NEW FX: Cool Cutz Level 5

Our friends at Sticky FX are back with some new noises!  COOL CUTZ Level 5 is one of the “Refresher” type buyouts.  Its not HUGE but its also not expensive. 75 cuts for 49 euro. They always turn out nice quality audio so give it a spin. BTW – they have a some free stuff…

Episode 107: Andrew Berger

Andrew Berger is the Imaging Director at POWER 106 in Los Angeles, CA.  Power is one of the longest running Hip Hop stations in America and one that has built genres and landscapes, waged battles and defined radio strategies for decades.  It has certainly evolved in different ways but to say it isn’t an EXTREMELY important station…

Pro Tools: Plug-in Menu Favorites

I believe this is NOT new but I didn’t know about it and other producers who know MUCH more than me didn’t know about it either. So, You own 397 plug-ins. Scrolling through your category list is SO easy right? Nope. Now you can pick out 3 or 4 or 6 and put them at…

New FX Package: Splat!Freqz

125 TRACKS OF NEW SOUND DESIGN FREQNESS I’m a sucker for new Sound Design FX products.  Especially good ones (duh) and that’s what we have here. SPLAT!FREQZ.  Now, I don’t want to take undue credit for anything but SPLAT!FREQZ is pretty much all because of me.  I mean I didnt produce anything nor was I…

Episode 106: Justin Spencer Dove

Justin Spencer Dove is a rising star and has been for a solid decade or more.  I always know that if a guy’s name comes up many times, by many independent people consistently, I want to get him on my show.  AND he has one of the real nifty Imaging gigs out there too!  He’s…

DRAGGED OFF A PLANE – It’s JUST a Parody, Calm Down

United is the worst!!  Today. Of course,  I know this “Outrageous Incident” will be left behind by the internet soon enough but we had a little fun over at TM this week.  Figured I’d share a few versions of the parody here.  The idea was kind of obvious I guess so it was easy to do.  I…

BodalgoCall: Hi-fi Online Recording

I’ve noticed the arena of live, hi-quality, online audio recording has become a little more crowded with expensive to free options. It’s also become a little confusing to me.  Do we need to pay or not?  Do you pay for what you get? Free is necessarily bad…or not? Are there some overt cash grabs being…

Episode 105: Roger Rose

Roger Rose is one of the premier promo voices in America. While many people will know Roger, or at minimum his voice, from the Columbia Broadcasting System it might still be a surprise to find out on just how many venues he is heard. CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX – The Grammys, The Emmys, People’s Choice,…

New FX Package: Glide 3

While I’m busy prepping my next Podcast (Roger Rose!!) — or trying to find the time to edit it — This just hit my inbox. GLIDE 3 from Sticky FX.  I won’t waste your time yapping about it – I will let them do that in the form of a Press Release.  I did embed…

Episode 104: Marc Vickers

“Tell us how you did it.” I should do this more often but I pulled a small, simple quote from the end of our interview because I think this is very important for new/young/budding talent to keep in mind. When applying for gigs and sending audio THAT is what Marc Vickers, Creative Director of Wisebuddah…

WIN Some Sounds: CLAY FX

UPDATE – WINNERS! – Congrats to the THREE lucky winners of CLAY FX! Ryan McClean [email protected] Christian Thon [email protected] J.J. Stone [email protected]_FM —————————————————————— Mark Chadwick is one of those creatives that likes to keep his hands in all kinds of audio.  He’s a well known VO talent in the UK, Music Producer and Sound Designer.…

RDAB Audio Production Music: Sampler 02

NAME YOUR OWN PRICE: Worked pretty well with Sampler 01 (or bad depending on your point of view)! “I make it, you price it, you use it.”   SECURE PURCHASE HERE Audio Production Beds: Sampler 02 https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RDAB_Sampler_02_Demo.mp3 Details: -10 High Quality Audio Production Beds -ALL free and clear for all media usage -Various genres but…

Episode 103: Ben Marks

That’s Ben marks!  Imaging Producer at Reel World Europe.  I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many people from their team and like everyone else – Ben exudes class, humility and TALENT. Check out the link below to Reel World’s Blog about the Radio 1 Extra project.  It should show you all you need…

RDAB Audio Production Music: Sampler 01

NAME YOUR OWN PRICE: That’s my hook! “I make it, you price it, you use it.”   SECURE PURCHASE HERE Audio Production Beds – Sampler 01 https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RDAB_Sampler_01_Demo.mp3 Details: -10 High Quality Audio Production Beds -ALL free and clear for all media usage -Various genres but mostly high-energy, contemporary (Listen to demo) -All come with at…

TEXTROBOT: Kontakt + Sound design from SoundFX Wizard

Giorgio Riolo checks in with a new “Toy” for us sound geeks – TEXTROBOT. I have had my way with it and can see lots of potential uses. It utilizes Kontakt and allows you to “play” a ton of digital typing, clicking, switching and slamming FX in a one-shot or rhythmic manner.  Perhaps you’re making…

Episode 102: Xavier Paul

Xavier Paul is a Voiceover Artist, Theater, TV and Film actor, Stand up comic, On Camera Host and a Musician. “HBO, THE NBA, CNN, THE WEATHER CHANNEL, MOVIE TRAILERS, CARTOONS, ANIMATION!” BUT when he breaks it down to the core:  he is a STORYTELLER.  We had a great chat, we got a little deep into…

EPISODE 100: THE 100TH SHOW

To celebrate the (official) 100th show of my now 8 year old podcast I set out to create the most International audio program about the current state of Radio Imaging.  I asked about 40 radio pros to talk about radio imaging. Simple right?  We discuss why we do it, the future of the industry, what we…

New Sound Design Package: Bubblefuzz

Not too often do I write up a post about a new AC Radio SFX product.  They exist but are often over shadowed by the big CHR or  more aggressive content.  Adam Venton via his Little Monster Media brand has released BUBBLEFUZZ. I am happy to write up a post on these packages as they…

The Imaging Days 2016: #TID16 DAY 2 Update

****(Day One Update Post)**** I’m writing this after I made the 6am trip over to Berlin. Some hours to kill – so lets post some pics! #TID16 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RDREAN/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RDREAN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/drean The Imaging Days Website: http://www.theimagingdays.com/ Again, check out Steven Martin’s posts for the “play by play” at Earshot Creative. ***UPDATED*** Day 2 was just as great as Day…

The Imaging Days 2016: #TID16 Update Post

***UPDATED*** I plan to use Instagram to put out live updates from the show and when appropriate I’ll also put those posts on Twitter and/or FB. #TID16 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RDREAN/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RDREAN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/drean The Imaging Days Website: http://www.theimagingdays.com/ ***UPDATED*** Monday 3 October 2016: I invite you to check out Steven Martin’s posts for the “play by play” at Earshot Creative.…