stix wrote:I would like to have all the tracks end up being separated by pauses, like they are on commercial music CDs.
Nero, WinOnCD and probably most all burning software will insert two-second pauses between tracks by default. Your question is something of a rarity here, because most people want to know how to remove the pauses.
So just record your songs, one per .wav file, start up Nero, create a new audio compilation, drag the .wav files into the audio compilation window in the order you want them to appear on the finished CD, then burn. The pauses will be there, with no effort on your part.