audio CD mastering freeware?
So I know this has been asked a couple of times on the forum... but not in a couple of years.... And new software comes out all of the time... and with more and more open source / GNU project software being released I'm sure there is a little more support for this type of software compared to a couple of years ago.
Anyway... Is there a freeware alternative to Sony CD architect 5? I'm mostly interested in software that I can arrange .wav files with 2 second gaps and make an image that I can send to a pressing plant (basic clean CD mastering basically). I don't need anything fancy... Sony CD architect is nice in the fact that you can do pre-gap "hidden tracks" (not sure if that is something that is -technically- red book compliant though) plus it has the ability to put ISRC and CD text... I don't really need those features though because most CDs these days don't even use CD text and I don't have a registrant code to issue out ISRC numbers (something I will invest in one of these days, but for now I don't care to spend the $75.00 for a registrant code to issue out ISRC when I am working in DIY minded small niche markets and I don't realy care who plays my music and I don't care to sign on with BMI, ASCAP, SOCAN, or anything like that... it's something that is just not important to me).
Anyway I hope someone can help me out. Cheers.