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March 2015

Imaging Showcase: Alien Imaging Sound Desine

Alien Imaging sound desine is another buy-out imaging package.

Alien Imaging has multiple sound effects packages to choos from, and you can buy more than 1 package. From huge, high energy sound effect packages to sooving, more com sound effects packages.

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Get this buy-out imaging package on your station today!”>Here’s the Alien Imaging Website.

Imaging Showcase: BigFish Worldwide

Here is the most popular production and imaging library to date!

This imaging library is my favorite imaging package out of all of them, Period!

Created by Dave Meffert and Ean Stergen in 2005, and ever since then it’s been flying off the shelves. It’s currently the #1 imaging library in the United States, it has now gone wide spread. Radio stations all around the world use this imaging library as well as podcasts and internet and satellite radio stations.

The imaging library I’m referring to is called BigFish Worldwide.

It’s a buy-out imaging library, so multiple radio stations can use it.

Add your station to the longest running radio station list. Get this imaging library on your radio station today!

Find Big Fish Worldwide here and hear what they have!

Come-on, You owe yourself into buying this package. The bundle deal includes BigFish Weekly, and every package Dave and Eain have produced since 2005. In total, you will receive 7000 plus audio files, and growing! Get this buy-out production library on your station today!

Imaging Showcase: Short Bus Radio

Short Bus Radio, an industry leader in radio imaging, is a collective brain trust of major market producers supported by the best audio contractors in the world. Our team is always up to the challenge of providing radio stations in nearly every major market with the hottest imaging that will give you the competitive edge.

On top of MASSIVE weekly updates you can consider us your personal production team. Call us. Email us. Need something? We’ll make it.

Formats supported include AC, CHR, Classic Hits, Classic Rock, Country, Hot AC, News/Talk, Rock/Alternative, Sports, Traditional Country, Urban, and Urban AC.

All formats include:

• Pre-Built Sweepers…just add your VO
• Promo and Sweeper Workparts

• Thousands of FX and Beds

• Television and Movie Drops

• TONS of raw listener audio

This is one of many highly successful imaging libraries you can find, period. I say many because as you know, there are others like Short Bus Radio. But obviously short bus radio is allot easier to use than other production libraries.

Short Bus Radio was created by Dave Meffert in 2004.

Take a listen to all of there format demos and decide whether or not you want short bus on your station. In my opinion, I recommend that you use short bus radio. I heard all of the format demos and I’m glad this is one of the highly successful imaging libraries to date. All of the format demos sound good and this is a well thought out imaging library!

Find Short Bus Radio here and go for a ride! Seats are starting to fill up fast, so fule up and get on board!

Get Short Bus Radio on your station now before your competitor figures this library out and takes a ride on the bus first. Then what mode of transportation do you use on your station?

Short Bus Radio. If your not on the bus, your under it! Get on board!

New package. New Country KYGO

It’s rare that a heritage country radio station would order a custom package produced by a different jingle company and have it sung with their own heritage logo.

KYGO, a heritage country station in Denver, did just that.

Introducing New Country KYGO. Now ready to be customized!

ICONIC and LEGENDARY are words that can really only be used about a select group of radio stations across the U.S. 98-5 KYGO is certainly one of them. It has dominated, not just a market, but a genre for decades. Over the years KYGO has taken on all challengers with class, grit, fortitude and, most importantly, success. KYGO has also been emulated time and again for its talent, its programming acumen AND its pinpoint branding. Bruce Upchurch and TM Studios are proud to play a role in the next evolution in the storied history of this Heritage station. We present KYGO-2015.

10 main themes with ramp, slogan, ID and shotgun versions of eatch, a fast to slow transition with ID and shotgun mixouts, a top of hour ID, a weather bed, a promo bed, and a all purpose instrumental bed that can be used as either a news or traffic bed.

Stations who love all of the KYGO packages created by Reelworld will love this new incarnation of the legendary KYGO logo. I highly recommend you use this package. It’s up, bright, upbeat, and flexable.

Get this package on your station now before your competitor airs it first. You’ll be glad you did.

Check out the new KYGO incarnation here and listen to what the buzz is all about!

Enjoy New Country KYGO and get this package on the air in your market today!

KYGO is a Radio Disney Country station.

Just launched: Splat!

Splat! – Power To The Producers!

Splat! is smart imaging, designed for the way you like to work. Splat! is fast, focused and flexible. Our online data base contains 10’s of thousands of imaging essentials, including pre-produced IDs, promos, sweepers, production fx, artist ID’s, listener voices, music beds, drops and more, including PPM friendly elements. But we don’t stop there, we update constantly to supply you with new material so your imaging is always fresh and always up to date. Plus we back everything with the best customer service in the biz. Seriously, when you need us, we’ve got your back!

Splat! Imaging Packages are trusted by radio production and programming professionals coast to coast. With eight radio formats to choose from, Splat! gives you everything you need to create attention grabbing imaging for your station and connect with your audience.

Splat! is created by Dave Meffert, creater of Mad Jack Studios and populer imaging libraries such as Audible Genesis, Audible Genesis Glow, and Audible Genesis Now! When you use Splat! you have the option to use Dave Meffert as your primeary station voice, or use your own signature voice.

This service just launched, and is already on KXKS Baton rouge, LA and KFGE Lincoln, NE.

Check out Splat hear!

Here’s my opinion.

First off, I heard all of the format demos and will continue to do so. I love Dave’s production stile. He basicly uses the same concept as his CCM imaging packages, and created a service that secular radio can use. Imaging templates, listener audio, artist audio, music beds, sound effects, and unlimited VO if you decide you want to use his voice.

I highly recommend you sign up. Splat! sounds really good. I think that this will be yet another smash for Dave. He’s had success with other libraries. He’s been selling imaging libraries since 2007.

Do yourself a favor and get Splat! before your competitor signs up first. You’ll be happy you did, and you’ll love Dave Meffert’s production stile.

Update schedule

I figured I post this here on my blog for all readers and radio station PD’S and imaging directors who want to follow my blog.

I will post often. I’ll try to post new content 2-3 times per week. If imaging content is light on a certain week, I’ll post imaging ideas and suggestions.

It might be a good idea to keep checking the imaging showcase, as that’s where most imaging content is displayed.

Sometimes, I’ll only post content once a week, but that’s if imaging content gets a little lighter.

I do appreciate you following my blog. There’s a follow button on my site. Click on it and you’ll be notified whenever I post something. Feel free to offer your opinions if you like.

I’m currently working on finishing with the homepage. It’s going to feature a slideshow of all of my photos from 2010-present. As soon as everything goes up I’ll post!

Imaging tips

I’ve decided to put all of my facebook notes here as tips for your radio station.

All of these tips will help your station’s image out greatfully.

Here they are!

Imaging tip 1. Choosing a 2-punch.

This first idea involvs creating your own 2-punch for talkover beds like weather, onlocation etc.

Here’s my opinion. Don’t play the same cut over and over to close a talkover bed. Be creative Don’t just play the same open/close all of the time. It gets boring after awhile.

My idea. Using one of the main core themes to close a talkover bed makes using your jingle package or service mutch more exciting and fun. Some services like Pure AC and Complete Hit Radio from TM Studios don’t provide you with a sepret 2-punch. You must make up a 2-punch of your very own.

Who knows. If you get creative, you might just find a cut that either has the same key and tempo as the bed your talking over, or you might just find a cut with the correct key to a song with the same key.

Take Eric O-Bryan at WBGL/WCIC in Il for example. Even though he has a 2-punch provided for him to use, he doesn’t always use it. He creates his own 2-punch with the cuts he has. For weather, he usually creates a 2-punch with one of the lower pitch cuts. Sometimes he goes 1 or 2 octives higher. Sometimes the cut he uses is in the same key, tempo or both. Sometimes he’s one or 2 keys off.

So to recap. Creating your own 2-punch will make using the jingle service or package mutch more exciting and fun. Try it sometime!

Good Luck and I hope to hear more radio stations test this out in their markets!

Imaging tip 2. Always update your jingles.

So you buy a great jingle service that constantly updates with new jingles and beds every month. You download and air the entire starter package of jingles and beds, then your to busy to download and use any updates. What a complete waist!

Here’s a thought. Why waist your jingle service when you can take advantage of all of the great updates to come?

Here’s my idea. Before you get to busy, start using the updates any jingle company sends you each month. If you have a complete library of cuts that you haven’t aired yet, download the entire library and put them on the air And I meen before you get way too busy

This is like my last tip about creating a 2-punch to close a talkover bed. If you refuse to update, then it’s a complete waist.

Jingle companies like Reelworld and TM Studios put out packages that update every month with new jingles and beds. It would be beneficial to the station and those listening if the PD or imaging directer would make every effort possible to update the jingles and keep it fresh.

It’s the same for Christian radio stations.

So here’s some words to the wise. Update your jingles and imaging, and you will have more and more choices for creating 2-punches or between songs.

Imaging tip 3. Keymatching.

Here’s something for you to concitter. Try keymatching a song with a jingle that has the same key, tempo or both.

Just take a jingle from the package or service you use, and try to match it with a song in the same key.

Some companies like Reelworld and TM offer key and tempo information when you update or use a package or service. Also pay very close attention to the BPM Beats per minute when you play jingles on your station, as that information helps allot when keymatching.

Have fun!

Imaging Tip 4. Inserting sounds into jingles.

Offon you get a jingle package or service with little to no sound effects. Here’s how you can make the cuts you use more fun and exciting.

When you play a jingle, leeve it as is but insert a sound effect like impacts, swooshes, explosion effects, etc before the singers start.

Just use your station’s production/imaging library and add whatever sound effects to start any jingle Weather, Onlocation, Shotgun, Slogan etc.

Cant wait to hear jingles with added sound effects! It makes using jingles more exciting and fun for everyone.

Imaging tip 5. Update liners Periodically.

If your station uses a great production and imaging library, make sure to update your liners Periodically.

Do what most of the christian radio stations in the united States do. They use 3 of the well known production libraries you can find. Audible Genesis, Glow, and Imagio. AG and Glow have pre-produced imaging templets, Imagio has tuns of sound effects and music beds that update Periodically.

If your a secular radio station, use a production library like Benztown, Production vault, Splat or Short bus radio to keep your liners fresh and always up to date.

Also, if your jingle company has a imaging service that Periodically updates, I recommend you use it. 360 Country is one of those services that Periodically updates if your a country station.

My point is that if you have liners that get you into the next song in a typical music sweep, it’s always a good idea to update and refresh them from time to time, espeshelly if you use voice talent that your listeners are familiar with.

Liners should be updated Periodically like jingles. You update your playlist with new music every month, why not refresh your imaging Periodically like you do when adding new music to keep your station sounding fresh?

Imaging tip 6. Intro to break imaging.

Here’s a way to get into commercial breaks on your station. It’s really simple and it’s not hard to do.

Play a short liner or a quick jingle and you’ve just created a commercial break intro.

Non commercial CCM stations who air short 1 minute features can simply air a short shotgun jingle and it’s a feature cut just for a short feature.

Secular radio stations can use any shotgun or slogan cut like you would when your going between a song in a music sweep or a short liner when the station is going into a commercial break.

This is a simple way to get your slogan accross to your listeners. It also depends on the number of jingles your station plays per hour.

For example, if your playing 3 jingles per hour, you can have 2 between songs, and 1 as a jingle intro for going into commercial breaks. For 4 per hour, 2 between songs, 2 as a commercial break intro.

It all depends on the number of jingles you choose to play per hour. If your not playing that meny you can use short liners.

If you have promos running, Promos that just end with the station URL can just use a jingle to go into breaks. Promos that end with the station name can also use a liner. Of corse, if you have no promos running, you just might wanna concitter going into a commercial break freestile. That meens just play anything.

Like I said above this is a great way to get your slogan and the name of your station accross in a way that’s not boring. But it depends on the number of jingles you want to play per hour.

Another way of playing 4 jingles per hour is 2 between songs, 1 for going back to the music, and 1 to go into breaks.

If you have a morning show you might wanna create your own commercial break intro.

Have fun, and be creative!

Imaging tip 7. New music intros.

I love it when stations play new music.

Here are 2 ways that you can intro new music.

1. If you use a jingle service that contains a new music jingle with a short ramp, use it to intro the latest song that your going to play next. Another way of introducing new music in a jingle is producing liners that has a talkover bed where either your DJ’S or your voice talent gives the title and artist of a new song, then just creat a 2-punch afterwords.

2. Liners. If you don’t wanna air new music jingles, another option is just producing new music liners instead. Of corse, you might wanna put some energy into the liners by inserting something that grabs the listener’s attention. Explosions, Impacts, or a combo effect with a listener reaction. If no station name is given, just play any short shotgun jingle or liner with just the station name.

And those are 2 great ideas on introducing new music to your target audience.

And if you use a production/imaging library that has new music templates that update constantly, I recommend you use those templates and create new music sweepers whenever you add new songs to your playlist.

Have fun!

And those are 7 imaging tips for success, strate from my facebook notes.

I encourage you to try these tips out sometime. Your station will sound great!

I’ll post more imaging tips soon!

5 reasons TM Studios is becoming extreamly popular these days

In my mind, it seems like TM Studios has recently become extreamly popular these days in most if not all radio formats.

So, why so popular now? I have thought up these 5 reazens on why TM has become one of the fastest growing jingle and imaging companies today.

1. Logo flexability. Most of TM’S jingle packages now let you select your own logo to be sung throughout the package. It can be a custom logo melidy, or as is the case for KYGO Denver, you might have a logo melidy that’s memerable. Consitter this thought. You order a custom package or a updating jingle and imaging service. What logo do you want to utelise throughout the package? Do you have a certent logo melidy that’s memorable, or is the logo melidy brand new? That’s called logo flexability you have and opertunity to select your own logo melidy whether or not it’s memorable.

2. Multiple vocal stiles. Whether it’s a younger vocal sound or your vocal sound is contemporary, TM gives you multiple vocal stiles for you to choose from. Simple. They even give you the option to use solo singers or a full group sing.

3. More mixouts. Yes, mixouts. TM now gives you even more mixouts for you from Acapella sings to instrumental versions. Instrumental versions can be used with your voice talent, acapellas can be used in production.

4. Great production libraries. Production libraries like Imagio, Promo beds and Short bus radio prove that you can get a good production library to supplement your jingle package.

5. Great service. TM takes good care of your station. If you need help, don’t be afrade to ask!

And that’s 5 reazens why TM is so popular today. That’s why most of the packages from TM Studios go in to the imaging showcase.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article.

Your next jingle news hub

Besides posting imaging tips and suggestions as well as jingle package reviews, my blog will be a secondary jingle news hub.

All of the new packages will go in the imaging showcase.

If another news site breaks the news first, then I’ll put the latest stuff in the imaging showcase to give the package more life.

I hope you enjoy what I have to offer in the imaging showcase. Hopefully the packages I put there will garner more success.

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