Wendy K Gray: Show Notes

WKG gave me plenty of material so I’ll post or link all I can!  OR just direct you back to her sites and let her bask in the traffic. WKG Main Site with OH SO much audio and video to consume – I was going to embed a bunch of her vids here but –…

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 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…

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…

Episode 105: Roger Rose

Roger Rose is one of the premier promo voices in America. While many people will know Roger, or at minimum his voice, from the Columbia Broadcasting System it might still be a surprise to find out on just how many venues he is heard. CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX – The Grammys, The Emmys, People’s Choice,…

Episode 102: Xavier Paul

Xavier Paul is a Voiceover Artist, Theater, TV and Film actor, Stand up comic, On Camera Host and a Musician. “HBO, THE NBA, CNN, THE WEATHER CHANNEL, MOVIE TRAILERS, CARTOONS, ANIMATION!” BUT when he breaks it down to the core:  he is a STORYTELLER.  We had a great chat, we got a little deep into…

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…

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 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 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.…

Episode 68 – Jeff Laurence

For this episode I FINALLY get to interview an old colleague and friend, Jeff Laurence.  Jeff is the voice of almost EVERYTHING!  Radio stations, TV Stations, Commercial, Industrial, infomercials, universities and the list rolls one.  Check out the show notes page for full length demos and some cool YouTube Vids.  I kept this one in one part…

Show Notes: Jeff Laurence

Here are a couple long for demos and some YT Vids to check out! JEFF_LAURENCE_MULTIFORMAT JEFF_LAURENCE_TV_IMAGING_AUDIO_DEMO EDIT: I forgot to include his site but you are probably skilled at finding things like this on your own! http://www.jefflaurence.com/

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 1

Brian Cooney, requested multiple times, was a nice chat and very insightful on the voiceover world.  I really enjoyed his candor on certain topics like money, unions, competition and workloads. I have had multiple interviewees in the past tell me they prefered not to speak about one or more of these issues.  BUT we are…

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 2

My new friend Brian Cooney is back with part 2!  Actually he didn’t go anywhere but whatever.  FYI-I cut it off right before we started the Union talk so Part2 begins as we dive into that. Then we talk different types of jobs, gaining and losing gigs, studio specs and other tech related issues.

VO/PROD TECH ROUNDTABLE: Video Posted

Jeff Berlin and Steve Sykes were Live with me today for the first Round Table.  We kept the conversation focused on TECH as it relates to Voiceover and Production talent.  I was trying to keep it geared toward freelance talent but in the end I don’t think that was important.  The info translates to anyone…

Episode 60: Jon Carter

5 more and I get to retire! No, you won’t get rid of me that easy.   Voice talent, Producer, Singer and all around nice guy, Jon Carter is the guest.  I found a lot of value not just in how to be a better talent but also how to run a  better business.  Jon…

Los Productores y Ryan Drean: En Español

Raul Segura, has interviewed me! In fact he runs an entire spanish audio production and voiceover blog. If you speak/read spanish then you could take a peek. OR if you are looking for a great Spanish language resource this could be your spot.

TalentTrax: Inside Look

You can slot this post into the FYI category.  A new service launched recently and as a guy who makes his living speaking and generally making noise I figured I would check it out.  Its called TalenTrax.  I created an account, setup my page and had it rolling in no time. OK, honestly I have…

In the (Road) Studio: Simple, Clean Voiceover in a Bedroom

…this is a just a simple video I made just after doing some imaging VO. Someone asked me what I take on the road as the final product does sound pretty clean. Surprisingly clean. Below find the actual types out specs of what I have here and how I use it.

In the Studio: Neil Wilson

I got to check in with multi-talented Voice Over artist, Neil Wilson, on hi studio setup. Neil is heard on radio, tv in promo, imaging and commercials and I recommend you hit up his website to hear what he does.

Tutorial: Multiple Tracks, Different FX,Same Voice Over

From time to time I try to create some good (or perhaps just slightly useful) tutorial videos.  I have been amping up my imaging voice over business lately.  I have multiple clients that like me to send the read in multiple filters each time.  In fact, I know Jeff Berlin mentioned this type of thing…

Show Notes: Legg

This page consists of a couple “full” versions of audio demos I played in show.  Check out the full KTU demo to get a feel for all the cool stuff Harry did at KTU in the mid 2000’s.  Plus there is the extended CHR demo and if you want one more listen to the greatness…

In The Studio: Anthony Mendez

As I await my new site to come online, thus putting a temporary pause on podcast episodes, I have a brand new “In the Studio” post for your eyes and ears.  Anthony Mendez is a very accomplished, bilingual, Voice Talent who has given us a peek inside his world. Listen to his demos and you may…

In the (Car) Studio: Jeff Berlin

After I interviewed Brian Lee I got a bunch of emails saying how awesome he is, which is true but one thing that stuck out was the reaction to his talk about doing VO in his car…out behind a restaurant…for major clients.  These days lots of people have a mobile rig of some sort, even…

Episode 29 – Part 1 – Marice Tobias

Marice Tobias is a world respected voiceover consultant.  She is more than a coach and has a reputation matched by almost none other.  You have heard her name mentioned in many other episodes by the biggest names in the industry.  I personally found this episode to be valuable as she speaks truth and doesn’t pull…

Marice Tobias – Show Notes

Marice Tobias has a lot of content on her site which is… www.tobiasent.com ————— Pascal Standaert is featured in part 2.  He has a relatively new site for his imaginbg services… www.imagingdogs.com ————— Featured Links and Extras… Face Book Group for Imaging producers…(I think this is the right link, maybe) http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_134497509934653 Benztown Hosted Tutorial/Tips/Tricks site…

15/150 Facts – Voiceover

I Did a bunch of work for this auto product.  Its actually NOT the over-the-top-screaming local car company read, so that is nice! http://www.fifteenonefifty.com/tvspot.html

Nestle Vitality

Another Voice over for a new product, this time from Nestle.

Bad Mash Trailer (Bollywood)

I don’t know why but I really like doing these.  I get to try and hone my Trailer delivery and still get paid a little bit for it.  I did 2 versions.  An “UP” read and then a more lo-key. Bad Mash Company – UP Bad Mash Company – LO

JJ’s All American Grill – Dublin

Just a quick :30 spot I voiced for a Bar and Grill…in Dublin…Ireland (yeah there is a Dublin, TX too)  Thanks to Shane at Q102 for the Gig. JJs Bar & Grill

Episode 22 – 1 – Jude Corbett

Jude Corbett is an Internationally known voice talent based in Chicago.  He works in radio imaging, television promo, the voice of the Indy Racing, HBO First Look and many many more venues.  Jude discusses his career from some town in Indiana (terre haute) to St. Louis, Chicago, NYC and back to Chi-town.  He’s a past…

Episode 22 – 2 – Jude Corbett

Jude Corbett is an Internationally known voice talent based in Chicago.  He works in radio imaging, television promo, the voice of the Indy Racing, HBO First Look and many many more venues.  Jude discusses his career from some town in Indiana (terre haute) to St. Louis, Chicago, NYC and back to Chi-town.  He’s a past…

Episode 21 – Part 2 – Steve Sykes

Part 2 Continues with a lot of tech-speak.  We get into the studio setup, equipment recommendations, audio chain suggestions and software/plug-in talk.  Melody Sharp, Steve’s wife, also joins the show to discuss radio imaging voiceover and the benefits of being hooked up with a big time producer.  We also discuss jingle production specifically and how…

Sykes – Show Notes

Steve’s Full “Hooks” Jingle demo…. SYKES- JINGLE SCOPE WHYI_TOH-HOOKS – Sample **REVIEW** SONAR-Gavan’s Producers Podcast Review Pictures!! Row1 – Sykes setup Row2 – Sykes Jingle Production Screen Caps Row3 and 4 – Sonar Screen Caps

Y-106.5 Launch Demo

I was hired to voice and produce the reimagination of Y-106-5 in Wisconsin.  Its a VERY competitive country market with another station holding strong at the top.  Y-106.5 already does well but hopefully with these imaging changes, the new jingle package and a new PD they can take over the number 1 spot. Y-1065-Launch-Demo

Episode 20 – Part 1 – Pat Garrett

www.patgarrettcreative.com Pat Garrett is one of the top Radio Imaging Voice talents in America.  He is heard on over 200 stations and is utilized in almost every radio format.  He gives some good perspective to young voice talents on how to advance in their career.  He also has a background in radio production and that…

Episode 20 – Part 2 – Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett is one of the top Radio Imaging Voice talents in America.  He is heard on over 200 stations and is utilized in almost every radio format.  He gives some good perspective to young voice talents on how to advance in their career.  He also has a background in radio production and that is…

Episode 18 – Part 2 – Jim Cutler

Jim was very open about the UP’S and relatively few, but at times, colosal DOWN’s of his career. We get a peak into his day to day life, his tips on getting better, being original and being a nerd. It is also nice to hear his studio setup and what he uses to get his…

Episode 18 – Part 1 – Jim Cutler

Click Here to Download or Hit Play—> Jim was very open about the UP’S and relatively few, but at times, colosal DOWN’s of his career. We get a peak into his day to day life, his tips on getting better, being original and being a nerd. It is also nice to hear his studio setup…

Episode 15 – Part 1 – John Frost

John Frost is the brains behind Frostbytes and the former creative director at the world famous KROQ Los Angeles. He is a trendsetter and leads the way in creative cutting edge radio imaging. show15_1_082009

Episode 15 – Part 2 – John Frost

John Frost is the brains behind Frostbytes and the former creative director at the world famous KROQ Los Angeles. He is a trendsetter and leads the way in creative cutting edge radio imaging. show15_2_082009

Episode 13 – Part 1 – Steve Stone

Steve Stone joins for this episode which is a nice cross over between the worlds of radio production and voiceover. Steve discusses his start, his time as the creative director at K-Rock NY and then his transition to full-time voiceover. He is kind enough to give us every detail about his setup and tricks he…

Episode 13 – Part 2 – Steve Stone

Steve Stone joins for this episode which is a nice cross over between the worlds of radio production and voiceover. Steve discusses his start, his time as the creative director at K-Rock NY and then his transition to full-time voiceover. He is kind enough to give us every detail about his setup and tricks he…

Stone – Show Notes

Resources/Links – Sent from Teemu — this is the best thing after ISDN http://www.sourceelements.com/source-connect/ –Also some really great mastering plug-ins (practically for free) http://www.masseyplugins.com/ –Total life saver is Snapper.  Very handy with Pro Tools especially if you do tons of hook promos http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Snapper/SnapperMain.html –This is really handy for mass converting files – e.g. if you…

Episode 12 – Chris Corley

Movie Trailer, TV, Radio and more. Chris Corley can literally be heard everywhere. Now he is heard on “the producers” podcast. Chris talks about his career, where it started and where its going. His techniques, tech tips and much more are discussed. show12_052709

Episode 10 – Part 1 – Ann DeWig

The one and only Ann DeWig joins Ryan for a 2 part interview. This was another “dual topic” interview where plenty of radio imaging production AND voiceover is discussed. Ann talks technique, equipment, marketing, influences, tips, tricks and one VERY key piece of advice is revealed. show10_1_041409

Episode 10 – Part 2 – Ann DeWig

The one and only Ann DeWig joins Ryan for a 2 part interview. This was another “dual topic” interview where plenty of radio imaging production AND voiceover is discussed. Stay tuned to the end of part 2 for some new added or Bonus content. show10_2_041409