If you look at life’s little conveniences today, you could surely say that CD duplication is one of them. If you compare it to the time that compact discs have not yet become common, reproducing data was a very hard thing to do. Well, it could be done of course, but it was a very tedious process that would often tire you out. With the advent of CDs today, this became a very easy task for everyone.
Your CD Burner – If you have not used it before make sure that your computer has one and that it’s working. If you have a bit of spare cash look on ebay for a burner that does multiple CDs at once.
When burning your CD master using standard software such as Nero or Toast, use the ‘Disc-at-Once’ mode so all the data/music is transferred to the disc in one go. And make sure the disc is finalised (closed or fixated) before ejecting.
If you have done a good job with your music, people are also going to want to buy your CDs and you should have them available. Thankfully, dvd duplication service is one of the things that the Internet has made really cost effective. It is not a problem to have small batches printed up to sell to your fans. Beyond that, use your imagination. Posters are a pretty standard thing to have for sale at gigs, but there are lots of other things you can sell as well. Think bumper stickers, temporary tattoos, buttons and whatever else your fans will want. Every one of them will put you one step closer to making a living from your music.
Unfortunately, sometimes the mimicry is not perfect. And if you have an older CD player that was not designed to play CD-Rs, it will not always play them reliably.
If you have been burning CDs for a while, you probably have noticed that some brands of CD-Rs work well in some players, and some do not. CD-R discs are said to be “burned”. When you burn a CD-R disc, a focused laser beam darkens the chemical dye on your disc to mimic the bumps and flat spots that are generated on a replicated disc. (For more info on the differences between burning (CD duplication) and pressing (CD replication), please read my last article.
DVD packaging is very necessary as it protects the DVD from the outside dust and other particles. This increases the shelf life of the CDs and DVDs and they can be carried easily without worrying about its safety.
Affordable CD copying may not be so affordable. It depends on which professional copying company is used. Most companies charge per CD copied. Some companies will charge by the amount on the CD. Doing some research of available companies that specialize in cheap CD copying and reading user reviews is a great way to decide which company will be best for cheap CD copying.