Working with audio in Intrepid

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Tue Jan 27 22:48:52 UTC 2009

On Monday 26 January 2009 17:47, Christian wrote:
> Hello Nigel,
> Oh, are you visually impaired?
> I am using Orca myself since I am visually impaired. I am new to audio in
> Linux but there are a few things I want to try that is using Jackd like the
> jconv reverb. I am currently using a Realtek AC850, I think it's called,
> the integrated soundcard on my mainboard since my old soundcard stopped
> working. So this is a temporary solution. Best regards,
> Christian

Hi Christian.

Sorry for the slow reply. I'm not visually impaired, apart from having to use 
spectacles, but am interested in text to speech applications, and also speech 
to text, which appears to be somewhat more difficult. I looked at Dragon 
naturally speaking yesterday, but you have to pay for it, and there are no 
trial versions. Of course it's pretty much Windows only, so you'd have to use 
it with Wine on Linux, if it does actually work ok with Wine.

Are you on the LAU list? I know at least one person there who is blind, and 
produces some music, and has just put out 3 tunes that he's recently done. 
He's also helpfull to folks who are sight impaired, and working with audio 
apps on the command line.

The link to subscribe to the LAU list is below, and the guys name, if you want 
to look back in the archives is Julien Claassen.

Links to Julien's latest tunes are below.

Best wishes.


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