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MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software


Jonathan Milam
 

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Richard Kuzma
 

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in
general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Gene
 

I looked at it very briefly awhile ago out of curiosity. I still have it on one of my machines and unless others discuss Wave Pad, I'll write a little about it after I look at it and play with it a little again to refresh my memory. This may be a case where screen review, object navigation, or both, are necessary to get good access to the program.

Aside from that, are there certain specific things you want to do with the programs? If so, telling us what they are may result in discussions of the best programs to do those specific things. the programs you are asking about may be the best or there may be better ones even if accessibility or usability is good for all of them.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jonathan
Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and in
general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


Jonathan Milam
 

Thanks All. I am looking for multitrack editing capabilities, and am
somewhat familiar with Reaper, though a friend mentioned MixPad so I was
having a look at it as an alternative.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I looked at it very briefly awhile ago out of curiosity. I still have it
on one of my machines and unless others discuss Wave Pad, I'll write a
little about it after I look at it and play with it a little again to
refresh my memory. This may be a case where screen review, object
navigation, or both, are necessary to get good access to the program.

Aside from that, are there certain specific things you want to do with the
programs? If so, telling us what they are may result in discussions of
the best programs to do those specific things. the programs you are
asking about may be the best or there may be better ones even if
accessibility or usability is good for all of them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and
in general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan


 

Have you considered Audacity?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Jonathan Milam
 

I actually haven’t, but will.

 

Jonathan

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

 

Have you considered Audacity?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Giles Turnbull
 

Hi Jonathan. I use Wavepad every week to edit mp3 recordings and, although I don't do much that is advanced, I'm not sure that it will do what you're hoping it will. I don't think it lets you add tracks in the way that Audacity or Cubase will. I've used it to copy parts of an mp3 and save it as a separate track and then inserted it at a specific point in a different mp3 but I don't think you can put that section as a second track with the other mp3 as track 1. Something I used to do in Cubase was to record different instruments on their own tracks and then choose which tracks to have muted and which to leave unmuted, which is something I think you can do in audacity but not Wavepad.

Regarding accessibility with NVDA, I find Wavepad very accessible. I did have a small problem with an update once ... I use Wavepad mostly to amplify tracks, and one update made the amplification settings dialogue inaccessible, and they also changed the interface which I didn't like. I switched back to the version I'm using now, 7.12 and am very happy with it. I use the paid Masters Edition and I can also say that their tech support is very helpful if ever I've had a question.

Giles


JM Casey
 

Yeah, Audacity ias a multi-track editor; I think Wavepad is supposed to be simpler and more comprable to something like Goldwave (except perhaps not even as feature-rich as that). If you want true project-style editing you need something like the other programmes you mentioned and have a bit of experience with..Reaper, Cubase, or, indeed, Audacity, though people I know who have more audio editing experience say it’s not the greatest thing to work with (slow and clunky, mostly).

But, of course, Audacity is free.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 18, 2021 10:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

 

Have you considered Audacity?
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 01:10 PM, JM Casey wrote:
But, of course, Audacity is free.
-
Ding, ding, ding!!   It's also accessible and it's also powerful.  Unless you're a professional who's doing this stuff constantly, which I am not, Audacity gives you tools you can't get otherwise without cost, and the tradeoffs with speed and "beauty of UI" are more than worth it, at least to me.

There are lots of screen reader users, regardless of whether it's NVDA or another, that use Audacity because of its accesibility in every sense of the word.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


JM Casey
 

Yeah..I have played with it a bit myself. But when my recently imploded band recorded our stuff, we used Cubase and I didn’t do the daw work – and I’m one of those people who bought Goldwave and, it suits my personal audio editing needs somewhat better though it is not a multi-track editor. So I haven’t really touched Audacity in years.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 18, 2021 01:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 01:10 PM, JM Casey wrote:

But, of course, Audacity is free.

-
Ding, ding, ding!!   It's also accessible and it's also powerful.  Unless you're a professional who's doing this stuff constantly, which I am not, Audacity gives you tools you can't get otherwise without cost, and the tradeoffs with speed and "beauty of UI" are more than worth it, at least to me.

There are lots of screen reader users, regardless of whether it's NVDA or another, that use Audacity because of its accesibility in every sense of the word.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Janet Brandly
 

Hi,

 

I don’t know about these 2 programs, but I do use their transcription software, Express Scribe. It is nearly completely accessible. One can use a demo copy first to try it out before purchasing. I did buy the professional version and the price was reasonable.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Janet


Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías
 

Hi all.

I used WavePad for a small edition. The accessibility is good, but I only use this audio editor for insert a part of other audio in a part of an audio recorder or small operations, with the version free. And in this case, if I want select a part of the audio for delete, when you press shift+ arrow keys the audio also is playing but more faster.

For complete works, I prefer Reaper, or a good option is also Audacity. Now, I use Wavepad for smalls and fast editions like delete a part, add other, join, and for more things Reaper, but also I have experience with Audacity.

Regards.

 

 

Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías.

Soporte a usuarios, comunidad de NVDA en español.

Web www.nvda.es

Experto certificado en NVDA

 

De: JM Casey
Enviado: jueves, 18 de febrero de 2021 13:26
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Asunto: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

 

Yeah..I have played with it a bit myself. But when my recently imploded band recorded our stuff, we used Cubase and I didn’t do the daw work – and I’m one of those people who bought Goldwave and, it suits my personal audio editing needs somewhat better though it is not a multi-track editor. So I haven’t really touched Audacity in years.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: February 18, 2021 01:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 01:10 PM, JM Casey wrote:

But, of course, Audacity is free.

-
Ding, ding, ding!!   It's also accessible and it's also powerful.  Unless you're a professional who's doing this stuff constantly, which I am not, Audacity gives you tools you can't get otherwise without cost, and the tradeoffs with speed and "beauty of UI" are more than worth it, at least to me.

There are lots of screen reader users, regardless of whether it's NVDA or another, that use Audacity because of its accesibility in every sense of the word.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 

 


--

Músico (pianista) y ayuda a usuarios ciegos y con discapacidad visual en el uso de lectores de pantalla y tecnología. Experto certificado en el lector de pantalla NVDA.

Musician (pianist) and help to the blind people and with visual disability in use of screen readers and technology. Certified expert in the screen reader NVDA.


Richard Wells
 

You should take a look at Audacity. It is amazing, works with NVDA and
is free.

On 2/18/2021 7:39 AM, Jonathan Milam wrote:
Thanks All. I am looking for multitrack editing capabilities, and am
somewhat familiar with Reaper, though a friend mentioned MixPad so I was
having a look at it as an alternative.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I looked at it very briefly awhile ago out of curiosity. I still have it
on one of my machines and unless others discuss Wave Pad, I'll write a
little about it after I look at it and play with it a little again to
refresh my memory. This may be a case where screen review, object
navigation, or both, are necessary to get good access to the program.

Aside from that, are there certain specific things you want to do with the
programs? If so, telling us what they are may result in discussions of
the best programs to do those specific things. the programs you are
asking about may be the best or there may be better ones even if
accessibility or usability is good for all of them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

I don't use either of those, but I do use the zulu dj software.
For basic stuff it is accessible, but the buttons are not labeled and you
cant speed up and slow down pitch with keyboard.
But for basic dj'ing and crossfading and cuing it works great.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jonathan Milam
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:07 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] MixPad and WavePad - NCH Software

Hi All,

Does anyone have any information about using NCH software's WavePad and
MixPad with NVDA? I'm not getting much speech feedback adding tracks and
in general and just wanted to see if anyone had info about a tutorial for
either or both for NVDA users.

Thanks, Jonathan