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should you choose?
image file option
This delivery format contains an image of your
project. It's a series of data files that can be
read by CD replicators. These are
files that can be played on a standard CD player.
These are strictly data files and represent the most
reliable way of
submitting your project to a
replicator. However, some CD replicators do not
accept DDP Image files. It's best to check with
replicator of choice before proceeding with this format
This delivery format is an Audio CDR that can be played on
standard CD players. It's
accepted by most CD replicators, but can
be problematic if
not prepared properly. All audio CDs and CDRs contain Digital
Errors For a CD replicator to accept a CDR
it must be within their specifications as outlined in the preceding
link. You can be sure that our Audio CDR
properly prepared and are well within the
specifications of CD replicators. The
sound quality of your replicated CDs will be
whether you choose a DDP Image
file, or an Audio CDR as your replication master.
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO
With the CD in decline as the preferred delivery format, High
Definition Audio is becoming the standard for music
To receive a High Definition audio master, the files you
submit to us must be 24bit files at a sampling rate of
96kHz. Our High
Definition audio files adhere to the standards of online
music stores that accept High Definition audio files for
You can select your preferred option on our Project
Please Note: If you're going to have your CD
duplicated rather than replicated, it can only be
duplicated from an Audio CDR.
Therefore, you should choose
the Audio CDR option.
When choosing the Audio CDR option, you must send the
physical disc to your replicator. When choosing the
DDP Image File
option, you can upload the DDP Image Files directly
to your replicator, or burn them to a CDR or DVDR and send
the disc to
your replicator. With High Definition Audio files,
you simply upload them to the High Definition music site
of your choice.
Whether you choose the Audio
CDR option, the DDP Image File option, or the High
Definition Audio option, you can be sure that
the master we
prepare for you will be of the highest quality.