Well, Total Recorder is an analog recorder. The same process can be done with any wav recorder - it’s just that Total Recorder “intercepts” the audio on the way to the sound card. We can also use the SPDIF digital out of the Cd-rom to the SPDIF in on the soundcard (SB Live)for a real time 1:1 copy. Some Music Mastering Engineers believe this provides a better & more accurate “1:1” copy than “ripping”. However, according to this protection scheme as I just read, it appears that if we can copy the audio cd with the copy protection as well, then the Cd audio player will mask the noise data on the copy just as it does on the original. It is a damn shame - I deejayed for a long time - scratched disks play fine but Do Not sound as good as non-scratched disks. Just as SACD & DVD-A come along & just as Black cdr’s come along (improving sonic performance of any cd) the big boys decide to deliberately throw noise into the recording…jeez…I am curious to get one of these Cd’s & try MVP on it. Does anyone know an American title I can buy here in the U.S. - or any title for that matter from amazon?