Just installed cdbakeoven. Excellent program. Works much like k3b does, but seems a little lighter. It detected my ide-scsi enabled Plextor wonderfully. MP3 -> CDAudio is working great! I didn’t see an option for writing directly to the disc instead of decoding the files first. I know K3b has that.
Setup was very simple. Nice clean and pretty interface. Wish it wasn’t KDE dependent, but I don't mind seeing as I have all KDE libraries and other necessaries installed.