Hello guys, what a great page! Bart sent me a pm so I'm adding my tuppence worth.
pling and how to tell the time. Well I give the sentence as context and use a stopwatch on the Braillenote to give a rough idea. If I can't access the stopwatch, (because Im reading along with the reader), I'll say something like, about five minutes in you said bla instead of bla. It works fine by and large. I know there is a way of making Jaws announce the time but it is very very very long-winded.
Braille machine clicking eh? That one's my fault I think. The only way to minimise that one is to have the microphone on one level and the Braillenote on another. IE, mic on a table, Braillenote on your lap. RuthieG is very good at editing out noises like that especially if there's a noise profile. Read up and down with the advance bars for half a minute and that should do it. When I can, I get a hard copy of the book I'm recording, that is to say, a Braille book. Of course that still leaves page turns to edit out but they are more infrequent.
How do I edit? Ha. I don't. I use a few keystrokes for deleting but I'm not great. If any of you want to delete things the series of keystrokes is as follows:
get to the point at which you want to start axing, press p to pause, left bracket, (the one to the right of p), the space bar, press space again till you hear the end of the section you want to get rid of, press p again, right bracket, (two to the right of p), space, and last but not least, control k. As I said, I'm not terribly good at that and I ask other volunteers to help me with the finer details, (amplifying, little pauses, noise cleaning etc), and they claim sections to edit from my solo projects via the magic window, which leads me to my next point.
The magic window is something of an inigma. Sometimes it behaves perfectly for me and I can write remes in the various edit fields. At other times, I can't get it to change a thing. I can input urls, add readers, put in chapter titles. The hit and miss part is the notes edit field, which is, ironically, the most reliable bit when saving as it saves seperately, something to do with the enter key.
Hope some or all of this is helpful. Librivox is fantastic and very accessible. The sticking point I had was registering. I needed sighted aid to do that, no two ways about it. Oh yes I almost forgot, how to tell the recording settings. There should be a dialogue box in audacity, the preference page which lists everything you do and don't need to know.
All the best,