CD-R/RW MASTER RECORDER CR500 (Overview)
• Supporting two recording formats
The CR500 supports both the BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) and CD-DA
(Compact Disc Digital Audio) formats as recording formats of CD-R/RW discs.
You can record WAV audio files to a BWF formatted disc, and record audio
tracks to a CD-DA formatted disc.
By closing a BWF disc, you can export a file to a Windows PC and divide the
file into two mono-track files using the WAV Manager, a freeware application
by Fostex (for details about the WAV Manager, ask your Fostex distributer or
dealer). By finalizing a CD-DA disc, you can export tracks to a Windows or
Mac OS computer, as well as can play it back by a CD player.
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In this manual, each audio data file recorded on a BWF formatted disc is
called an "audio file", while each audio data file recorded on a CD-DA formatted
disc is called an "audio track".
The CR500 is a two-track digital master recorder which uses a CD-R or CD-RW disc
as a recording medium.
The CR500 supports both the BWF-P (interleave) and CD-DA formats for file for-
mats of CD-R/RW discs. It also supports the UDF rev.1.02 (Universal Disk Format),
CD-DA (Compact Disc Digital Audio) and ISO9660 file systems, enabling high quality
recording and playback (playback only with a ISO9660 disc).
By finalizing a CD-R/RW disc recorded by the CR500, you can export files on the
disc to a PC. You can also play back a finalized CD-DA disc by an audio CD player.
The CR500 offers versatile playback functions including auto play and program
play. By using these functions, you can also use the CR500 as a long continuous
Exportable to both
Windows and Mac OS
Finalized CD-R disc
<Note>: An audio track
recorded on a CD-DA for-
matted CD-RW disc may
not be played back by a
normal CD player.