I think dB would suffice. We get spoken at so much...
Shame about RMS. The one thing I miss from my SoundForge days is its RMS
Normalization feature. That was a really good thing.
I'm looking forward to further additions to the suite.
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Hänggi
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:26 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Plugin testers wanted
Thanks for your kind response.
2017-02-12 17:21 GMT+01:00, Robbie <tickleberryfun@xxxxxxxxx>:
Sorry I'm a bit late. I didn't get around to testing it sooner.
I like the idea. To me the speech rate and volume are OK, but that of
course is entirely down to personal preference.
A couple of remarks. under "Add/Remove Plug-ins" the plug-in appears
as "tts-suite" if not yet enabled. Once enabled it appears as "Report Peak".
I'd be very keen to have the RMS level. That would be a great help.
Elapsed time and Selection start would also come in handy. To hear
them at the press of a key would ease the workflow.
I would prefer not to have the type of value, Peak, RMS, etc., spoken,I fully agree. I had "Peak level" at the beginning but it is rather disturbing
because I know my shortcuts. But I suppose that also is a matter of
Of course, there is the language issue. I think the voice fileEach phrase needs its own start and end times.
shouldn't be that much of a problem, but how easily can the code be
adjusted? Is it a matter of "Find and Replace"<?
Keep up the good work man!
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:21 AM
To: audacity4blind <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [audacity4blind] Plugin testers wanted
I'm working on a plug-in suite that should facilitate working with
The goal is to have a collection of self-voicing plug-ins that report
commonly wanted information.
*** works only on Windows ***
The first one announces the peak level of the selection from -120 dB
I'm attaching it along with the needed voice file.
Also available at
Unzip the two files into the plug-in folder of Audacity.
under "Add/Remove Plug-ins" search for "Report Peak"
It will appear in the Analyze menu if enabled.
I highly recommend that you assign a shortcut to it in order to work
more efficiently with it.
- Range from -120.0 dB to +120.0 dB.
- says "less/more than..." if the audio lies outside the range.
- says even numbers (zero after the point) as e.g. -12 dB
- adds one digit if need be, e.g. -76.3 dB
- works with multiple tracks selected
- no need to press OK or something like that
I'd like to know:
- how about the speech rate, too fast/slow?
You can tweak it a bit by opening "tts-peak.ny" in a text editor and
changing the "1.0" in the very last line to something different (e.g.
0.9 will be slower and deeper)
- How about the volume?
It's also adjustable in the last line; it's the -6 which means half volume.
- Do you want a different voice?
I can give you the text that is needed for this and future plug-ins.
Send me the audio file back or I'll explain how it should be done.
- Do you want "Peak" or "Peak Level" spoken as well?
They are included in the voice file and it needs just adding them after "db"
in the plug-in file, e.g. "db" "peak" "level".
- What other self-voicing info do you like to have?
The voice file is already prepared to speak other things.
- numbers up to 1 million (excl.)
- Note names (pitches) including flat sharp and cents.
- RMS and peak level
- bit depth
- stereo, dual mono and mono
Are there other things that come to your mind (e.g. time percent etc.)
Big thanks to those that are going to test it.
Looking forward to your criticism. ;-)
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