RE: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers

  • From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 11:19:50 -0500

Thanks
 


Stephen A. Guerra
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-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 1:52 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers

Hi Stephen,

http://www.stationplaylist.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Guerra" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 11:44 AM
Subject: RE: OTSDJ?, and digital mixers


> Where did you get it
> 
> 
> Stephen A. Guerra
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> Independent Living Aids
> 
> 200 Robbins Lane
> Building A, Suite 100
> Jericho, NY 11753
> Phone: (516) 937-1848
>  Fax: (516) 937-3906
> can-do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> www.independentliving.commm
> www.annmorris.comm
> www.soundbytes.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----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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