My main interests are Sound Design, Sound Effects and Foley but occasionally I’m asked to create other artifacts like jingles. As part of an Audio Application Project involving creating a whole sound track for the Open Source movie Elephants Dream I’ve recorded quite a few sound effects, so I thought I’d share a few of them, and a few other pieces I created for a few other projects too!
Here’s one of the jingles I made for a production of Steel Magnolias at the theatre I work at. As there’s a radio playing through a significant portion of the show, we created news bulletins and jingles to make the radio station sound more convincing. It was recorded in my home studio using a Korg Triton and a Korg SP-100, and I recorded the vocals in a bar! As the play was set in the 1980’s, I tried to make the production values reflect the era.
The following jingle is from the same play, we wanted something which reflected the kind of music that a radio station like KPPD might have had, (the play is set in a small church town called Chinquapin in Louisiana!) so we got a lit country! I really enjoyed making this!