Re: a blind musician requesting help from other blind brothers and sisters who love to sing and play

James Malone

Hi, You might want to look in to Sound Forge. I use Sonar with the Cake
talking scripts for my home based studio, and have been using it for years
with Jaws. You can go to to listen to
tracks that were recorded through Sonar. There is one other person that I
know of that also records using Sonar, and she knows who I'm referring to.
She's on this list, and is very good.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Brian Varner
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2015 4:44 AM
To: Stan Bobbitt; The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: a blind musician requesting help from other blind brothers
andsisters who love to sing and play

I've got more questions than answers. I've been singing with a jazz pianist
for 5 years and he isn't tech savy with music. I paid to get some studio
recordings done with him and have a demo CD. A lot of people have home
studios. I found one by doing a google search. The rate wasn't bad and
that included the editing. We did run over on time and that was more money
but not too much. I am looking for someone to add the tracks on the demo CD
to the 2 songs I have on soundcloud that I made with my digital recorder, an
olympus digital recorder with voice guidance. I had a friend who uploaded
them but he is being a pain in the butt right now and I don't even want to
ask him for help. I am finding out that I am "old fashioned" compared to
other singers, preferring to stick to the old jazz standards with just voice
and piano. I hope to work with a guitar player I know soon.I don't have a
newer computer because the one I use is provided through the company I work
for and has administrative settings that wil not allow me to update IE or
media player. I have issues using firefox on soundcloud. So, my only
suggestion is to find a sighted person in the short term but look for other
more tech savvy blind musicians as you are doing. There may be a group on

Brian Varner
(search for Brian Varner and Mike Benjamin on soundcloud to hear the tunes I
recorded with the digital recorder)

On 4/11/15, Stan Bobbitt via Jfw <> wrote:
My answer has been a laptop ... I get the songs I want from the
Internet, put them in a folder on the laptop, plug the laptop into my
sound system, split JAWS off to my headset/earpiece, select the song I
want from the folder with winamp, windows media player, whatever and sing
my heart out.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Coverdell via Jfw
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:34 AM
Subject: a blind musician requesting help from other blind brothers
andsisters who love to sing and play

I have been singing gospel and other popular standards in
churches, rest homes, and other small groups for over twenty years.
In the early days, preparing a customized mix for each small group was
easy. Put the cd in the player, put a tape in, and press record. Or I
would put two tapes in a radio, press record and play, and seemlessly
make my mix.
Now, (at least from my point of view), making a mix isn't easy. I
have discovered a program called Cdex, which, when I run it, converts
me files to mp 3's. But where the problem arises is how I can best get
those mp-3 files onto a cd with the fewest and easiest keyboard
commands. The ripping program is mouse-oriented, and can be done by a
sighted person. But what if you want to copy an mp-3 file onto a cd?
And how can that file then be converted into a formatt that can be
played on a standard cd player? For the sake of this I am coining a
phrase radio-ready. How do I convert an mp-3 audio file down-loaded
from the internet onto a cd, with as few steps as possible,
seemlessly, onto a cd and convert it to a radio-ready formatt using
the key-board, by myself? Similarly, how do you convert songs from cd
to cd, also in as few steps as possible? Are there recording machines
that duplicate from cd to cd, so I can maybe avoid the computer?
Please, please respond to this question. It is very urgent. If you are
a musician who struggle with these issues and can share your stories,
please post to the list. If you are a musician who has answer to share
with your questioning brothers and sisters, please post. I sent out a
message earlier this week about Real Player cloud that generated
absolutely no response, and this issue with my music ministry and
accompaniment tracks is even more important. Thank you ahead of time.

Kindest regards,

Ryan Coverdell

P.S. If this list is not the best place to post your questions
please tell me that as well. Also, if you are a person with answers,
could you provide your phone number and the time you would be
available so I could maybe talk to you about these things? Again,
thank you for your response. I look forward to starting a lively
discussion among list members who have had a variety of experiences.

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