Re: [orca-list] DoubleTalk on USB

One reason why I  still use hardware synths!  A lot less to worry about
and if speech dispatcher supported them, this would be nice.

I wonder if someone could post, maybe on here or the speakup list on the
work done on this already, so we would not have to re-invent the wheel?

Alex Midence <alex midence gmail com> wrote:

Wow, you just made the strongest case I have ever read for purchasing one
and getting things rolling for speech dispatcher to support it so you could
use Orca with one.  Speakup supports a ton of them and Emacspeak plays nice
with a ton of them as well.  For blind musicians, I bet other things like
Jackd Audio and musical workstations like Ardour or Rosegarden would be that
much easier to use without having to worry if your speech is going to get
cut off.  You could connect an earstud to your hw synth and not have its
output picked up by the PC while you did what you needed to do with your
keyboard, guitar or what have you.  It's a sweet deal all around.  

Alex M

-----Original Message-----
From: Luke Yelavich [mailto:themuso ubuntu com] 
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 3:55 PM
To: Alex Midence
Cc: 'Luke Yelavich'; orca-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [orca-list] DoubleTalk on USB

On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 03:55:07AM EST, Alex Midence wrote:
I wonder what sound system would drive a hardware synth.  Is the Pulse 
audio versus Alsa issue even a concern if one has an external synthesizer?

Hardware synths would probably be considered embedded devices and would only
have the minimum hardware to perform the task, so whilst there is firmware,
there wouldn't be an operating system as such, given the device only
performs one task.

Pulse/ALSA have nothing to do with externally connected hardware


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