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 90: Scott Fisher

90th episode??  Damn.  Scott Fisher is one of the leading Radio Imaging Voice Talents in America.  He is heard on some of the largest stations in the largest markets. He is BIG-TIME.  It’s a shame that it’s taken me this long to have him on but I had to save some of the best… Scott is…

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 86: Kelly Doherty 2015

It was high time I had another recorded conversation with Kelly Doherty.  Since we last spoke she moved across the country, twice, and elevated to what might be the most prominent imaging position in the U.S.  Kelly is the Vice President of iHeartMedia. Again, as would be expected with Kelly no holds barred content-wise and we…

Episode 85: Dom Nero 2015

Another installment of: “Get ready for The Imaging Days 2015!” and Let’s revisit with a superstar of radio imaging.  Dom Nero is Creative Services Director @ HOT 97 NYC (Emmis NY).  He has held down this iconic position for over 10 years now.  Seems like yesterday when I hopped in an unmarked town-car (of course, no…

Episode 80: Mitch Faulkner

The Original Voice of Urban Radio – not a self dubbed title but a view held by many in the format, Mitch Faulkner has been heard…everywhere!  I probably don’t really need to write much in the way of an intro ad he certainly doesn’t need any hype.  I’ll say this – I got as much…

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.…

Maxibeats France – Gabriel Passajou

I stumbled into some new production from an old pal, Gabriel Passajou.  He is working with Yan Harris in France on a  new endeavour – Maxi-Beat http://www.maxibeat.fr/ – Check out the vid and I did ask Gabriel for some more detail – find that below direct form him… Its a new company in France called Maxi…

EPISODE 75: DAVID WARTNABY & HOWARD RITCHIE

It’s a big kick off to 2015 for the Podcast.  I reached out to a couple of my favorite non-American voice talents and they agreed to be on the show, together. Howard Ritchie (Website) – the legendary voice of Capital in the UK and David Wartnaby (Website)- the legendary voice of Heart in the UK.…

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,…

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…

Episode 72 – Steve Dubbz

Steve Dubbz does A LOT of stuff but when it comes to Urban Radio Imaging his name will be at or near the top of everyone’s list.  His skillz (I’ll try not use Z instead of S the whole time) are not limited to Urban Radio as he gets into HOT AC and CHR plenty.…

Show Notes: Steve Dubbz

As promised here are the long-form demos Steve sent me and don’t forget to check out his site even more great soundz. www.DNYLproductions.com CHR DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_DNYLProductions_CHR.mp3 URBAN DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_DNYLProductions_Urban.mp3 VOICE DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_Imaging_VO_Demo.mp3

Episode 70 – Anthony Timmers – The Imaging Days 2014

September 8th and 9th of this year (2014) I will travel to Europe for the first time.  I am excited for many reasons: I am degreed in History so I love opportunities to see, smell, hear and touch historic places.  I am also taking part in a very special international event geared exclusively at the Radio Imaging…

Episode 67 – P1 – Capital FM/Network/XTRA/TV

I have been working to get this episode put together for months.  The team at Capital was so generous with their time and knowledge and a special thanks to Chris Nicoll, Head of Production, for lining everyone up.  Yes, this episode features about 5 of 8 producers who create for Capital FM, Capital Network, Capital…

Episode 67 – P2 – Capital FM/Network/XTRA/TV

Part 2 continues abruptly with me going on a sports tangent.  Leave it to me to talk American Football with 5 British people.  Then we get into a ton of great topics including the ever popular “Sound Gear” stuff and all the tools etc that go into branding one of the largest media properties on…

9.5 Q’s: Rachel McGrath

One of the fast rising talents in the Radio Imaging Voiceover world also happens to be female but they are certainly not mutually exclusive.  Rachel McGrath was first given a spotlight a few years back when she was in the CCM+E building in Atlanta using her production and subsequent VO skills on The Bull among…

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

Episode 54 – Steve Pigott – P1

Episode 54 brings me to a guest I have been interested in speaking with for a WHILE.  He tells me I pulled him out of a 5 or so year interview blackout so that is cool!  Steve Pigott is well known globally for his radio branding skills on the creative side and on the business…

Pro Tools 10: Clip Gain

I have been meaning to make it “official” for a while so now is as good a time as any: I love Clip Gain.  If you are running Pro Tools 10, Congratulations.  If not this may be transferable to other DAW’s but I doubt it.  Actually what clip gain does is not brand new.  It allows you…

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…

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.”

EPISODE 47 – P1 – Michael Horn

Mike Horn is the Imaging King at B96 in Chicago. I believe that you will notice he does killer imaging, has many other skills beyond producing radio imaging and is a heckuva nice guy.

EPISODE 47 – P2 – Michael Horn

We continue with Mike Horn and dive a little more into radio and what he does outside Chicago. I ask about the different landscapes and dealing with CHR in 3 of our largest metros.

Show Notes: Horn

Make sure you check out this post if you are interested in more about Mike Horn.  Below find extended demos featured in the show and the Killerhertz Demo mentioned in the show. MH-B96-COMPOSITE MH-NOW-COMPOSITE MH-AMP-COMPOSITE MH-IMAGING-VOICEOVER-DEMO KHzV2 Demo THIS JUST IN: Grabbed a screen cap from a recent session of Mike’s and the audio of…

9 1/2 Questions: Jeza (Jerimiah Busniak)

I have made it no secret that I think the work coming out of Australia is pretty amazing.  While I can’t just devote my entire site/blog/podcast to  Australians, I CAN write up some cool blogs about them.  This one started with a pretty simple intro email and then spiraled out of control into audio files,…

9 1/2 Questions: Dan Harper

Today we take a quick stroll over to a quaint little town called…Beirut! Yes, Dan Harper is head of production for Radio One in Beirut, Lebanon.  Dan has been all over the world and obviously gets bored easily because he keeps his work coming in from all directions and nations.  Voiceover, production, announcing and perhaps…

9 1/2 Questions: Raul Segura

I speak English but others do not.  In fact I just looked it up on the very accurate and highly respected intellectual resource, Wikipedia, which makes claims that today Spanish is spoken natively by about 400 million people.  Adding in non-native speakers the # rises to almost 500 million.  So, incorporating my analysis I break…

9 1/2 Questions: Gavan Bruderer

Gavan Bruderer is a “young gun” in radio imaging production.  He works at CC Salt Lake and also Images Z104.   The main reason I am featuring him on this edition of 9 1/2 Questions is because he deserves it.  BUT another reason is his perspective. He is still very young and has just acquired…

In the Studio: Rory O’Shea

I got to check in with a talented Imaging Producer and Sound Designer in Canada.  Vancouver to be specific, though he lived other places…as you will read.  Rory O’Shea is his name and I grilled him on EVERY damn thing about himself and what he does!  All outlined by him below.  I got some studio…

EQ and Compressor: Which comes first?

I would love to say I know the right answer when it comes to applying any types of audio processing plug-ins. BUT sadly the more I work with audio, and different types of audio like voice or guitar or basses or beats, I feel like I know less.

The Olympics and Radio: What should we do?

I created a post for the blog over at 360 Country.  I will mirror it here but first here is the link to the original article.  Would LOVE your feedback there on what radio should be doing.  Thanks! ———————————————– I have been, in some way shape or form, producing and/or voicing imaging for country radio…

Episode 45 – P1 – Dave Bethell

Dave Bethell, currently well known as the creative talent behind BedsandBeats.com, is an accomplished producer and voice over artist based in the UK.  Dave has voiced Kiss 100 (among other radio and commercial clients), produced all over the UK in radio imaging and now holds the honor of releasing an album recorded at the wold…