In this podcast Alex quickly demos foobar2000 preview for iOS. Some workarounds to its shortcomings and accessibility regarding the playback screen are also explained.
Joining Jessica this week is Alex and Tamas with their Cool Picks:
Have you ever found yourself at the end of a good book, not wanting to put it down for fear of losing good reading material? Have you been searching for that perfect book to take you to far off lands, teach you that skill nobody else has, or help you gain the upper hand in your career? Have you read something amazing that you think your friends might enjoy? Well now you can find that perfect book and share it with others from your favorite devices. Goodreads is an innovative social networking platform built just for readers! Features include community book reviews, a searchable book database, author biographies, the ability to follow your favorite authors for the latest updates, and a handy news feed to keep up with what your friends are reading. There are several platforms to accomodate everyone, including the website, the app for iOS devices, and the Android app. This article provides an overview of how to navigate Goodreads for iOS, along with an explanation of some key features.
For years, blind and visually impaired people who wanted to use a Kindle were left with a lot of frustration and even hassle. Amazon released their Kindle readers with only the barest of text to speech. Amazon did make their apps on iOS and Android accessible but only after significant push back from the visually impaired community. That, however, looks like it’s going to change. Recently, Amazon has announced, publically, that they are bringing VoiceView to their Kindle e-readers, starting with Kindle Paperwhite, so that visually impaired customers can enjoy reading on Kindle devices.
Alex begins a little tutorial on Audacity for Windows using NVDA.
He goes through some preferences that are useful and then shows off the interface a bit.
Future episodes in this series will cover real editing: Selection, cutting and pasting, zooming in and out to really hone in on a bit of audio you wish to manipulate. Stay tuned!
Discovering and promoting new music is something that Has become easier than ever before with SoundCloud,. In this podcast, Justin takes us through how to do just that. He proceeds to look at his music stream, shamelessly promote some of his own music, and explain what playlists and radio stations are, as well as how to use them.
In part 4 of REAPER, we record a simple multi-track music project using VST plugins, MIDI drums, guitar amp simulators and some equalizers.
Remember that in Part 3, we created our tracks and made a guitar folder to make things simpler to quickly navigate the tracks in your project. In Part 4, we proceed to record two guitar tracks as well as a bass track. After, we briefly learn about the master track and limiters.
Part 3 is finally here. Alex shows some preliminary configuration options for setting up REAPER to record music on Windows. This includes per-project media folders and using the metronome. He also quickly blabs about MIDI devices.
Join the Cool Blind Tech team as Alex, Leo and Tomi discuss the latest Cool Picks:
In this episode, Justin is joined by Leo and Jessica, as they go through interesting Cool Picks: