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WTF - Toast Crashes non-stop !


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I sent this the makers of TOAST - just wanted to know if other users were encountering these types of problems...

Thanks for your feedback/ comments / moral support...


I am a long time Roxio Toast user. And I have been using Toast Titanium v10.0.9 for a long time (with much success and happiness). My primary use is creating AUDIO CD’s - and most importantly using the CUSTOM CROSSFADE.

During the first COVID lockdown in France, I decided to treat myself with an upgrade to Toast 18.3.1 Titanium in April 2020.

But since the onset of using this upgrade-

I have been having ALOT of problems - mostly regarding the AUDIO CD aspect of your product. … here is my list of problems I have encountered…

When i first try to start making a new Audio CD - I ‘DROP n DRAG’ my files into the playlist - However, Toast does not ‘respond’ and all i have is the spinning rainbow beach ball.

And i need to ForceQuit Toast…

After LOTS of patience and repetitive ‘DROPnDRAG’ … AND …. when I DO succeed to put a new mp3 or AIF file into the playlist - I have a pop-up telling me that the FORMAT is not a type of format supported and is rejected by Toast.

And again - after LOTS of patience and insistance somehow Toast ‘accepts’ these files…. not sure what the glitch or problem is.

When I finally get to a point of actually starting to work on my CD - I use the CUSTOM CROSSFADE of two audio tracks.

Again, another problem - the track does not want to play and stays ‘frozen’. i cannot listen to the cross mix i have made.

When I ZOOM in on the CROSSFADE - it stays frozen, meaning - no playback.

So i blindly click ‘OK’ - hoping that the mix works.

Once i have Finally gotten to a point of successfully making a CROSSMIX - and i SAVE my file - Toast does not save the file. So i need to ‘trick’ Toast and add another track to force Toast into saving my file / project.

Even in the simple interface, the tracks won’t play. I need to quit Toast and reopen to have feedback.

While making a CUSTOM crossfade - the actual DISC SPACE does not readjust in real time - again, i need to trick Toast

During the playback (while i listen to the mix/crossfade i have made, there are a lot of ‘sound glitches’ such as pops and skipping…. not sure how to explain it, but the audio feedback is not ‘clean’. At first, i thought it was the audio MP3 file itself, but i double and triple checked, and it is coming from TOAST.

After SAVING my file - there is a PopUp warning :


Is there not some kind of Default Selection to NEVER NEVER EVER EMPTY the folder?

(i accidentally hit the EMPTY button - and now ALL my AUDIO CDs are gone and need to be redone).

ALL of these things are frustrating and time consuming.

Especially when Toast is not responding and i need to reboot (force quit) and i have lost my work.

All that to say … is that I started to prepare my list of problems I have been encountering to ask you, What are your solutions to my problems?

then MAC changed their OS to MACOS Big Sur 11.

And I also saw that you have issued the new TOAST 19.

So I thought - Hummm , OK - MAYBE the developers of Toast have fixed their problems/glithches …. And I decided to upgrade to TOAST19.

I bought the upgrade / download - and settled into a night of making a new CD.

I simply added my tracks and wanted to do a CUSTOM CROSSFADE -

And once I started to use the CUSTOM CROSSFADE -  BAM ! ! !   WTF ????

I cannot believe it !    

Toast simply QUIT !

Send report to Apple ?

Yes ! but SERIOUSLY ?! what is the problem?!


Unless you have a solution to this problem…  I want to be refunded for the upgrade to Toast19.



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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi - Thanks for your reply and i am glad to know that i am all alone with this problem 😉

i did get a lame response from the tech team / mainly stating there are too many emails to respond to - and they will address this situation. Of course - nothing else and No Solution. HOPEFULLY someone on their tech team is trying to resolve this problem - and not simply counting their cash from the suckers who have upgraded and been loyal to their product. 

Cross our fingers... 

In the meantime - anyone else know of another product to use? I am primarily interested in the CrossFade aspect of toast.

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On 12/11/2020 at 8:45 AM, johninparis said:

In the meantime - anyone else know of another product to use? I am primarily interested in the CrossFade aspect of toast.

Audacity is free and it looks like some kind of customizable crossfade is possible. The product has a steep learning curve, and I've yet begun to climb it.

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