1753 Year-End Special: How We Create Eyes On Success (Dec. 27, 2017)

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Show Notes

Thanks to all of our loyal listeners around the world as we complete our 7th year of hosting and producing Eyes On Success! We now have over 350 episodes in our show archives. Be sure to check out the search feature on our web site to look for episodes by show number or topic. We hope you continue to enjoy the show.

The Hosts and Producers: Peter and Nancy Torpey

If you would like to know more about any of the software, hardware, or utilities we mentioned in the show, we have links below that will make it easy to find out more.

As usual, if you have any other suggestions, questions, or comments, send them to us at:
hosts@EyesOnSuccess.net

If you haven't already joined our e-mail listener forum, or know others who might be interested in receiving weekly announcements of shows, people can easily join by sending an e-mail to:
EyesOnSuccess+Subscribe@GoogleGroups.com
this is a low traffic, announcements only list.

If you would like to join the Eyes On Success Discussion forum in order to post your own thoughts about what you've heard about in the show and connect with other listeners, send an e-mail to:
EOS_Discuss+Subscribe@GoogleGroups.com
Once subscribed you will be able to post to that forum.

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www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess
or follow us on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess
A link and brief description of every show is posted on those sites, as well as on our home page at
www.EyesOnSuccess.net

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of Eyes On Success, you can find out more by going to:
www.sponsor.EyesOnSuccess.net

Links to more information about software, hardware, and other tools we use to make the show

Pete uses JAWS for Windows as his screen reading software. You can find out more about this screen reader by going to:
JAWS for Windows product information
Nancy is sighted.

The theme music for the show was composed and played by Pete on a Roland RD300 GX stage piano. You can find out more about this keyboard at:
Roland RD300 GX product information

We use Shure SM58 microphones to record in our home studio. You can find out more about these microphones at:
Shure SM58 product information

We use a Saffire Pro 40 mixer connected to our PC via Firewire to do our recording. You can find out more about this device made by Focusrite at:
Saffire Pro 40 Mixer
You can also find HSC (HotSpotClicker) sets to make the Saffire Pro 40 Mixer Control program accessible with JAWS at:
Saffire Pro 40 HSC sets for use with JAWS

To learn about HotSpotClicker in general, listen to a show we did with Jim Snowbarger who created this powerful tool:
1216 Hot Spot Clicker Utility (Apr. 18, 2012)

You can find out more about Skype and get a free Skype account at:
www.skype.com

You can find out more about Google Voice and get a free Google Voice phone number at:
www.google.com/voice

If you would like to find out more about the Sonar audio editing and production program from Cakewalk, go to:
Sonar from Cakewalk

Note: Sonar is no longer distributed by Cakewalk as of the end of 2017!

Dancing Dots also sells Caketalking which makes Sonar accessible with JAWS and comes with extensive help and user documentation. You can find out more about Caketalking at:
Caketalking for Sonar
or by listening to an episode of Eyes On Success we did with David Pinto, author of the Caketalking tools at:
1522 CakeTalking, TypeAbility and Academy of Music for the Blind (May 27, 2015)

The free JSonar scripts for using Sonar 8.53 are no longer available at the JSonar.org web site, but you might be able to find other blind musicians who still have and use these scripts and would be willing to share them with you.

If you would like to find out more about the Levelator program we use for automatically enhancing some of our audio recordings go to:
www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator
This is available as a free download.

We used to use the Bookport Plus from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) for making remote recordings. This unit is also a fully functional DAISY reader designed for the visually impaired. You can find out more by going to:
Bookport Plus product information
More recently we have been using a portable digital recorder from Tascam for remote recordings. More information is available at:
www.Tascam.com

We use Studio Recorder (also from APH) to do much of our editing. You can find out more by going to:
Studio Recorder product information
We also use the free audio editing program Audacity to do much of our editing. You can find out more about Audacity and download the program at:
www.audacity.sourceforge.net
There is also a great guide for using Audacity with a screen reader available at:
Using Audacity with a screen reader

We use SendSpace for uploading files to share. You can find out more and sign up for an account at:
www.sendspace.com