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Andy Leviss
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Dan, good point emphasizing the standard Sharpies, but I'd go further, to explicitly point out that the newer "industrial" and "professional" ones can be deadly to the coatings on some CDs, and should be avoided at all costs.

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On 2004-09-10 16:22, The Mirror Image wrote:
The 48 are the best from shure. We use them and they are just amazing. Don't go for anything but shure. They will SHURELY live us out.

Michael


Um, no. The SM-48 is a low-budget, not as good smaller brother to the SM-58, a world standard vocal microphone. It's far from the best. And a 58 is cheap enough that you should just get the real thing. BUT...they are really best for LIVE sound.

For recording voice overs, you really want to get a good large diaphragm condenser microphone, or a large dynamic designed for VO work. Alas, they're nowhere near as cheap as dynamics. Lately I use a BLUE Baby Bottle, but those are quite pricey. You might look into renting a good VO mic from a local company; AKG C414s are great, or, in the large dynamic side of things the RE-20 is quite popular, or a large Shure dynamic that I can't remember the model of off-hand.

If you really can't afford that, however, the SM-58 or SM-57 will do the job, just not as nicely.
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On 2004-09-11 10:38, hugmagic wrote:
How about carrying multiple mediums with you? MIni disc, Cd, tape. Maybe your own player and patch cords with you.

I have seen too many acts show up with music that will not play or work on the house system.

Thanks, Richard! I've already included bringing a spare CD and a spare player, and I've also covered the proper CD burning method to allow for playability on the widest possible variety of CD players.
Thanks again for your input, Richard!
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On 2004-09-06 23:25, Andy Leviss wrote:

I know that DiscMakers.com sells inkjet printable CD-Rs, although I haven't used them. I actually bought my last batch off somebody else, and I can't recall where he ordered them offhand. If you do a Google search for "taiyo yuden" brand, those are considered to be the best and most consistent, and I'm pretty sure they make printables.

A lot of the brands you buy in stores are very inconsistent; Memorex, Sony, etc. repackage whichever manufacturer they can get cheapest that week. One week the Sony blanks you buy are Taiyo-Yuden, the next they're some shoddy factory. It's safest to stick with T-Y or one of the other factories where you know where it's coming from.

As for equipment to print, in the low end there's Epson's R200 photo printer. For $99, it comes with a special slot and a holding tray for printing CDs, and works great. It's what I'm using these days. To get a dedicated CD printer, however, you're talking a hefty investment; if you're willing to spend enough and have enough need for it, you can even get all-in-one machines that are capable of both burning and printing an entire stack of CDs.

Hope this helps,
Andy

I just bought the Epson R200 and printed my first CD, and it looks great! Thanks for pointing me in that direction, Andy. Much better than the adhesive labels I've been using, and with how often I print CDs, I think it'll actually save me money in the long run. Thanks! -Jeff
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Does anyone know how to burn a "pause" after or before on a CD/R? What I mean is a pause between tracks. Is there a CD one can buy that has for instance, track one: one minute pause etc?

THanks

C
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On 2004-09-25 07:41, Candini wrote:
Does anyone know how to burn a "pause" after or before on a CD/R? What I mean is a pause between tracks. Is there a CD one can buy that has for instance, track one: one minute pause etc?

THanks

C


Hi

Using a sound editor (sound forge is my pref) trim any track to your one minute and then reduce the volume to its lowest.

Save it out and use this track to get your "pause".

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Another way is to just generate silence. At least that is how it is done in Cool Edit Pro or Adobe Audition.

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There is a feature in Sound Forge to insert silence as well.
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If you use a "real" CD authoring program like Nero or CD Architect, you can specify the pause length between tracks, too. CD Architect is the more flexible, but more expensive, of the two.

Other programs may be able to customize pause length, too, but these are the two I use.
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Hi

I find if you try to transfer pauses to mini disk they do not work - so I use a Nul track of the length I require.


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I'm using NTI CD-Maker....I will check it out, thanks!
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I advise people to avoid MiniDisk. The advantages are far outweighed by the unreliability of the medium and inconvenience of transfer speeds. So pauses not transferring are not an issue for me :o)
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Please forgive the duplicate posting if you read this in the other thread, but the new article, "All About Show CDs" is now online!
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On 2004-09-27 00:29, Andy Leviss wrote:
I advise people to avoid MiniDisk. The advantages are far outweighed by the unreliability of the medium and inconvenience of transfer speeds. So pauses not transferring are not an issue for me :o)


Andy

Your words ring so true now -

Last night 1000 people show and mini disk played on my third number but at very low volume, slight panic but - CD player was already cued so on with the show.

Back to CD for me now.

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Paula,

What system do you use?

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On 2004-09-29 02:23, Candini wrote:
Paula,

What system do you use?

Candini


Hi

I used a Soundlab cd/mini disk combination deck into a Phonic 1705a mixer and a Fender passport.

I have a sony cd player as backup - which I always set up, and in this case I'm glad I did.

Snowstorm in china without music does not work - LOL


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