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CD recording??? help!

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by Nicks980, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Nicks980

    Nicks980 Member

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    Ok Ladies and Gents,
    At my church we have an A/V team and the past few weeks we have been talking about recording the church service onto CD. Curently we record the service onto tape. We use the tapes as an outreach minsitry and for those who can't get to church that Sunday. As you all know, tapes are going bye-bye and so we wanted to look at going to CD's. Now, one of our guys brought in some of his recording stuff that you plug into the sound board and then into a convert and then into his laptop. And that did work, but here is the thing.... if the service was a hour long, it takes a hour to render before you can burn the Master copy.
    My question is.... is there a Good machine that will just record to a CD without having to get a computer or laptop. I know that it won't record directly to a CD. Probly to some intrenal memory then burn the CD. I would like to be able to find something that we can be able to make multi copys of the Master CD before our Sunday School is over (about and hour after the seervice).
    If anyone knows of such a device and can post something... Name, Link, website, Ect. That will be Great!
    Oh... cost... somewhere between $500.00-$1,000 (the cheaper the better and the easier to operate the better)

    Thanks Everyone!
     
  2. Grog12

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    Uhm....CD's have gone on the bye and bye as well.

    Why not PODcast the service?
     
  3. SHARYNF

    SHARYNF Well-Known Member

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    If you just want an audio verison, the a cd writer like the Alesis Masterlink or HHB cdr830 will do the trick, if you want audio and video then a DVD recorder like the dmr family from Panasonic will do the trick

    Sharyn
     
  4. DaveySimps

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    For a CD recorder, I would recomend the Tascam CDrw 901. For duplication I would recommend the EZ Dupe. I personally own both units that I use regularly with great success. You can get both for less than $1,000 from Musicans Friend with appropriate cables.

    As for the pod cast idea, from my expirence, a good percentage of people who cannot make it to services, would not have access to or not know how to access a podcast of services. This audience is often the elderly and / or individuals on a very limited income. I taught my 95 year old great-grandfather to use a cd player, but could never begin to teach him the internet.

    TASCAM

    Buy EZ-Dupe Single Target CD Duplicator online at Musician's Friend

    ~Dave
     
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  5. TimMiller

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    Sony also makes some good cd recorders that will allow you to record directly onto CD. It works just like a tape player. Be sure if you want to set it to automatically make tracks (i perfer manual tracks, so you dont have a new track every time there is a several second pause) to be sure it does not leave a 3 sec mute gap in the track. Many cd recorders default to this, for making music cd's but it doesnt work so well when it comes to live stuff.
     
  6. Nicks980

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    Most of the people who would recive a CD from my church are elderly and most of them dont even own a computer. Another thing that we had talked about was the fact that Cars/Trucks now days do not even come with a Tape player in them, but all come with a CD player. I know some of the newer cars would have the iPod or MP3 plug in, but there again that would mean to hear our service that person would have to own or purchase one. So we are just trying to find a way to be able to reach as many as possible without breaking the bank. lol
     
  7. Herr_Sprecker

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    I myself have had good results with the Marantz line of rack-mount CD R/RW recorders. I've used a CDR510 which is a dual CD deck. Finalizing a recorded disc takes about 2 and a half minutes to complete. Most allow you digital or analog audio in, and the burned product is very reliable.
     
  8. Hughesie

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    For recording i always loved the nice sound of Minidisk but getting that into another format is where the issue is.

    Maybe im like the 90's "record player kid" the nice smooth sound of vinyl, i mean MD just gives me shivers
     
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    I agree. I have a CDR510 and have found it very reliable. We had George Carlin (R.I.P.) a few years ago. He performed his show with us one week before he recorded an HBO special. I recorded the show for him (at his request) so he could rehearse timing. Went off with out a hitch. I had the finalized disk to him minutes after he left he left the stage.
     
  10. soundman1024

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    I've used the Tascam 500, 700, and 900 series CD recorders. They're easy units, hook them up, put a CD in, wait a few seconds, press record, wait a few more seconds, turn the huge knob on front to set your level, press play to start recording. At our church we drop a track in every 5 minutes by hitting record so it's easy to pick up where you were if you turn it off for some reason. When you're done hit stop, wait a second, hit Finalize, hit enter, wait around a minute and the CD is done.
    It also has the ability to fade audio in and out, and add CD text as well several other functions.

    If you get it there's some cash left over within your $1000 budget, so if you don't have one consider investing in a compressor. With a properly set compressor you can bring the peaks of your audio down and then bring the whole level up without distorting. A unit like the dBx 266XL should do what you need, just put it between the board and the CD recorder.
     
  11. mixmaster

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    For direct-to-CD application, We use Marantz also. The CDR 500 has been real good for us. We can feed straight out of out of our board into the balanced inputs or receive a signal on digital input from some other source. It has a setting that can make a duplicate in about 15 minutes.

    If you have a computer, I've found satisfaction in Adobe Audition. I can record choir shows straight to my hard drive during the show, and burn off a copy on CD in about 10 minutes, unlike Pro tools. Doing it to hard drive would also give you the opportunity to Edit things if you want to. You could separate the service into tracks, make the choir louder or the pastor softer, add effects, whatever, and with a little practice it could still happen in less than an hour. With enough space on the drive you can archive all you services without having to store bulky CDs too.
    Matt
     
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    Hi, at my church we use a Fostex Cr500 to record the service to a CD.

    I really like having the ability to record to CD, but I have a complaint about it: It takes a lot of time getting ready to start a new track. For example, we change tracks after every hymn. After a hymn is over, the recorder just sits there while it gets ready to record the next track. By the time it is ready the next speaker has already started and the CD misses some of the speech.

    For your needs, I would recommend the Superscope PSD 330 (about $600).
    Connect it to one or two of the Aux sends from your board: one aux for mono and two aux's for stereo sound.
     

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