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Computer-Music.com  contains articles and product reviews related to making music using computers and creating 3D computer animation in sync with music.
Computer-Music.com is also the home page of  Donald S. Griffin, an experienced professional composer, sound effects designer and audio consultant with an emphasis on computer games,  video games and internet music and sound effects. For pricing and contract availability send email to: DGriffin (@) Computer-Music (.) com

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Yamaha CDR4416sx CDRW drive

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CDRW drives had come a long way since this model was current. Since then I have been consistently pleased with the features and hardiness Yamaha drives. Today I would recommend purchasing a DVD RW drive that supports both reading and writing to both competing formats called DVD+RW and DVD-RW. These drives cost about $100 more than those supporting a single format but it is still not clear who will be long term winner or if they will both be superceded by a newer technology like Blue Ray which holds vastly more data.

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The Yamaha CDR4416sx CDRW drive reads CDs at 16x speed writes CDRs and CDRWs at 4x speed. The drive has two 50 pin high density SCSI-2 connectors, stereo RCA outs in the back as well as the standard stereo 1/8 inch headphone jack and volume dial in the front. The built-in  active SCSI terminator switch on the back panel is very convenient when dealing with changing the SCSI chain. The 4416 comes with a nice selection of software from Adaptec and Adobe and boasts increased durability over earlier models although I never heard any complaints about those earlier models. I have one of them, a CDR4260 and it has worked very well in every situation. Street price for the whole package with software is about $500.

You can link to Yamaha's web site at http://www.yamaha.com

(more specific links will be added soon)

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