DVD - CDR recorder used for music mastering?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by AB2, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. AB2

    AB2 Guest

    Are these new DVD recorders that record CDRS suitable for CD mastering? Many will have 4X as the slowest speed and recently I found one with 8X as the slowest speed. THANKS for any help on this.
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sure, many are. I think all do disc at once. As long as they are quality drives, and you find media that works well with that drive, you should be able to burn a good disc.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Plextor 716 -

    (A) Excellent drive
    (B) Runs PlexTools Professional software (which is worth far more than the drive itself, IMO).

    1x isn't always the best rate anymore... I've done "fairly" extensive testing (as extensive as I can - and only with Plextor drives) here and find that with quality media, somewhere around 15-20% of the drive's top speed is the overall winner.
  4. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    So, what is your best speed ?

    For me, I still work for 4X with Taiyo's and Verbatim and get very good result. I did not run too much test since 4X does it well.
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    I had the lowest BLER / best beta / lowest jitter at 8x on the Premium and I believe 12x on the 712.

    I could be wrong about the 712... One of these days, I'll dig up all that paperwork - Must've been a ream or so.

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