Thanks again for the help, I’ve learned alot in the past 24 hours.
From your description, the problem is mostly likely caused in the duplication process.
Are you duplicating onto recordable CD-R media or duplicating to pressed CD-DA media?
Is this for the master or is this for duplication?
recordable CD-R’s for duplication. Alot of the masters I get are on whatever the mastering engineer for each project had around. There are two major recording schools in the area, and I’m not sure most of the students even consider the media they are burning their master to (I know I didn’t until I got into duplication.) I think many of them are used as napkins, frisbees, or chew toys at some point in the process.
Are you using a Plextor CD burner or a Plextor DVD burner? And what model?
I use a PX-760A for scans and single copies, and Microboards CopyWriter towers or an Otari CD-64-II for anything more than that.
The other suggestion that I’ve had is scan and copy the master using PlexTools, burn it to a TY disc, and use that copy as the duplication master.