2016 Vox Award Winner

Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Generic Ramblings, Radio Work, Voiceover

So this happened…!

Vox award winner

Vox Award Winner..

Vox Award WinnerI was more than happy enough just to be nominated but to find myself a winner of  this Vox Award was truly awesome. Over the past few years a lot of hard work has gone into what I do and it’s fantastic to be recognised, particularly in the field of Imaging and Promo voiceover which is the genre I have been involved in the longest.

My thanks must go to Chris & Mark at Devaweb who are a tremendous production company based in Manchester Media City as this is their award too. They produced the winning work and do their magic on a daily basis to produce outstanding finished audio. The also produced the award entry and you can take a listen here…

 

Thanks too to Steve Martin of Earshot Creative, who was the kind sponsor of this award. In fact if you missed going to Vox and want to catch up you check out Steve’s live blog of the event here

Really really pleased, and thanks also to the judges, and organisers Posy & Stevie and team @VoxEvents for putting on a great night, and my fellow winners & finalists too. You can read about all of the winners here

 

 

Are British brands actually British..?

Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Generic Ramblings

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Buy British was the phrase once upon a time, but now many brands we think of as being from this fair isle may not be quite as British as you think. See if you can figure out the ones that still are, and the ones which are now Ex Pats..!

 

 

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Music Imaging on WildHitz UK

Written by Ian. Posted in Blog, Generic Ramblings, Voiceover

 

If there’s one thing I’ve got more experience of voicing than anything else it has to be Imaging. Going way back 15 years or so, some radio idents were the very first thing I did as a voiceover, and being from a radio background that’s what I’ve done the most. Imaging can be as varied as anything else, it depends what “image” you are looking to project, are you soft and velvety, heavy grunge rock, or the latest dance music..? It doesn’t matter, what does though is making sure you get the right imaging to seamlessly match up with your product.

Get it right though and it can make a massive difference to your output, it’s the cherry on the cake, and really sets up what your channel is all about. Without imaging, or a brand identity you’re just playing songs, and as everybody knows, it’s much more fun going to a party with a theme than just sitting around eating crisps.

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Recently I’ve been working with a new online music channel called WildHitz, who after experiencing much success in Europe have now launched a channel just for the UK. The concept is simple, current big hits, very much like a TV channel but the difference is you can skip the tunes you don’t like and if you create a user log in then it also remembers the kind of tunes you like. Interspersed is hot imaging with great visuals which create a real cool sense of fun. It’s all about enjoying life, living for the weekend, and the way the branding is produced really gives the channel its sense of identity.

You can check it out here wildhitz.co.uk

And here is a selection of how the imaging featuring my voice sounds

 

2015, The Future Year On Back To the Future

Written by Ian. Posted in Generic Ramblings

 

Happy new year first and foremost! And here we are in 2015, the year depicted in Back To The Future 2 with Michael J Fox riding around on a hover board and trainers that do themselves up.

However, you know what, take a look at this video, they we’re too far wide of the mark…

In the meantime, we’ll just have to make do with Velcro…

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Radio Imaging – Speysound Radio

Written by Ian. Posted in Generic Ramblings, Radio Work, Voiceover

Working together with devaweb.com – I’m part of the station imaging for a new station in Scotland called Speysound Radio. They broadcast in the mountain area and Ski resort of Aviemore, so if you’re heading up there for either a summer or winter holiday be sure to give them a listen..!

Here is a sample of how the finished audio sounds.

If you’re like to have me on your station, no matter how large or small, just get in touch to discuss your requirements!

Ian