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The Hosts and Producers: Peter and Nancy Torpey
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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:
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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:
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:
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:
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: