Originally Posted by Mister B
If the OP has a stand alone CD recorder as I do, one must use the CD's labeled for use with music. CD-R's can be recorded once and CD-RW are erasable and can be recorded again many times.
I always use Maxell as Memorex does not seem compatible with my Pioneer recorder. I believe I once used a Sony successfully for a friend.
I have never used a Music CD-RW and they are hard to find. The advantage would be that if one to make a mistake while recording, that track can be erased and recorded again. One could even get a CD just perfect and then copy the CD-RW over to a CD-R using a second CD player to dub from. If I make a mistake, I just copy over the songs that were correct, do not copy the song with a mistake and throw the original out.
Stand alone CD recorder is as useless at tape deck today. If one need to make records, he can use computer with 10x better results. If you still want stand-alone box by some weird reason, get professional hard disk recorder. Then physical media (CD, DVD etc) can still be created and burned on computer in comfort of your office.
And the last thing - many consumer recorders could be forced to accept regular media via firmware or configuration hack.