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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Echo Collective: Lockdown

I’ve mentioned the audio experts at Dallas Audio Post before and by extension, their Echo Collective brand – they record highly technical, high quality audio including custom sound kits and instruments for design, film, trailer, and RADIO.  Some of their releases are way too detailed for radio or at least too detailed for daily use.  SOME are…

Episode 91: Jeff Schmidt – Alien Imaging

Wow.  I use that expensive three-letter-public-college-degree-having word to start this post because Jeff DELIVERED.  First, Jeff Schmidt is a San Francisco based Imaging Producer and musician working at the station level, the national level, the service level and he is a highly skilled sound designer for radio, video, web AND Video Games. He is Alien-Imaging…

Jeff Schmidt: Show Notes

Let’s start with the special deal I mentioned in the intro, outro…and maybe in the interview? SPECIAL DEAL PAGE!!!!! http://Alien-Imaging.com/Drean As I mentioned, Jeff has always been generous to the Podcast listeners.  This time is no different.  GO SEE and HEAR what he has to offer! AUDIO/VIDEO Alien Imaging Video – Some older examples of Video…

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…

Alien Imaging ROTR Discount

VIDEO: Alien Imaging – AI-FX Library walkthrough

The very respected Jeff Schmidt of Alien Imaging released AI-FX V1 recently as he is also in the midst of becoming a “For-Barter” service via Benztown (Read more on that on his site or join his email list).  I’ve owned EVERY package he’s released and I feel like I’ve been more than clear about AI’s quality and…

New Sound Design Service: Race to the Bottom

I’ve been speaking (utilizing back channels) with the secretive, underground force behind Race to the Bottom Radio.  With seemingly hundreds of “for barter” services popping up every week its rare we see a new cash based updating imaging service.  Thats not to say most barter services will put a cash amount on their product…but they ain’t gonna…

Download FREE MUSIC – ProducerLoops.com

HAVEN’T EVEN LISTENED T EM YET BUT YOU CAN’T BEAT THE PRICE. IF YOU NEED SOME SOUNDS TO CHOP/SCREW/TWEAK/MANIPULATE – GRAB THESE. Euro House Bundle (Vols 1-3) Source: Download Sample Packs, Loops, MIDI files and Samples | ProducerLoops.com

John Frost at the Imaging Days

The press release below says it all but based on this announcement and the previous Kelly (x3) Doherty announcement, Anthony Timmers and the team with The Imaging Days is REALLY getting serious.  To make it official:  John Frost will be at the Imaging Days, 2015.  So far two big time “International” talents this year.  I am…

Big Fish Goes Boom

I promise I will post about things that are not new Imaging FX packages or services soon.  But this is what is on my radar and I also like to help out friends when I can.  Ian at Big Fish Worldwide released Big Fish Workparts 7 a short while back.  It is currently selling at…

New Imaging Service: The Radio Imaging Library

I think I am ready to get rolling with digital content in 2015! And it’s only…the…20th??  I’m terrible.  I’ll start easy with some audio goodness to hear and a new service to check out.  The Radio Imaging Library.  I haven’t yet had time to actually use this or even hear much more than the demo,…

JD2: New Buyout Sound Design

I try to toss up a post about new products I run into (or are sent to me;)  and today I will do just that.   AND FYI – I do NOT discriminate.  If you have a product and want to send me info, demos, samples etc etc – I will get them on the…

UPDATE: Noise Fusion – ID_2

I got an email from Ben who was happy I was happy with his product but has alerted me to a price reduction on ID_2 Essentials Extra.  SO…if you haven’t checked it out yet or did but weren’t ready to drop the cash I’m told you save “£50 – that’s around $80.”  Again, I love…

New Sounds: ID_2 Essentials – Noise Fusion

I think I’ve been pretty open about my love for new sound design packages.  Here, Here, here and well…I could go for a while.  I mentioned ID_2 a while back and was very impressed. That’s mainly because I was one of the first in the states to use ID_1 (no proof, I just think I was) and…

Alien Imaging: GOT VOICE? Get Ultra 2 Free!

My old pal Jeff Schmidt is at it again with a really creative way to launch a new product.  I’ve used his stuff and promoted it, because I love it, for a really long time.  If you happen to be in the radio world and also a voice actor then you might want to read on…

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…

Alien Imaging FX for 10 BUCKS!?!

I enjoy supporting great people and great products.  With this you get at LEAST one of those two things…..Buh dum dum. Ahem. I have stripped the contents of an email I got that says it “isn’t for sale to the public yet” but I get to pass on the deal to you.  I paid the 10…

FREE SOUNDS: 99 Sounds Rain and Thunder

Super quick post to pass on some great free sounds.  The “Bedroom Bloggers” at 99Sounds.org have posted what appears to be the first “release” for the absurd price of NOTHING.  I grabbed them cuz I grab any and every batch of freeness and it is quality stuff! http://99sounds.org/ They have a blog/tutorials you should bookmark…

9.5 Questions: Kyle Z at In Session Audio

I focus this blog on people and products that in some way positively affect Radio Imaging.  I include great music based products and instruments (Komplete 9, ReFx, Stylus RMX, Break Tweaker, Assault) because as producers we should always try to widen our horizons – Bring maximum value to a project or the company that pays…

Izotope Nectar 2: I got it and maybe you should too!

I have a sickness.  I love new audio toys.  I own a many bundles and many more single plug-ins.  I own a CRAP-TON of SFX, Loops,  Virtual Instruments and  hardware devices. I own some I’ve only used 2 or 3 times.  I probably own something I’ve never actually used.  But really I do try and…

New Sound Design: SILENTSCAPES

Our pal Georgio Riolo, featured before, has a new library that could really come in handy as an add-on to your production.  SilentScapes is the name.  They are very clean backgrounds and ambiences, indoor and outdoor, that will help with layering and organic widening.  Visit this site or read below for more.  I think its…

FREE Stuff Post: Music and SFX

This isn’t some sort of regular feature or anything BUT I will pass on any cool free stuff I run into.  Here are a couple things. FREE SFX: A site you may not know about is called Sound Effects for Free and I finally signed up to see what you actually get for free.  Admittedly…

ID.2: Drool Doth Fall From Mouth

The fine folks at noise fusion are ready to launch ID.2. They have a new video promoting this fact. I LOVE ID.1. It was so different and it REALLY cut through everything else, especially when it came out.

Kamen Atanasov: Sound to Picture

Today I feature a super-talented sound designer in Bulgaria named Kamen Atanasov whom I came across a few months back when I was looking to branch out on some FX for a variety of projects.  He has many great credits but one in particular that stands out is his vast work on the great Sound…

New FX Package: Buy-Out FX Vol 1

I got tipped to a new buyout FX package and now I shall tip you! BUY-OUT-FX is the name of the site and in a complex naming scheme they have called their first offering – FX VOL. 1.  Take a listen! I didn’t even bother to find out who is behind this one because let’s…

9 1/2 Questions: Mark Turner (The Imaging Cloud)

 Mark Turner is too cool for school (in a good way) as you will see below in this edition of 9.5 Q’s. I VERY much enjoyed learning about Mark and his latest endeavor, The Imaging Cloud. First, a little background and a few links.  Mark is the guy who launched and runs Wrong Planet music.…

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…

CONTEST: Assault from Rick Allen and Sample Logic

One of my favorite radio imaging, music production and NOISE making tools to come out in a long time is Assault.  I posted about it here and it is already among the top 5 most shared pages on my site.  (Actually thats just Facebook and Google +, Twitter not included.) I loved the plug-in so…

Sample Logic – Assault: Product Review

Radio Hero and past guest on the podcast, Rick Allen has released something very special.  Assault from Sample Logic.  Just based on the videos I saw like the one below, I was pretty darn excited to use it.  “But I am a radio guy, its made for Film people right?”  NO.  Well yes, but NO!  I say this…