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Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jeff Strong

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Chapter 1: Putting Your Music on CD and Vinyl

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding CD burning

check.png Finding the right CD-Rs

check.png Burning your first CD

check.png Preparing your CDs for duplication

check.png Finding a CD duplicator

check.png Pressing a vinyl record

One of the coolest things about audio recording nowadays is that you can create music in your home and put it on the same medium that the biggest record companies use. When I started as a recording engineer, the best you could do was put your music on cassette for other people to listen to. Pressing vinyl was expensive. But now anyone with a computer, a CD burner, and a few inexpensive CD-Rs can put his or her music on the same format as all the best albums in the record store. You gotta love it!

In this chapter, you explore how to make CDs of your music. You discover the best CD-Rs to buy, and you get a chance to burn a CD. You also find out how to submit your mastered ...

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