How to export audio montage as ISO image?

Something like this should be easy, surely?
Cannot find a way to do this - it seems well hidden, or else I am well stupid.

Please - we NEED a printed manual!!

What do you mean? An ISO image is a description of a data CD.

If you are thinking “render a montage to an ISO image”, that phrase is meaningless, because an audio CD cannot be described as an ISO image (the nearest equivalent is a CUE file together with either a BIN or a WAV file - which WaveLab can write).

If you want to write an ISO image of a data CD containing the files used by a montage, that could be arranged by exporting the montage as described in a recent thread and then writing the files as a data CD, but specifying a virtual CD drive (set up outside WaveLab) - but one might wonder why that was useful.

This particular question is not an issue of having a better manual, I’d say.


pwhodges is right. But maybe you are looking for this function?..
If yes, I don’t think it’s particularly buried…

So option 2 applies then - I am being stupid, and that’s a fair answer. :slight_smile:
However, I don’t want to do a Bin/Cue, as this always means editing the CUE sheets and it’s frankly a pain.
Is it not possible to make a simple data version that can be easily burned with IMGburn?
(I don’t have much to do with regular CD-DA if I can help it these days so am unsure, but I feel certain I remember getting an image file of a CD-DA disc…)

I shall try a DDP image instead - but cannot find how to do that either.
It’s not there in the “functions” or “options” in the CD worksheet, and I can only see an option to burn Audio CD from DDP image - not to make DDP image. It is far simpler in GPME…

It’s not clear what you want to achieve. Audio CD and Data CDs are 2 completly different things for different purposes.

To create a DDP image, you simple have to select “DDP” in the CD write dialog, as this:

I’ll try that in a short while - appreciate the info.
What I am trying to do is create a single disc image file for an Audio CD.
I do not want to use Bin/Cue.
I do not need this to be playable.

(FWIW, I would never have looked for DDP creation under “write CD” options…it’s not a CD I want to write, but simply an image that can be archived.)

What I am trying to do is create a single disc image file for an Audio CD.
I do not want to use Bin/Cue.

Why not cue + wave? This is exactly what you are looking for.
DDP is more standardized, but it create a few files.

If you want a single file, there is no solution.

Quite simply, such a format is not defined. I even checked a specialised copying program (CloneCD) which can copy audio CDs, and this uses a Cue/Bin pair as its intermediate file format.

Anyway, is it so hard to keep just two files? Or zip them together, and you’ve got the one file you desire in any case.


I just noticed this remark. The only reason I can think of for editing the CUE file is if it contains directory information which is no longer correct. As WaveLab now has (I believe - I remember the discussion) the option to write a cue sheet without that information, the objection no longer applies.



I find Toast works well for burning ISO “regardless” of what it might be. ISO is just an image or replica of the data that was stored on the disc that was copied in entirely. I guess you could try something similar, as Toast I think is for MAC only.

Your details are PC? No?

It would be wise to start asking for DDP in the future, and or storing you personal ones as such. I am not going to lecture.

I think Daemon’s Tools for PC will allow you to mount the ISO as if its in a DRIVE(Virtual)…from there you should be able to access the information as you see fit.

Hope this helps.

IMHO: DDP is the way to go for an archive.

As a workaround, if you “mandatory” want a .iso file, as said before:
1/ Burn a CDR
2/ Create an .iso image file from that CDR using imgBurn.


No - an ISO image contains the files and filesystem of a data CD, which an audio CD does not have. A BIN file contains the bits on a CD that represent the audio (and so is actually the same as a WAV, but without the header section), but this contains no track, index, copy protect, preemphasis, or CD Text information, which is in different places on the CD (tracks in the “Table of Contents” preamble, and the others in the “subcodes” - an extra byte alongside each 588-sample “frame” of the audio), and which is typically represented by a CUE file.

Saying it doesn’t make it possible.


Oooops, you’re right Paul… it doesn’t work. The created image will be a cue/bin one in this case.
Sorry for the confusion.