Objective: Upgrade/Improve my InBox Recording Studio CD/DVD Audio reproduction.
Subject: CD/DVD Burners
Question (Ignoring the benefits of the bundled Fx & related Software- just want basic recording): Are ‘External’ Studio grade recorders worth the expense compared to the results of the much cheaper standard, In-Box SATA Disc Burners?
Background: My Audio mixes are ideal within my Cubase playback and/or Mix Down and Import back into Cubase. I use 32Bit Float/48Khz for all my Tracks, loops, Mix Downs (MD)etc.
When I export the MD to a Wave file, & burn it to CD/DVD using typical Stereo Burn Sofware (Nero 11, Itunes, etc), I must 1st convert the Wave file to at a 16Bit length. For that I use iTunes and then burn via iTunes, Nero 11 Platinum, or WMA.
The resulting Disc (CDA file), played back, looses so much quality (too muddy, too much Highs or flooded middles, etc), I must create and ‘overly’ compensated mix of instruments (Trial & error to burn a good 1.) , before I can burn a disc that remotely is acceptable for listening to.
Any & all ideas is appreciated.