Posts Tagged ‘kscs’

Trick or….Ryan “CHARLIE” Drean, the Benztown Country Imaging Expert, did a short audio tutorial about VO treatment for a fast and easy to do, but really useful and scary VO effect.  The treatment works  perfect for Halloween or a Horror scene and the best is you donz need fancy or ultra expensive plugINs for it.

Ryan used the KSCS Voice Over Talent to show you how to create a similar effect with your Voice Over Guy / Girl in seconds. Enjoy and Thanks to Ryan for sharing this first audio tutorial! I also add recent audio Ryan did for Benztown Country to give you an impession of his great work including his latest audio bits for Halloween!

It has been 10 years now, exactly, when the world was hit by the most brutal act of terrorism ever. An entire nation was shocked, thousands of innocent victims found dead and the entire world was looking to NYC – this song was the soundtrack to it.

Here is the best Imaging pieces I could find covering the tragedy of that day, which changed the world. Thanks to all the contributers! I am honored to be able t0 post material, created by the best of the best in the imaging world including David Konsky, Dave Foxx, Sidey, Ryan Drean, John Masecar, Matthieu Blaise – just to name a few!

Audio Pieces examples:

Australia’s finest, David Konsky, sent us this piece, he created for 2DayFM

Z100’s legend himself, Dave Fox, created this series of elements

Triple MMM’s multi award wining Australian Imaging and VO artist Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen with his 10 years tribute

Ryan’s KSCS Country tribute to 9/11, amazing VO by John Willyard.

Canadian Imaging Legend John Masecar sent this piece, which was done right after the attacks.

Adam created this masterpiece including Ray Charles’s great song ‘America the beautiful’

Matthieu Blaise’s Europe 1 tribute to 9/11

Benztown’s 10 years tribute.

James Stodd sent us a link to this interview with Lee Harris of 1010WINS in New York City, who was on air when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Also check James’ blog for more great radio content.

I don’t know, if I need to explain to you who Ryan Drean is or what he does. I bet you all know Ryan from his legendary website and blog,  as the head of imaging for KSCS in Dallas, as the imaging guy for the Benztown country library, as stunning Voice Over Artist or as the guy being nominated for the first ever All Access award in the category Imaging. ….did I forget something? I bet!

To me Ryan is one of the best Imaging guys you in the world, a country imaging legend and a true radio expert. I am honored to work with him at Benztown and interview the man, who usually interviews the stars of our scene.

Check Ryans Imaging and VO demo, his screen shots including plugIN settings, learn production tricks and read how it feels to interview all this legendary people….ENTER Ryan! (more…)

Ryan our benztown branding country imaging director and head of Imaging for KSCS in Dallas checked out this amazing new plugIn for you and banged out an insane review video. Ryan also runs the blog “Ryan on the radio”.

Hey Prod nerds (like me),

I grabbed Stutter Edit from Izotope the instant it was released. I had been waiting on this for over a year and can say I love it immediately. I can’t do a full review yet as I just used it on a basic drum loop for now, which you can see in the video…

…But I have a few thoughts on it. Some plugs, like Transfuser, on a normal Pro Tools 8.x LE machine “feel” heavy. They use a lot of resources and bog things down a bit. Other plugs like Nexus 2, are super light and you can’t even tell they are in the session. I LOVE both of those plugs but there are trade offs. The same goes when you use many plugs in a session. Some start bogging things down a lot faster than others. To me, Stutter Edit is VERY light. It may be that my expectations were low (I thought it may be a crazy monster of a program) but it does feel light weight and not a big system resource suck. I know it may just depend on when I start instantiating lots of filters or comps or other synths but for now it loads very fast and doesn’t lag.

You need to use a midi controller. If you don’t have one then I believe you can paint in the “gestures” into the piano roll but I am not positive plus that way would suck. This should be fun not tedious. So get a midi controller.

It promised to stay on tempo with what you are “stuttering” and I’ll be damned if didn’t do that perfectly from the git-go. I was weary about that. Basically, I didn’t know how skilled you needed to be to make it work right but I got it going perfectly, quickly. You hit the keys and cool stuff happens. I need to start using it on more complex tracks or possibly on the master of an entire song but until then I can say in a simple usage, it works great