Monday, August 18, 2014

Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

I've used a 360Systems ShortCut since 2000.  It finally had to be put to rest (IDE drives are very rare!)

Initial exposure to MixPad, and, eventually WavePad told me these were what I needed.  At 71 years of age I regularly voice over for local and regional clients.  I also produce an irregular video blog, the audio of which is separately produced.

Most of my instruction for MP and WP came from you tube videos from individuals, and from NCH Software.  With those, my self-teaching permitted me to go directly to a desired process or function, and the system - while sophisticated - was easy to figure out in other areas.  Learning was/is a positive mental exercise.

Registration was the only perplexing chore for me - cockpit error, likely - and was assisted by a concerned and helpful NCHSoftware tech. 

I've tried to use Reaper which has so many great features that it is a bit daunting.  Ditto, even more so, with Adobe Audition.  Both are impressive, but WavePad and MixPad give me everything I need.  Power is a fun thing!

 - D. Burns from Richmond, IN


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Verity Parental Control Software Featured on

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Responsible parents know they can’t personally monitor their children’s Internet use 24 hours a day, so they rely on parental control software to stop their kids from viewing inappropriate or dangerous things. Verity recently made’s list as one of the top parental control software packages available. TopTenReviews called it an “effective tool for making your children safer online.” Here’s why.

The Ability to Block or Approve Specific Sites

Parents who are worried about their children accessing specific websites or applications can use Verity to ensure that they don’t do so. Verity’s filters allow parents to blacklist or whitelist particular sites and applications. In order to block your child’s access to a particular application, you just need to input the filename you want blocked, including the .exe extension. Parents could use this to block the use of Web browsers altogether if a child is grounded from the Internet as well as blocking specific applications that could be troublesome.

The Ability to Monitor and Control Usage

If you’re concerned about your children spending too much time on the Internet, you’ll appreciate Verity’s usage monitoring software. You can set it so that children are only able to access the Internet at certain times of day. For example, if you don’t want your kids online while you aren’t home, you can set Verity to block access to the Internet until 1800 hours (6 p.m.) when you will be home.

In addition to controlling usage, you can also monitor it. Verity allows you to check your kids’ Internet usage from any Internet-connected device. Thus, if you’re worried about your kids spending all afternoon online, you can check from your phone, tablet or work computer to see how much Internet has been used and what sites your kids have been on. If you aren’t happy with what you see, you can block Internet access right then and there through the remote application. Future versions of the software are planned to include even more monitoring capabilities, including keystroke-tracking functionality.

Greater Control Over What Your Kids See

Some software packages pre-set filters by age, so that your kindergartener automatically is prohibited from accessing certain sites that your high school senior can see. Verity leaves it up to you to decide which sites or applications to block, giving you greater control over what your kids do or don’t access online than software packages that use a one-size-fits-all package.

Verity offers parents complete control over when and what their children access online. Parents who are concerned about their kids’ Internet use will find this software package very helpful for both monitoring and control, which is why TopTenReviews recommends it so highly.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products

I am a performing musician and a guitar instructor.  I discovered NCH Software products quite by accident a number of years ago.  I liked the way the products worked and have now used about 6 different titles.  In both my teaching and performance lives I’ve found many uses for NCH software.  One of my favorite programs is WavePad Sound Editor which I use so much it’s like I can’t function without it.  I have it licensed on 3 computers now.

One of the activities I did in my guitar lessons was to record my student’s performance of some song or piece of music they had learned.  Once they had the piece to “performance quality” we‘d record it for their “history” file.  I also would put out compilation CD’s of several students’ performances and would distribute them to all the students in my studio so they could hear what others were doing and how well they played and so on.

Our recording set up consisted of a drum machine for constant tempos, my student’s guitar (and sometimes voice [Taylor Swift lovers]) and my guitar for support/accompaniment or embellishments.  We would record “live” to a Tascam digital field recorder, so we got what we got.

I would take these recordings to WavePad where I could trim any dead air, manipulate overall levels, and add effects and EQ if needed.  Those were the usual operations.

One episode stands out in my mind for a number of reasons and turned out to be a great demonstration of what you can do with WavePad.  My student, a 13 year old girl and dedicated Taylor Swift fan (as well as a good little guitar player and vocalist) had learned to play and sing one of Taylor’s songs.  When we recorded it, she nailed it but I had too soft a vocal mix so we opted to do it again.  After a second take, which she nailed again, I realized I had overcorrected and now the vocal was too loud.  We were also out of time that day. So I wound up with 2 non usable tracks.  That’s when inspiration struck and I turned to WavePad.

Because we had used a drum backing beat at the same tempo and because my student had nailed her performance both times, I realized I had 2 identical length tracks, one with too little vocal, one with too much.  I went to WavePad and was able to stack the two tracks on top of one another and magically came out with a perfect track!  Because it was really 2 performances, it had that “double  tracked” effect, and it sounded amazing.  Also amazing was that my student had not missed a single syllable in her retake and her guitar playing was flawless so her 2 takes were like carbon copies and they fit together perfectly.  Try doing that sometime!

- Tom B. of Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Great Review from MGMedia Networks

- Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -

"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. 

A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just using a pen and paper and a calculator just was not good enough anymore. I purchased a few invoice programs to see which is good for me. While others less expensive were okay but just had too much details missing, and others more expensive were just too hard to ...comprehend, the NCH Express Invoice was just perfect. I have been keeping up with the updates and upgrades and it just gets better and better! 

I even showed a couple clients of mine what the application does and both had purchased your software and they (and their employees) are very happy with it.... So, Audrey in Sales, Customer Service, and Tech support staff..... I thank you!!!!"

- MGMedia Networks (Los Angeles)
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