New CHRISTMAS Sound Design: FestiveFuzz 2

It’s a FestiveFuzz(2) for the rest of us!! Adam Venton and Little Monster Media have a new release out today. FestiveFuzz 2 is (obviously) a follow up to FestiveFuzz.  I wanted to get this posted right away.  I barely downloaded it and scanned the content…but it’s great (as I would expect it to be) and…

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…

Show Notes: Malcom Ryker

There is a plethora of extra content from Malcom.  BUT if you haven’t heard the actual Podcast yet, click HERE Malcom’s Radio Show:  Scratch n’ Sniff – Conceived by on-air host Malcolm and programmed by DJ Mike Czech, the program takes some of the biggest songs from ACTIVE and ALT Rock, and blends them together to…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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.…

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…

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 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…

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…

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.

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 93: Larry MacInnis

Sometimes you just have a great chat with a great talent. Larry MacInnis has been at the center of some large scale creative.  In fact if you are in Canada you’ve heard of CHUM-FM, of course.  Or maybe specifically Toronto, you’ve heard the Al Palladini’s Pinetree Lincoln-Mercury spots?  Experience, skill, wisdom, NO hyperbole, creativity and INTERESTING…

Imaging Days 2016: Dave Foxx – Teaser Video

Fact: We all love Dave Foxx but THIS is fun!  I’ll let the video do it’s job re informational purposes but looks like we are getting some early info about The Imaging Days 2016.  LOVE this event, highly recommend it! Press releases is below as well… TIP: Plan early so you can book a few days in Amsterdam…

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

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…