Damwald, The Netherlands (August 21, 2017)—Recording and mastering products developer Sonoris has introduced a major upgrade of DDP Creator, the company's stand-alone cross-platform disk description protocol (DDP) authoring application.

Among many other improvements, the upgraded DDP Creator features a new user interface, new loudness metering capabilities, and enhanced security through encryption—protecting masters from tampering by requiring the use of a security key. Expanded editing capabilities give users built-in functionality that once required a third-party DAW solution. In addition, DDP Creator also provides the ability to include a client logo on the CD's PQ sheet.

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"With the new version of DDP Creator, we took input from our customers to build the industry's most integrated DDP authoring solution—with even more built-in capabilities and greater DAW compatibility," said Pieter Stenekes, founder, Sonoris. "Along with the tool's powerful import features and improved GUI, DDP Creator delivers faster and more streamlined mastering workflows and better quality control at a highly competitive price. It's a true one-stop shop for audio professionals looking to create final audio CD masters without having to switch between different DAW solutions."

In addition to DDP export, DDP Creator also enables import (loadback) of DDP filesets, including DDP images created with third-party software tools such as EclipseSuite, Sonic Studio HD, SADiE, Sequoia, or Pyramix. With this feature, users can check and edit all aspects of the project including PQ codes, ISRC, MCN, and CD-Text data. They can then play back tracks and export to them DDP or a cue sheet, or burn a RedBook-compatible CD.

The DDP Creator Pro option also gives users even greater control through support of the Enhanced CD (E-CD) format.