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F*Cue production music, sound effects and production elements library

F*Cue Production Music, Sound Effects and Imaging Elements Library

Part of the much anticipated September re-launch of Cue Creative in the Netherlands, the Hague-based events, production and imaging company has just blasted off a new production music, sound effects and production elements library outlandishly called F*Cue.

F*Cue, pronounced as “fuk-yu”, is a library filled with production music, sound effects and production tools. The online demo describes its elements confronting with stuffs like beds and pads. Radio imaging and production tools like urban scratches will make your promos scream. Fire starters will make your sweepers ring the alarm. Plus, edgy highs, “lay-ee” lows and other F*Cue ways.

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Free Ramp Jingles Cuts

Free Ramp Jingle cutsRadio Jingles has just added a new section on the site (http://www.radiojingles.co.nr) where you can download ramp jingle cuts. You can use these free ramp jingle cuts live on the air as a talk over bed or as bed for your radio promos. On the first week of giving away free ramp jingle cuts, RadioJingles featured two cuts for Hot AC and two cuts for Country stations and one cut for CHR stations.

Check out these free ramp jingle cutscuts on www.radiojingles.co.nr:

Download your free ramp jingle cuts at http://www.radiojingles.co.nr. Go now!

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Free KillerHertz Production Elements

Visit www.radiojingles.co.nr to preview and download these freebies.

KH1234_samples_KHz1_Tr_32.mp3 511k []
KH1234_samples_KHz1_Tr_50.mp3 367k []
KH1234_samples_KHz2_Tr_08.mp3 410k []
KH1234_samples_KHz2_Tr_20.mp3 441k []
KH1234_samples_KHz3_Tr_22.mp3 466k []
KH1234_samples_KHz3_Tr_25.mp3 378k []
KH1234_samples_KHz4_Tr_09.mp3 447k []
KH1234_samples_KHz4_Tr_27.mp3 447k []
Here are a few the imaging bits and pieces of the KillerHertz Production and Imaging series. You may visit http://www.killerhertz.com for full details. Or visit our website for a featured article soon on www.radiojingles.co.nr

More free downloads here.

Free Radio Jingles Sweepers and Liners

What You Need To Know About Free Radio Jingles and Sweepers

Freebies are a great way to sample a company’s service or products. There are plenty of ways of you can avail of such free services.

1. Imaging and Voiceover Forums

RadioDaddy.com is probably a cliché when it comes to requesting free VOs. Great if you want to try a new voice for your station without going through different sites. You can also try BroadcastingWorld.net

2. Request a Free Demo

There are plenty of voice services and production companies that offer free custom demos. You can send in your script. However, there could be limits in the length or production.

3. Pre-produced Freebies

Services like ScottLanter.com offer promotional pre-produced sweepers for free. You can also download pre-produced sweeper shells and add your station voice.

Tip:

Again, the purpose of availing these services is to try out a company or a voice. Keep yourself updated of the latest in the industry so you know who’s offering which service or product.

You can subscribe to fresh news imaging here http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=RadioJinglesAudioCenter&loc=en_US

Download the mixouts from the links below
http://www.radiojinglesvip.com/free-radio-jingles
https://www.radiojingles.vip/product-category/free/
http://www.radiojinglesvip.com/contact.htm

Send us your script/copy of your free voiceover now at :
http://www.radiojinglesvip.com/contact.htm

Guide To Create Your Own Show Opener Radio ID

Most radio stations would really love to have their radio shows or programs stand out. Each of the station’s program is unique – in its manner of presentation, the content and of course the audience.

A great way to kick off a radio program is by using show openers. These are station IDs used to launch a radio program and to transition programming from one radio show to another. Here’s a quick guide on how to make a killer show opener.

Cool Idea

It begins with pen and paper and not the mic and Audition. Writing a good script means a lot, your show opener should describe amply about that radio program.

Keep It Short

Don’t make it too long, radio show opener IDs must be less than 30 seconds. You don’t want to keep your listeners waiting.

Back It Up

Choose a background music or bed that will be used as a theme on which the show opener ID will revolve. For example, if the radio show is about 80s music, make sure the bed and the production elements are those that depict the music and the feel of that era.

Use SFX and other Production Elements

Don’t just throw in some simple lines over a bed, make it hip by adding some production elements like artist drops, sound bites or other audio clip arts. SFX effects are great but it depends on the nature of the radio show. It should be used moderately as too much SFX will overkill your show opener ID.

Proper Production Technique

What you hear in the studio might not exactly what you hear on actual broadcast. Broadcast transmission can sometimes alter the finished product of your show opener ID. Sometimes, the sound effects could get blurred or get subtle. Make sure you adjust some Parametric EQ in Cool Edit or Adobe Audition. Use compression for the voiceover material and some hard limiting for finishing.

The most important aspect in creating show openers is definitely the originality and originality of the material. It must be catchy enough to keep your listeners stuck to their radio sets.

Download a showopener production element here . This site uses Badongo Uploading services for secured, hacker-free and virus free downloads. The downloads available in this site are for workshop purposes only.

Free Audio Clip Arts

Radio Jingles is pleased to announce that in addition to our regular articles, tipsies and how to’s we will also be posting free audio clips that can be integrated into any of your radio imaging needs.

This sound bite is great for that quick station ID or cool for promos. Here it is our initial offer. Just a quick preview while our team are scouring for great and usable sound bites. Download here.

Leave the Old ‘Back to school’ Radio Imaging Idea

The first half of the year is about to end and with less than 30 days to go before the second half starts; you definitely have a short time for preparing your next radio imaging set.

Well what’s going to be your next move? Hire a voice over guy throw in a few common and cheesy radio imaging sweeper liners and then vuwalah! – There goes your new set of radio imaging.

The most common mistake of radio program directors and radio imaging directors alike is when they lack the creativity in imaging their station. A station must make a punchy statement. And with the month of June fast-approaching as late as now you should already have something in mind for your next radio imaging.

Okay, the first thing that comes to your mind when you do your radio imaging this June – oh yes, the back to school stuff. Well I tell you, everybody’s been doing it. The crappy old usual radio imaging liners you hear on the radio that goes “Hey we are your back to school radio – we are cool cool school fool radio” which is just basically hypocrisy to anybody.

How come a radio station becomes an official back to school station? It’s an ancient radio imaging idea. Think outside of the box. Here are a few guides and tips and some pesky ideas you will find indispensable for your station’s next radio imaging.

Instead of the usual “back to school fool thing”, why not use radio imaging liners or sweepers that go “we are your unofficial back to school radio” and if that is still cheesy, why not go, “we are you official play the hooky station” or ”we are your official cutting class station”. How’s that?

But hey, you don’t want to mess up with KBP or some moral-leaning radio folks who happen to be sitting on the station manager’s seat. Oops! But you get the idea! It’s time to rebel!

All the more you don’t have to go overboard, you can still use the ancient “back to school” radio imaging theme but give it a little tweak. The Killerbee network has made a good twist with their Killerbee University stuff. And their liners go “This is the Killerbee University, it’s time to meet your classmates….” [a series of artist bites goes] … “this is the Killerbee University”. Cool huh? But not necessarily an original idea though as some radio stations in the US have used this method.

Even more, radio stations in the US don’t usually cash in on the back to school radio imaging idea. School is such pesky thought to use in radio imaging. Yet don’t get over pretentious. Just be what your station’s personality should be. If you have been really making good marks with the usual back to school radio imaging theme, cool. But then again, radio has indeed evolved, and so are listeners. It’s time to hear something new.

Here’s a cool drum pad you can use for your next radio imaging or throw it up as a live jock talk over bed.

What You Need to Know About Beatmixxers

When to use beatmixxers? That you might be asking. But before the class starts today, well, it’s going to start now.

What are beatmixxers?

Beatmixxers are not really new in the imaging world as they have been used ever since radio imaging directors learned how to create a montage of their station’s playlist. Major radio imaging and jingle production houses are fond of calling it beatmix. But this should not be confused with a relatively similar imaging product that is a property of one of the biggest contemporary jingle producers in the U.S. – Reelworld (www.reelworld.com). Theirs is a different beatmix since it refers to their song intro service.

Beatmixxer is a collage of song bites that is beat matched to a common BPM. Most program directors and imaging guys have found this approach significantly practical in imaging their stations. As they say, “what better way to image your station than using your playlist.”

Beatmixxers have evolved as new techniques in audio design were achieved. The availability of end user audio editing softwares like Adobe Audition ( www.adobe.com ) and Sound Forge have enabled the ordinary radio person to create his own brilliant imaging ideas.

Modern Beatmixxers

Today beatmixxers are not just a pure Frankenstein-stitched imaging approach; imaging directors are now able to seamlessly blend a variety of song bites that can range from pop to rock, hiphop to ballad into a single imaging element. Beatmixxers are driven by pulse beats or drum loops, where each song bite is keyed and tempo-adjusted to match-beat the back ground drums.

Beatmixxers are different from music imagers since music imagers are only composed of 3 song bites. In a music imager, song bites are separated by beat separator FX, so they don’t really follow a common BPM unlike beatmixxers. Reelworld has a good example of music imagers in their Z100 2003 jingle demo, which they aptly call “beat separators”.

Beatmixxers are great for top of hours, show openers, program primer or teasers, half-hour breaks, or just an ordinary station ID. Beatmixxers can usually run from 15 seconds to 30 seconds.

Download beatmixxers

There are a lot of companies now that offer beatmixxing services today. Mint Audio in the U.K. produce great beatmixxing capabilities. You can search the internet for beatmixxing production houses. Radio Jingles blog will follow up this article with some helpful tips on how to create your own beatmixxers.

Listen to a sample of a beatmixxers here. Contact the Radio Jingles Team by visiting our Contact Us page at www.radiojingles.co.nr .