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.  …

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…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.

Cowboy Kyle: Show Notes/Audio

Not much to add in text form.  This is a long demo of great content CK gave me. There is more.  MUCH more, ask him!     IF the player fails (WordPress player be buggy lately) CLICK THIS ENTIRE LINE

Episode 95: Cowboy Kyle

CK, Kyle, Cowboy – whatever you call him – Cowboy Kyle is the Imaging Director at WUSY – US 101 in Chattanooga. CK also images over 20 country stations nationwide including New Orleans, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Augusta, Des Moines, Wichita, and several more. He KILLS it by knowing the audience, knowing how to write for…

Episode 94: Steven Lemmens

Creative Director at Studio Brussel in Belgium, part of VRT, Steven Lemmens has an outstanding mindset and skillsetfor radio creative and station branding. He specifically crafts the sound of Studio Brussel but works as part of a large team within the company where everyone is encouraged to wear many hats. Heck he is also the…

Episode 92: ARN – Dubai

The guys from The Arabian Radio Network in Dubai took time out of their busy schedules to do a group interview. While there are many talented producers at ARN I spoke with three including AJ Traspaderme (originally from Canada), Vinay Rao (India) and Heinie Hartendorp (Philippines).  Because of the diversity on staff these three producers also represent…

ARN – Dubai: Show Notes

The Guys – (L to R) Heinie, Vinay and AJ Full Audio Demos: AJ – www.ajflipside.com Heinie Vinay

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…

Episode 89: Dave Foxx

The first Three-Time guest on the show is (and should be) Dave Foxx.  In one of the major developments to round out 2015, Dave is now the EX-Creative Services Director for Z100 NYC. He was also involved in many other major iHeart Radio responsibilities in New York and other parts of the US.  Dave is also…

Episode 88: Chris Nicoll

A skilled talent in creative imaging and radio management/administration, and someone who I am lucky to call a friend, has left one of the top Imaging Gigs on EARTH to find greener pastures.  Chris Nicoll is (or was, depending on when you read this) Head of Production for Capital Radio, Capital Xtra, Capital TV, Capital Solar System…

Episode 87: George Taylor

Sorry for my extended time away!  I had some unexpected delays with 3 different guests but GEORGE TAYLOR made himself available quicker than I thought so he saved my schedule a little. George is the Imaging Director at IMGR and a writer at Wise Buddah.  He is extremely musical as an Imaging Producer but… also a…

Episode 84: John Frost 2015

Back again and not soon enough, John Frost. He is the demented mind behind Frostbytes and an imaging style oft-mimicked but rarely matched. After years of running the first online imaging service, creating the “World Famous” branding at KROQ L.A. and influencing countless stations and producers worldwide,  John has been invited to present at The Imaging Days in…

Episode 83: The Imaging Days 2015

Here is your Imaging Days 2015 Preview episode!  The show is just one month away.  October 5 and 6 in Haarlem, The Netherlands, about 15 minutes from Amsterdam.  Anthony Timmers, Creative Director of the show, joins me to chat about all things IMAGING DAYS.  We run down the the list of speakers, or most of…

Episode 76: 360 Country Call – Artist Audio

This is another “Special” episode that runs across multiple platforms.  Personally I think it could or should be useful to anyone who produces imaging, in any format.  This is a Quarterly Conference Call for 360 Country Stations. We have a chat about the BEST ways to gather and utilize artist audio in the Country Format.…

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,…

Episode 65 – P1 – Justin Case

Justin Case has a snappy name and a great set of chops when it comes to audio imaging production.  And now he also has a great title:  Director of Programming & Imaging at Benztown Branding.  I have had the BOSS’ from Benz on in the past but Justin brings a very fresh perspective to the…

Episode 65 – P2 – Justin Case

Reminder to check out all his great demos and sound at his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/casemusic Here he is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csmayton

Episode 59: Vish B – P2

Here is Part 2 with Vish.  This is the point at which I started talking software/hardware, techniques, imaging theory and more in-depth station sound specifics.

Show Notes – Vish B

Here are the show notes which are a lot of pics and some more audio to hear… Pictures: Screen Grabs are from Vish’s Benztown Iron Imager Entry.  He is the 1st Runner up.  The photos are pretty obvious Audio: Vish B – Imaging Demo Vish B – R2 News Theme Production Vish B – Rotana…

EPISODE 56 – JERRY ROHIRA – P1

Radio Imaging production has some… exuberant… personalities out there and Jerry is exuberantier…exuberanter…than most. This was a great interview with Jerry as he has worked at multiple levels of the Imaging Biz

Imaging Tools: Noise 6

I got to catch up with Toli Matulas recently. He’s Greek (and by the sound of him I wont let him near my woman 😉 He has launched Noise 6 from his company Omega Productions.  I knew Toli as he used to Image Mega in NYC (plus others) and I of course had heard of…

Episode 51 – 1 – Eddie Bower

Eddie Bower took some time away from his lavish Cali lifestyle to chat it up about Y, Eagle, Power, Star, Virgin and Shortbus…and many other things.

In the Studio: Anthony McNutt

I started working in small market radio in Kentville, Nova Scotia Canada doing on air, cruiser and commercial production. Then came to Newcap Radio in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the past 7 years as commercial producer, and imaging producer for Q104.

New or ReCycled Sessions?

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

9 1/2 Questions: Neal Martin

If you haven’t heard Neal’s work you are missing out. To me its exactly what it should be. Ultra-creative, Cutting edge and COOL…

9 1/2 Questions: Nic Kelly

Nic Kelly is one of the “young-guns” I have seen working very hard and staying very connected to the biz in the last couple years. He has his hands in Radio, from On-Air to the Production Studio, TV and Web as host and EP of ProjectU TV and a very firm social imprint.

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.”