USE DISC AT ONCE (DAO)
Disc-At-Once mode writes the entire CD in one pass without ever turning the laser off. This means data needs to keep going to the CD Recorder without interruption, This way you prevent the annoying 2 second gap between songs in live shows.
If you've digitized multiple songs in one file (for example from tape, LP or video), you need to split the songs out before putting them on CD if you want the songs to be indexed. You'll need some sort of .WAV file editor to do this.
One point to keep in mind is how your CD recording software handles partial block s at the end of a song. CD blocks are 2352 bytes long. I use Easy CD Creator 3.5, and if I have a song that ends before the end of a block, Easy CD Creator fills the end of the block with silence and starts the next song at the beginning of the next block. This could cause a small, gap of up to 1/75th second between songs which is just audible but very annoying. Once again, CDWAV was written specifically for the task of splitting .WAV files in preparation for DAO recording. It splits on 2352 byte boundaries.
Get it here
Some shows i received have this 2 second or 1/75th second gap. When this is the case i mark the rating with one asterisk(*) for the 1/75th gap which is more a discontinuity than a gap, and two asterisks (**) for the two second gap.
1. Use TDK SA or Maxell XLII tapes or any other well known brand type II tape
2. Don't use high speed dubbing
3. Don't use Dolby Noise Reduction
4. When a song doesn't fit entirely on a side, tape the whole song again on the other side.
5. Use tapes corresponding with the original source. For example: if a show is on a 60 minute tape copy it to a 60 minute tape.
6. Don't send the cases: it's cheaper that way
7. Write or Print the setlist on a seperate piece of paper or e-mail the setlists.
8. Make sure that it's possible for me to identify the tapes. I don't like puzzling which show is on what tape.
\ or (cut) means that a song is faded out or cut
dates are noted