There's Gold on Those Old Tapes: Recording and Editing Digital Audio Files With GoldWaveBy Lazzaro, Joe; Access World, Vol. 7, No. 1
Publication Date: January 2006
Article discusses the GoldWave Digital Audio Editor, which is a software package designed for recording and editing digital audio files that is accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. The following features and criteria are discussed: (1) system requirements, (2) types and sizes of files, (3) the Windows volume control, (4) setting up volume for recording, (5) recording your first audio file, (6) GoldWave Tape Transport Controls, (7) saving your work, (8) converting four-track cassettes to digital audio, (9) what you hear, and (10) advanced functions. The author contends that the software is inexpensive, works well with screen readers, and supports a number of keyboard shortcuts. With little practice, people who are blind or have low vision can use the program to copy cassettes to audio files, preserve vintage vinyl recordings, record streaming audio from the Internet, record via microphone, and clean up old albums and tapes with filters and noise-reduction plug-ins. A free software demonstration can be downloaded at GoldWave’s website (http://www.GoldWave.com).
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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