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It's odd that you're having problems with defining tracks automatically and with viewing Spin Doctor Help. I suggest reinstalling Spin Doctor or possibly trashing the com.roxio.deepseasoftware.CDSpinDoctor.plist file in your User>Library>Preferences folder.

 

The following is from Spin Doctor Help, first how to auto-define tracks and then how to manually define tracks:

 

Defining Tracks Automatically

You can automatically detect and define tracks within an audio file. You might do this, for example, if you are working with a long audio recording such as an album that has pauses between songs.

• Note: Auto-defining tracks will remove any other tracks that have been defined in an audio file.

To auto-define a track:

• Click the Auto-define Tracks button.

CD Spin Doctor analyzes the audio files and defines tracks.

 

Changing Auto-define Preferences

Depending on whether you imported audio from an LP or cassette, you can adjust how CD Spin Doctor automatically detects tracks.

To refine Auto-define:

1 Choose CD Spin Doctor > Preferences.

The Preferences dialog appears.

2 Click the Waveform & Tracks button.

3 In the Waveform & Tracks tab, use the Auto-define track settings:

• Sensitivity: Choose the level of sensitivity to silence that CD Spin Doctor uses to define tracks. A lower number indicates a higher sensitivity, and a higher number indicates a lower sensitivity:

• • If you are working with audio imported from an LP, a recommended Sensitivity setting is +71.

• • If you are working with audio imported from a cassette, a recommended Sensitivity setting is +45.

• Minimum Track Duration: Choose the minimum length of a track in order for CD Spin Doctor to define it.

• Minimum Length of Silence: Choose the minimum amount of time that CD Spin Doctor must detect silence before it defines a new track.

4 If you want CD Spin Doctor to automatically define tracks after you import audio, select the Auto-define immediately after recording is complete check box.

 

Defining Tracks Manually

You can define individual tracks in the waveform. After defining tracks, you can save them to hard disk or send them to Toast to record to disc.

To define a track manually:

• In the waveform, click and drag left or right to define the Track Start and Track End. (You can adjust this later.)

The new track you defined appears in the Track List.

 

Also, I recommend that "Limit zoom range to improve performance" is unchecked in the Waveforms & Tracks section of Spin Doctor Preferences.

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Hi,

 

I have the same problem and some more...

i.e. the help page takes me to the general support page and there is no documentation for spin doctor 4 that I can find and as I am trying to use this program for the first time I am running against several problems...

 

I have the same problem to define tracks... I did do this manually as per another reply to this email, but the auto define does not seem to work even as I set it to the settings suggested in that same reply...

 

also I have a problem outputting both channels... I can only playback one channel altho the wave forms show both channels are there...

I don't know why you and the other poster have these problems. When I choose Spin Doctor Help I get the Spin Doctor Help. There are no balance controls and none are needed because the balance is controlled by the recording sliders when the audio is digitized. Your problem with only one track playing back is bizarre.

 

What external audio or video devices do you have connected to your Mac? Which Mac are you using? Are you importing the audio through an external device?

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Greetings, I have been using spin doctor for a while and I undertsand about the auto define function ( I think) as well as how to set the length of each track using the inspector. However, I would love to know how to tell spin doctor to automatically define 5 minute tracks for the length of a recording without having to define each track separately using click and drag or by using the inspector (info) for each track individually. Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks.

 

 

I THINK you can do it through the Preferences pane. In "Waveforms & Tracks" there is an option to "Auto-define immediately after recording is complete" -- Set "Minimum Track Duration" on the slider to 300 seconds if you want to automatically define 5 minute tracks.

 

I may be wrong. (I can't even find Disc Doctors help. I click it and I go to Ask Roxanne.)

 

Good luck.

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Greetings, I have been using spin doctor for a while and I undertsand about the auto define function ( I think) as well as how to set the length of each track using the inspector. However, I would love to know how to tell spin doctor to automatically define 5 minute tracks for the length of a recording without having to define each track separately using click and drag or by using the inspector (info) for each track individually. Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks.

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Greetings, I have been using spin doctor for a while and I undertsand about the auto define function ( I think) as well as how to set the length of each track using the inspector. However, I would love to know how to tell spin doctor to automatically define 5 minute tracks for the length of a recording without having to define each track separately using click and drag or by using the inspector (info) for each track individually. Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks.

Nice idea for a feature. It can't be done now.

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I THINK you can do it through the Preferences pane. In "Waveforms & Tracks" there is an option to "Auto-define immediately after recording is complete" -- Set "Minimum Track Duration" on the slider to 300 seconds if you want to automatically define 5 minute tracks.

 

I may be wrong. (I can't even find Disc Doctors help. I click it and I go to Ask Roxanne.)

 

Good luck.

 

 

I have tried this. The tracks won't be any shorter than 5 minutes but they can be a lot longer. I'm looking for 5 minutes exactly....no shorter AND no longer. Thanks for your offer.

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Aside from doing this in QuickTime Pro or another audio editing application, something you could try is using Toast's Track Trim feature within the Audio CD format. You would have to add the same full-length track in the Audio window several times. I know I can add multiple copies of a track using the Media Browser so I suppose I could do the same by repeatedly telling Spin Doctor to export to Toast. Then start the first track at 0, ending at 5:00:00, the next starting at 5:00:00 ending at 10:00:00 and so on. You access Track Trim by clicking on the length of the track which results in a pop up window.

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Hi,

 

I have the same problem and some more...

i.e. the help page takes me to the general support page and there is no documentation for spin doctor 4 that I can find and as I am trying to use this program for the first time I am running against several problems...

 

I have the same problem to define tracks... I did do this manually as per another reply to this email, but the auto define does not seem to work even as I set it to the settings suggested in that same reply...

 

also I have a problem outputting both channels... I can only playback one channel altho the wave forms show both channels are there...I have no problem playing back both channels in my bias 5.x application or other internet audio or another files... I only have this problem with spin doctor...is there a balance control some where?

 

Help, I would like to use this application and from what I can figure out there are some good things about it.

or maybe I should just go to use bias for digitizing my vinyl...

thanks for any inisights you may offer...

:unsure::unsure::unsure:

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