Audio Pizza | More Than Just a Sound Bite. Reviews, Tutorials and Commentary by and for the Blind

Audio Pizza | More Than Just a Sound Bite. Reviews, Tutorials and Commentary by and for the Blind

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Audio Reviews and Tutorials on the things we’re passionate about
The Worst Gift Guide Ever - AP121
Dec 14 • 45 min
On this fateful episode, we see the demise into insanity of the former host, Garth. Clearly the stress of Christmas has got to him, and so have the co-hosts. Thankfully, there is light at Christmas time in the form of Satauna, who joins the crew and bring
The Three Fold Goal of Being a Better Boyfriend, More On OBS, and Brail Workflows for Voice-Over – TART03
Dec 9 • 47 min
Scott has some good news to share, yes, we were surprised as well, and Matt’s made some progress with OBS. The others attempt to ignore their goals, however we start exploring Satauna’s workflow with brail for getting her voice-over work done.
There’s More In The Making Of Money - AP120
Nov 7 • 51 min
The latest Apple event brought some exciting new products, as usual though, there’s some ‘buts’, and some of them are like the prices, large’. Shaun’s butt though is the biggest and not featured in this episode.
Mixing Meantime, Making Erotic Fiction and the Long And Winding Road to Bootcamp - TART02
Nov 6 • 44 min
It’s time to get your listening ears on, cause here comes the second session with the TARTs. Scott is slowly coming around to headphones and Matt is creating some scary good erotic fiction. Satauna and Garth do a reasonable job of pretending that their…
Meeting the TARTs - TART01
Oct 17 • 32 min
One runs their mouth for a living, and another helps people look like they love their job. Someone thinks their old band sucks and that they should tell them exactly why, and the other one just wants to be regular. Welcome to the TARTs.
The Latisima Touch - AP119
Oct 2 • 15 min
Kayaker walks through his trials and tribulations caused by a lack of caffeine. Thankfully he makes peace with his new Latisima Touch and once again can start the day the way the caffeine gods intended.
The Audio Round Table Promo - TART00
Sep 30 • 2 min
Your monthly glimpse into the livelihoods and minds of Satauna (a pro voiceover artist), Matt (a studio owner), Scott (a capricious procrastinator), and, well, Garth.
AIRA - AP118
Sep 12 • 45 min
In this episode, Shaun, Garth and Scott are joined by Tim to talk about their experiences with AIRA and the new Horizon glasses.
Unpacking Samsungs Info Wars - AP117
Aug 19 • 43 min
On this episode we cover the recent filtering of the Info Wars podcasts and take a quick look at the Unpacked event by Samsung.
sous vide Cooking with Kayaker - AP116
Jul 31 • 21 min
Forget the reality cooking shows, you too can cook like a pro sous vide style! Sous Vide style means cooking food in a vacuum sealed plastic bag while in a precision-controlled temperature water bath. Sous Vide is a low and slow method of cooking, similar…
Macs and Finger Bells - AP115
Jul 21 • 43 min
This Episode starts with a discussion of the new MacBook Pros released recently by Apple, however than gets into some rather controversial discussion around some of the weirder blindness products available.
Context Menus in Reaper come to the Mac - AP114
Jul 4 • 11 min
OSARA with Reaper 5.92 improves support for context menus on Windows and come to the Mac.
Basic Automation with Reaper and OSARA - AP113
Jun 21 • 25 min
This session steps through doing basic automation of track volume, pan and effect parameters in Reaper with OSARA. View the full article at http://reaproducer.com
OSARA Key Map Updates for the Reaper DAW - AP112
Jun 11 • 31 min
During a recent update to OSARA, the key map has been updated, and upgraded. There are a number of new key assignments , and rearrangements to existing keystrokes. These are outlined below. Once you install the new key map, turn on shortcut help with…
The Keynote Deep Dive - AP111
Jun 11 • 41 min
Shaun, Kayaker, and Garth give there take on Apple’s 2018 WWDC and Keynote.
The Last Ten Yards - AP110
Jun 3 • 46 min
As a blind person, it can be extremely difficult, firstly just to get where your going and in some cases, the last ten yards can be the hardest part of the journey. In this episode we look at some of the strategies and reflect on our experiences with this…
Who Wants A Smart Speaker - AP109
Apr 29 • 24 min
In this episode Tim, Shaun and Kayaker try to beat Garth into submition with respect to his ownership of smart speakers?
Understanding Loudness, Why all the Fuss about LUFS - AP108
Apr 28 • 30 min
In this session I take a look at measuring and normalising to a LUFS value in Reaper. What does LUFS represent, and how is it calculated?. I start with discussing what Peak and RMS represent and how they are measured and the issues with normalising to…
Introducing and Customising the Mini Guide Mobility Aid- AP107
Apr 21 • 17 min
The Mini Guide is a handheld ultrasonic mobility aid. it uses two sonar sensors to provide tactile and/or audio feedback to the user. The guide has a number of distances or ranges to which it can be set from 0.5 metres through 8 metres. If there are no…
Where Kayaker Educates Us About the State of Chicago - AP106
Apr 1 • 29 min
In this Round of Audio Pizza, we cover the weeks Tech News from an accessibility point of view. Blind blokes BS’ing about Tech.
The nudge Set Dialog in Reaper - AP105
Mar 27 • 20 min
The Nudge/set items dialog is another extremely useful feature within Reaper. You can open it with N. As the name suggests, it allows you to either nudge the position of an item or set it to a specific location. Nudging the position is extremely useful…
ReaConsole - Get Geeky, Get Productive with Reaper - AP104
Mar 18 • 55 min
A detailed look at the console within Reaper. This SWS tool allows quick and efficient adjustment of selection, mute, pan, volume, and many other extremely useful tasks.
HomePod evicted , Alexa conflicted - aP103
Mar 15 • 30 min
Join Shaun and Garth for a brief look at whats going on in the world of accessible tech, and tech in general.
Creating Custom Actions in Reaper - AP102
Mar 4 • 15 min
This tutorial takes you through the process of creating a custom action in Reaper. Custom actions allow you to improve your productivity by combining multiple actions in to one.
InstaCart - The best way to buy beer and lots of other staples - AP101
Feb 28 • 25 min
Thanks Hugo for bringing us Audio Pizza. The episode is on the iOS app Instacart. This app is not currently available in Australia, but check it out in your region.
Audio Pizza Quick Update
Feb 25 • 1 min
This quick update is to let you know of a few changes I’ve made to the podcast. It has been split into two feeds, one fore the Reaper Tutorials and the main feed for everything. So in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, search for Audio Pizza to hear al
HomePod - First Look and Thoughts - AP100
Feb 11 • 22 min
In this first look at Apples new HomePod, I take a look at the setup process, go over some of the functionality and give my initial thoughts and opinions. Is this device for you?
AudioPizza Predictions - To Notch or Not - AP99
Feb 9 • 52 min
The Audio Pizza Team take a look back at their predictions for 2017, and discover they have know idea what they were talking about. Given the appalling success rate, they try again for 2018.
Audio Pizza Picks - 2017 Gift Guide
Nov 17, 2017 • 32 min
The Audio Pizza team finally get back together just in time for Black Friday with all their picks and recommendations of just what gifts & gadgets you should be hunting down in the sales.
Hugo’s iPhone X | Setting Up with Voice Over
Nov 13, 2017 • 17 min
Hugo takes us on the journey of setting up his new iPhone X, and discovers some of the gestures needed now the home button is gone.
Accessible Side-Chaining in Reaper on Windows
Nov 4, 2017 • 15 min
This tutorial is courtesy of Dani Montalvo @charadani and covers the process of setting up a side-chain in Reaper on Windows.
Rendering Out Your Final Mix in Reaper
Oct 4, 2017 • 19 min
This tutorial takes you through the render, and Consolidate/Export dialogs in Reaper DAW with Osara
Side Chain Compression, Ducking for Voice Overs in Reaper
Aug 26, 2017 • 23 min
This tutorial looks at setting up a side chain in Reaper in order to duck background music with a voice over.
iPhone and Tesla, The Next Generation
Aug 20, 2017 • 50 min
iPhone Rumours, The Aira Glasses at a StarTrek conference and what Tesla Model 3 could mean for us all.
Adding Effects In Reaper
Aug 3, 2017 • 25 min
This tutorial covers the basics of adding effects in Reaper with OSARA, on the Mac or Windows.
Aira Glasses First Look
Jul 31, 2017 • 17 min
Kayakers initial impressions with the Aira Glasses
Reaper’s Project Settings and Save Dialog
Jul 28, 2017 • 21 min
This tutorial covers optimising the project settings dialog for different workflows, and takes a look at the Save dialog.
Letter To Tim Cook
Jul 1, 2017 • 37 min
This is Audio Pizza’s open letter to Tim Cook podcast where we discuss the accessibility issues of MacOS, iOS, and the Apple Watch
WWDC 2017 Rumours
Jun 2, 2017 • 27 min
With WWDC 2017 just a couple of days away, the Audio Pizza team get together to discuss the various rumours regarding what may be announced at Apples much anticipated event.
Picking the Source and Recording in Reaper
Jun 1, 2017 • 11 min
This Reaper Tutorial looks at picking the default recording input from your interface. How to select a different input, and of course how to record.
Item and Ripple Editing in Reaper
May 19, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode I cover the basics of editing using items, and the three different ripple modes. A number of other actions are briefly covered as well, such as cut copy and paste, adjusting track pan, soloing a track, and duplicating a track.
Audio Editing with Time Selections in Reaper
May 10, 2017 • 19 min
In this third of a series of beginner tutorials, we finally get a bit of editing done using time selections.
Reaper Basics, Tracks, Media and OSARA Configuration
May 6, 2017 • 11 min
This tutorial covers the hierarchy of a Reaper project. How to add a track, and insert an audio file on it. There’s also a quick run down of the OSARA configuration dialog.
Online Security. Keeping All Parts Private.
Apr 16, 2017 • 40 min
Join Garth in his very early morning coffee as he hosts this latest episode of Audio Pizza. Kayakker returns to give us his opinions, advice and tips on online security issues. Oh, and Shaun gets shot in the first 30 seconds.
KNFB Reader for Windows 10 Review
Apr 7, 2017 • 13 min
KNFB Reader on mobile devices has proven itself to be one of the most reliable and convenient ways of reading printed text. With a easy to use user interface specifically designed for use by the visually impaired and fast document processing, the promise…
Installing Reaper with OSARA and SWS on the Mac
Apr 5, 2017 • 17 min
In this Episode I’d like to give you a very brief introduction to the DAW, Reaper. It is an extremely powerful multi track audio editor that is cross platform, working on Mac and Windows. I will be concentrating on the Mac version however most of what is…
New Tech, Whats Hot & What Stinks?
Apr 4, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Audio Pizza, Shaun and Garth are joined by special guest Steven Scott from the RNIB Tech Talk show to discuss whats new in the world of tech.
Tell Me TV. Interview With Kevin Shaw
Mar 3, 2017 • 22 min
Following on from our last roundtable where we discussed everything accessible media, in this episode Shaun interviews Kevin Shaw, President and CEO of Tell Me TV.
Talking Media. Movies, TV & Books, The VI Options.
Feb 21, 2017 • 38 min
http://traffic.libsyn.com/iblindtech/AP-005-TalkingMedia.mp3 In the utterly professional manner you’ve come to expect from the Audio Pizza team, we discuss the options available when it comes to accessible media. While Kayaker hosts…
Return of the Jack
Jan 13, 2017 • 40 min
Welcome back to another roundtable, welcoming in 2017. We discuss some of the things to come out of CES, including AIPoly 2, Alexa everywhere, Faraday Future’s electric car and the new chip from AMD. Our holiday gifts rate a mention, who doesn’t love…
Apple’s AirPods - A Voice Over Users Perspective
Dec 21, 2016 • 15 min
A first look at Apple’s new AirPods
Following The Breadcrumbs, Decoding Cara Quinn
Dec 9, 2016 • 29 min
Another slice of Audio Pizza is served up with the wonderful Cara Quinn joining us. her day time jobs include being an iOS developer, Model, and Musician, but what struck us most about Cara was her kindness and passion for making a difference in the…
Apples Mac Event 2016. Touchable, Accessible, Unobtainable
Oct 31, 2016 • 30 min
Welcome to Audio Pizza, and our first roundtable. Shaun and Garth are joined by The Dark Kayaker, someone who knows what he’s talking about, this is actually a nice change. We jump into Apple’s recent MacBook Pro event and discuss the implications…
Project Starfish and the Blindfold Racer Championship 2016 - iBT 74
Sep 20, 2016 • 26 min
It’s time again to meet with the folk from Project Starfish. You can listen to prior episodes I’ve done with them if you’re not familiar with them. We catch up about some of what has happened since last we spoke and introduce a new promotion…
Amadeus Pro, Metering and Recording on the Mac - iBT73
Jul 31, 2016 • 17 min
This episode looks at how to record with the Mac app Amadeus Pro. I take a detailed look at the recording dialog and cover * How to pause and resume recording * How to adjust recording levels * how to accessibly meter the recording level to ensure the…
Star Reapers - iBT 72
Jul 3, 2016 • 4 min
Final project from CAVI Audio Fundamentals
Amadeus Pro Settings with Voice Over - iBT71
Jun 23, 2016 • 19 min
The swiss army knife of sound editing
Loopback, Accessible Cable Free Audio Routing for Your Mac - iBT 70
Feb 1, 2016 • 19 min
PCalc:A Powerfull and Accessible Calculator App for iPhone & Apple Watch - iBT 69
Jan 3, 2016 • 17 min
This episode is a look at the iOS App PCalc. It is a wonderfully accessible, powerful and efficient calculator for your iOS device that not only presents a full featured app but also an interface in your notification centre and on the Apple Watch. The…
Tripmode - iBT 68
Oct 18, 2015 • 6 min
Tripmode is a Mac app that allows you to control the data that your Mac uses whilst it’s connected to a mobile hotspot, or for that matter, any specific WiFi network. This episode takes a quick look at the app and discusses some of the benefits it…
LetterPad - iBT 67
Oct 3, 2015 • 15 min
LetterPad is a free and accessible iOS word game that offers an Apple Watch app. App Store Description LetterPad gives you 9 letters. Your task? Find the hidden words relating to the puzzle topic! * Work your way through over 200 puzzles * Create and…
Aussie Mac Zone - iBT 66
Sep 23, 2015 • 36 min
This is an episode of the Aussie Mac Zone podcast which I regularly participate in. It is a weekly news show, and covers mainstream Apple stories from an Aussie point of view. If you’re interested in subscribing click here
Mac oS X Security, Kayaker’s Top Ten Tips - iBT 65
Sep 14, 2015 • 14 min
Although Kayaker’s cove could be described as a quaint, warm inlet with calm lapping waves, the ocean can be a dark, violent place with giant rogue waves and swashbucklers and pirates just over the horizon. As is the sea, so goes technology. Every…
Alexa - iBT 64
Jul 4, 2015 • 28 min
We want to tell you about a petite young lady, Alexa, who recently came ashore at Kayaker’s Cove. You may have heard the Echo of her voice already. However, if you’re still on the fence, and not sure if you should invite her in to your own life,…
Voice Dream Mail - iBT63
Jun 7, 2015 • 15 min
On this episode I take an introductory look at the iOS app Voice Dream Mail. This app is free and from within you can purchase a subscription to unlock further features. Read on to see what the developer has to say about the app… App Store…
Project Starfish - iBT 62
Feb 27, 2015 • 46 min
I had the pleasure of talking to Subs and Amanda from the Project Starfish team. This is the second time I’ve had the opportunity to interview them and both times I’ve been personally inspired by the project and members. Project Starfish is an…
Update For Shortcuts Keyboard - iBT 60 Followup
Feb 24, 2015 • 2 min
Following up on my demo of the Shortcuts Keyboard App the developer has offered to drop the price to free again on March 3. If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to pick up the app, then I recommend grabbing it. If 3 March 2015 is history…
Feel Your Way with iFeelaGrams - iBT 61
Feb 2, 2015 • 28 min
I speak to Tom Dekker from iHabilitation Canada in this show. Tom tells us about the release of his latest tactile diagram book and gives us some insight on why he first started creating these fantastic resources for blind and low vision users of iOS…
Shortcuts Keyboard App - iBT 60
Jan 13, 2015 • 19 min
In this episode I take a look at the iOS app Shortcuts Keyboard. An extremely useful third party keyboard for iOS 8. App Store Description Shortcuts Keyboard is a keyboard that allows you to add text based shortcuts to use in your favourite apps….
iTired - iBT 59
Dec 30, 2014 • 12 min
Welcome back to the iBlindTech Democast. The iOS app iTired is the subject of this episode. It’s a simple app which solves a simple yet annoying problem, simply and effectively. App Store Description Listen to audiobooks or podcasts in bed? Tired…
The Siri Voices for Voice Over - iBT 58
Feb 24, 2014 • 26 min
Hugo’s back with another jail break episode. He shows us iSounds and iFile. If you’ve ever wanted to use the new Siri voices for Voice Over, than this is the episode. Take a listen.
A Look at Finder on the Mac - iBT 57
Feb 3, 2014 • 49 min
On this episode I take a look at Finder on the Mac. I cover a number of the basic concepts such as copying and moving files, efficient system navigation, launching applications and some useful keystrokes. This is more of an introduction to OSX than an…
Jail Breaking 7.04 - iBT 56
Jan 23, 2014 • 37 min
Hugo joins us again today to walk through jailbreaking iOS 7.04. With Apple’s latest beta release of iOS 7.1, it appears they have closed the exploits that allow this jailbreak. Also many of the problems that users were experiencing when this…
DoItWrite - iBT 55
Nov 17, 2013 • 24 min
Thanks to Hugo again on this episode of iBlindTech for his demo of the app DoItWrite.. The app is designed to help users of Voice Over learn to use the handwriting feature available under iOS 7. Many blind or vision impaired people have had little…
Getting the Most from Your iTunes Account with Multiple Users - iBT 54
Oct 14, 2013 • 34 min
In this episode of iBT I take a look at how to configure your iPhone with multiple Apple IDs. This is particularly useful where you have multiple people in your family using iOS devices. In short, each Apple ID comes with the ability to make purchases…
Syncing Media To Your iOS Device - iBT 53
Aug 28, 2013 • 42 min
This episode of iBT takes a look at syncing different media types, such as music, books and photos between iTunes on your computer and your iOS device. I also discuss the differences between syncing, backing up and transferring purchases. I do this on…
Reminders and WWDC Look Back - iBT 52
Aug 1, 2013 • 39 min
In this episode of the iBlindTech Democast, I take a look at the builtin reminders app and go through some of the basics of using it. I show ow to create a New reminder, and show how to create different lists of reminders within the app amongst other…
Voice Memos - iBT 51
Jul 13, 2013 • 10 min
In this episode of the iBlindTech Democast I take you through using the integrated Voice Memos app on the iPhone and iPod. This app doesn’t appear on the iPad. The Voice Memos app allows you to make audio recordings on your phone. It includes…
Thank-you & Predictions - iBT50
Jun 9, 2013 • 48 min
Welcome to Episode 50 of the iBlindTech Democast. In this episode I say thank-you to all those who have supported the show and share some of the email I have received. I also introduce a sponsor to the show. ProXPN We also spend sometime with Nelson,…
Taking Photos with the Camera App when your Blind or Low Vision - iBT49
May 22, 2013 • 34 min
Todays episode of the iBlindTech Democast is a look at the camera app. I go through the controls and settings of the Camera, showing how to take pictures and videos. I also give a few hints on taking photos for OCR apps and demonstrate the…
Earl App - iBT48
Apr 27, 2013 • 43 min
This week I welcome Bill to the podcast to talk to us about this intuitive news reading app. He gives us a brief history of the development of the app and Angle LLC. We discuss the benefits and features along with what can be expected to be coming to…
iFile for JailBroken Devices - iBT47
Apr 21, 2013 • 45 min
Thanks to Hugo for this weeks episode on the app iFile. This app is for jailbroken devices and allows you to explore and work with the iOS file system.
Big Browser - iBT46
Apr 4, 2013 • 31 min
In this weeks episode of iBlindTech, I interview Ryan Honey from the Braille Institute of America. He joins us to tell us about their Big Browser app for low vision users of the iPad. Click here to grab it for free from the app store.
Introducing CoolBlindTech and Jail Breaking - iBT45
Mar 23, 2013 • 10 min
In this episode I introduce a new podcast I have been working on - coolblindtech.com. Please check it out in iTunes or your favourite pod-catcher. I also interrupt the episode to remind people not to update their iOS devices to 6.13 if they are…
A Look at Robo-E - iBT44
Mar 10, 2013 • 25 min
This week I say thanks to Anonymouse for his look at the game Robo-E. It is available in the app store for about a dollar. Hope you all enjoy.
Looktell’s VO Tutorial App - iBT 43
Mar 2, 2013 • 13 min
Hugo brings us a demo of the new app from LookTell called VO Tutorial.
Bluetooth Devices - Ep 42
Feb 18, 2013 • 29 min
This week I welcome Nelson to the iBlindTech Democast. He demonstrates a number of BT devices, including a couple of headsets, a speaker dock and a car kit. Hope you enjoy.
iOS Software Keyboard - iBT 41
Feb 8, 2013 • 33 min
This weeks episode is a look at number of the settings and options with the iOS software keyboard. I take a look at adding additional keyboards including the Emoji keyboard, adding shortcuts, splitting and merging the iPad keyboard, working with and…