Low Cost Cd Manufacturing

Written by Abby Luttrell
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Prices keep going down for CD duplication, because low cost CD manufacturing is possible with the latest technology. If you want to get a professional CD of your singing or songwriting, this is the time to do it. Recommended internet CD replication services can give boutique-style personal attention along with rock-bottom prices.

Avoiding Additional Charges in Low Cost CD Manufacturing

However even the most low cost CD manufacturing companies will have to add additional fees or give a higher quote if you aren't prepared with the correct materials. It's important to give the CD duplication service everything they need to make your CD a success. Otherwise you'll waste their man hours and your money bringing your project to completion.

For example, if you submit a CD-R master, which is the most common audio master, make sure it's a new, unplayed CD with no scratches or glitches. This may sound obvious, but make sure you listen to your master in its entirety before you submit it; remember, the CD company will duplicate it perfectly. If there are sound problems, volume variations, outtakes and missing lyrics on your master, they will be right there on your duplicates.

If you are submitting a DAT master, you must include a complete and accurate tracking sheet. Otherwise, the CD duplication studio will have to generate one for you, often at costs of up to $100 or more per hour. If you submit a 8mm Exabyte tape without DDP files, the studio will require a manual digital transfer, and premastering charges will apply. If ISRC codes will be required on the finished CDs, they must be already present on the master, or you will face extra charges to reconform the master.


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