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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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 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.…

Episode 101: Denzil Lacey

Programming Note:  No, you did not miss Episode 100.  I had planned to line it up with my trip to Europe BUT I actually did a couple bonus episodes so I’ve brilliantly traveled forward to 101 today.  NEXT, in October, I will create and post a “100th Podcast Extravaganza Show” – and that will fittingly be titled…

Episode 99: Staxx Williams

It was not quite ONE year ago today when one of the highest profile Imaging jobs on earth opened up. Dave Foxx left iHeart/NYC – Z100 and KTU – after almost (or more than??) 30 years on the job.  I immediately started asking some friends on the inside (including Dave) who would, or could, take…

Episode 98: Chad Erickson

Another high level and still continually rising voice-talent is featured on the show. Chad Erickson is a big name in the world of Radio Imaging Voiceover but he is also found all over your TV box with promo work heard on CBS, Fox, CNN, ESPN College Basketball, Steve Harvey and many, MANY more. Chad is heard on…

Quickly ‘Borrow’ a Session then Make Alias to Preserve Future Sanity

What a horrible title!!  I don’t know how to even categorize this and its admittedly a very simple concept but I wonder if others haven’t been doing it…if not it will save you TIME, future headaches and drive space. Scenario: You make a football promo on Monday for “STATION A.”  It sounds great.  Client loved it,…

COLLEGIATE FX is OUT NOW

Just got word that Tom Baker, that college puke (I mentioned HERE) who thinks he’s a professional Sound Designer, has officially released his first SFX package.  On the first day of school too! All joking aside I asked him for more info, a link…and if he was going to offer a discount at release…he obliged.…

New(ish) Blog/Sound: Little Monster Media

My (internet) friend, who I am sure I will actually meet IRL someday, Adam Venton has elevated his efforts with his Production business, blog, sound design etc over at littlemonstermedia.co.uk/ Looks like he’s going to put a sizable effort into everything but really what got my attention…he mentioned ME.  Never hurts 😉 But seriously I’ve known Adam a long…

Episode 97: Howard Cogan

I don’t like to label someone as “The guy from…” or  “The person you know as…” in reference to what they do – but in this case, as far as Radio Imaging Voices, Howard Cogan is as connected to ONE specific brand as anyone. Howard is the well known voice of the multi-national JACK FM Radio…

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…

Episode 96: Miles Hlivko

The not so new Imaging Director (about 1 year in now) is Miles Hlivko. YEP…Another major talent to come out of Ohio, and more specifically, Cleveland. He was at WMMS for years elevating to APD in 2013.