Episode 126: Capital FM/Xtra 2018

To finish off 2018 in style I decided the show would require a TEAM as opposed to ONE guest.  In fact, I welcome not just “a” team but perhaps THE team.  The 7-man Imaging Collective at CAPITAL and CAPITAL XTRA are ALL guests on the show.  We commandeered the big studio at Capital and even…

Episode 125: Nik Smon

I should lead with one of the big reasons I wanted Nik Smon on the show:  He uses Ableton.  Music producers, especially electronic producers, might say, “So what?”  But in the Radio Imaging world it’s rather rare to work in this DAW. (Warning – Voice talents or NOT-so-nerdy-audiophiles – we get super nerdy with audio…

Nik Smon: Show Notes

Pictures: Audio: Links: Nik Smon’s Website Nik Smon on Soundcloud Nik Smon on Twitter Nik Smon on LinkedIn OTT Plugin Nik Mentioned <— This is the link to ALL of Xfer Record Free Plugs Tantra DS Plugins Echoboy JR – Soundtoys Iris from izotope “Disrupting the Industry” <— Speaker at Radio Days Nik Referenced – Ben Hammersley…

New Sound Design: Glide 4 from Sticky FX

Our pals at Sticky FX in The Netherlands have a new product to check out.  GLIDE 4 – AC and HOT AC sound design work-parts. Visit their site to learn more: https://www.stickyfx.com/en/products/glide-4.html

Producers Podcast Now on iHeartRadio

  Visit the new Producers Podcast page on iHeartRadio Good news!  There is another (very awesome) way to Subscribe/Follow and Listen to the podcast.  Thanks to my pals at iHeart for posting it. I hope this makes your listening experience that much better (or easier)!

Episode 124: Rich Van Slyke

“Write it down. Write down what you want. Write down your goals.” I’ll lead off this post with those wise words provided from my guest, Rich Van Slyke. Sort of seems obvious…yet is it?  How many of us actually do that?  I do not. On top of being a stellar Radio Imaging Voice, Rich is…

New Sound Design: Dark Arts Rocks

Daniel Mumford is a UK based composer and sound designer who is also WELL-KNOWN in radio imaging circles.  (I hope a future guest on the podcast too!)  He has put out a few packages available at DarkArts.co.uk His latest release (which I got my hands on and it F***ing melted my face) is called Dark…

Episode 123: Brad Leask

Brad is the Network Imaging Producer for NOVA Entertainment based in Sydney, Australia.  Great gig for a seasoned veteran of the industry…or for someone who has been in for 5 YEARS and is all of 24 YEARS OLD!  You wouldn’t know how old or young he is by talking to him.  You will know how…

New Sound Design: IMPACTIPUS!

Adam Venton is BACK in a big way. His Little Monster Media imprint has released a BIG, MASSIVE, CRUSHING, EXPLOSIVE, BLISTERING…and yet… tight, subtle, tuned, light, EXTREMELY useful collection of IMPACTS.  You may call them HITS, SLAMS or something else but if you produce Radio Imaging you probably use them often. IMPACTIPUS – Go get…

TAMER ANIMALS: New Audiobook

Yep, I read another entire book, all the way through! Justin M. Woodward is new, like me, but IMO doing some really exciting work. So I am very happy he asked me back for his most recent novel – TAMER ANIMALS. AND for his new publisher – Bloodshot Books. (Previous book is THE VARIANT) I…

Episode 122: The Imaging House

Kelly Doherty, K3, KellyKellyKelly is the guest…again!  Kelly has been a big player in the Radio Imaging world for a very long time and became a household name playing at highest levels at a rather young age.  She is an Imaging Voice Artist heard on some of the pinnacle radio brands across the world in…

Episode 121: Josh Goodman

The transition from a successful career on-the-air in radio to independent full-time voice artist is not exactly an easy proposition and certainly not as easy as some people might expect it to be. Denver-based talent Josh Goodman is a multi-faceted voiceover artist who is LEGIT good at all the various….facets… and has navigated that radio to…

Wendy K Gray: Sidewalk Stories

This post is JUST a BIT out of the normal content range for this site BUT I will always do what I can to support guests/friends of the podcast or anyone in our industry.  WKG (show here) aka Wendy K Gray has been working on a project for a very long time and is FINALLY…

Episode 120: Ron Tarrant

UPDATE: I am not going to say Ron owes me $10 (I don’t think he accepted my bet) but today, June 7th 2018, Ron was able to announce he is joining the team at Reel World.  A GREAT Get for them! The entire staff at the Producers Podcast (me) wishes him continued world domination and success.  …

New Sound Design: Morning Freqz

>>>>>>>>>>>>>UPDATE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Joe has checked back in and he just got a couple very NICE reco’s from a pair of top-shelf producers.  ONE has been on my podcast.  The other will NOT be on my podcast (Dan – I’m looking at you.) BUT he was instrumental in me getting hired in Dallas…so I have to always…

Episode 119: Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt is the voice of the Fox Sports Radio Network, The Dan Patrick Show, AM 570 in LA and countless other (mostly sports) stations and shows around the US.  Bob is also…yes ALSO… an extremely talented Radio Imaging Producer.  He produces AM 570 in LA, calls that his home base and has been in…

Episode 118: Scott Matthews

After this interview, and based on our conversations away from the show, I can safely say that Scott Matthews LOVES radio and is proud to make it his primary focus.  Scott Matthews is a Radio Imaging Voice. I think I could leave it there and he would be fine with that.  But alas that is…

New Sound Design: Cool Toolz

The guys at StickyFX are always cranking out new product.  Today we check out COOL TOOLZ.  It has 150 different fx from various expected categories and they have priced this one pretty affordably @ 99 Euro.  The demo sounds cool (duh) and I’m getting a bit of that high frequency, sizzle, airy feel – I’d…

Episode 117: Terry Phillips

Terry Phillips is an old friend and one of my go-to guys for any audiophile related questions, issues, brainstorms, epiphanies or other. He is the Creative Director at Entercom Detroit producing imaging for WYCD and WOMC.  These are two legendary stations with tons of Heritage and importance in their respective genres and the Detroit Radio…

Show Notes: Terry Phillips

TERRY PHILLIPS Full Demo!!   TERRY PHILLIPS Home Studio   TERRY PHILLIPS Entercom Studio   Newsletters to subscribe to for Plugin lovers (*who want to save money!*): Waves https://www.waves.com/r/45e55n (Always something on sale, huge discounts often, newsletter link at bottom right) Newsletter: https://www.waves.com/newsletter Save an additional 10% off any purchase at Waves! www.waves.com Maximize your mixes! Save big…

Episode 116: Graeme Judd

The show’s guest, Graeme Judd, is one of the preeminent Promo Voices in the US (and Canada). I have had the luxury of speaking to some of the biggest names in more than one industry and in his, he is near the very top.  Graeme is regularly heard on CBS, E!, Fox and a multitude…

Episode 115: Vanessa James

As long as I can keep featuring the biggest players in the industry AND they happen to be female it’s a big win-win. While my guest, Vanessa James, happens to be one of the stellar imaging voices in radio she also has her hands firmly dug into so many other areas of media and brand…

Episode 114: Randy Thomas

Many people in the industry and/or who regularly check out my podcast will be familiar with Randy Thomas, today’s guest.  If you know the basics – scroll on down to the links, download the show or just hit that big round play button! For everyone else Randy is thought of by many, myself included, as…

Episode 113: Josh Jensen

I think based on his “Online Names” being episode 113 might be a good thing for my latest guest, Josh Jensen.  He is a bunch of things at iHeart Media but mainly Creative Director at 98Rock and US 103.5 (WFUS) in Tampa.  He also handles creative for the National iHeart Platform (CHR) and Nikki Sixx’s…

New Sound Design: Broken Air 2

I am late to the party on this one (MY FAULT) but I want to throw some love at the fine folks at Sticky FX.  They have just released a new package called Broken Air 2. I’ve placed the Demo and Press Release below.  It feels very Mainstream-CHR but I can hear HAC and ALTy…

SoundFxWizard: 50 for 10(ish)

Giorgio Riolo checks in with a special deal for Radio Imaging Producers… RADIO IMAGING SELECTION is a collection of 50 stereo 24-bit 44.1Khz radio ready imaging elements for CHR and HOT AC radio Jingles, StationID, Liners and Dj Drops. All sounds are royalty free and ready to be included in your radio productions. Price is 9.99…

RIP “Phat” Matt Ganssle

I had to take a little time before I wrote something down about Phat Matt Ganssle. I interviewed him in the really early days of my show (I didn’t know wtf I was doing yet and I was terrible). We were “competitors” until he moved on to bigger and better.  He was brilliant.   Episode 4…

Mike Andersen: Show Notes

This page is pretty Random but its all extra’s I (think) I mentioned in the show… Audio Links insta   –  @sideshowmha Twitter    –   @sideshowma soundclound  –  sideshowma snapchat  –  sideyyyyy (yeah I’m everywhere ha ha) Facebook   –   Michael (Sidey) Andersen

Episode 112: Mike “Sideshow” Andersen

…OR you might know him as “Sidey.”  Mike Andersen is the Imaging Director at Triple M in Sydney and the Triple M Network. There are a million reasons why he has been the Imaging MAN there for over 20 years and hopefully you’ll hear about a few of those in this show.  I guess to…

Wendy K Gray: Show Notes

WKG gave me plenty of material so I’ll post or link all I can!  OR just direct you back to her sites and let her bask in the traffic. WKG Main Site with OH SO much audio and video to consume – I was going to embed a bunch of her vids here but –…

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…

Episode 111: Wendy K Gray

How about one of the top Radio Imaging Voices as my next guest?  I welcome in Wendy K Gray.  On top of that, Wendy is a killer in the world of Promo, Animation (all aspects of that), Commercial, Industrial and Narration. Plus she is a singer/songwriter with years of writing, recording and performing under her…

Episode 110: Daniel Testa

My first Maltese guest, Dan Testa, is one of, if not the youngest guests on the show to date. I actually had no idea he was this young BECAUSE of how advanced his skill-set is. I believe when you hear his work and hear him talk about radio it will obvious why I had to…

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 –…

Episode 109: John Pleisse

The more I think that being north of 100 episodes means I’ll start to run out of BIG names to get on the show..the more I realize thats absurd. John Pleisse is a major player in the voiceover world especially when we talk in terms of Radio Imaging AND TV Affiliate work. He is heard…

Episode 108: Chris Ward

Chris Ward’s official title: Content Operations Director / Group Production Director for the Bauer City Network , Northern England & Scotland. That means he has his hands in dozens of stations and networks across the UK.  He is also part of the larger Bauer Media Group which, as I learned in the interview, is REALLY HUGE in…

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 ‏@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.…