Dedicated CD-R Audio Drive ?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by JerryTubb, May 30, 2005.

  1. JerryTubb

    JerryTubb Guest

    This is probably a Non-Issue, but it has crossed my mind a few times.

    Does anyone use a dedicated CD-R Audio Drive, for burning Masters, that's NOT a DVD-R drive ? My instincts tell me that a drive & laser that's optimized for CD-R, not DVD-R would be better. Is this just "old school" stubbornness & superstition? ... as usual, guilty as charged !

    I normally use the Yamaha CD F1 drives that came out a couple years ago, supposed to be the "tits" of Yamaha's 10+ year history of making CD burners. They do great burns, with a full set of PQ Codes.

    I know a lot of ME's love the Plextors as well.

    However, I have had no problems using the internal "Superdrive" in my G4's.

    I assume if the discs check fine on Plextools... it's not an issue.

    Cheers 8)
  2. hociman

    hociman Active Member

    May 29, 2005
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    SonicStudio manufactures the for this purpose, but I bet the price tag makes it a mastering studio purchase.
  3. mixandmaster

    mixandmaster Active Member

    Jul 13, 2004
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    I use my plextor instead of my superdrive...I just do....
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
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    I have a few Plextor DVD drives (712's, 716's) but I only burn finals using the PlexWriter Premium CD-R drive.

    Same reason - Dunno if it's any better or not. The specs seem about the same on the discs. Just feels better that way.
  5. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    NYC New York
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    I've used both and they spec out the same. So there you go.

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