Hi Shannon,The Station Playlist folks also provide exceptional customer service and support, and they make specific efforts to make their software accessible, which usually just about trumps everything else in my book.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shannon Reece" <bookworm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 9:42 AM Subject: Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers
Jerry,I can tell you that OtsZone is about the most responsive company I've dealt with in the software market. I had to install Ots twice in a month's period because of a hard drive crash and getting a new machine. They gave me a newlicense no questions asked and in short order. Yes it was $99 and it strained my budget to buy it at the time, but I have no regrets. Shannon You can be upset because rosebushes have thorns, Or you can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. - Author Unknown ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Berrier" <jerry.berrier@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 7:14 AM Subject: RE: OTSDJ?, and digital mixersWhat's wrong with paying for something that is useful and that required a lot of hard work and time to produce? Sometimes I'm amazed at people's unwillingness to pay for software. Ifyoujust cannot afford it, then that's understandable, but this sentiment of anger because somebody chooses to make a living producing good softwareandtherefore charges for it, I just don't understand it. I'm assuming there's anger, based on the thinly veiled juvenile vulgarityinthe message I'm responding to. Jerry Berrier Shrewsbury, MA jerry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.birdblind.org -----Original Message----- From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Claypool Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 8:40 AM To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers f**k paying 100 bucks for otsdju. But it is nice piece of software. If it were like 30 or 40 bucks I might pay for it. Rick ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shannon Reece" <bookworm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:29 PM Subject: Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers > Peter, OTS DJ is a phenomenal, fantastic, brilliant, wonderful, hard, > frustrating, fabulous, irritating, lovely program! The learning curveis> 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 scriptsfor> 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 isOTSDJ?>> I >> should also mention that I'm collecting this information for anotherone> of >> my Web projects which will contain information about audio streamingand>> which hardware and software blind people are using for live streamingand>> 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 aboutyour>> 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 usedto>> > handle the audio stream. Is there another way to stream events usinga>> > laptop while being able to answer e-mail messages from listeners >> > without >> > the >> > audio from your screen reader being heard by them, and without theneed>> > 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 ofthe>> > 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 mixerbut>> >> allows you to stream up to 12 independent channels of audio tosonar.>> >> Once you've recorded in sonar, you can do all your editing andmixing>> >> 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 PeterDonahue>> >> 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 thesewill> 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 forrecording,>> >> 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 digitalworkstation>> >> 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 thesame>> >> price through our local Roland and Boss dealer here in town, but >> >> one> has >> >> music production capability and the other does not. FortunatelyRoland>> >> 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 exactfeatures> 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, accousticmiror>> >> functions, effects, etc. I'd be curious to hear if anyone has usedthe>> >> 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 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> -- >> >> No virus found in this incoming message. >> >> Checked by AVG Free Edition. >> >> Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.1/611 - Release Date: >> >> 12/31/2006 >> >> 12:47 PM >> >> >> >> >> > >> > >> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> __________ NOD32 1949 (20061230) Information __________ >> >> This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. >> http://www.eset.com >> >> > > __________ NOD32 1949 (20061230) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com