General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:33:41 PM »
This might be a dumb question but...would Audio CDs made on a budget 24x CD-R duplicator and laser etcher be of a lower quality than audio CDs made using Waveburner on a Mac G5 with 2.3GHz running Waveburner from Logic Pro 8 on 10.6?  When I say quality I am talking about Block Error Rate, and my guess is that they would be the same quality if I make the 'master' CD-R using Waveburner at 4x speed.   

 Intended use: to record live performances into a DAW, create laser etched CDs onsite, and sell them 30 minutes after the show.


tskguy

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 07:27:06 PM »
Who uses cd's anymore? Just by some cheap usb sticks and copy the files directly. No loss in quality at all. And it will be MUCH quicker.

Search around you can find the 256 to 512 meg ones for around a buck a piece.

Spiritworks

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 06:28:10 AM »
This is an interesting idea and will probably become the norm, sooner than later, as "good" CD-R media is becoming scarcer. It seems there is no lack of DVD-R media, however. When downloading songs/albums to a USB stick, is it necessary to render to Redbook standard, or can the stereo files be left at a higher quality? Might be a good way to get people to learn what it's like to hear better quality once again, rather than MP3.

Kingston

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 07:39:46 AM »
Search around you can find the 256 to 512 meg ones for around a buck a piece.

It's still 10-20X more than the price of a blank CD.

gyraf

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 07:56:34 AM »
..and does not have the option for a nice cover...
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

tskguy

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 08:14:57 AM »
No, all very good pionts, especially if you want to produce a an "album" But for the added flexibility and shoot most players will play multiple bit depths now as well. you  could even have a compressed and un compressed format. I did a quick search and foundsome 512meg sticks that you could have a logo or something put on to, for around a buck or two. Sadly the cd format is slowly dying as well. I honestly cant remember the last time a played a cd.
Most of my music is 24bit wav files as well. Data is to cheap, shoot my last entire recording session fit on my cell phone!! ;D ;D
« Last Edit: August 07, 2012, 09:31:17 PM by tskguy »

usekgb

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 10:10:11 AM »
I still burn master reference CD's, but they usually just get stored away on a shelf somewhere.  320 kbps MP3 has become the distribution method of choice lately.  Sad, but a reality these days.

Cheers,
Zach
Zach Griffen Audio
EvilTone

Rochey

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 08:21:49 PM »
Email the files to people ;)
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usekgb

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 08:54:42 PM »
Email the files to people ;)

Exactly!
Zach Griffen Audio
EvilTone

pucho812

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 09:02:30 PM »
Email the files to people ;)

Exactly!

if you wanted to do MP3 yeah sure. Maybe do a usend it or have a website with passcode  that gets access to wave files.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.


tskguy

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 09:32:38 PM »
Dropbox!

And if they dont have an account sign them up, you get more space!!

Mbira

Re: General Question about CD-R Duplicators
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 04:24:44 PM »
I agree with download cards, email, or dropbox.  Less work, less cost, it gets them on your email lists, and any quality audio you want...
Joel Laviolette

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