Re: Accessible Audio Production Apps


I didn’t know that there was a version of twisted wave for the Mac as well.


On Jul 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Dane Trethowan <> wrote:

Yes Amadeus Pro is a very nice sound editor.
That tutorial was written quite some time again and some very good developments in audio editing - particularly when it comes to accessibility and flexibility - have taken place since then.
I have deleted Amadeus Pro from my Mac machines and choose to use Twisted Wave because of the extra flexibility on-hand.
It is true that Twisted Wave is not a multi track editor and the ability to edit and manipulate multiple tracks is an attribute amongst many that make Amadeus Pro shine like a beacon.
On the other hand Twisted Wave Pro provides sample editing which only Sound Forge Pro for Windows and Mac provides and editing by sample is incredibly useful.
Twisted Wave has companion Apps for IOS along with a remote controller Ap for IOS so you can edit and mix straight from your IOS desktop to your Mac.

On 5 Jul 2019, at 4:20 am, Anders Holmberg <> wrote:

Amadeus pro works and Jonathan Mosen has done a book you can buy where he
discusses several things on how to use it with VoiceOver.
I’ve heard logic Pro x also works quite well with VoiceOver.

4 juli 2019 kl. 06:38 skrev John Covici <>:

And don't bother with the free version, its too limited to work with

On Wed, 03 Jul 2019 23:42:47 -0400,
Dane Trethowan wrote:

Yes that costs sounds about right in US Dollars.
I explored Adobe Audition years ago and have no idea how accessible the
App is now.
Naturally the more accessible Apps out there for as many platforms is to
be encouraged so if you are one of those people still using Adobe
Audition then please tell us how you're getting along, I for one would be
interested to hear.
At present I'm trying to find out how Pro-Tools is looking both for
Windows and Mac.
24 years ago when I was using an Apple Mac LC-630, Pro-Tools was the
choice of App to use for audio recording and production and with very
good reason.
Now however? Well last time I went up onto the Pro-Tools web site I came
off the site more confused by the various versions I had seen available
than I had been before my visit.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Merv Keck
Sent: Thursday, 4 July 2019 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Ferrite Recording Studio

I did go ahead and get both Ferrite and Hokusai for around $39.98
combined $US. It will take me a while to learn them with my iPad Pro. I
am looking forward to the experience. I used Adobe Audition years ago
when I had vision. I was encouraged by the noise reduction that is
described on several reviews I read for Ferrite Studio Pro. That was one
of the major strengths of Adobe Audition.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dane
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Ferrite Recording Studio

The original eMail was written 4 days ago and since then I’ve had more
time to play with Ferrite Recording Studio and so on.
Regarding normalisation? Ferrite shouldn’t require this function as it
already has an AGC which can be toggled in the settings.
In any case most people have a reference with their system that they can
set levels by so you will know pretty much straight away if the level is
too high, lower levels can be tolerated of course as there is no chance
of clipping.
Secondly ferrite Recording Studio is ana absolute joy to use particularly
if you’re using an iPad with a keyboard connected, not only do you have
the excellent touch gestures and shortcuts at your fingertips but you
also have quite a good list of keyboard shortcuts to do the job with.

On 30 Jun 2019, at 12:51 pm, Jamie Kelly <> wrote:

I don't think Ferrite has a normalise feature or does it?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dane
Sent: Sunday, 30 June 2019 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Ferrite Recording Studio

Twisted Wave and TW Recorder are some of my other favourite audio Apps
for IOS.
TW Recorder is free but for a small extra fee you can buy a complete
conversion package so if one say recorded using Ferrite Studio etc
then they could use the extra add-in on tW Recorder to convert say to
FLAC, OGG etc.
With the new generations of IOS devices conversion is incredibly fast.

On 30 Jun 2019, at 11:12 am, Victor <> wrote:

Yes, there are other apps that can be used to convert audio files
into various file formats. I’m not sure what all of those apps are,
but I know they exist. Even garage band is pretty cool! I just wish
there were more tutorials for Ferrite recording studio and Hokusai.
The user guides are good, but more tutorials would be helpful. Maybe
someone will develop tutorials in the near future.

On Jun 29, 2019, at 6:07 PM, Dane Trethowan

Yes ferrite Recording Studio and Hokusaki are great Apps to work
with under IOS.
Both have a few limitations such as file format conversions but its
not a huge hurdle to overcome as other Apps can be used to convert
file formats and so on.
I like the fact that - with the Hokusai App - one can perform audio
scrubbing at different speeds whilst moving the playhead, what a
great feature.

On 30 Jun 2019, at 9:17 am, Victor <> wrote:


Ferrite recording studio is a great app! I think it’s comparable to
most of your Windows based desktop audio editing apps. I don’t
think you would be lacking anything by using this app instead of
apps developed for desktop and laptop computers.

I am very grateful that this app developer has chosen to make the
app accessible and improve its accessibility on a regular basis.
Plus, according to what I have read in the App Store, the developer
is willing to answer questions.

On Jun 29, 2019, at 12:59 PM, Dane Trethowan

Thanks for bringing this App to the attention of the list.
The App is designed to function differently than BackPack Studio
but is most useful if you're involved in audio production just the
I'm a firm believer in - wherever possible - supporting developers
who go out of their way to make their products accessible and
user-friendly, the developer of Ferrite Studio Recorder has
certainly made the App very accessible it would appear from the
short exploration I had of the App over the last half hour.
The user guide is easy to follow and can be either read through
the App or downloaded as a separate file for reading on other
devices etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, 27 June 2019 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Backpack Studio Tutorial Page


Thank you for sending this! I’m totally blind since birth, I use
iOS with VoiceOver and I just bought this app. I’ve been looking
for a tutorial. Now if I could only find tutorials for Hokusai
and Ferrite Recording Studio.

Thanks again,


On Jun 26, 2019, at 7:21 PM, Dane Trethowan

Thought people may wish to examine the following page as we have
been discussing the Backpack Studio App on list.
The tutorial presented here is very basic but certainly more than
enough information is presented here for the beginner.

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