Quality of CDRW's.

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by eddiesound, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. eddiesound

    eddiesound Guest

    Is there a difference in quality when using a silver cd as opposed to different colored ones when burning music from pro tools? With the colored or dyed ones they don't seem to play on certain players especially the car cd. I want to find the best that's out there. Thanks for listening. You guys always seem to know the answer. :?:
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    It has to do more with the marriage of the burner and the media. Find out what kind of burner you have, you'll find this out by going into system profiler and see what make and model it is. then go to their website and see what media they recommend for the burner. buy a couple of each kind, burn some audio on them and see what works best. If your still having problems, then I'd go buy a new burner, preferably plextor.
     
  3. eddiesound

    eddiesound Guest

    CDRW quality....

    Thanks Micheal. Actually I have a plextor 52x ect. Costs about $79.00 but I will check their website and see what they recommend. Thanks again. :D
     
  4. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I've actually had more than my fair of bad batches of CDR's lately. I think something is going on. I've just had 3 spindles of bad tdk's and then a handful of sony's and some others I forget. I don't know if it's the temperature change or humidity or what. I've also noticed a change in DVD media. Lately everyone has changed to 4x dvd and I've had more than usual bad ones. This really sucks. I wonder if it's the speed race that's doing it.
     
  5. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Probably so.

    Anyway, Taiyo Yuden has a great rep as the best CDRs for audio. I'm gonna order some within the next week or 2, so I'll let you guys know if I have any problems.

    But on the whole, I haven't had any unusual problems. But as always, my fiancee's car CD player doesn't (and never did) like CDRs very much. Its pretty much luck of the draw, sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.
     
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    I heard of a few people complaining about the TY cdr's lately too.
     
  7. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    I've been using Quantegy. I have only used about 70-80 so far but I've yet to have any problems at all. For unimportant stuff I use whatever is on sale, but your bound to have some problems with cheap CDRs.

    http://www.usrecordingmedia.com/quancdgolstu.html
     
  8. I have been using a "major label". It's called "Office Depot". No coasters as of yet. :? :roll: :lol:
     
  9. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    Also, I was told this info. It came from the man who developed the error check/correction system used industry wide by legit pressing plants.

    1. Do not put lables on your CD masters. The paper can cause warble, thus writing and read errors.
    2. Any burns past 12x usually have destructive errors. 8x was better, 4x was better, but still not perfect. Even with all of the error correction software used today in your burners, 1x and 2x should be the max speed.
    3. As stated above, your milage may very, as you should find the disc that works the best in your drive.
     
  10. bap

    bap Member

    Today I bought some 'Jenson' brand cdrs. I have never heard of them before, but they were on sale so I got them. They are made in Taiwan.
    Has anyone heard of them? I got them at Circuit City.
     
  11. chriscali

    chriscali Guest

    The only problem we have to look out for is the fact that CDRs are now optimized to be burned at faster speed. If you keep burning at 1 or 2 speed and the dyes are thinned out to capture the most accurately at 4 or 8 you risk "over-burning" the dye for lack of a better term. I don't even think the plants are using 1 or 2 speed anymore (maybe still w/ 1630s unless they're making DDPs from the 1630s then it's back to 4x or higher).
     

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