Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers

  • From: "Shannon Reece" <bookworm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 19:29:13 -0800

Peter, OTS DJ is a phenomenal, fantastic, brilliant, wonderful, hard,
frustrating, fabulous, irritating, lovely program!  The learning curve is
tough, I almost yanked out my hair learning it, but trust me, in my very
very very humble opinion, if you're going to do a live broadcast, Ots is the
only way to go.
Several broadcasters on ACBRI, including me, use Ots, and again in my
extremely humble opinion, it sounds better than any other broadcasting
program, unless that is, you're Bob Kanish, who can make Winamp do backflips
because he's so good.
Now as to some other info re Ots, The Snowman has written some scripts for
Ots and they do help.  I understand there are also set files for Window
Eyes.
The address on the Web for info about and to purchase Ots is www.otszone.com
Shannon
You can be upset because rosebushes have thorns,
Or you can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Author Unknown

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 6:51 PM
Subject: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers


> Hello Richard and listers,
>
>     Sorry for asking so many questions, but I need to ask what is OTSDJ? I
> should also mention that I'm collecting this information for another one
of
> my Web projects which will contain information about audio streaming and
> which hardware and software blind people are using for live streaming and
> recording various events.
>
>     While I'm at it I'd be curious to know which digital mixers folks have
> used successfully for doing what I want to do. Is this bringing us back to
> Boss and Roland, or are there other digital mixers blind folks can use
> successfully. Thanks again for the feedback.
>
> Peter Donahue
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Claypool" <bellevue.bat@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:52 PM
> Subject: Re: screen reader speech during streaming
>
>
> Hi,
>
> You could pay around a hundred bucks and get otsdj, but that's about your
> only option.
>
> Rick
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 06:23 PM
> Subject: screen reader speech during streaming
>
>
> > Hello Kevin and listers,
> >
> >    This question is for those who do live streaming of programs and
other
> > events to the Web. I'm curious to know the best way to prevent screen
> > reader
> > speech from going out over an audio stream when one is in progress. One
> > way
> > I've heard to do this is to use a PC with two sound cards. One sound
card
> > serves as a synthesizer for your screen reader an the other is used to
> > handle the audio stream. Is there another way to stream events using a
> > laptop while being able to answer e-mail messages from listeners without
> > the
> > audio from your screen reader being heard by them, and without the need
> > for
> > an additional laptop for handling the e-mail correspondence or an
> > additional
> > sound card in your PC? I'm still exploring my options in search of the
> > best
> > fit for me and my budget. Thanks again for your thoughts.
> >
> > Peter Donahue
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kevin Reeves" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:37 PM
> > Subject: Re: mixers and workstations
> >
> >
> > I really think the laptop is the best bet with a digital or analog mixer
> > because it will give you speech feedback all the way and  there's no
> > chance
> > for error due to having no speech feedback.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Cameron Strife" <cameron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:33 PM
> > Subject: RE: mixers and workstations
> >
> >
> >> You'd be much better off using a laptop with sonar.  Use that along
with
> >> something like the Alesis multi mix 12 USB.  It's an analog mixer but
> >> allows you to stream up to 12 independent channels of audio to sonar.
> >> Once you've recorded in sonar, you can do all your editing and mixing
> >> etc then burn to CD.
> >>
> >> I have the alesis multi mix 16 firewire and ti's very accessible.
> >>
> >> If you want more info, write me off list.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Cameron.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Donahue
> >> Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:21 PM
> >> To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: mixers and workstations
> >>
> >>
> >> Good evening everyone,
> >>
> >>    In the next few months I plan to purchase a mixer/digital
> >> workstation to
> >> permit me to digitally record meeting and other live events for posting
> >> to
> >> various Web sites I'm responsible for maintaining. Some of these will
be
> >> actual events and others will be digitizing past meetings and functions
> >> originally recorded on audio cassette. Going the PC with an analog
mixer
> >> is
> >> one route, but if I can find an accessible workstation that would allow
> >> me
> >> to do this without the need for a PC except when I live stream
> >> convention
> >> events for various groups being able to use one device for recording,
> >> editing, and burning them to a CD, or saving them on a compact flash
> >> card
> >> for further editing with a digital-audio editor, and eventual archiving
> >> or
> >> posting to a Web site or a podcast.
> >>
> >>    Several blind people I know who do this recommended the Bharenger
> >> analog
> >> mixer for connecting multiple devices to a single input source in order
> >> to
> >> send audio to a PC for further processing. In the digital workstation
> >> department so far I've tried the Boss BR-900  which is a very
impressive
> >> unit; especially if you're a musician. I plan to further test-drive
this
> >> unit to be sure it's accessible and to confirm that this would be a
> >> right
> >> fit for me and that it will meet my needs. The other unit in
> >> consideration
> >> is the RolandCD-2 digital workstation.
> >>
> >>    Interestingly enough both the BR-900 and the CD-2 sell for the same
> >> price through our local Roland and Boss dealer here in town, but one
has
> >> music production capability and the other does not. Fortunately Roland
> >> does
> >> not lock their .PDF User documentation so I was able to download and
> >> successfully convert the owners manuals for both devices to text. Guess
> >> I
> >> need to read through each one and see which one has the exact features
I
> >> need. For example I'm impress with the on-board music production
> >> capabilities of the BR-900, but will gladly trade it for a higher
number
> >> of
> >> audio processing capabilities such as noise reduction, accoustic miror
> >> functions, effects, etc. I'd be curious to hear if anyone has used the
> >> above-mentioned units and how usable by a blind person they are for
> >> recording and processing digital audio. Any other suggestions for
usable
> >> mixers and workstations will also be much appreciated.   I'll await
your
> >> feedback. Best wishes for a great new year.
> >>
> >> Peter Donahue
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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