Best blank Cd's to buy??? (for mastering)

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  1. olly

    olly Member

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    Can anyone tell me what they recommend as a good quality blank CD to burn my music projects (Masters) to. I am in Australia, so they would have to be on the Australian market I guess... I have heard all sorts of theories like CD's with a blue colour to them are the best and so on and so on??? I just want to burn my Masters onto the best quality CD I can get.
  2. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Whatever you eventually decide on, go for a name brand - avoid all unnamed discs, or those which are obviously repackaged for a particular chain of shops. etc., since they are of doubtful origin and the next batch might be totally different.

    Personal recommendations - Verbatim or, better still, Taiyo Yuden. I've never had any problems with discs from these two manufacturers.
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    Yep, Tayo Yuden (or Fuji Film, made in Japan) or Verbatim. That's the way to go.

    Also, avoid the so-called "Audio CD-R" (just cost more $).
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    Zandro New Member

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    Philips Silver Premium and Taiyo Yuden are my recommendations.
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    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Yeah Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden are usually pretty good and I wouldn't recommend the ones with a blue colour to them... they don't play on some cd players.
  6. olly

    olly Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks guys, appreciate that! Not sure where they sell the Japanese cd's you all mentioned, but I'll I'll keep an eye out for them....
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    Graeme New Member

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    Re: Thanks

    Here's one Australian supplier - http://www.programmersparadise.com.au - probably more around.
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    CyberCat Active Member

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    For the last few years I've been using either Memorex, Imation, Sony or TDK, but mainly TDK. I wouldn't really recommend TDK since I tend to get about 1 coaster in 5 attempts, though that could also be related to my software. You get what you pay for! lol
  9. MacMan

    MacMan Network Consultant

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    Verbatim. I think they they are definitely the best for masters.

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