[Dixielandjazz] Recording the music
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Dradjazz at aol.com
Sat Jun 19 12:57:47 PDT 2010
In a message dated 6/19/10 12:19:26 PM,
dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com writes:
> Stick to For Music Only (or something like that) labeled blank
> away from For Data Recording, you will have a better chance of decent
> material. Yes, I would go for brand names. For store bought blanks, I
> Philips CD-R, 700 MB, 80 min. disks. Recording on an stand-alone CD
> recorder which records in real-time (meaning 70 minutes of music takes 70
> minutes to record) assures less chance of faults. Recording on Data CD's
> multiple speeds is a less secure way of doing it, and you can end up with
> the odd skip (drop). Look into a stand alone recorder. It'll cost you a
> bit, but you can record then without the use of your computer.
Sorry Jim, I can't agree with you there. There is no real physical
difference between "music only" and "data" CDs. "Music only" CDs were introduced
due to legislation at the behest of the music industry worried about piracy
and copy protection. Though there is no copy protection, with Music Only
CDs a portion of the sale price is paid into a fund to support the music
Hence, most non-porfessional "stand alone" audio CD recorders have been set
up to prevent recording to data CDs.
There are differences between brands of data CDs (dye formulae, write
speeds), though allmost all brands (Major names, house brands, and generic
suppliers) source from a small number of Far East manufacturers. As a
professional I use some professionally branded media (Taiyo-Yuden) for certain
applications, as they seem to have better quality control, though in practice I've
never been able to prove any difference from commercially available product.
There are individuals and organizations that do run tests on CD brands, and
there are brands that are better than others, though again, they can change
suppliers and formulas without notice and tests can quickly go out of date.
TDK for instance, who produced fine audio cassettes, was prone to produce
many (non-fatal) CD errors early on, though those tests are now out of
date. On the other hand I've had excellent luck with Memorex CD-R media,
though I was never crazy about their cassettes
As a practical matter, it just harder for some CD PLAYERS to recognize and
read writable (& RW) CDs compared to manufactured (mold injected) discs,
though over time more CD players/readers have been made compatible with wider
range of writable media.
It should also be noted that CD-R is more vulnerable to physical
deterioration due to surface scratching, chemical aging (10+ years) and other physical
damage such as direct exposure to strong ultra-violet light.
Hope this info is helpful to list mates.
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