(EDIT: This issue has been traced to a CD Player and not Wavelab 7)
I was previously using Wavelab 5 and had to always meticulously listen to the cd gapping on the actual CD-R to ensure random clicks did not appear between the tracks (specifically the starts). This would seemingly occur for no reason usally on 1 or 2 tracks. I thought this issue was resolved in WL7.
i.e. there was no click in the original audio but only on disks that Wavelab had produced.
I have burnt around 10 masters with WL7 and thought this issue was gone as no such clicks have been heard. But it appears once again in WL7 for the first time. A 16 track CD, Track 12 when played in a portable CD player has a click on it. (the one I use to listen to all disks, all the time)
Previously I used to adjust the track end/cd markers a little, manually and this solved the problem as a workround. This click is being very stubborn and is not responding to nudging track markers along as WL5 did.
I thought it might be specific to the cd player I am playing the disk in. In fact in one computer CD drive
it plays without a click. When I ripped the tracks concerned created in WL7 I noticed a tiny peak on the meter in Adobe Audition it is silent (inaudible) but the meter does peak to -61dBFS. I checked DC offset and it is 0.7 pct in the file in question, i.e. almost nothing.
I have burnt 4 disks so far and moving markers is not working. I tried buring to an image fist, no difference.
Audio between pauses is activated.
The PQing is being done against a single 38 minute 16 bit wav file with silent pauses between tracks, no such visual meter peak in the audio exists in the bounced file. The disk contains ISRC and CD Text, no barcode.
I used the wizard initially and then manually inserted PQ markers for end and starts.
I am using a Plextor PX-716SA and previously on my old DAW *WL5) where this happenned much more freqently a PX712A
It has only been through consistent QC that I have caught all of these clicks by listening on a cd player.
It is starting to hack me off now and I want to get to the bottom of it.
Any assistance or suggestion to try and resolve it would be very helpful.
I wish I had another consumer CD layer to listen to the disk in right now.
(Incidently when I was using SADiE 5 more often with the same PX712A never once did any such clicks appear on any disk over 3-4 years)