[audacity4blind] Re: Plugin testers wanted

  • From: Jacob Kruger <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:30:24 +0200

Robert, on my win 10 64 bit machine, under either program files (x86), or under appData, if I place the files in the plug-ins directory, I can activate it under add-remove plugins, where it's listed as TTS-peak, but it doesn' then show up under any of the effect or analyze menu's, or in the list of commands I can assign a keystroke to under preferences?

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On 2017-02-07 11:21, Robert Hänggi wrote:

Hello Fellow-listers

I'm working on a plug-in suite that should facilitate working with Audacity.
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
up to +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.

- self-voicing
- 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
- Hertz
- 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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