The R.A.P. Soundstage - December 2016

We kick things off this month with another Editor’s Choice Award winner on track 1. Domestic Violence Awareness is highlighted this time of year in both Canada and the US. Creating imaging and PSAs for this subject can be challenging. We often hear material with victims recounting their abuse, which is not easy to hear, but actually hearing the abuse is even more difficult to take in. Matthys Pischke submitted a PSA that carefully but strongly simulates what domestic violence can sound like. Not comfortable to hear, but it certainly raises the “awareness” of this issue.

Track 2 is a client-voiced spot Ryan Spooner sent in along with his response to this month’s Q It Up question on client-voiced commercials. You’ll find Ryan’s comments on page 7. Track 3 is the audio Dave Foxx references in his Production 512 column this month. Commercials are on tracks 4-12, and promos are on tracks 13-16. We wrap it up with some sample recordings Don Elliot did on the Tascam DR-100mkIII he reviewed in the month’s Test Drive on page 13.

Log in to check out this month’s audio. Thanks to all for your submissions for this month’s Soundstage! Deadline for the January Soundstage is Wednesday, December 21st! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  1. ECA WINNER: Campbell River Women’s Centre - Family Violence Awareness Month, Matthys Pischke, Vista Ideas Group, Kelowna, BC
  2. Penetang Home Hardware Christmas Gift Guide, Ryan Spooner and Shelley Barry, Larche Communications, Own Sound, ON
  3. The Naked Breakfast, Dave Foxx
  4. Juice Stop - Hear the Fresh, Ben Kuhns, Townsquare Media/Results Radio, Sioux Falls, SD
  5. The Sage Pub – Blackout, Corey Coldwell, Bell Media, Penticton, BC
  6. Harmony House – iCare, Kat Morgan Gaines, SoundCafé, E.W. Scripps Co., Springfield, MO
  7. Loco Lou’s, Britt Jones and Dylan Von Rambow, SAIT, Calgary, AB
  8. 2017 Moody Scripture Calendar, Lee Rugen, Moody Radio, Chicago, IL
  9. Brazilian Villian – Jungle, Jesse Wilkins, CKMH, Medicine Hat, AB
  10. Global Pet Foods - Play Zone, Andrew Frame, BAFSoundworks
  11. George Benson Mock Spot, Todd Franklin, Tee One Productions, LLC
  12. Pete’s Autobody - Winter 2, Tyler Hodkinson
  13. KISS Mystery Mixtape - During Promo 1, Jamie Montgomery, Rogers, Ottawa, ON
  14. LG1043 Monster Hit Weekend Promo, Cameron Wendt
  15. 24 Days of Christmas 2016, Dylan Kew, Blackgold Broadcasting, Leduc, AB
  16. KISS - ATT Splitter, Alex Zaretsky, Rogers, Lethbridge, AB
  17. Tascam DR100mkIII Test Drive Audio, Don Elliot, Levine/Schwab Broadcasting, Los Angeles, CA

Support the R.A.P. Soundstage by sending some audio you’ve recently produced at your studios. Please include your e-mail address for anyone interested in finding out details about the work. Promos, commercials, sweepers/IDs, bits, spoof spots, song parodies, and most any other good piece of production are welcome. If you send sweeper/ID montages, make them around sixty to ninety seconds long max. All other items should be sent on separate files. Please normalize your mp3 files and trim the silence from the front and back. Email to, and thank you for supporting the R.A.P. Soundstage, formerly known as The R.A.P. CD and The R.A.P Cassette from way back in the day – none of which exist or have existed without you. J

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