Mike Richter's pages
Mike Richter has an excellent primer on CD Recording and related topics in what he hopes is simple English. You may find what you're looking for there. He also has lots of links to other useful programs in his Resources for CDR section.
LP to CD recording information
Transferring LPs to CDR, a page with lots of useful tips and links on LP to CD recording. A must read!
Andy McFadden's CD-Recordable FAQ
Andy McFadden's CD-Recordable FAQ: Basically, anything you never wanted to know about CDR, but were forced to learn. This FAQ is updated rougly once a month.
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Mike Richter's homepage