Thanks for the replies..
Trouble is i have no internet at home, I do have a demo of Sony CD Architect but can't install it cos of the no net situation grrr.
I'll have a look at the others you've suggested. I've never burnt an image before but i'm guessing its the same - can you still burn an image of an audio cd?
I'm testing all these on my work pc and more importantly itunes as i want people to be able to import the tunes of off the cd into itunes or similar but whatever i try, when i put the cd in and load it into itunes, there are no track names etc, just track 1, track 2 etc..
How would i go about doing a hybrid cd then? Would i have to do the data (MP3) side of things first, then the audio to finalise the cd?
In an ideal world, i would like just an audio cd, like the many professional ones out there that play on everything and then when you play it in itunes it shows the track info and especially when you import the cd in itunes, rather than a hybrid cd or just audio with unknown track data..
Also, another big question i'm testing out is; is it best to create the tracks in high quality (320k) mp3 or .wav before converting to audio cd? As far as my knowledge extends, .wavs can't hold the id3 info that mp3s do, so cd text may not be even available if i do wavs to audio, but i've tried mp3 to audio and still no avail. I'm just querying the overall quality of starting with wavs or mp3s before burning the audio cd..