Can someone give me a clue or two? The 500 CDs we just got back from the manufacturer are causing problems on a bunch of different players of all types. I need to find a root cause but I don’t know how. Here’s a bit of info:
I have a small indie record label and have been publishing music recordings for over 20 years now. For the last 10 to 15 years, it’s all been on CDs or CDRs. Though I am knowledgeable of the recording aspect of engineering, the concept of disc quality testing has reared it’s head.
Our latest project was 500 replicated music CDs. I provided the “master” on a Yaiyo-Yuden CD-R burned with Adobe Audition 3 using the Pioneer DVR-116D burner in my computer. The CD will play on some players, but not all. There is no trend yet as there have been problems reported with some car stereos, some home players, and some computers.
Is there a way I can test both the CDR master I burned, and/or the final product (a stamped CD from a glass master) to try and get to the bottom of this?
I downloaded NERO DiscSpeed last night, but haven’t really had much time to learn to use it.
Any help will be appreciated!