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…


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…

The Producers Podcast

This is a resource for Audio Producers, Radio Imaging Producers and Voice Over Artists. Basically, I interview big time radio imaging, audio production and voice talents and we discuss all aspects of the job, on and off the mic. Iam also doing this as a karmic thing. I had lot’s of help from big time guys…

Episode 67 – P2 – Capital FM/Network/XTRA/TV

Part 2 continues abruptly with me going on a sports tangent.  Leave it to me to talk American Football with 5 British people.  Then we get into a ton of great topics including the ever popular “Sound Gear” stuff and all the tools etc that go into branding one of the largest media properties on…

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 1

Brian Cooney, requested multiple times, was a nice chat and very insightful on the voiceover world.  I really enjoyed his candor on certain topics like money, unions, competition and workloads. I have had multiple interviewees in the past tell me they prefered not to speak about one or more of these issues.  BUT we are…

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 2

My new friend Brian Cooney is back with part 2!  Actually he didn’t go anywhere but whatever.  FYI-I cut it off right before we started the Union talk so Part2 begins as we dive into that. Then we talk different types of jobs, gaining and losing gigs, studio specs and other tech related issues.


LIVE LINK: http://youtu.be/eTHturA0gCY UPDATE: We have locked in a new DATE/TIME: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15TH 12PM ET / 9AM PT SYKES – BERLIN – DREAN TECH ROUNDTABLE This is the post I will keep on the front page of my site. It will be updated with info on how to join us live.  BUT for now be…

Pro Tools 10: Clip Gain

I have been meaning to make it “official” for a while so now is as good a time as any: I love Clip Gain.  If you are running Pro Tools 10, Congratulations.  If not this may be transferable to other DAW’s but I doubt it.  Actually what clip gain does is not brand new.  It allows you…

FROM PC TO MAC P2: Terminal Commands

In the last, and inaugural, post about my addition of the Mac environment to my workflow I mentioned that I really like both PC and MAC.  However, there are some things I couldn’t really get used to the Mac OS.  This time I wanted to point out the Terminal.  In Applications>Utilities.  Some Mac users may never use…

From PC to MAC P1: Mouse and Keyboard

If you are like me you are, or were, a “PC” guy….or gal.  But for one reason or another you are making the transition to Mac.  I am 50/50.  I have about 5 different computers….actually 6 that I work on regularly.  I know that’s ridiculous but I like “gear” and I have  different machines for…

MUST READ: How is this even possible?

Lori Lewis does it again. An employee with Jacobs Media, she writes about Social Strategy in a column called Merge, seen weekly on All Access. This installment really shocked me.

New or ReCycled Sessions?

Efficiency and Creativity. The question: Is it better to start a new session or try to repurpose an old one?

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.

Soundcloud + Getty Images

Basically, you can connect your Soundcloud account to Getty Images Music Licensing (Getty Images) and start getting your music and/or content “out there” for licensing to media, advertisers, designers and creatives

Los Productores y Ryan Drean: En Español

Raul Segura, has interviewed me! In fact he runs an entire spanish audio production and voiceover blog. If you speak/read spanish then you could take a peek. OR if you are looking for a great Spanish language resource this could be your spot.

Don’t Forget To Close Your Eyes

He says “Who cares? Don’t forget to close your eyes sometimes. It helps to stop visualizing the production and JUST listen to it.”

Sell the Sizzle and FAST

Savvy PD’s had been maximizing their opportunities efficiently for years before PPM came along. “Selling the Sizzle, not the Steak” was a phrase I heard my entire professional career which started in 2000. But it is more important than ever to do this because…NOW ITS SCIENCE.

Tutorial: Add Some Tempo Effects!

Here is one way to incorporate TEMPO EFFECTS, and maybe the easiest, to get an OBVIOUS and QUICK result. You always want to make the Vocal track sound “interesting.”

Phonetic Spelling: Help a VO out!

Fortunately, my workload is ever increasing a fact about which I will never complain. But with that comes new challenges. One that has stood out recently is having a clue how to pronounce words that I have never seen much less heard before.