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After generating your Master files, a final verification is usually desired before delivering to your customers or replication plant.

Image format processing path

In the Generate CD Image window, the Image Format choice is important depending on the files you need to generate.


Mixer Output => PMI 44.1 kHz 16 bit file (RedBook compliant) => Album Publishing process (including sampling rate conversion and dithering).
That means that all subsequent Album Publishing files are generated using a 44.1 kHz-16 bit file.
If your project is not running at 44.1 kHz, SRC Filter type option is available, choose between Linear Phase (Default), Minimum Phase or Apodizing.
Dithering : Use Mixer settings refer to the Dither option set in the Mixer for the selected Bus.  Use 16 bits WLC/Noise shaper can be set to 1st/8th/49th order or no dithering.  This obviously bypasses the dither setting in the Mixer for the selected Bus. 
Stereo file output only.


Mixer Output => MTFF at the same sampling rate as your project => Album Publishing process (including sampling rate conversion and dithering).
All subsequent Album Publishing files are generated using your project Native sampling rate.
Sampling rate conversion and dithering can be selected for each output format.
Stereo or Multichannel files (depending on the target format).


Mixer Output => DSDIFF in DSD64 => Album Publishing process (including sampling rate conversion and dithering).
Stereo or Multichannel files (depending on the Area selected and target format).

PCM Files

WAV-MP3-FLAC-OGG-AIFF-AAC

There is obviously an ample choice of applications that can play such files, including Pyramix, but verifying the file's metadatas can be more specific.
The recommended third party applications are :
VLC : Artwork, Metadatas and tags can be checked in VLC Media Information.  (https://www.videolan.org - Windows - MacOS - Linux) 
MusicBrainz Picard : Artwork, Metadatas and tags can be checked and edited  (https://picard.musicbrainz.org - Windows - MacOS - Linux) 

PMI CD Image

PMI Files can be re-imported in Pyramix (with Disc & PQ Markers options).
MTCDImagePlayer can also be used to verify PMI files, and allows to see CD-TEXT and XTOC information through its Extended View feature.
It is available free of charge and do not need Pyramix or any authorization key to run.
MTCDImagePlayer is available for Windows and for MacOS (click on your OS to download)
MTCDImagePlayer is delivered "as is" and has no additional support.

DDP Folder

Like the PMI Files, DDP can be imported in Pyramix (since version 10).
MTCDImagePlayer can also be used for CD-TEXT and XTOC verification, but only the Windows version.

DSD Files

To listen to DSD Files outside Pyramix without downsampling, you will obviously need a DSD capable DAC (Horus and Hapi with Merging ASIO driver can be used).

DSF

JRiver Media Center can playback and display DSF Tags, in DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 (https://www.jriver.com - Windows - MacOS)
Korg Audio Gate 4 can playback and display DSF Tags, in DSD64 and DSD128 (http://www.korg.com/audiogate4 - Windows - MacOS)

DSDIFF

JRiver Media Center can playback files in DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256
Korg Audio Gate 4 can playback files in DSD64 and DSD128

SACD DSDIFF Edited Master

SACD Edited Master files can be re-imported in Pyramix (with Disc & PQ Markers options).

SACD Cutting Master

SACD Cutting Master can be imported in Pyramix (.DAT file).
JRiver Media Center can playback Cutting Master DAT file, but you must add ISO extension, by renaming it to ‘Filename.DAT.ISO’.

WSD

Korg Audio Gate 4 can playback files in DSD64 and DSD128