RE: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers

  • From: Stephen Guerra <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 13:44:07 -0500

Where did you get it


Stephen A. Guerra
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-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry Mader
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 1:22 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers


I use station playlist creator and studio.
Seems to work great for me.
I couldn't afford  the one you mention, so i went with a better priced
one. Payed 212 dollars here in the U.S Verry jaws friendly and it don't
take a long time to use either. Jerry
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jerry Berrier" <jerry.berrier@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 10:14 AM
Subject: RE: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers


> What'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.  If you
> just cannot afford it, then that's understandable, but this sentiment
of
> anger because somebody chooses to make a living producing good
software 
> and
> therefore charges for it, I just don't understand it.
> I'm assuming there's anger, based on the thinly veiled juvenile
vulgarity 
> in
> the 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 
>> 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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