If you’re after putting track info on the disc (not sure if you’ll be using ISRCs) then make sure your burner can do CD Text. I use CD Architect for Redbook CDs, easy to use and some great free plugs with it too
CDBurner XP is free and quite good too.
Software to avoid? Can’t think of any. Not heard any sorry tales either. You should be OK with most burner software.
CDBurner XP looks pretty good to me, especially since it does CD-Text now too. I went and looked up what “red book” was, then looked at your “CD Architect for Redbook CD” program, pretty sweet, but I guess I’ll try the low grade (cheeep!) CDBurnerXP for now. Can’t quite tell if it generates Red Book CDs, but realistically, I can’t tell why that would matter from my point of view.