New Sound Design: Dark Arts FX 2

My old pal Dan Mumford has released another gem available to have NOW – Dark Arts FX2.  I suggest you check out the demo below instead of reading my words.  In fact I’ll write very little except (go get it and) I love the Tonal Sounds Dan has created.  They are incredibly useful and as…

New Sound Design: Two HUGE and One FREE

I LOVE my new Sound Design products. The quality in product that comes out in buy-out form keeps elevating.  I had a few packages come across my screens in the last couple days.  As I promised to the world, if you release it, I’ll post about it!  Here are THREE products to show you –…

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…

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…

WIN Some Sounds: CLAY FX

UPDATE – WINNERS! – Congrats to the THREE lucky winners of CLAY FX! Ryan McClean ‏@RyanOnYourRadio Christian Thon ‏@christianthon J.J. Stone ‏@jjstone_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.…

NEW FX PRODUCT: Collegiate FX

Tom Baker checks in with a cool new sound design product. COLLEGIATE FX.  For now…he is just TEASING us with the Freshman 15. http://tombakerradio.com/fx-sign-up/ Go there, sign up, get free noises. From Tom: The Freshman 15 is a free sampler pack of 15 Imaging FX that will be featured in the first Collegiate FX pack…

AI FX2: Dynamics and How Jeff THINKS

My upcoming guest, Jeff Schmidt of Alien-Imaging, released a solid video about Dynamics in sound design elements.  One of the main reasons AI-FX are my goto libraries is the Dynamic range of the sounds.  Other libraries are good at this too…but  JEFF made a video explaining it AND he is coming up on the show!  So…

Imaging Library: Noise 7 – Radio Production Library

I love me some imaging libraries.  I try to highlight all that hit my inbox.  Hit the link below to hear the 7th installment of NOISE from OMEGA PRODUCTIONS…aptly titled NOISE 7.  Solid work (as always), lots of formats covered, all the important categories including a ton a of beds.  See the quoted info below from…

Maxibeats France – Gabriel Passajou

I stumbled into some new production from an old pal, Gabriel Passajou.  He is working with Yan Harris in France on a  new endeavour – Maxi-Beat http://www.maxibeat.fr/ – Check out the vid and I did ask Gabriel for some more detail – find that below direct form him… Its a new company in France called Maxi…

Meet Carl Kinsman: Video Demo

After the demo vid I explain another reason I am sharing it.  But primarily, I wanted to share this quick demo video. 1.  Its from a cool producer up in Belfast who does great work and should be noticed.  2.  It’s a really cool way to utilize video to display what we do with audio.…

World Cup Imaging Tools: FREE

My old pal out of Brazil, Gabriel Passajou, posted some awesome sounds he has made in honor of the World Cup.  I don’t know about you but something weird happened to me.  I didn’t just join the USA Soccer team bandwagon….I think I accidentally became a real soccer fan.  I don’t know how it happened…

Brian Lee – 2Day FM – New Breakfast Voice

I heard my friend Brian Lee on some pretty epic Station Sound out of Sydney so I got the demo – Enjoy! Play Demo 2 Day FM has brought him in as the new voice of the Morning show, Jules, Merrick & Sophie With Mel B.    I am constantly amazed with the work that occurs…

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Living On Air: WIN a Signed Copy from CIP!

UPDATE:  Congrats to @tastyvoice on twitter, Melanie Haynes.  She is a voice actor and actress and has been at it for over 20 years.  Thanks to everyone for entering and for supporting our good friend Joe Cipriano.  Be sure to click the links below to check out his book.  I think there is a holiday…

Travel Studio Options: Apogee MiC

I had a quick chat with Sam Botta after my TECH ROUNDTABLE.  Sam is knee deep in the VO world among other things and sent me a quick review on the Apogee MiC.  We’ve discussed travel options on this Blog and the Podcast before. There are lots of ways to get great record quality including…

Submitted Demo: DJ A-Smooth

I don’t know about you but end of months are getting crazier and crazier.  So, I was away from the blog since the – P1″ href=”https://www.ryandrean.com/2013/04/episode-56-jerry-rohira-p1/”>Jerry Rohira Podcast.  I am back with some work for you to check out.  If you ever want your stuff on display for the world to see, fire it at me! I’ve…

ASSAULT CONTEST: The Winner is…

First, thanks for everyone taking the time to enter and share the page, the plug-in and my site in general. BIG thanks to my new BFF’s at Sample Logic and of course to Radio Imaging Royalty, Rick Allen. I don’t know if I can say Hundreds entered but it was really close (I didn’t count…

Iron Imager: WIN Money

My good  friends at Benztown are up to their old tricks of pitting us hapless producers against each other in a winner take all, fight to the death, blood match in the city of Angels.  It’s Iron Imager 2.  A great concept that saw Paul Duffy, a guy doing great work out of some far…

Studio Bricks: David Bucci

Studio Bricks is a newish form factor for the home studio (or professional) iso-booth. Its basically a modular way to order and then “Build” an isolation booth.

FREE Alien Imaging

Jeff Schmidt is the man behind Alien-Imaging, a bunch of FX I have had for a long time and still find myself using.

Zero-G Maximum Force Imaging

Giorgio Riolo checks in with some quick info on some more fancy Sound Design elements. Zero-G Maximum Force Imaging is a new product from Giorgio Riolo – Sound Design.

ROTR Exclusive: FREE Promo Beds

My buddy Dave Bethell, featured HERE on a podcast ep and HERE on a 9 1/2 Questions, has been generous enough to compile some ultra-quality, super-timely music for you to have for free

In the Studio: Anthony McNutt

I started working in small market radio in Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada doing on air, cruiser and commercial production. Then came to Newcap Radio in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the past 7 years as commercial producer, and imaging producer for Q104.

Tutorial: Sweeping EQ

The video tutorial was conducted by Lou Medina at TM Studios for 360 Country. I commandeered it. I saw him doing this with some muddy VO and asked him to put the trick to video.

Ghoulardifest in Cleveland

Ernie Anderson, the VO guy famous for ABC’s “The Love Boat” and many more, started in Cleveland. He also did a late night goofy-comedy-while-showing-scary-movies show.

Wrong Planet: 50 Calibre FX

I LOVE new imaging sound design fx. I LOVE the content over at Wrong Planet. They just released a new FX pack called “50 Calibre FX.”

Free Music: Extra AMERICAN!

We will put up some content on the Soundcloud page from time to time. If we post it there we will make it downloadable and if we make it downloadable, its FREE and CLEAR.

Clay JD Walker: Country Imaging KILLER

This is the first time I am featuring some of Clay’s work here on my site but you can hear a lot of his glorious Country imaging over on 360 Country or read his blog posts on our blog.  I have been lucky enough to be considered one of the good Country Imagers over the last few years.…

Submitted Content: Colorado Tribute Audio

Here is a submitted piece from Blog Reader, Talented Voice Artist and Skillful Audio Producer, Brent Sears. He images a local radio station on which this was used but tells me he is on his way to NY for new opportunities. So good luck to him!

Submitted Demo: Doug de Nance

Another talented Imaging Voice has sent in his latest demo.  Check out the audio and his info below! Hey Ryan – thanks for all you do.  Your podcasts have a permanent residence on my iPod.  I’ve been a fan of radio imaging since my first on-air job a generation ago.  And as a voice talent,…

Submitted Demo: FLOUNDER!

My name is Flounder and was at DC101 in Washington, DC for 12 years.  When I started there in 1999, Ann Dewig took me under her wing and started me down my production path in radio.  I served as the stations creative services director, was the sidekick on “Elliot in the Morning” and hosted/produced my…

Submitted Demos: Edward Michael

Here is some more very cool production to hear.  Info from Edward below… My name is Edward Michael with Filter 9 Creative. You will hear some of my branding work for WCAA New York, KPTY Houston, KKSS Albuquerque, and WPOI/Tampa that launched summer of 2011 going up against FLZ (that was a FUN project). I have also…

Submitted Demos: Martin Lars

A while back I created a “Submitted Content” section so people could easily contribute, anything, and I could group it all together.  You can send me tricks you learn, screen grabs from your favorite Daw or Plug,  demos of your work or really anything others may find valuable.  After my last podcast with Mike Santos…

In the Studio: Michael Horn

This will hopefully be the first in a long series taking us into the world of producers around the globe.  Mike is a great talent at B96 – WBBM in Chicago and hopefully a future guest on my podcast.  He gave me a run down of what he runs, some demo audio and some great…

Labor Day Sweeper Shell – Country

Here is a free little shell I threw together while making a Tim McGraw promo… Take it, use it and enjoy. **I dare any Hip Hop/Urban or CHR-rhythmic producers to use it on air… McGraw Labor Day Shell_081210

Submitted Audio: Chris Moyles 1tros Bit

Had this segment of the Chris Moyles’ Show sent to me by “Andy in Teeside”.  It features the Music4 1tros they produce on a regular basis for Radio 1 in the U.K. First, I like his show a lot though I don’t get to hear it much.  (I wake up at 9:30 if I am…

Nick Draeger – Demo Submission

Nick does some pretty solid hi-energy stuff and has submitted a radio imaging demo for your ears…check it out and comment or send him some messages at one of his many points of contact.  Voiceovers are by many and I all production is by Nick… Nick Draeger_Imaging Demo -website is currently under construction, but it’s…

Raul Segura – Demo for critique

I have no problem if people want to post their demos here for critique.  So…here is one!  Check it out and comment to let Raul know what you think. Oh…one more thing…hope you speak Spanish!!! Email him…  [email protected]m RaulSegura10_160

Pascal Standaert – Vocal Chain

Pascal Standaert (Radio “RGR FM” Waregem – The Powerstation) with help from Lex from LDG studios (.be) sent in some great screenshots.  These are going to be useful if — A: you don’t have many Waves plug-ins and want to see other ways to get the cutting, edgy vocal sound many hear in CHR and…

Ryan’s “secrets”

I don’t know if this is a bad thing or a good thing I am going to post some things people ask me for a lot.  You can feel free to do with it as you see fit! Email me for my MAIN Pro Tools Template session file Screen Shots