The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Welcome To The Sonic Society!

Each week Jack Ward and David Ault are pleased to showcase the very best Modern Audio Theatre (Radio Drama) from around the world. From the days of Old Time Radio in the early 20th century until the modern age of broadcasts, podcasts, and streaming simulcasts, audio plays are movies for the mind!

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The Air is Electric

Posted By on February 19, 2015

EVPWhen Tim Heffernan of Dramapod fame contacted us to talk about his new exciting project- that being the remake of the website to a comprehensive collection of Audio Drama Feeds, albums, and shows hosted by The Dramapod we were thrilled! Imagine all the productions out there that still haven’t found an RSS Feed or a place to disseminate amongst the masses. After our discussion, I considered how we could be involved.

For many years, fans of the Sonic Society and Electric Vicuña Productions have asked us to provide a separate feed of EVP’s original work.

So here’s our chance. Every Wednesday, check the new Electric Vicuña Podcast feed for a re-release of our shows chronologically in time. Who knows, maybe even Gate will be done by then? Please join us for Wednesday’s EVP releases on the new feed from Dramapod!

Rounding the Post!

Posted By on February 19, 2015

racehorse1021As we round the final lap for NADSWRIM this year, it’s time to check in! How are you doing? Are you pacing yourself or will it be a race to the final finish line? Make sure you share with us on twitter or facebook as to what you’re doing! No matter your writing race, make sure you make you make it a personal first! Good luck on the final week!

 

February Listening on Audible

Posted By on February 18, 2015

audibleWhile you’re in the midst of your writing frenzy of NADSWRIM this month, take a moment and have a listen to the incredible free content coming from the Internet’s largest provider of audio at Audible.com. Further to Black History month in Canada, Audible is providing four new free audio drama every Wednesday. Sign up and download today!

 

Episode 416- Heist of Avalon

Posted By on February 17, 2015

 
Jack and David continue on our journey with It’s About Time Travel Agencyand “The Heist” as well as “Altered Avalon” Episode #1 by Strange Company.

Special Bonus Audio Drama: “Blast from the Past”

Pass the Torch!

Posted By on February 16, 2015

Mark-smThe incredible Jerry Stearns has been a powerhouse in creating the modern experience of audio drama and supporting its meteoric growth for the last two decades. He retired last year from facilitating The Mark Time Awards. The new dedication of the awards are expanding to represent the growth in our medium. Make sure you add your entry before the deadline of March 20th, now presented in the Kansas City, Hear Now Festival!

 

Sonic Speaks- 0124- Politeness and Mannering

Posted By on February 15, 2015

 
Novelist and audio drama author and raconteur, Paul Mannering sits down with Jack to talk about the beginnings of the Golden Age of Modern Audio Drama with Broken Sea Audio and all things creative.

Sonic Workshop: Like it Loud?

Posted By on February 14, 2015

loudness_FEATURED-800x440Do you have problem with getting the volume just right? Check out The Audio Producer’s Guide To Loudness by Rob Byers.

Jeff Towne gives us a great intro about this article:

We all know the experience – listening to the radio or watching TV, a loud commercial jumps out, sending you grabbing for the volume control. Or conversely, your favorite program is too quiet leading you to crank up the volume, even though you know louder levels will startle you as the next program starts. Variations in program levels have been a problem for public radio stations, and now the public radio world is attempting to even out this difference by implementing a new loudness standard. Adhering to this standard will soon be required when submitting programs to the Public Radio Satellite System’s ContentDepot, PRX, and other organizations, and it’s also just a good tool for making sure your mixes keep a steady level.

Ruby, Ruby

Posted By on February 13, 2015

RR1ZBS and Tim Clark present a full recreated Ruby The Adventures of the Galactic Gumshoe.

Download this amazing eighties series. ZBS’s website clarifies the release which has just gone nuts on BOING BOING.

ZBS:

Tim didn’t actually change the music, he enhanced it. When Ruby was produced in 1981, we had synthesizers but not computers, not the marvelous musical instruments that can be called forth whenever one desires. Tim kept the original Ruby music and added to it, gave it more zip, more zap, more punch, more pizzazz. He gave Ruby a new life.

Sonic Echo- 0124- The Next 2000

Posted By on February 13, 2015

 
Speaking in an emergency session to the Science Council, Jack outlines the amazing but short-lived series 2000 Plus filled with original audio drama and featured tonight on Sonic Echo with the two episodes “A Space Wreck” and “A Veteran Comes Home”.

Old Timey Breaking Bad

Posted By on February 12, 2015

The folks over at Cracked.com have caught up with the times. While I’ve been loving their sketch work and lists for a long time now, peer your peepers and break out in guffaws at their Old Time Radio recap of Breaking Bad. Great stuff you rascally hooligans!


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