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MP3s To Audio CDs, opinion on getting best audible result
d2e
post May 11 2003, 04:19
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(Please excuse any ignorance as I'm not well versed with this and learning.)

I'd like to get started with converting my MP3s to audio CDs. The CDs I want to create will be used for CD-style DJing. I was given some advice on this conversion process to have my end result CDs sound really good.

The advice is below. If anyone wants to add any additional advice or feedback on this process, I would appreciate it! I have to know that there's no one way to doing this.

I'll also mention that some of my MP3 are albums, many are not and even some of my MP3s that are a part of an album have different bit rates. So, I want to take this all into consideration in doing this conversion.
  • Use MP3Gain on my mp3s if clipping is detected.
    Specific settings weren't discussed but I have started testing the options in MP3Gain tonight to get my feet wet.

  • Consider changing all mp3s to the same audible volume, which is a better option than normalizing.
    Specific settings weren't discussed on doing this.

  • Decode using Foobar2000's diskwriter with 16-bit Dithered Output to .wav.
    This I'm told is the best decoding quality I can get.

  • Burn my .wavs to good quality audio CD-Rs.
    My preference is to use Verbatim Vinyl CD-Rs. This would be a first for me using them and if they don't work well or are not suggested, I'd like to us Memorex CD-Rs as they HAVE worked very well for me. Preferred burning software is Nero 5.5.9.17.

Thanks...

d2e
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post Jun 16 2003, 23:55
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Hi d2e; I've read through this post twice, and I believe there might be an
important consideration thats being missed here. In your first post, you
mention doing DJ style mixing. Then, as the thread progresses, it appears as
though you may have been dissuaded from converting your mp3's to audio,
or .wav type discs.

I couldn't help but wonder if you plan on using a "pro-style" DJ mixing console
with "pro" CD players. I just did a quick perusal of MusiciansFriend and none of
their DJ style consoles play mp3's. (Or wave files, for that matter.)

If I've missed the boat here, I've only wasted a moment or two of your time.
On the other hand, I'ld hate to see you spend hours creating dozens
of discs that won't play on your intended equipment. tongue.gif

Dex

Edit: Ooops, left out an important point. Just, that depending on the
playback equipment you use, you may need to burn to .cda format. wink.gif

This post has been edited by Dex4now: Jun 17 2003, 00:23
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- d2e   MP3s To Audio CDs   May 11 2003, 04:19
- - atici   You will probably want the cue sheet if you have t...   May 11 2003, 04:25
- - kotrtim   Just use mediajukebox apply Radio Gain on all your...   May 11 2003, 04:29
- - kotrtim   QUOTE (atici @ May 10 2003 - 07:25 PM)I guess...   May 11 2003, 04:35
- - d2e   Atici, you're right about the cue sheets and f...   May 11 2003, 04:36
- - atici   QUOTE The CDs I want to create will be used for CD...   May 11 2003, 04:41
- - kotrtim   QUOTE (d2e @ May 10 2003 - 07:36 PM)But, I th...   May 11 2003, 04:49
- - Andavari   QUOTE (d2e @ May 10 2003 - 09:36 PM)But, I th...   May 11 2003, 09:16
- - d2e   Atici - Well, going on the initial advice, I was u...   May 11 2003, 13:37
- - tigre   QUOTE (d2e @ May 10 2003 - 07:19 PM)... I...   May 11 2003, 15:47
- - sxz   @d2e About audio quality from mp3 I tested Wina...   May 11 2003, 16:32
- - d2e   QUOTE @ d2e: Excuse me, if what I wrote has made y...   May 11 2003, 16:53
- - atici   sxz: Well if I had $1000 to spend on "Wa...   May 11 2003, 16:59
- - KikeG   To use dither in this context (decoding) is good, ...   May 11 2003, 17:05
- - sxz   @d2e Sincerely, I donīt know the algorithm of dife...   May 11 2003, 17:52
- - d2e   Atici: Thanks for the clarification of the multise...   May 11 2003, 21:47
- - DickD   This is a long post, but it's hopefully compre...   May 15 2003, 15:05
- - 2Bdecided   I agree with almost everything that's been sai...   May 15 2003, 16:00
- - d2e   DickD: No matter how long the post, the info was w...   May 16 2003, 06:29
- - Liquid_Predator   How will the quality be if you decode with lame.ex...   Jun 15 2003, 18:39
- - Dex4now   Hi d2e; I've read through this post twice, an...   Jun 16 2003, 23:55


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