toast with jam and the redbook standard

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by citrusburst, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. citrusburst

    citrusburst Member

    Hey There,

    I'm finishing up a project for a client. He's going to send off a CDR to a replication house that will create a glass master and then stamp xyz number of copies. I know I need to give him a master CDR that's fully redbook compliant to ensure that there are no problems in the process. (By the way, the project is six songs, right at 25 minutes.)

    So, here are my questions:

    1) Roxio's Toast With Jam claims to produce fully Redbook Compliant CD's. Can anyone verify this is so?

    2) Is there a particular brand of CDR's that you would recommend for the master I give my client? Something likely to minimize bit-error rates?

    Thanks for your help.

    Jed
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Jam is capable of producing a redbook CD, the question is whether your burner is. As far as media, that is burner dependent also.
     
  3. citrusburst

    citrusburst Member

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the reply. I have a couple of external Lacie drives - one is a pure CD-R drive, and the other is a CD-R/DVD-R drive. Is there a way to check the ability of my drives to burn to the redbook standard?

    Thanks again.

    Jed
     
  4. citrusburst

    citrusburst Member

    Hey Michael,

    Actually, I think I may have solved that question. The Redbook standard is the same as the CD-DA format, right? So, if my drive states that it will burn CD-DA discs, then we're in business, no?

    Thanks,
    Jed
     
  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Should be good, just check that it's capable of burning disc at once in the specs. You can also get media recommendations from the manufacturer. Lacie just bundles the drive, they don't make it. If you look in system profiler, it'll tell you the manufacturer of the drive.
     
  6. citrusburst

    citrusburst Member

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your help. The drive is an NEC ND-2510A. The drive definitely supports Disc-At-Once. It can definitely read CD-DA (not that that's surprising...), but I can't find CD-DA explicitly listed under burn modes supported. Rather, it explicitly supports CD-R and CD-RW. NEC's website offers basically no info on the drive. I've found some third-party websites with huge quantities of data about the drive, but nothing about it's redbook compatibility. Do you know of a way I can check this definitiely?

    Thanks so much.

    Jed
     
  7. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    If it can write DAO and it's in good shape, you should be able to write a redbook. In terminal type without the quotes "drutil info" and it will list what the drive is capable of writing.
     
  8. citrusburst

    citrusburst Member

    Hi Michael,

    You are the man. Thanks for all of your help!

    Jed
     
  9. hociman

    hociman Active Member

    SAO?

    Michael,

    Thanks for the Terminal tip. 8) When I use that command, my drives (both CD-R and a SuperDrive), show the following:

    Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw

    I suspect that TAO is track-at-once, but is SAO side-at-once? If so, is SAO the same as DAO (disc-at-once)? If not, what should this line contain to indicate DAO?

    Thanks for reading!
     
  10. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    http://www.osta.org/technology/cdqa2.htm

    Everything you need to know about CD's but were afraid to ask.

    SAO (session-at-once) is the same as DAO execpt it gives you the opportunity to leave the session open to write an enhanced cd. Or you can close it and you have a DAO.
     
  11. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    We've been having really good results with Maxell "Pro" Music or Data CD-R Media... which is actually Taiyo Yuden with the Maxell brand.

    Best not to use the "off brand spindle of 100 for 5 bucks" junk for masters.
     

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