Burning to C.D.

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by stimutaxx, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. stimutaxx

    stimutaxx Guest

    Hi ive been having some problems when burning to c.d. I'd recently noticed a problem when i burned my mix next to a reference mix. the reference mix seemed to be several decibels lower in volume than it was on a cd i had burned from my i tunes. I have been burning my c.d.'s on windows media player. which may turn out to be a laughable error in judgement im hoping. It may help me maximize my mixes without having too much of a focus on volume which has been a major concern of mine for some time haha. the few questions i do have are would i be able to fix this problem using a different program such as nero? is nero recomended or are there others that would be prefered. finally will i still get acceptable results burning directly from my c.d. burner in the computer or would it make a significant impact if i were to use say a tascam externalcd burner? any help would be seriously appreciated. thank you all very much!
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Distinguished Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    I've seen (heard) SO many things go SO wrong in SO many consumer programs that I wouldn't trust a single one of them. WMP, iT, MMJJ, etc. - Many of them have some sort of relatively hidden options that screw with the volume or "normalize" (ha!) the levels from track to track.

    If you're looking to have "out" = "in" then use a program that's dedicated to doing that. WaveLab (probably even WaveLab Essentials), CD Architect, Samplitude Master -- Something along those lines. At least you'll know that what you're putting in is what's coming out unless YOU change something.
  3. Spase

    Spase Active Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    I use Wavelab essential and it works great. I think you can get essential 6 for $99 at most retailers these days.
  4. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    I feel you on that hidden "help." When DEFAULT really means "Dey fault"
  5. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    People's Republic Of Mancunia
    It should be noted that Nero 8 has been known to cause major problems with CD drives that it didn't come bundled with. Symptoms such as mysterious missing CD writers, etc.
  6. stimutaxx

    stimutaxx Guest

    I just wanted to say thank you all very much for the input. I have since bought wavelab and it has made a huge difference in the volume of my mixes. Its really opened doors on how i can mix rather than just focusing on getting things as loud as possible. You all have been very helpful with everything, and i sincerely thank you!

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