EPISODE 135: JAMES STODD

JAMES STODD is Group Production Director – Celador Radio plus Classic Rock Imaging Producer at Benztown.  James is a UK based Radio Imaging producer who has held a well rounded variety of jobs. From his start as a “jock” in college to Radio Mercury in Crawley where he got his start with Production among other…

Episode 134: Malcom Ryker

I can safely say my guest is a “ROCK GUY” and that is both a compliment and true.  He would also be the first to tell you it’s what he loves and what he has done his entire career.  The thing is, he also does a ton more. Malcom Ryker is the Creative Services Director…

Episode 133: Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor has been on an impressive RISE over the last few years.  For me, I went from sort of knowing of him and hearing him some places…to befriending him and hearing him EVERYWHERE!  Based on his work with iHeart Radio Stations, TV Networks and Local TV Affiliates… and everything else he does… he might…

New Sound Design: Retrograde

Adam Venton is back again with a new package from Little Monster Media:  RETROGRADE. He gave us plenty of info (below) AND there is a special INTRO Price for 30 days of £119.99 ($150). BUT even better?  I got you a special discount rate found only on my site.  Here are the details: “Your readers/listeners…

FREE Sound Design: LMM FX FREE SAMPLER

MY good pal Adam Venton in the UK has been producing a unique variety of Imaging SFX for years now under his Little Monster Media brand.  He’s alerted me that he’s offering a Sampler Pack for FREE right now. Well, that’s pretty much it.  FREE Sound Design FX for Radio Imaging.  May as well grab…

Episode 132: Jeff Schmidt 2019

Another returning guest, Jeff Schmidt is back for a very specific reason: He is producing some of the biggest and most successful podcasts available. Jeff is atop-tier radio imaging producer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Most recently, as I mentioned, he’s focused on podcast production.  In this “new” podcast realm he has…

New Sound Design: Grand FX

The fine folks at Sticky FX have dropped a new FX Library on the world. GRAND FX. More Info from the PR below.  They produce tons of libraries, cover various formats and budgets plus have some free stuff to offer!  Check em out! Link: https://www.stickyfx.com/en/products/grand-fx.html   —————- Press Release! Radio is evolving and so should…

Episode 131: Issa Lopez

As a Voice Actor Issa Lopez makes it very clear that she knows who she is…and who she is NOT. This is one of the biggest factors in her growth and success.  Issa is a bilingual talent focusing on Radio Imaging, Commercial, Narration, IVR and more in both English and Spanish.  She is heard all…

Episode 130: Mark Peeples

A veteran Voice Actor, Mark Peeples is heard…everywhere. Radio, TV Affiliate are the BIG ones for Mark but he also reads Promo, Trailers, Commercial, Late Night TV bits and more in his Alabama studio.  Mark started in Radio but shifted to Voiceover pretty early in his career in Atlanta.  One of his big “breaks” was…

Episode 129: Roger Keeler 2019

Roger Keeler is UNIQUE.  He is also immensely talented, creative, experienced, off-beat, musical, and highly SKILLED in all things audio. BUT above all else – UNIQUE. This is one of the few people I wanted to have on for a second time. When I am out in the wild talking Imaging with other pros his…

Roger Keeler 2019: Show Notes

—This page is FILLED with Audio!!!!— Main Demos and a couple things mentioned in the show at the top… Here are a million (36) “LOL COLORADOPEDIA” Bits Roger sent me — I posted all of them!

Episode 128: Dan Mumford

Our guest, Dan Mumford, spent a decade at RADIO 1 in the UK starting at age 25. He then had some other Radio Imaging related jobs but quickly found his place as a successful music and sound design producer/composer/engineer.  We discuss his music background, radio background and how they intersect. Of course we talk tech…

Episode 127: Beau Weaver

Today I bring on a Voice Actor with an enormous body of work. Beau Weaver has seen great success in TV Affiliate work, Network Promo, Syndicated TV Promo, Commercial, Narration, Trailers, Live Announce (Emmy’s and more), Animation, Radio Imaging and everything in between. Beau started in radio in the 60’s moving into voiceover in the…

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 had multiple remote locations mixed in. I can’t begin to summarize everything we discussed but I did my best to cover most of what goes into Imaging such Epic brands like Capital and Capital Xtra plus all the network stations/affiliates.

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…

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)!

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…