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CD-RW is a digital optical disc storage format introduced in 1997. A CD-RW compact disc can be written, read, erased, and re-written. CD-RWs, as opposed to CDs, require specialized readers that have sensitive laser optics. Consequently, CD-RWs cannot be read in many CD readers built prior to the introduction of CD-RW.

Tascam CD-RW 700 or upgrade?

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21 years 2 months
I've searched the Forum and can't find anything about this specific topic...there might be info I missed about the follow-up questions. Sorry if this is a double post.

We have an old (relatively) Tascam CD-RW 700 we've used in the past as a mixdown deck. We really like it. However...Tascam has put out a few newer models since we bought the 700.

The main question is:

Is it worth upgrading from the 700 or will that fill our needs for a mixdown deck as long as we're sticking to CD format for mixdowns?

Recording onto CD-RW's - NEED HELP!

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21 years 2 months
This question is actually something that is concerning my boyfriend, Chad. He's computer illiterate so I'm doing the asking for hI'm :lol:

He owns a Tascam DP-01 FX/CD

He has no problem recording onto CD-R's, but when he tries to record onto a CD-RW, the recorder tells hI'm to insert a blank disc.

The one thing he tried was formatting the disc. This didn't seem to help the matter, as the recorder still didn't recognize the disc.

Re-Using CD-RW's

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14 years 11 months
Hello, I'm trying to use my CD-RW's for my songs so that I can listen to them on other systems but when I try to record the songs to the already used CD-RW which was used for movies in the past it constantly tells to that it needs to be erased. I erase it and try to record again then asks again to erase.

It is because I used it for movies and now I can only use it for movies?

Please help.


8 track Digital Recording with CD-RW Question.

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21 years 2 months
Hi, first of all, sorry if this question's been answered before, but i tryed the search Engine and couldn't find anything related to my "newbie" question :D
i'm new to all of this Recording thing, i'm a Singer guitarist, and i'll be taking some classes in audio Production this summer because next year i'll be starting a Master Degree in Audio Production at Barcelona.

i have a big question and i'd love your "experienced" opinion on this.

Quality of CD-RW's.

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21 years 2 months


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. :?:

Extremely simple question on CD-RW

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21 years 2 months
This is embarrassing-see question below/thanks.

I have Nero Express. It was bundled with my TDK CD-RW machine.

I use it to back up big projects as Data (not Audio) to CD. Using CD-RW discs

The files are small enough to fit 2-3 generations of the project.

I want to save them separately/consecutively on one disc so its like:
1. Backup 1 Apr 13 122 mb
2. backup 2 Apr. 17 157 mb etc.