Blah, I wouldn't have recommended that. Just kidding, I would buy it (or the NS50)
Welcome to the forum BTW, fidgetdjv
For general burning duties, I use Nero 8 on one (Vista) PC...my other Vista/XP machines run Roxio 9 (I'll get lynched now :bigsmile: ).
But an excellent free option is CDBurnerXP, as already suggested.
For backup of my DVD movie discs, then I use DVDFab Platinum.
And of course an important part of anyone's burning software collection (IMO at least) is ImgBurn - also free.
EDIT: If it's music files (e.g. .mp3, .wav etc) that you're wanting to normalise, then Burrrn is worth a go as it has that function, if it'll work on your PC/with your drives (it hasn't been updated since 2005 you see).