Extracting Audio CD Tracks in Acid Pro
Before we do anything, make sure you have a folder set up for yourself. This is where you will save all your work files. If you haven't set one up before, or not on the station you are using, let's set up your folder.
- From the Windows desktop, double click My Computer.
- Double-click on Media (D:). This is the drive on which you will always save your work.
- From the menu, select File > New > Folder.
- A new folder will appear prompting you to name it. Type in your name.
- Your new folder will then appear with the new name you've given it.
That's it. You've got your own folder on the D Drive.
Remember! Space is limited on each workstation, so when you are done using a file in your folder, please delete it!
- Place your CD in the CD/DVD drive.
- Open Acid.
- If you do not already see the CD tracks listed in the Explorer window at the bottom, click on CD/DVD E Drive to display them.
- - If you want to extract a single track, click on it to highlight
it in blue.
- If you want to extract more than one track, click on the first track. Then while holding down the Control (CTRL) button, select the other tracks. All your selected tracks will be highlighted in blue.
- Drag your selection(s) to the Track View area.
- Next a Save As... box will appear. Click on the Save In: drop down box (as indicated by the orange arrow in the picture at right. Select Data (D:) as your drive. You will save all your work to this drive.
- Double-click on your folder to go into it.
- In the File Name line at the bottom, enter a name for your track.
- Click Save.
- If you selected more than one track, you will have to specify different names to each subsequent track. You won't, however, have to specify your folder again as Vegas should automatically have your folder selected when you save your next tracks.
- A window will appear after your tracks save, asking you if you would like to use the Beatmapper Wizard (if your track is longer than 30 seconds). While this is useful for syncing your audio track with an Acid project, you don't have to use it (by clicking No and Finish).
- You should now have your track(s) listed in your Acid Project.
For information on using the Beatmapper Wizard, start Acid and press F1 to access the Help screen. Then search on "Using The Beatmapper."