Oh Robert, why did you have to go and say that. I've been thinking I should buy Studio Recorder so I could have both, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I suppose now is as good a time as any. I thought I heard that there is a demo version available. What do people know about that? How long is the trial and what does it not allow you to do that the full version does? Thanks a lot Robert. You owe me a virtual bottle of scotch. <smile>. Neal. -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Carter Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:11 PM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: Studio Recorder Questions Hi All, I would like to present a slightly different perspective on this. I own both Studio Recorder and Sound Forge 8. For working with spoken word audio, I think you get much more with Studio Recorder than just a little bit more accessibility than what you get with Sound Forge. Studio Recorder has phrase detection which enables one to move by sentences and paragraphs through a file. It has time and pause compression, a bell to let you know when it is done performing an action and an audible clipping warning beep just to mention a few. I find that I need to use Sound Forge to add effects and to resample files. I do understand that one will have shelled out quite a bit of money to have both but definitely think there is a place for both on a blind person's pc. Robert Carter At 11:35 AM 3/22/2006, you wrote: >It seems like kind of a waste of money to buy Studio Recorder if you >already have Sound Forge. On the other hand if you have a lot of >disposable income then maybe the slight improvement in accessibility >is worth it to you.