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Chapter 10. Recording Advanced Formats a... > Introducing Mixed-Mode Recording

Introducing Mixed-Mode Recording

In earlier chapters, you learned the differences between recording audio and data CDs—oil and vinegar, right? Never will the two mix. (I love this part.) Unless, of course, you move to mixed-mode recording! A mixed-mode CD-ROM actually has both digital audio tracks and a data track on the same disc; a good example is a multimedia CD-ROM game title that includes digital video, a computer application, and several tracks of digital audio. Just like English in elementary school: There's an exception to every rule!

To illustrate how this magic is performed, check out Figure 10.3: You'll note that the first track on the disc is computer data, and the following tracks are recorded separately as digital audio.


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