Hi, I’m new here…not sure where to post this. I burned a CD of WAV files for my dad using Nero Express 6 (this software came with my PC). I noticed on some of the tracks on the burned disc, the audio sounded stripped down (one of the audio channels was extremely faint–as in almost GONE! The best example I can cite is on the Doors’ song “Light My Fire”: The bass and drums are strong but the organ is stripped from the track. Much the same happened with Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”: The bass and drums are fine, but the guitars are gone and the double-layered vocals on the “sha-la-la” parts are only one layer!
I don’t know why this happened, but I’m wondering about 3 things that could’ve caused it:
I converted all the files from MP3 to WAV with foobar 2000 (in the process of which I selected the “skip silence” DSP (Doesn’t this cut off the gaps at the end of the files?)
Just prior to burning, I checked the “no space between tracks” box. I wouldn’t think this would affect the audio, but I just want to be absolutely sure.
I have no clue about what “burn speeds” are or how they affect the audio of the finished disc, so I just left it on the setting it was at, 32x. Could this be to blame, and if so which speed should I adjust to?
If it isn’t any of these things, then I need to get a new CD-RW drive…ugh! All the files played fine in Windows Media Player AND in Nero’s Audio Preview, so I’m stumped…