I'm sure it's a loaded question.
I am a smalltime musician, have been burning my own CD-R albums for sale at gigs. Get reports of bad copies, have been trying to educate myself for a couple weeks. Have settled on an Aleratec single-copy standalone burner. Been advised to burn at the slowest speed (4X or 8X) the media is rated for, use the error-checking features. Am aware that not all players like CD-Rs equally, whachyagonnado?
Now trying to figure out media. Have been told (and have just read here) that you can't count on what you purchase being what it is touted to be. One friend says he has difficulties with playback on printable media. Fifty other variables, huh?
So....is there any consensus on a brand or type or manufacturer for CD-R discs that will give me the most reliable results, the fewest bad copies (skipping, stuttering, failure to play one or more tracks)?
If there is a nice clear answer, swell! If there isn't, and the directive is to read through this whole forum =sigh= so be it and I will thank you all very much.
Thank you all very much!