[Mm-friends] Audio related mailing lists or podcasts

Paul Hunt prhunt1 at att.net
Mon May 27 22:33:24 EDT 2013


Thanks chase.

On May 27, 2013, at 11:26 AM, "Chase Crispin" <chase at acbradio.org> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> First, I have not ever done much with Gold Wave so I'm probably not the best one to speak on it's capabilities. The big advantage of Studio Recorder is that you can do really fine editing, known as scrubbing. This means you can move by a chunk of your choice, such as second, .5 seconds, or down to .1 seconds or a millisecond, that allows you to really get in and make very fine edits. This removes the weird catching sounds you occasionally get when editing because you can get into the small pauses between words and remove what you don't want. You can then do what is called a cross faded delete which means that the audio around the point where you made an edit is faded together to make a smooth sound so that ideally the listener has no clue that was an edit. I believe that you do need some scripts to use Gold Wave with JAWS if you are a JAWS user, but Studio Recorder works right out of the box and includes commands that will allow your screen reader to, for example, read the highest level in an audio file, tell you how far you are into a recording, etc. I know many people do use Gold Wave quite well so I'm not saying that won't work for you. You might want to play with Gold Wave a bit first and see how it goes and if you need to do some more precise editing you can check out Studio Recorder.
> 
> The PlexTalk Pocket is actually a good recorder, especially if you mess with the sound quality settings and connect a stereo external microphone.
> 
> I have the Mackie 402-VLZ3 Premium 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer.  I bought it from Sweetwater, an online company specializing in audio equipment, but I found the mixer on sale for $99 at Amazon at the following link:
> http://www.amazon.com/Mackie-402-VLZ3-Premium-4-Channel-Ultra-Compact/dp/B00132EJJW/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369671044&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=411+vlz3
> It's not the fanciest mixer out there, but it is fine for what I need, which is primarily one microphone and one audio input. Be aware that this device doesn't come with any cables so you will need to buy the appropriate patch chords to get your devices hooked into the mixer. You can find these online but I usually pick up the cables and adapters at a place like RadioShack where you can bring the mixer along and show a rep at the store exactly what inputs you need.
> I hope this helps.
> Thanks,
> 
> 
> 
> Chase Crispin
> Main Menu Executive Producer
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Hunt" <prhunt1 at att.net>
> To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:59 AM
> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] Audio related mailing lists or podcasts
> 
> 
>> Hello everyone. I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I have Gold Wave. Can any of you give me compelling reasons why Studio recorder is superior to Gold wave? I also have a Plextalk pocket. Is PlexTalk pocket a good digital recorder? Chase, what kind of mixer do you have? Where did you get it? How much did it cost? Thanks so much.
>> 
>> On May 25, 2013, at 11:59 PM, "David Tanner" <david.tanner100 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> That's right Chase.  I use Studio Recorder almost exclusively to do the
>>> final production of MainMenu.  In fact this week's program was produced
>>> completely using the latest release of Studio Recorder, which was just
>>> released this week.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Mm-friends [mailto:mm-friends-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Chase
>>> Crispin
>>> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:05 PM
>>> To: mm-friends at acbradio.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] Audio related mailing lists or podcasts
>>> 
>>> Studio Recorder is as Mary says expensive but well worth your money if you
>>> want to do some serious audio work.  It works very much like a word
>>> processor, only with audio instead of text characters.  Most of us on the MM
>>> team use Studio Recorder, and the entire Main Menu program including the
>>> intro with music at the beginning has I believe always been produced in
>>> Studio Recorder.
>>> 
>>> For the demos I produce, I use Studio Recorder for the editing.  I record
>>> using a small and inexpensive audio mixer that plugs into the line in jack
>>> of my computer.  This mixer allows me to record both my voice and a device
>>> hooked into the mixer.  This prevents you from hoping your device is loud
>>> enough to be picked up by the microphone or having to hold the device up to
>>> the microphone.
>>> 
>>> Please let me know if you have further questions and I would be happy to
>>> assist.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Chase Crispin
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson at sbcglobal.net>
>>> To: <mm-friends at acbradio.org>
>>> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:29 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] Audio related mailing lists or podcasts
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> My method is to use a small Olympus recorder for the main part of my
>>>> production, recording additional files if I forgot something in the main
>>>> part. Then I edit with Studio Recorder from American Printing House for
>>>> the Blind; it's expensive, and there is other software out there, but this
>>> 
>>>> has always worked well for me. I insert the second, third, fourth, etc.
>>>> files into the first one where necessary. If I need to add anything while
>>>> editing, I use a very cheap headset with a microphone in it. For recording
>>> 
>>>> sounds directly from the PC, I have a Creative SoundBlaster card with
>>>> "what u hear" functions activated. Note that the U is not y o u, but the
>>>> letter u.
>>>> 
>>>> Mary Emerson
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