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I've been using Jam for years and have made extensive use of crossfades. I was very pleased to learn that Toast 10 continued that same technology when they combined Toast and Jam. I'm on a MacBook Pro, using OSX 10.6.5. As a singer, I play my accompaniments (aiff files - 16 bit) through Toast 10 (now) and continue to set up crossfades. However, when playing these from the computer through a sound system, there is now a glitch at the front end of every crossfade. Anyone else experience that or have any suggestions as to how to fix? The audio glitch is not acceptable during a concert! HELP!

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This only happens when using Toast's preview or player. You can audition the crossfade itself by choosing custom in the crossfades window and clicking the preview that is in that window. There won't be any glitch. If you choose Save as Disc Image or burn an audio CD there also won't be any problem with the cross fades. So it is a Toast player issue and there really isn't any problem with the crossfade itself.

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This only happens when using Toast's preview or player. You can audition the crossfade itself by choosing custom in the crossfades window and clicking the preview that is in that window. There won't be any glitch. If you choose Save as Disc Image or burn an audio CD there also won't be any problem with the cross fades. So it is a Toast player issue and there really isn't any problem with the crossfade itself.

 

Thanks, but I did say it was a playback issue. I have not burned to a CD, nor will I likely do so. The problem does not show up when setting the crossfade -- only when playing back. The problem did not exist when Toast and Jam were separate, so it seems to be with the combined Toast 10. I'm still faced with what to do? Thanks anyway.

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Thanks, but I did say it was a playback issue. I have not burned to a CD, nor will I likely do so. The problem does not show up when setting the crossfade -- only when playing back. The problem did not exist when Toast and Jam were separate, so it seems to be with the combined Toast 10. I'm still faced with what to do? Thanks anyway.

That problem has existed for some time in Toast. It may have started with Toast 8 because that was when the Jam features were added. There is no workaround other than to save it as a disc image (.sd2f) and play that. If you still have Jam it continues to work in OS 10.6.x.

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That problem has existed for some time in Toast. It may have started with Toast 8 because that was when the Jam features were added. There is no workaround other than to save it as a disc image (.sd2f) and play that. If you still have Jam it continues to work in OS 10.6.x.

 

Thanks, that's interesting. The Jam I used was in the 6 family, so it goes back a ways. I wonder why, if it's been a known problem, they haven't gotten it fixed! I've done some further experimenting since our last notes. I saved my material as a disc image. Interestingly, it still has the glitch when played, so that doesn't get us around the problem. Further, I just burned a CD and played it on a CD player without any glitch. Humph! In the process, I discovered that the glitch sounds wherever the cue is marked. Since I like to be able to pull up any trax right at the beginning of a given song, the glitch always sounded there. However, if I move the cue back into the song a bit, wherever it is placed, that's where the glitch sounds. I wonder if they are aware of that nuance.

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Thanks, that's interesting. The Jam I used was in the 6 family, so it goes back a ways. I wonder why, if it's been a known problem, they haven't gotten it fixed! I've done some further experimenting since our last notes. I saved my material as a disc image. Interestingly, it still has the glitch when played, so that doesn't get us around the problem. Further, I just burned a CD and played it on a CD player without any glitch. Humph! In the process, I discovered that the glitch sounds wherever the cue is marked. Since I like to be able to pull up any trax right at the beginning of a given song, the glitch always sounded there. However, if I move the cue back into the song a bit, wherever it is placed, that's where the glitch sounds. I wonder if they are aware of that nuance.

I'm pretty sure Roxio is aware because users such as you have brought it up for time and again. It mystifies me why it is not corrected. I am surprised, though, that it is audible in the disc image. That should sound identical to the burned CD. What did you use to play the .sd2f file? Try using QuickTime to play it if you haven't done that.

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