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moderated Goldwave or Audacity?


Craig Cooper
 

Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have
used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running
Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly,
working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing
voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig


Mario
 

IMO, the latest version of Goldwave with the scripts. there are scripts from Doug Lee (dlee.org) or the free ones floating around. I haven't got a clue which are better.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have
used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running
Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly,
working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing
voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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Mario
 

consider, there's also a DAW called Reaper that's said to be very, very good, especially in manipulating sound at a granular level, more accurate and capable than Goldwave or Audacity. but more costly.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have
used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running
Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly,
working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing
voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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David Goldfield
 

Also, Brian Hartgen offers a course in how to use Gold Wave. This course comes with scripts which greatly add to the accessibility.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 4/20/2020 3:14 PM, Mario wrote:

IMO, the latest version of Goldwave with the scripts. there are scripts from Doug Lee (dlee.org) or the free ones floating around. I haven't got a clue which are better.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have
used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running
Windows 10.  Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly,
working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing
voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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JM Casey
 

Hi.
Reaper is not that much more costly than Goldwave at all.
It's definitely more powerful, versatile and so on.
But it's also much, much more complex piece of software. There is a considerable learning curve if you haven't used serious DAWs before. At least I find it so -- your milage may vary.
So again it depends on what you'd like to do. Goldwave is a good little programme for single track editing and your money would be well spent. However, if you are looking into doing serious audio work...multitracking, complex efects chains, adaptability with various sorts of vst plugins...Reaper may also be worth the investment.
If you're new to multitrack editing, you could certainly start with Audacity. It is free and unlike goldwave it does have true multitrack capability.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

consider, there's also a DAW called Reaper that's said to be very, very good, especially in manipulating sound at a granular level, more accurate and capable than Goldwave or Audacity. but more costly.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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Craig Cooper
 

When I used Audacity a couple of years ago, it tended to crash the
computer. However, this was an old machine, and I've been told that a
newer laptop would work fine with the program.

On 4/20/20, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:
Hi.
Reaper is not that much more costly than Goldwave at all.
It's definitely more powerful, versatile and so on.
But it's also much, much more complex piece of software. There is a
considerable learning curve if you haven't used serious DAWs before. At
least I find it so -- your milage may vary.
So again it depends on what you'd like to do. Goldwave is a good little
programme for single track editing and your money would be well spent.
However, if you are looking into doing serious audio work...multitracking,
complex efects chains, adaptability with various sorts of vst
plugins...Reaper may also be worth the investment.
If you're new to multitrack editing, you could certainly start with
Audacity. It is free and unlike goldwave it does have true multitrack
capability.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

consider, there's also a DAW called Reaper that's said to be very, very
good, especially in manipulating sound at a granular level, more accurate
and capable than Goldwave or Audacity. but more costly.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used
both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10.
Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with
JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds,
etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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JM Casey
 

Or maybe an older version of Audacity. It's been around for a while and I'm sure there are old versions available that will work with loads of systems. I first remember using it in 2011 or 2010 I believe and it wasn't exactly new then.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Craig Cooper
Sent: April 20, 2020 10:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

When I used Audacity a couple of years ago, it tended to crash the computer. However, this was an old machine, and I've been told that a newer laptop would work fine with the program.


On 4/20/20, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:
Hi.
Reaper is not that much more costly than Goldwave at all.
It's definitely more powerful, versatile and so on.
But it's also much, much more complex piece of software. There is a
considerable learning curve if you haven't used serious DAWs before.
At least I find it so -- your milage may vary.
So again it depends on what you'd like to do. Goldwave is a good
little programme for single track editing and your money would be well spent.
However, if you are looking into doing serious audio
work...multitracking, complex efects chains, adaptability with
various sorts of vst plugins...Reaper may also be worth the investment.
If you're new to multitrack editing, you could certainly start with
Audacity. It is free and unlike goldwave it does have true multitrack
capability.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

consider, there's also a DAW called Reaper that's said to be very,
very good, especially in manipulating sound at a granular level, more
accurate and capable than Goldwave or Audacity. but more costly.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have
used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10.
Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well
with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and
music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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David Diamond
 

I tried purchasing Gold Wave and it would not accept my credit card.  No, I’d not exceeded my limit.  Who knows why it would not work.  I just got tired of trying to figure out why it was not accepted and found other ways to edit audio programs. 


JM Casey
 

Hm. I didn't think Doug Lee had scripts for goldwave. I'll have to look as that's news to me.
Strictly speaking I feel like scripts aren't that necessary with GW -- but they do add a little more audio feedback for certain things, which could be helpful. There's also an add-on for NVDA, which is also pretty talkative.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

IMO, the latest version of Goldwave with the scripts. there are scripts from Doug Lee (dlee.org) or the free ones floating around. I haven't got a clue which are better.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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Richard Turner
 

Doug lee has GoldWave scripts that I think he updated from someone else.
I find them most helpful to know where you are in a file or to quickly check the duration of a file.




Richard

On Apr 21, 2020, at 2:52 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Hm. I didn't think Doug Lee had scripts for goldwave. I'll have to look as that's news to me.
Strictly speaking I feel like scripts aren't that necessary with GW -- but they do add a little more audio feedback for certain things, which could be helpful. There's also an add-on for NVDA, which is also pretty talkative.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

IMO, the latest version of Goldwave with the scripts. there are scripts from Doug Lee (dlee.org) or the free ones floating around. I haven't got a clue which are better.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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Mario
 

well, looking at the script source, it looks like they are the free script but with his "sprucing up" of it's performance. and he probably did a bit of touch ups here and there (the other files that make up the scripts).

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:13 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Doug lee has GoldWave scripts that I think he updated from someone else.
I find them most helpful to know where you are in a file or to quickly check the duration of a file.




Richard


On Apr 21, 2020, at 2:52 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Hm. I didn't think Doug Lee had scripts for goldwave. I'll have to look as that's news to me.
Strictly speaking I feel like scripts aren't that necessary with GW --
but they do add a little more audio feedback for certain things, which could be helpful. There's also an add-on for NVDA, which is also pretty talkative.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

IMO, the latest version of Goldwave with the scripts. there are scripts from Doug Lee (dlee.org) or the free ones floating around. I haven't got a clue which are better.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10. Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds, etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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David Bailes
 

Hi Craig,
the current version of Audacity, 2.3.3 should work fine with your new laptop. There's a guide for users of screen readers here:
http://vip.chowo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/jaws/Audacity-2.3.2-Guide.html

There's a mailing list, Audacity4Blind, and details of how to join the group are given in the introduction of that guide.
David.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 03:53 AM, Craig Cooper wrote:
When I used Audacity a couple of years ago, it tended to crash the
computer. However, this was an old machine, and I've been told that a
newer laptop would work fine with the program.


On 4/20/20, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:
Hi.
Reaper is not that much more costly than Goldwave at all.
It's definitely more powerful, versatile and so on.
But it's also much, much more complex piece of software. There is a
considerable learning curve if you haven't used serious DAWs before. At
least I find it so -- your milage may vary.
So again it depends on what you'd like to do. Goldwave is a good little
programme for single track editing and your money would be well spent.
However, if you are looking into doing serious audio work...multitracking,
complex efects chains, adaptability with various sorts of vst
plugins...Reaper may also be worth the investment.
If you're new to multitrack editing, you could certainly start with
Audacity. It is free and unlike goldwave it does have true multitrack
capability.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: April 20, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Goldwave or Audacity?

consider, there's also a DAW called Reaper that's said to be very, very
good, especially in manipulating sound at a granular level, more accurate
and capable than Goldwave or Audacity. but more costly.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Craig Cooper [mailto:craigcooper2013@...]
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:57 PM
Subject: Goldwave or Audacity?
Greetings,
Which of these two audio editing programs would you recommend? I have used
both a bit. I am using JAWS 2019 with a new laptop, running Windows 10.
Which program is better in terms of being user-friendly, working well with
JAWS, the ability to easily adjust levels for mixing voice and music beds,
etc.?
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
Craig



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