2017-07-16 14:17:11 UTC
My name is Kermit Jones and I've been on this list for several months now.
I originally joined to ask if anyone was interested in developing a "punch
and roll" feature for audiobook narrators. A tremendous amount of VO folks
use Audacity, but the lack of P&R is significant. More on that in a bit.
I've worked on several OpenSource projects in the past - mainly in the
interface testing, debugging, and documentation arena. I'm not a
programmer, but I can easily bridge the gap to grasp concepts and discuss
with both the programmers and the users.
All that to say - I know many of you put a lot of long hours into Audacity,
and I am very grateful to each of you. I realize it's often squeezed in
between the cracks of things going on in your lives, which makes me all the
more appreciative. It's an amazing piece of software! THANK YOU!
As I mentioned, I was looking for P&R, and wanted to offer a small bounty
(I know I can't afford to pay what you're worth) - a donation directly to
you, to the project, to any non-profit, etc. I'll register a star in your
name, etc. :-)
I'd be happy to start with destructive Punch and Roll. That would be
enough for the vast majority of VO artists and much simpler to implement.
The reason: I think a lot more would get engaged with Audacity. For a
great example of the feature (and a program with a slick interface), I'd
say check out OcenAudio. I use it for recording due to the smooth P&R, and
then take a bath (I feel a bit dirty, mind you) and then switch into
Audacity for all post-audio production stuff.
So that's my story. I understand there are always bigger fish to fry.
However, I really just wanted to say thank you. I've watched the list for a
while to get an idea of the rhythm and to gain an appreciation for what you
Again, thank you for your efforts and for a great piece of software!
Blessings to each of you,