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Keith Wessel

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  1. Hi, I'm blind and use Cakewalk with a screen reader -- specifically NVDA. I've always been very pleased with how easy most functions in Cakewalk are for a blind user to use. Lately, though, it seems like the developers are using some new custom Windows UI controls that don't play well with screen readers. For instance, I used to be able to click on a track to add effects to it. No, when I do that, the screen reader simply says "menu", and I can't select anything in it. I can sometimes randomly guess with the arrow and enter keys, but I usually end up getting sighted assistance. That started happening a couple months ago. Then more recently, the file -> export option stopped displaying a standard dialogue box that the screen reader could read. It now tells me I'm in export audio, but I can't read any of the controls. I'd like to know if there are any other screen reader users out there who have encountered these issues and, more importantly, if there's a way to change this behavior so that these menus work with my screen reader again. I found a very old item in the Sonar knowledge base: https://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/2007013303/Accessibility-in-SONAR-X2a That article explains a registry hack that can be used to enable accessibility functions in Cakewalk. But I don't know if that registry key is still used by Cakewalk, and even if it was, it doesn't sound like it addresses the issues I'm encountering. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
  2. I'll second that thank you. I haven't tried the software yet, but it sounds like it could solve my problem as well as provide some other very interesting applications. I do wish there was a way to do this natively in Cakewalk, but this will work for now. Once I know I'm going to continue this production that I'm working on and I buy some decent XLR mics, I'll also get a headphone mixer with multiple outputs so I can do this the right way. Thanks again, Keith
  3. No, these are USB headsets. There's no 1/4 inch or 3mm headphone plugs to plug into a splitter. The problem is my best candidates for mics right now are boom mics built into the USB headsets. And if you're going to wear the headset to use the mic, it'd be nice if you could hear what the other person is saying which means having it come through the headphones. I could just send each mic's output to the other person's headphones, but it's often nice to be able to hear yourself, too. But no, nothing I can plug into a plitter if you're talking about a physical splitter that goes into the headhpone jack. If this project goes well, I'm planning to invest in some decent mics, and this is no longer an issue. I just need a way to work with this for now. But it sounds like there's no way to send my master mix to multiple output devices based on what I've heard so far.
  4. Sorry, I should have stated that I'm using the WASAPI Exclusive driver for this project. I knew that was a factor but forgot to mention it. So, given that, can I send output to multiple USB audio playback devices simultaneously?
  5. Hi, I'm a long ago (15-20 years) Cakewalk user who's getting back into it. Sadly, I also long ago got rid of most of my gear, and I'm trying to start small before I do much investing. That leads me to my problem. I'm trying to do some small production work using a couple USB headsets. I'll be recording two people, both at the same time, and since they'll both be wearing the headsets, I want them to be able to hear themselves and the other person. I'm trying to figure out how to tell Cakewalk to send the output of both tracks to both devices at the same time. I suspect it involves something with setting up a send bux, but I can't figure out exactly what I need to be doing. Is it possible to have my audio output go to two devices simultaneously? Thanks, Keith
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