R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All   Go Down

Author Topic: What CD-rs are you using now?  (Read 10515 times)

djwaudio

  • Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • Real Full Name: Dana J White
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 09:52:14 am »


I'd happily pay a premium for discs that someone actually cares about manufacturing properly.

 Green Tune discs have been flawless for me lately. My only issue is, they can't be sold in bulk because of the coated surface.
Logged
Respectfully submitted,

Dana J White
Specialized Mastering
www.specializedmastering.com

bblackwood

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 254
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011, 10:50:38 am »

Green Tune discs have been flawless for me lately. My only issue is, they can't be sold in bulk because of the coated surface.
Yah, I might have to try those out. Time wasted cutting coasters more than offsets the premium price.
Logged
Brad Blackwood
euphonic masters

jdg

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 119
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2011, 12:37:57 pm »

Yah, I might have to try those out. Time wasted cutting coasters more than offsets the premium price.

thats a good point....

im gonna grab a batch
Logged
John McCaig
-the caption captain

Jerry Tubb

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 172
  • Real Full Name: Jerry Tubb
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2011, 01:15:43 pm »

Green Tune discs have been flawless for me lately. My only issue is, they can't be sold in bulk because of the coated surface.

Hi Dana, who's your supplier for those?

Seems like they go for $5-7 each correct?

If a client is spending say 1500 on mastering, what's a fiver on a good disc!

I know a few years ago, we kinda made fun of the pricey Green Tune, now we're taking a second look. ~<(:-])~

Best, JT
Logged
Terra Nova Mastering
Celebrating 25 years of Mastering!

David Glasser

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2011, 04:35:34 pm »

Green Tune discs have been flawless for me lately. My only issue is, they can't be sold in bulk because of the coated surface.

More likely, they aren't sold in bulk, because they can charge more for singles. TYs have been fine. For the past 20 years.
Logged

adamgonsa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 36
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 10:22:46 pm »

I've had great luck with the JVC re-branded TY from Meritline.  They are the "premium" silver tops.  I'm about halfway through a spindle and have only had to throw out 2, the rest have given excellent results.  I use a Pioneer for burning and a PX-716SA with Plextools.
Logged
Adam Gonsalves
Telegraph Mastering

Andy Krehm

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7
  • Real Full Name: Andy Krehm
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 10:45:23 pm »


......I'm tempted to try those pricey Green Tune CD-R's strictly for masters to see if they yield any better results.

Or probably the Water Shield TYs...
JT
Hey JT:

I've used Water Shield TYs for a couple of years and are very reliable. Once in a while a C2 but not very often. They also look really nice when you print on them!
Logged
Andy Krehm
Silverbirch Productions
www.silverbirchmastering.com

Jerry Tubb

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 172
  • Real Full Name: Jerry Tubb
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 01:14:52 am »

Hey JT:

I've used Water Shield TYs for a couple of years and are very reliable. Once in a while a C2 but not very often. They also look really nice when you print on them!

Thanks Andy, I've got a batch of water shields arriving tomorrow, will give it a go!

Still curious about the Green Tunes though.
JT
Logged
Terra Nova Mastering
Celebrating 25 years of Mastering!

Jerry Tubb

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 172
  • Real Full Name: Jerry Tubb
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2011, 08:07:59 pm »

Just a quick update.

I burned a couple of (recently acquired) TY Water Shield masters today.

One tested C1's at 0.5 and the other at 0.6 in PlexTools.

Much improved over the previous batch of regular TYs.

I assume that since the Water Shields are more expensive, perhaps they are an older run of discs, before the JVC arrangement.

And the DiscPainter label looks really nice.

So Muchas Gracias Mi Amigos for the good advice!

JT
Logged
Terra Nova Mastering
Celebrating 25 years of Mastering!

Thomas W. Bethel

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 318
  • Real Full Name: Thomas W. Bethel
  • When only the best will do.
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2011, 07:39:48 am »

Anyone tried this application http://www.cdspeed2000.com/download.html

To repeat myself from an earlier post there are a lot of TYs that are NOT first line TYs floating about. They are being sold to distributors as seconds at a reduced rate.  Unfortunately a lot of unscrupulous dealers are selling them to an unsuspecting public as the real deal with first line prices. These are the ones with the cosmetic defects and the high error rates. TY never wanted these to be out in the market place as first line goods. They were the rejects that TYs quality control had rejected. I don't think this was a good plan for TY to undertake and they should never have been branded as TYs but the genie is out of the bottle and we all have to be more vigilante in who we buy from. FWIW and YMMV
Logged
Thomas W. Bethel
Managing Director
Acoustik Musik, Ltd.
http://www.acoustikmusik.com/

Doing what you love is freedom.
Loving what you do is happiness.

Celebrating 23 years in business in 2018

Bob Olhsson

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 25
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2011, 05:57:36 pm »


The main discs I've been using are the TY Water Shields -- Those have been fine - so far.  Consistently good stuff.
Same experience here. I just got some JVC labeled ones.

Incidentally, TY bought JVC's blank media division and not the other way around.

Rick Sutton

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 35
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2011, 08:53:35 pm »

Thanks for the tip on the watershields. First test was .6/18 which is a big improvement over the last few cases I've bought.
 One question, do the silver watershields actually look milky white on the top surface? They are not at all silver like the thermal TY's I am used to and was just wondering if the ones I got were mis-labeled or that's the way they come. They printed beautifully on the Rimage thermal printer.
Logged

djwaudio

  • Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • Real Full Name: Dana J White
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2011, 09:21:16 pm »

I've been getting the Green Tune CDRs from VA Media.  They are the main US supplier, from what I understand.  The price has come down to the three to four dollar range. 

The reason they don't come in bulk is because of the delicate/abrasive coating.

When you talk to Ross, tell him I sent ya!

VA Media
Mr Ross Allen - Owner
6029 Deacon Rd
Sarasota FL 34238
USA
+1 941-924-3734
www.vaformedia.com
Logged
Respectfully submitted,

Dana J White
Specialized Mastering
www.specializedmastering.com

John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 78
  • Real Full Name: John Scrip
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2011, 12:44:59 am »

Thanks for the tip on the watershields. First test was .6/18 which is a big improvement over the last few cases I've bought.
 One question, do the silver watershields actually look milky white on the top surface? They are not at all silver like the thermal TY's I am used to and was just wondering if the ones I got were mis-labeled or that's the way they come. They printed beautifully on the Rimage thermal printer.
Yep, the "silver" ones are more like a "transparent white" -- They look absolutely fantastic with heavy ink coverage, but the plain glossy-white ones look better with simple text & line art (IMO/E). 
Logged
John Scrip - MASSIVE Mastering

TotalSonic

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17
Re: What CD-rs are you using now?
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2011, 12:12:23 pm »

fwiw - I got a couple bulk spindles of 100 each of unbranded JVC/TY silver ink-jet printables from http://www.meritline.com a few months ago that have been performing as expected (BLER averaging under 0.8/second - no C2's, no CU's) with no problems of coasters at all beyond maybe one or two at the top and bottom of the spindle.

Digital file only orders (usually sent as cue+wav along with a link to my Sonoris DDP Player OEM) and/or DDP master being sent to the plant have been steadily increasing for a while so I haven't been going through discs as fast as I used to.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All   Go Up