The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Setting Your Recording Levels

| July 1, 2017

Producer, artist, software developer, actor, and all around Renaissance man Steven Jay Cohen has your back when it comes to getting the best recording levels. Check out this post on his site: Setting Your Own Recording Levels: A Step-by-Step Guide. Something has changed. You bought a new mic? A new pre-amp? You added some new […]

The Reaper Mops Up

| June 28, 2017

It’s always great when we who use Reaper get great help. Tanja Milojevic from Lightning Bolt Theater of the Mind posted this little gem of a youtube channel. I must see for those of us struggling to always make better audio works!

Audio Dramatist for Hire!

| May 30, 2017

The Internet is buzzing with the news that Audible.com has decided to launch a five million dollar fund to find and play audio drama writers. The Digital-Reader has all the details: Audible, the digital audiobook giant, announced Tuesday that it would create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights — not for […]

Behind the Sounds

| May 8, 2017

This great OnStage article was shared on Facebook by our amigo, Jeff Billard a grand thaumaturge in both the audio and stage dramatic varieties. It suggests that all actors should spend some time behind the scenes understanding what goes on from the purposes of stage managing. As usual, we ask the question. Should all audio […]

Snobbish Sonic

| January 10, 2017

Someone said to me recently that they felt that audio drama folks weren’t as snobby as podnovel folks. That was a strange comment to make. Looking back, I do notice that Audio Drama has been seen as the ugly step-child of the podcast community somewhat. Through the years there’s even been some suggestions that audio […]

Need an Accent? Check it Here

| October 29, 2016

The indomitable Richard Summers (aka Captain Radio) posted an awesome link in Facebook the other day. Global Map of Accents is a huge project that has audio recordings of people from various parts of the world so that audio voice actors can get a feel for the accent of the region. This is a phenomenal tool for […]

Take the extra S out of your Sonic!

| October 7, 2016

Prosound has a great article on In the Studio: Tips for Controlling Vocal Sibilance. If you’re unaware of what “sibilance” is, very quickly it is the strong consonants that are stressed (sometimes overly so) in recordings. If you’ve ever listened to someone who let’s their S’s linger a little longer than usual, that could be […]