Get More From Your Accutower Duplicator
A disc duplicator is a pretty straightforward machine. You put the original disc in the top, load up the burners with blank recordable discs, and hit Enter to start copying. A few minutes later, the finished copies are ejected from the machine and it is ready to be reloaded for another run.
This basic functionality is present in every machine we sell. However, it is the extra features that make the Accutower one of the best DVD duplicator tower you can buy. There are many more features found in the tower’s menu system that add a lot of functionality to this reliable duplication platform.
One of the things you can do with your Accutower is create a custom mix CD. This is useful for making a mix of songs for a party, trip, or other event. You can extract one or more tracks from a disc and add them to your compilation. The only limit to the number of tracks you can add is the amount of blank space on the disc.
The neat thing about using the tower duplicator to make a mix CD is that you don’t have to use a computer for any part of it! You don’t have to worry about ripping, encoding, and compressing the audio files into another format. The Accutower will extract the songs you select and write them to the target disc as an “open session” disc one at a time. When you are finished adding songs, simply choose Finalize Disc from the menu and hit Enter. The tower will close the session and the disc will be playable in other CD players!
Making a custom CD is cool, but what if you need to test a disc to learn more about it? Once again, the Accutower has got you covered. A “Disc Info” menu will provide detailed information about any type of disc you place in the tray. For blank discs, the tower will identify the maximum capacity and write speed as well as the type of disc.
For recorded discs and masters, the Disc Info menu displays what type of disc has been inserted and how much information is stored on it. This is useful for testing discs which may not be playing back correctly. If the tower fails to identify the disc, then it has a problem that may need to be investigated before copies can be made.
Finally, some models of Accutower duplicators are equipped with LightScribe capabilities. This means that the towers can etch artwork directly on to the surface of a LightScribe-compatible disc with the same laser that is used for recording the information. The nice thing about LightScribe is that you will never have to buy another printer ink cartridge ever again, because LightScribe does not use ink!
The same laser that records the information is also used to etch the artwork into the surface of specially coated LightScribe CD and DVD discs. This gives the discs a much more professional look than writing titles on by hand.
Whether you are creating a custom audio CD, checking your discs, or burning LightScribe artwork, there’s a whole lot more to an Accutower than just making copies. I hope that you will take some time to explore the advanced menu options found in your tower and get more from your Accutower!