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Fame FX 2 releaced

Fame FX is back in its second edition!

As in Vol.1, Fame FX Vol.2 offers the highest sound effect variety – from super soft switchers and magic starters, to pounding guitar punches and technical wipes and hits! This 400+ package includes a variety of mixouts for nearly every FX, so you can customise each Sound Effects to your specific broadcasting needs.

Fame FX Vol.2 contains a wide diversity of styles and is designed for producers looking for a modern, creative Sound Effects package to be flexible and prepared for any situation.

Go here to hear the demo and get your copy.

Fame FX 2 is a buyout and available to any station and format. Grab Fame FX 2 now!

Introducing Audio Sweets

AUDIO SWEETS – THE IMAGING TOOLKIT

Audio Sweets is a radio imaging tool kit from S2blue, containing a continuously updated library of beds, promo & sweeper shells, sound design, utilities, breaks, artist drops & song drops. Plus a sweet load of programming elements.

Audio Sweets is part of S2blue and benefits from over 4 decades of experience producing imaging across radio and TV stations worldwide. We’re always looking at making radio stations sounding sweet and making your life easier and now with Audio Sweets you have the ultimate imaging pick and mix tool kit.

Membership to AudioSweets is on a station or group basis and subject to terms, conditions and contractual agreement. Contact us for more details.

Membership benefits include a constantly updating imaging library, competition and programme ideas and sweet giveaways and offers.

COMPOSERS, PRODUCERS & SOUND DESIGNERS

The composers and sound designers involved in Audio Sweets have long experience in creating broadcast music.

SIMON PRENTICE, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Simon Prentice, Managing Director of S2blue, has been brought up living and breathing radio station imaging and was woken up by being sung PAMS Series 27 as a child. Since starting S2blue in 2001 he has cultivated an impressive client list and project managed many imaging packages for the BBC and for ILR stations across the world, working alongside the most talented composers, producers, musicians and singers around.

ROB WILLS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

“Rob Wills, radio presenter, producer, voiceover and station sound designer; has produced imaging for many commercial radio stations in the UK, as well as being station voice for numerous groups for imaging and commercial campaigns for radio and national TV. Now kmfm Programme Manager looking after 8 radio stations for the KM Group as well as their creative team, Rob also presents drive time.

LEE TURNER, COMPOSER

Lee Turner is an accomplished musician with a BA (Hons) in Popular Music and Recording. As a guitarist, he has played with and supported many well known artists including Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Script, Kim Wilde, Katy Perry and recently supported Beyonce on her UK Arena Tour. Lee has also composed identification music for many UK ILR radio stations and currently has a full package being broadcast on the BBC World Service.

JONATHAN YOUNG, COMPOSER AND IMAGING PRODUCER

Jonathan has been producing for going on six years. Working not only behind the scenes on imaging, S&P and commercial production, but also on air as a presenter. He has been writing music and imaging tool kits for the sweet factory for more than 2 years, with music featuring on TV commercials for the likes of Sky Sports and MTV, and on the radio from XFM to Heart. His imaging skills can now be heard across the Bauer North Place Network on stations like Key 103, Hallam FM, Clyde 1, Radio City and many more.

HANNAH RALPH, SWEET FACTORY WORKER

Sweet Factory worker, Hannah Ralph made her BBC Radio Gloucestershire debut on ‘small talk’ at the age of 9 and wanted to work in radio ever since. As well as presenting and marketing in radio Hannah has managed celebrity talent and a busy a sound recording studio, standing her in perfect stead as a Production Coordinator at S2blue.

JULIA SMALL, SWEET FACTORY WORKER

Julia Small, Sweet Factory worker; was born into a radio dynasty and has more than 10 years of experience working at various radio stations across the UK including Galaxy and The Revolution. Jules works hard behind the scenes making sure the sweets are ready for the radio family.

View the Audio Sweets website here.

ASX is open to every station – there’s no subscription just choose the volume you want.

Each volume is available as a buyout download, zipped up ready for you to open and mix. Consisting of remixed beds, original beds for talkover or production, breaks, sound design, artist drops and song drops… everything you need to give your station a sweeter edge. No Subscription required, immediately download now.

ASX is a buy-out website. Click here to hear the demos.

For those stations that want our sweet sound all across their station their dreams have come true with AudioSweets ID, offering sung jingles and full fat custom imaging from the AudioSweets team!

From soft AC sung transitions to in your face CHR imaging – all with that unique sweet coated sound.

Contact us about resings of the packages below or freshly baked custom packages.

Audio Sweets ID jingles can be used on CHR, AC, Hot AC and Christian radio stations. Click here to hear the jingles.

Audio Sweets is available to US stations. Get Audio Sweets on your station now!

Power Impacts now available from Sticky FX

Recognize this situation? You’re in the middle of a production that needs to be finished yesterday and you’re looking for that one specific impact to give your promo or ID that punch to get it started the right way or that one impact that makes your production go out with a bang. And you’re already browsing over an hour through all of your libraries for that one perfect impact……. you know it’s in there somewhere but you can’t find!

These days are over! Sticky FX Productions knows just like you do that time is of the essence when it comes to the way today’s production world works. So we already did the time consuming work of making the best selection of every impact for every situation with our library ‘Power Impacts’.

Stop browsing through all your libraries for that perfect impact, you’ve got all the impacts you will ever need at your fingertips with ‘Power Impacts’. 100 Impacts in various styles, lengths and energy levels. All elements are logically categorized. There’s the ‘Direct Hits’ which give your production instant and powerful punch. ‘Fade in Impacts’ that are great for transitional purposes. The ‘Whoosh Impacts’ are ideal when you need more subtle power. And when you wanna get really nuts with your production, there’s the ‘Crazy Impacts. In each category you’ll find impacts with long tails, short tails, short hits and even special summer and winter impacts.

Power Impacts has 100 impacts that will make your imaging leave a mark on the radio dial! And you’ll also get 10 bonus Power Drones!

Give your imaging the impact it deserves! Always the perfect impact at your fingertips with ‘Power Impacts’. Check out the demo and track listing here and get this power tool for your station today!

Here’s the link for you to hear the Power Impacts demo.

Simply put. Get this library on your station now! After hearing the demo, you can use this library with another sticky FX library.

Meet Cam Buzz Brainard, voiceover artist

Here is a voiceover artist I recently discovered in 2013. His name is Cam Buzz Brainard.

About Cam Buzz Brainard.

Cam Buzz Brainard hails from Flint Michigan, raised on Bob Seger tunes and Detroit Tigers baseball. His career has taken him from the “Great Lakes State” to New York City, Los Angeles and finally Nashville.

Kids know him as the friendly voice of Disney Channel and sports fans know him as the host of “This Week In Baseball” on FOX, taking over a decade ago for the late great Mel Allen. He is also the smart aleck announcer for “Maximum Exposure”, hosts “Breed All About It” on Animal Planet and is the promo voice for the TV series “Friends” in syndication. You will also stumble across his voice on Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and a ton of radio and TV commercials.

You can catch Buzz weekday mornings on “The Highway” the road to new country on Sirius XM (Sirius 60/XM 16). Weekends Buzz and his partner Storme Warren host the biggest country music party in America with the syndicated show “Music City Saturday Night”. And if you wander just outside of Nashville and beyond music row you can check out Buzz’s Alternative Country show “Altville” also in syndication.

Home base is historic Franklin, Tennessee where he lives just off Main Street with his stunning wife Sandy, his son and best buddy Hank, two dogs and a guinea pig. He operates from a killer, tricked out home studio/man cave which is perfect for watching sports, playing poker and hiding from responsibility.

Useless Fax.

• Broke both arms as a child (at separate times) doing evil knieval stunts

• Has taken batting practice and thrown out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

• Prefers to listen to music old school…on vinyl

• Tears up during “Brian’s Song” every single time

• Peed his pants on television (Bozo’s Big Top)

• Has jumped out of an airplane

• Doesn’t believe in superstition or Oprah Winfrey

• Maintains a single digit (just barely) USGA handicap

• Is an ordained minister (thanks to the internet) and has performed a marriage ceremony once.

• Always splits aces and eights in Blackjack

• Names his pets after Hall of Fame worthy baseball players

• Has driven a NASCAR at California Speedway

• Has a very large scar on his left hand (from a broken beer bottle and a wild night)

• Is in the first scene of “Clear and Present Danger”

• Got a hole-in-one (3rd Hole) at Vanderbilt Legends North Course

• Is a semester short of a college degree

Buzz started voicing radio stations in 2005. Since then he has hit the bigtime. His voice is being used on over 400 radio stations and growing. Is your station one of them?

I highly encourage stations who currently use Buzz to stick with him. He is really good and he’ll take care of your station’s imaging. And if your not one of the stations using Buzz, I highly recommend him. You’ll love the quick turn around.

Here is Cam’s shiney new website. Check it out!

Contact Atless Los Angeles to get Cam Buzz Brainard in your market. You’ll be glad you did!

New Sticky FX package. Broken Air

When you’re imaging a CHR-, Hot AC- or Greatest Hits-station in a crowded market and you need production fx that really make you stand out from the rest and still fit the sound of your station, you need Broken Air!

A unique and distinctive sound with lots of punch and energy but also a neutral sound that makes it easy to blend with all your other imaging material.

Break open the airwaves and knock your competition off the air with this multi-format imaging tool. Containing 200 fresh and original fx and work parts like fierce Starters to create attention with right after a stop set or newsbreak. Air Breakers that make it a piece of cake to slice up your message in clear and understandable content. With the Low Breakers you can give your ID’s or promo’s an incredible amount of punch and the Phone Breakers are awesome to create your own Contest imaging with.

Then there’s the Take offs that give your message a feeling of urgency and an increasing level of energy. Need a smooth transition with a punch, you’ve got it with the Whoosh Hits. We also added several Beats which are great when you want to slam a promo or talkoverbed together real quick.

And finally you’ll find some authentic and unique Radio Tune Shots in this fx library that come in handy in lots of situations.

Wanna get working with this 200 piece production tool right away? And knock your competition off the air with this new fresh imaging tool for CHR, Hot AC or Greatest Hits formats. Download Broken Air right now!

Also works for CCM and Country stations! It’s a multi-format FX library.

Go here to listen to the demo.

The Grand Rapids baced company has had a strong year. More stations choose Sticky FX for their FX needs.

Add yourself to the long list of stations using Sticky FX. Download Broken Air today and knock your competition off the air !

New jingle company launches to the radio world. Spine has arrived!

Grand Rapids, Michigan. Press release: October 5, 2015. The radio world has welcomed a new jingle company during The Imaging Days 2015. Introducing… Spine, founded Anthony Timmers and Jean-Paul van Druten.

Over the last couple of years this duo has worked for several strong brands around the world including NRJ, Radio 538, Warner Brothers, MTV, Sky Radio, BBC Radio 1 and WKTU and many, many more. As of October 5th 2015, they combine their forces in the new jingle company Spine.

Anthony Timmers: “The origin of jingles is fading more and more. With Spine we bring back the original structure, combined with contemporary sounds and production styles. But also our workflow has completely changed. Spine is creating the “Spine Backpack”: a database consisting of a wide variety of ’now sounding’ jingles. With our concept “Rethinking Jingles” we also provide more sustainability of our cuts, there’s a clear production link to the playlist – but will not have sound-a-likes as result. So in terms of jingles: we got your back!”.

Jean-Paul van Druten: “Exactly! :-)“.

On spinejingles.com the introduction of the company can be heard and viewed again, of course lots of new productions can be found on the site also. Also via Twitter (@spinejingles) and Facebook (/spinejingles), Spine will be giving updates.

Any radio format can use Spine. The site itself launches at 6:00 PM tonight. Spine’s jingles can be customized with any logo.

So whether your format is CHR, AC, Christian Radio or Country, you’ll sound amazing with Spine.

Here’s the Spine website.

Spine can do a custom package for your station. Or, you can get a resing from any of Spine’s jingle packages on the site.

Welcome Spine to the world and get the sound of Spine on your radio station now!

I’ll be doing a review on this new company. You’ll find that review in the next post.

New Sticky FX Package. KIX FX

the guys over at Sticky FX has relieced a new FX package called KIX FX.

When you do imaging for a station that plays rock oriented music, it can be hard to find the right FX and work parts. You don’t want the cheesy stuff. You want it to have a certain edge without being too harsh and you want it to rock and melt with your station’s music.

It’s here! KIX FX, the production library for pop, rock and alternative formats. A jam packed production tool with over 200 FX that will make your station stand out from the ones still using the boring stuff that’s produced in the same way it has always been done for decades.

The new KIX FX package has separate folders for Impacts, Starters, Fx, Beats, Drones, Separators and statics which makes it easy to work with in a wide range of formats. It blends with lots of musical styles from pop to rock and from alternative dance to eclectic.

KIX FX gives you that original edge. Legendary alternative imager John Frost who created the world famous sound for KROQ Los Angeles in the 80’s and 90’s now runs his own production service Frostbytes and says: “The new KIX FX library is really solid! The Impacts are varied and original, your use of Guitars is refreshing throughout.”

Dutch imaging director for KX Radio, Maurice Verschuuren is hooked on the sound of the new KIX FX: “KIX FX helps to bring out the best in me as producer, and it perfectly glues all the musical styles we play in our eclectic format together. KIX FX fits in every time and everywhere.”

Stew Hererra, Creative Services Director of KLOS in Los Angeles tells: “I’m using the new KIX FX for our Classic Rock format here at KLOS and I’m really digging it!”

Whether you’re a Bear, Peak, Edge or Jack. When your station is playing rock music, it’s time to get the new KIX FX. Over 200 FX and work parts for pop, rock and alternative radio!

Not just for pop, rock and alternative. It’s for every format. Country, Hot AC, Christian radio, Classic Hits and Classic rock as well!

It’s a buyout FX package for any radio station. it’s also non market exclusive. Get KIX FX on your station today!

Side note. One more FX package is coming later this month. Watch this space!

Big Fish Worldwide relaunches

Today, Big fish worldwide has relaunched.

The new website opened it’s dores to the public this morning.

Ian Stergen is now running the company alone. Dave Meffert is no longer producing for BigFish worldwide as he now handles Imagio and other libraries for TM Studios.

From the all new Big Fish Worldwide Website.

Welcome to Big Fish Worldwide!

Click around the all-new Big Fish Worldwide to see what you see. Big Fish Workparts are used in every top five radio market, but we also work with independent producers. Whether your a major market creative services director, a freelance imaging guy, or just need some sounds to spice up your podcast, we’ve got you covered.

All the sound effects, and music beds on Big Fish are Royalty Free, which means you can use them in all your custom imaging projects without having to purchase any additional licensing. Pay once, and use it on all your stations. Get the production FX you need without breaking the bank, or surrendering precious barter.

With the company relaunch, Ian acquired all of the FX packages he worked on with Dave Meffert. He currently is working on new stuff. Right now he has launched Big Fish Weekly, which means that you get new FX and music beds once a week.

Big Fish Worldwide FX packages are buyout packages, and will work for any format.

I’ll make a follow up post as soon as I hear everything they have, and see if it’s worth buying or not. With Ian now running the company by himself and without Dave Meffert, things will be different.

Imaging showcase: Imaging Arsenal

Here is yet another imaging service created by the world’s well known radio imaging producer Dave Meffert.

It’s called Imaging Arsenal.

From the Imaging Arsenal website, here is some info about this new service.

Imaging Arsenal is a subsidiary of TM Studios, Inc. Our mission is to offer the best imaging libraries in the world.

All libraries within the Arsenal contain great stuff that you can really use at prices you can easily justify – unique sounds and effects produced by the top imaging guys on the planet.

Imaging Arsenal is a buyout imaging service. Imaging Arsenal containes imaging libraries that can be used on any radio format. And if there is a library you would like Imaging Arsenal to represent, just let Dave Meffert and his team know!

Check out Imaging Arsenal here!

This is imaging service #10 for Dave Meffert. I’m going to list all of his imaging creations in the next couple of days, so stay tuned! It might be sooner.

PD’S, Get Imaging Arsenal on your radio station now! You’ll be glad you did!

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