Production Software

  • Output: Can be used to create NCC-only and full text DTBs.
  • Scripts for Jaws for Windows and maps for Supernova are available. Please check the DAISY Web site for the latest versions. Requires external synthesizer.

The software provides extensive features when producing full text Digital Talking Books using external source documents. The user has extensive functionality and flexibility when working in recording windows. Two recording screen options are available -- Advanced and Simple.
The software is typically used in larger organizations with text production departments and audio recording departments. It is also usable in a singular context as a stand-alone tool, using the included Structure Editor to create NCC-only structures. The software is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

LpStudio/Pro
  • Output: Can be used to create NCC-only and full text Digital Talking Books.
  • Scripts for Jaws for Windows are available. Please check the DAISY Web site for the latest version. Requires external synthesizer.

The user has the ability to create, edit, and/or remove NCC headings and pages during the recording process (when in "ToC-only mode"). In addition, a user can add full text segments to an NCC-only Digital Talking Book using ATAU mode.
The software is typically used in larger organizations as well as in stand-alone settings. It is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

Sigtuna DAR 3
  • Output: can be used to create NCC-only Digital Talking Books.
  • The software is fully selfvoicing. It does not require an external synthesizer.

This software is very easy to learn and operate. Additional features include generating synthesized speech from text.
The software is typically used in any organization where structure documents (NCCs) are not created before recording onset. Also it is typically used by volunteers working at home or in a studio. The software is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

MyStudio PC
  • Create eBooks that combine text, images and audio
  • Increase accessibility and navigability of talking books
  • Record "live" or import existing recordings
  • Combine with TIPS or WIPS for large-scale audio conversions

LpStudio Plus allows the easy and efficient creation and editing of synchronized and navigable multimedia content in the DAISY format. During live recording or whilst importing pre-recorded audio files, LpStudio Plus automatically structures the content into a navigable form via the use of intelligent phrase detection.
With the release of Dolphin Audio Publishing's EasePublisher, this software is no longer being featured. Fore inquiries regarding product support, licensing, and the like, please contact Dolphin Audio Publishing.

LpStudio/Plus

Plextalk Recording Software is bundled with the Plextalk PTR1. Designed for Windows PCs, it is a simple editing and recording tool with voice guidance to support use by the visually handicapped. Easily edit, reorganize, and combine recordings made with the Plextalk PTR1.
For more information, see http://www.plextalk.com/.

Plextalk Recording Software

Book Wizard Producer is currently in Beta, but it is already full-featured production software for creating DAISY 3, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 content. The software can read DAISY 2.02 content, but it does not create it. Find out more about this product's capabilities and download a demonstration at www.aph.org/beta/bwp_info.htm.

Dolphin Audio Publishing now offers EasePublisher as a robust, feature-rich production tool. This innovative software allows professionals and non-professionals alike to create and publish their own multi-media digital content. Using speech synthesizers, full digital audio content can be created from simple text files, alternatively import audio files or narrate audio and synchronize to the text in real time. Pop up images and graphics can also be inserted within the text content, creating a truly multi-media experience. For more information, please visit: www.dolphinuk.co.uk.
DAISY Consortium Members may purchase the software at discounted rates. A dedicated DAISY Members Web page is available on the Dolphin Audio Publishing Web site. Members should refer to this for the latest news and information from Dolphin. The direct link is http://www.dolphinuk.co.uk/audio/daisy/index.htm.

EasePublisher

eClipseWriter – Personal Edition is an affordable (MSRP $249.95) and innovative software application from I.R.T.I. that reduces the cost and eliminates the wait time associated with creating accessible media. eClipseWriter can turn virtually any electronic text document into a DAISY 2.02 Digital Talking Book. eClipseWriter lets you make accessible media when you want it, and when you need it, without any reliance on third parties. Whether you are an individual, educational facility, government organization, or corporation that needs to create accessible media, eClipseWriter is the tool for you!
With eClipseWriter you insert simple heading and page navigation markers into a document, press a button and eClipseWriter does the rest! Text is automatically turned into speech, and for more sophisticated uses you can also insert graphics, animations and pre-recorded audio files! eClipseWriter even has a built in talking word processor to help you prepare your text.
Easily share DAISY media using our unique DTB-DNA feature. DTB-DNA lets you send a tiny file containing the instructions required to build a Digital Talking Book to another eClipseWriter user. The recipient simply opens the DTB-DNA file and builds an identical copy of the original talking book. DTB-DNA files are so small they can easily be sent as e-mail attachments even over dial-up connections.
eClipseWriter Personl Edition includes a personal use license for the NeoSpeech Voice Text speech synthesis application to produce natural sounding voices from text, as well as eClipseReader, our next generation DAISY reading tool, at no extra charge!
For more information or to download a demonstration copy of eClipseWriter call our office toll free in the United States at 800.322.4784 or visit out web site at WWW.IRITI.NET.

eClipseWriter

The Phoneticom DAISY Generator is a publication system that makes it possible to automatically produce fully synchronized Audio-Full-Text, or other types of DAISY 2.02 productions, using Text-To-Speech technology. Skip-ability is supported. Further, Phoneticom's DAISY Generator supports DTBook XML as an input format, and it can generate DAISY 3 (Textonly) as an output format.
The text to produce must be in a structured format such as HTML or XML in order to produce a talking book with comprehensive navigation. Built-in XSL processing lets the publishing organization implement support for any XML format they like.
Phoneticom DAISY Generator is server-based and controlled by an accessible Web-based user interface. Publishers may use their existing Web browser. They simply log in to a server running Phoneticom DAISY Generator and manage their productions.
New Text-To-Speech engines are supported by providing server modules that Phoneticom DAISY Generator can communicate with. Phoneticom is also happy to offer customers high-quality English Text-To-Speech synthesis that can be purchased together with our DAISY Generator.
To contact Phoneticom regarding the most up-to-date information about implementations, pricing, support for other languages, etc., see: http://www.phoneticom.com/english
Email: daisy@phoneticom.com.

The STD editor (Structured Text Document editor) enables a user with little or no skills in mark up languages to produce XML and HTML documents valid to the standard for Digital Talking Books (both DAISY 2.02 and ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002).
The STD editor facilitates the generation of master-files in XML for any production of structured documents: e-books in HTML, source-files for Digital Talking Books, well-structured files for the Internet etc.
For more information, see http://www.dbb.dk/Software/ or contact Marketing coordinator Jakob B. Rasmussen

Structured Text Document editor (STD Editor)

Generate Digital Talking Books using synthetic speech with the STEB Generator (Synthetic Talking E-Book Generator). The production process is very fast. It takes approximately 1 hour to generate 8 hours of recording with synthetic speech. Audiobooks with synthetic e reference books, newspapers, indexes, manuals, etc. The STEB Generator needs very little human interaction which means a very short production time at a very low cost.
The STEB Generator uses an XML file as a source. In addition to the STEB Generator, a speech synthesizer will be required.
For more information, see http://www.dbb.dk/Software/ or contact Marketing coordinator Jakob B. Rasmussen

Studio Recorder from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is a digital recording software package with support for conversion to DAISY 3, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 content. Studio Recorder should be used with APH's Book Wizard Producer when working on conversion.
"Originally created by APH to serve as an internal tool for creating direct-to-digital audio recordings, Studio RecorderTM contains many features that make recording, editing, and proof reading audio books easy. It is a powerful digital recording and editing software package geared specifically to making recordings of the spoken word and includes features not found in similar programs primarily designed for music production."
To review the user's manual, to download a demonstration copy, or to purchase the program, visit www.aph.org/tech/sr_info.htm.

LCM (Low Complexity Mastering) allows you to create digital talking books in a simple environment designed for ease of use. The program is custom tailored to the narration process of talking books allowing you to record and make corrections quickly. LCM also allows insertion of book navigation pointers for generation of Daisy 3.0 books. The system is designed to cater to both analog and Daisy book distribution by allowing analog announcements to be marked for exclusion in digital books. The system also provides a digital marking system for identification of issues in the reviewing process. The LCM environment allows each user to customize how they want to operate the program. Users can choose what functions are displayed and where they are located. LCM also has the ability to control studio communications and insert index tones for analog distribution.
Please call (In the U.S.) for more information on all Telex products: 800-828-6107 or + 1 952-887-7498. You can also send e-mail to duplication@telex.com. Visit: www.telex.com.

Features & Highlights of this device include:

  • A portable recorder for stationary use in recording studios or for mobile recording at home (up to 4 hours mono recording time at 22.05 kHz, and up to 2 hours at 44.1 kHz sampling);
  • Digital recording, file length compatible for later analogue cassette duplication (e.g.: 45 minutes per track) and at the same time file compatible export to create DAISY-2 talking books;
  • Simple DAISY-2 compatible indexing already during initial recording with simultaneous or post trim- & editing-functions for page, chapter or different hierarchies;
  • Automatic sentence/pause detection (adjustable), and auto-phrase replacement for instant corrections of narrator errors during reading, with extremely simple operation;
  • Removable, price-attractive, uni-directional MO recording media for practically unlimited use;
  • The standard wave file recording format allows flexible PC compatible data exchange
  • Intuitive tape recorder style operation requires no specially trained recording experts.

Further information:
http://www.otari.com/product/audio/dx_5/index.html

 A DAISY-2 Compatible MO-Recorder For Talking-Book Production

Take music and audio books with you -- anytime, anywhere! The Plextalk PTR1, with extensive playback features and stand-alone recording capability delivers exceptionally high performance in a portable and stylish design. The features include:bookmarks, advanced direct page or heading navigation, adjustable playback speed, and more. The Plextalk PTR1 provides fast and efficient reading on the go.
For more information see http://www.plextalk.com/.

Plextalk Portable Recorder (PTR-1)
  • Output: Can be used to create NCC-only and full text DTBs.
  • Scripts for Jaws for Windows and maps for Supernova are available. Please check the DAISY Web site for the latest versions. Requires external synthesizer.

The software provides extensive features when producing full text Digital Talking Books using external source documents. The user has extensive functionality and flexibility when working in recording windows. Two recording screen options are available -- Advanced and Simple.
The software is typically used in larger organizations with text production departments and audio recording departments. It is also usable in a singular context as a stand-alone tool, using the included Structure Editor to create NCC-only structures. The software is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

LpStudio/Pro
  • Output: Can be used to create NCC-only and full text Digital Talking Books.
  • Scripts for Jaws for Windows are available. Please check the DAISY Web site for the latest version. Requires external synthesizer.

The user has the ability to create, edit, and/or remove NCC headings and pages during the recording process (when in "ToC-only mode"). In addition, a user can add full text segments to an NCC-only Digital Talking Book using ATAU mode.
The software is typically used in larger organizations as well as in stand-alone settings. It is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

Sigtuna DAR 3
  • Output: can be used to create NCC-only Digital Talking Books.
  • The software is fully selfvoicing. It does not require an external synthesizer.

This software is very easy to learn and operate. Additional features include generating synthesized speech from text.
The software is typically used in any organization where structure documents (NCCs) are not created before recording onset. Also it is typically used by volunteers working at home or in a studio. The software is available to Members of the DAISY Consortium.
For more information, send email to info@daisy.org.

MyStudio PC
  • Create eBooks that combine text, images and audio
  • Increase accessibility and navigability of talking books
  • Record "live" or import existing recordings
  • Combine with TIPS or WIPS for large-scale audio conversions

LpStudio Plus allows the easy and efficient creation and editing of synchronized and navigable multimedia content in the DAISY format. During live recording or whilst importing pre-recorded audio files, LpStudio Plus automatically structures the content into a navigable form via the use of intelligent phrase detection.
With the release of Dolphin Audio Publishing's EasePublisher, this software is no longer being featured. Fore inquiries regarding product support, licensing, and the like, please contact Dolphin Audio Publishing.

LpStudio/Plus

Plextalk Recording Software is bundled with the Plextalk PTR1. Designed for Windows PCs, it is a simple editing and recording tool with voice guidance to support use by the visually handicapped. Easily edit, reorganize, and combine recordings made with the Plextalk PTR1.
For more information, see http://www.plextalk.com/.

Plextalk Recording Software

Book Wizard Producer is currently in Beta, but it is already full-featured production software for creating DAISY 3, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 content. The software can read DAISY 2.02 content, but it does not create it. Find out more about this product's capabilities and download a demonstration at www.aph.org/beta/bwp_info.htm.

Dolphin Audio Publishing now offers EasePublisher as a robust, feature-rich production tool. This innovative software allows professionals and non-professionals alike to create and publish their own multi-media digital content. Using speech synthesizers, full digital audio content can be created from simple text files, alternatively import audio files or narrate audio and synchronize to the text in real time. Pop up images and graphics can also be inserted within the text content, creating a truly multi-media experience. For more information, please visit: www.dolphinuk.co.uk.
DAISY Consortium Members may purchase the software at discounted rates. A dedicated DAISY Members Web page is available on the Dolphin Audio Publishing Web site. Members should refer to this for the latest news and information from Dolphin. The direct link is http://www.dolphinuk.co.uk/audio/daisy/index.htm.

EasePublisher

eClipseWriter – Personal Edition is an affordable (MSRP $249.95) and innovative software application from I.R.T.I. that reduces the cost and eliminates the wait time associated with creating accessible media. eClipseWriter can turn virtually any electronic text document into a DAISY 2.02 Digital Talking Book. eClipseWriter lets you make accessible media when you want it, and when you need it, without any reliance on third parties. Whether you are an individual, educational facility, government organization, or corporation that needs to create accessible media, eClipseWriter is the tool for you!
With eClipseWriter you insert simple heading and page navigation markers into a document, press a button and eClipseWriter does the rest! Text is automatically turned into speech, and for more sophisticated uses you can also insert graphics, animations and pre-recorded audio files! eClipseWriter even has a built in talking word processor to help you prepare your text.
Easily share DAISY media using our unique DTB-DNA feature. DTB-DNA lets you send a tiny file containing the instructions required to build a Digital Talking Book to another eClipseWriter user. The recipient simply opens the DTB-DNA file and builds an identical copy of the original talking book. DTB-DNA files are so small they can easily be sent as e-mail attachments even over dial-up connections.
eClipseWriter Personl Edition includes a personal use license for the NeoSpeech Voice Text speech synthesis application to produce natural sounding voices from text, as well as eClipseReader, our next generation DAISY reading tool, at no extra charge!
For more information or to download a demonstration copy of eClipseWriter call our office toll free in the United States at 800.322.4784 or visit out web site at WWW.IRITI.NET.

eClipseWriter

The Phoneticom DAISY Generator is a publication system that makes it possible to automatically produce fully synchronized Audio-Full-Text, or other types of DAISY 2.02 productions, using Text-To-Speech technology. Skip-ability is supported. Further, Phoneticom's DAISY Generator supports DTBook XML as an input format, and it can generate DAISY 3 (Textonly) as an output format.
The text to produce must be in a structured format such as HTML or XML in order to produce a talking book with comprehensive navigation. Built-in XSL processing lets the publishing organization implement support for any XML format they like.
Phoneticom DAISY Generator is server-based and controlled by an accessible Web-based user interface. Publishers may use their existing Web browser. They simply log in to a server running Phoneticom DAISY Generator and manage their productions.
New Text-To-Speech engines are supported by providing server modules that Phoneticom DAISY Generator can communicate with. Phoneticom is also happy to offer customers high-quality English Text-To-Speech synthesis that can be purchased together with our DAISY Generator.
To contact Phoneticom regarding the most up-to-date information about implementations, pricing, support for other languages, etc., see: http://www.phoneticom.com/english
Email: daisy@phoneticom.com.

The STD editor (Structured Text Document editor) enables a user with little or no skills in mark up languages to produce XML and HTML documents valid to the standard for Digital Talking Books (both DAISY 2.02 and ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002).
The STD editor facilitates the generation of master-files in XML for any production of structured documents: e-books in HTML, source-files for Digital Talking Books, well-structured files for the Internet etc.
For more information, see http://www.dbb.dk/Software/ or contact Marketing coordinator Jakob B. Rasmussen

Structured Text Document editor (STD Editor)

Generate Digital Talking Books using synthetic speech with the STEB Generator (Synthetic Talking E-Book Generator). The production process is very fast. It takes approximately 1 hour to generate 8 hours of recording with synthetic speech. Audiobooks with synthetic e reference books, newspapers, indexes, manuals, etc. The STEB Generator needs very little human interaction which means a very short production time at a very low cost.
The STEB Generator uses an XML file as a source. In addition to the STEB Generator, a speech synthesizer will be required.
For more information, see http://www.dbb.dk/Software/ or contact Marketing coordinator Jakob B. Rasmussen

Studio Recorder from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is a digital recording software package with support for conversion to DAISY 3, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002 content. Studio Recorder should be used with APH's Book Wizard Producer when working on conversion.
"Originally created by APH to serve as an internal tool for creating direct-to-digital audio recordings, Studio RecorderTM contains many features that make recording, editing, and proof reading audio books easy. It is a powerful digital recording and editing software package geared specifically to making recordings of the spoken word and includes features not found in similar programs primarily designed for music production."
To review the user's manual, to download a demonstration copy, or to purchase the program, visit www.aph.org/tech/sr_info.htm.

LCM (Low Complexity Mastering) allows you to create digital talking books in a simple environment designed for ease of use. The program is custom tailored to the narration process of talking books allowing you to record and make corrections quickly. LCM also allows insertion of book navigation pointers for generation of Daisy 3.0 books. The system is designed to cater to both analog and Daisy book distribution by allowing analog announcements to be marked for exclusion in digital books. The system also provides a digital marking system for identification of issues in the reviewing process. The LCM environment allows each user to customize how they want to operate the program. Users can choose what functions are displayed and where they are located. LCM also has the ability to control studio communications and insert index tones for analog distribution.
Please call (In the U.S.) for more information on all Telex products: 800-828-6107 or + 1 952-887-7498. You can also send e-mail to duplication@telex.com. Visit: www.telex.com.

Features & Highlights of this device include:

  • A portable recorder for stationary use in recording studios or for mobile recording at home (up to 4 hours mono recording time at 22.05 kHz, and up to 2 hours at 44.1 kHz sampling);
  • Digital recording, file length compatible for later analogue cassette duplication (e.g.: 45 minutes per track) and at the same time file compatible export to create DAISY-2 talking books;
  • Simple DAISY-2 compatible indexing already during initial recording with simultaneous or post trim- & editing-functions for page, chapter or different hierarchies;
  • Automatic sentence/pause detection (adjustable), and auto-phrase replacement for instant corrections of narrator errors during reading, with extremely simple operation;
  • Removable, price-attractive, uni-directional MO recording media for practically unlimited use;
  • The standard wave file recording format allows flexible PC compatible data exchange
  • Intuitive tape recorder style operation requires no specially trained recording experts.

Further information:
http://www.otari.com/product/audio/dx_5/index.html

 A DAISY-2 Compatible MO-Recorder For Talking-Book Production

Take music and audio books with you -- anytime, anywhere! The Plextalk PTR1, with extensive playback features and stand-alone recording capability delivers exceptionally high performance in a portable and stylish design. The features include:bookmarks, advanced direct page or heading navigation, adjustable playback speed, and more. The Plextalk PTR1 provides fast and efficient reading on the go.
For more information see http://www.plextalk.com/.

Plextalk Portable Recorder (PTR-1)
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