Date Added:Dec. 17, 2009
Price:Free to try; $39.99 to buy
Downloads Last Week:3
Many of the features of CD Spin Doctor was have been broken by updates to OS-X. Capture plug in was broken with 10.6.2. This is also when Roxio was acquired by Corel. Spin Doctor X
CD Spin Doctor was part of Toast Titanium 10 (Toast Titanium 11 has Spin Doctor X) Toast was published by Roxio. They were acquired by Corel a few years ago and this product is no longer being supported or updated by Corel/Roxio. CD Spin Doctor was actually not created by Sonic Solutions. Unfortunately Sonic solutions also has been acquired by Rovi.
Based on their website they don't support CD Spin Doctor (Or Spin Doctor X) directly and with Corel leaving Toast by the wayside I can't recommend either of these products.
Of note: Corel does at least make the appearance of trying to support Toast, although their support portal simply runs you in circles without actually finding any answer or being able to submit a ticket about toast.
Useful for converting LPs to digital.
Wave lines are virtually worthless for precise editing. Color and design outweighs function. Has no timer for setting recording made away from home on different days. Program does what it says it can do about 50% of the time (it's betrayed me numerous times when sending a file to iTunes that later proved unplayable or unedited). Roxio support is as cosmetic as their product.
Worth keeping an eye on but not purchasing until the company becomes serious about functionality and quality control. Recently, the program repeatedly produced DSSCoreAudio obstacle whenever I tried to use it. After download, it produced nothing. Wouldn't even open.
Reply by bowtieman on April 22, 2012
Finally! Someone else who has had problems with this product! I purchased one of the first copies of Toast 11 Pro last May after Lion (OS X 7) came. From day one it was nothing but frustration galore after four versions of being able to turn out wonderful CD copies of my analog projects. I have gone repeatedly to the Roxio site to get help and every time their engineers assured me that a fix was in the works. It's been a year an there is no fix. Maybe now that Corel has them, something will be done to get the Spin Doctor section to work as it has in Toast 10, Toast 9, Toast 8, etc. The engineers seem to have forgotten that the update is not for bringing on a new design to the software until the new design is proven. With Mountain Lion coming in July they better get the software to cooperate or the same thing will happen. Actually, the solution is that Roxio owes us all who have had the Pro version of Toast 11 a refund of our $149.99 or whatever we paid for it.
Little to find good when it is so hopeless!
I updated to Toast 11 Titanium from my existing Toast 10 Titanium mainly to get an up to date version of Spin Doctor and because I foolishly believed the advertising hype that has been sent to
me for months that Toast 11 would be better, and that "Roxio Toast 11 with Spin Doctor makes it easy to recapture old favourites".
Spin Doctor X is a disgraceful product.
It is so full of bugs and inconsistencies that I am quite amazed that a company like Roxio would even think of releasing it in such an unfinished form.
Spin Doctor X crashes, but worse than that, I found after three attempts at defining tracks that track names don't stick, there is no way of saving the file after each change to avoid losing data, menus just migrate over the screen and other issues.
I have also discovered, after moving to Mac OS X Lion in the last day, that CD Spin Doctor in Toast 10 works.
So why would I want to upgrade to a product that fails so miserably?
Unfortunately this software in included in the Toast 11 Titanium download or CD. If you still have Toast 10 don't trash it. You can still use CD Spin Doctor in Lion.
Reply by bowtieman on April 22, 2012
I was so disgusted with the replies given me by the support people, I took Toast 10 off (still have that disc). Even though the problems are with 11 the whole Toast thing left me frustrated. If the update had been tested thoroughly before issue, nothing would have escaped the quality people. I'm wondering if regular Toast 11 Titanium is any better. Don't wish to risk $100 to find out.
Won't work with Mac
Ok with Sound Studio & Soundflower, as a wave editor.
Crashes too often.
easy to use when it works. easy to export to iTunes. allows for audio throughput so you can monitor what you're recording
Can't think of any.
Crashes repeatedly on my iMAC. Plus you cannot actually create a CD with CD Spin Doctor, you have to spend another $50 for Toast. Wasted several hours recording music before discovering this. Tech support is poor.
Will be asking for a refund.
it's great when it works. which is rarely!
tried to get CDSD 6.0 to work on snow-leopard. only available update online was 6.1.1-doesn't work. many emails with roxio 'techsupport,' they finally gave up and refunded my money. check roxio support forums - MANY people having trouble with CDSD.
roxio apparently doesn't want to support this product independent of toast. question is - do you want to support their bottom line by buying their buggy software?
Roxio wants me to download the toast program not just 6.1.2 spin doctor so I can't get it.
I downloaded this as part of the Toast Titanium package and have tested its features and it works well.
Can't think of any.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.roxio.com|
|Release Date||December 17, 2009|
|Date Added||December 17, 2009|
|Category||MP3 & Audio Software|
|Subcategory||Audio Production & Recording Software|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC|
|Downloads Last Week||3|
|License Model||Free to try|