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Professional CD Recorders:
Although there may still be a few consumer CD recorders coming on the market,
they are a poor choice for Churches. Because of concerns over copyright,
these consumer machines have several drawbacks. The have copy protection
which doesn't allow you to make a second generation copy. They also
only record on special CDs which are more expensive than the regular
ones. Professional CD recorders are not only higher quality and
offer more features, but the also do not have these limitations.
Marantz CDR633 Professional Single Bay CD Recorder
If you plan to record live to CD without further editing, and if you want to produce duplicate CDs from the master, a CD recorder is probably your best choice.
The Marantz CDR633 is a professional single bay CD recorder. It will record and play CDs, but since it only holds one CD, it can not do both at the same time. It can also not make copies.
If you plan to further edit your recording on a computer, or post your audio on a web site, you should consider a Solid State Recorder instead.
Alectro Systems has great prices on CDR and DVDR Media. The RiData CDRs have White Ink Jet Printable surfaces. They are sold in packs of 50.
Learn more about the "Great CD-R Media Mystery"
Consistent Recording Volume
Sometimes it can be difficult to get enough volume from your mixer to your recorder. Even if you can, the level is often inconsistent, becoming too quiet at times and too loud at other times.
The solution to both these problems is the SL33 Stereo Line Level Limiter. This device connects between your mixer and recorder to boost the level, if needed and also compress the signal to help you maintain consistent levels automatically.
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