sound coming out of the Mac, but lets you designate which specific application it is recording from, and also has a mute capability, so you can record from one sound application while listening to another, and if you get a system beep in the middle of a long recording session, you don't have to start over.

It is also a fairly straightforward way of capturing Windows Media to an AIFF of .mp3 file, or capturing streaming audio or an external input as a permanent file. I use it to get my old cassette tapes onto my iPod.

Also has plenty of sound massaging tools to improve the sound quality.

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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades
Authored by: joestalin on Oct 06, '03 11:16:45AM

There's another interesting (for pay) app out there, ask the dj, which creates beat-matched song transitions. I haven't used this to burn a CD, although that apparently is possible.



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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades
Authored by: kconboy on Oct 06, '03 03:14:41PM

....Or mix by hand using vinyl and turntables. ;)

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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades
Authored by: clamstrip on Oct 06, '03 07:20:58PM

I used audio hijack (unregistered) until wiretap came out.
wiretap doesn't quit every 15 minutes with a nag.

unfortunately, i just found out that wiretap
doesn't install or run on G5s either :-(



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Use Wiretap to created iTunes CDs with crossfades
Authored by: lipids on Oct 08, '03 05:04:47PM

There is also a multitude of other apps out there to do this that may work better than recording a stream.

1. Jam made by Roxio
2. Traktor, which does beat matching
3. audio editing apps like Peak or Spark



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