Weld County Garage Jingle Demo

Weld County Garage Jingle Demo

Jingles and Voice overs delivered quickly and professionally for your company from Michael Stone/AudioPros.com. Here’s a demo for Weld County Garage of a jingle.
Published in: on November 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Weather Blues-Louie on the Colorado Rockies

Michael StoneAudioPros.com

This is an AUDIO POST. A character I created for the show. Click on the links for the audio.

Lead bellie Louie, The World’s One and Only Blues weatherman stops by with Michael and Susan. He’s fired up about the Rockies being in the World Series.

Lead bellie Louie, The World’s One and Only Blues weatherman stops by with Michael and Susan. His beloved Rockies lost one

Lead bellie Louie, The World’s One and Only Blues weatherman stops by with Michael and Susan. He believes he sees a strategy in the Rockies losses.

Enjoy!

Michael Stone.

Published in: on October 26, 2007 at 8:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Weather Blues-Men & Women

Michael StoneAudioPros.com

Lead Bellie Louie is a character I created over 20 years ago for the show. He allows me to change up the weather forecast which we do 4 times and hour, with a little humor and fun commentarty. Here; Louie speaks on the difference between men and women. Enjoy!

I’d love to hear your comments.

Michael Stone

Published in: on October 25, 2007 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

AudioPros-Sonar 7 video-Smart MIDI tools

Michael StoneAudioPros.com

Sonar 7 Producer Edition is the latest upgrade from Cakewalk’s line of Sonar music production software.

I own and use Sonar 6 heavily in my personal music production for my personal cd and my jingle production for AudioPros.com.

What we’ve done, and will do is assemble some of the tutorial videos, to let you look at the various aspects that the new Sonar 7 offers and whether or not it’s for you.

If you work with MIDI a lot, take a look at this tutorial onthe Smart MIDI tools. They allow you to do many MIDI functions quickly and easily.

Speed MIDI editing with SONAR 7′s Smart MIDI Tools

Sonar 7 Producer Edition runs around $499. It’s pricey, but in my experience with Cakewalk products it’s worth it, even if the learning curve is a little steep.

I’d rather spend that kind of money knowing I have MUCH MORE to learn than thinking, “Is that it?”.

But if that price tag totally turns you off take a look at some other products from Cakewalk . I’ll have more on those more affordable products and other tutorials that I dig up around the web to help you out in your decision making process, but also in the day to day basics of running these sometimes complex programs.

All the best.
–Michael Stone–
Singer-songwriter
Radio personality
–Observer–
AudioPros.com

AudioPros-Sonar 7 video- Drums-beats rythyms

Michael StoneAudioPros.com

Sonar 7 Producer Edition is the latest upgrade from Cakewalk’s line of Sonar music production software. I own and use Sonar 6 heavily in my personal music production for my personal cd and my jingle production for AudioPros.com

What we’ve done, and will do is assemble some of the tutorial videos, to let you look at the various aspects that the new Sonar 7 offers and whether or not it’s for you.

If you’re looking to create drum parts without the drummer, then you’ll want to take a look at what we have to offer this time around.

First up is this excellent tutorial on creating program beats & lines with Sonar 7‘s Step Sequencer.

Program Beats & Lines with Sonar 7‘s Step Sequencer.

Sonar 7 Producer Edition runs around $499. It’s pricey, but in my experience with Cakewalk products it’s worth it, even if the learning curve is a little steep.

I’d rather spend that kind of money knowing I have MUCH MORE to learn than thinking, “Is that it?”.

But if that price tag totally turns you off take a look at some other products from Cakewalk . I’ll have more on those more affordable products and other tutorials that I dig up around the web to help you out in your decision making process, but also in the day to day basics of running these sometimes complex programs.

All the best.

–Michael Stone–
Singer-songwriter
Radio personality
–Observer–
AudioPros.com

Adobe Audition 3

Michael Stone

Adobe Audition 3 production software is coming Oct. 29th.

Since Adobe bought Syntrillium, and with it Cool Edit, a few years back, the updates have been coming fairly regularly. With each update, Audition has improved features that bring it into serious competition with the likes of Sonar and Pro Tools.

Adobe Audition 3 is for the “sound designer, musician, recording engineer, mastering engineer, or other audiocentric professional who needs an all-in-one toolset for professional audio production.”

Adobe offers another audio product, Soundbooth 3, which has fewer bells and whistles, perhaps for the less demanding producer, and at a less demanding price, but more on that later.

Adobe Audition 3 offers 50 real-time audio effects including echo, flange, reverb and others. It also supports ASIO, VST, DirectX, and ReWire.

They improved the mixing window, quick punch in reality there are far too many features for me to discuss here. I have Audition 2.0 and after taking a look at what they have to offer, I’m seriously considering the Adobe Audition 3-Upgrade. Will this replace Sonar 6 Producer for me, probably not, but there are times I can see projects that I may want to use this software for.

In fact Adobe has a pretty nifty features page that will give you a video demonstration on many of the features available. Take a look and decide if it’s for you.

Watch the latest videos on YouTube.com

—Michael Stone—
Singer-songwriter

Radio Personality
—Observer—
AudioPros.com

Transposing music help

Michael Stone

I dis-like doing covers when playing live. The bottom line is that I only want to play my originals.

Reality check here Michael.

If you want people to give your originals a listen, intersperse them with covers, especially in a bar-club scene.

So, off I go to find some covers that I like and can learn quickly for an upcoming club gig. I found several through some quick Google TAB searches and was off to learn them. That’s when I realized they were too high for my vocal range. OK, time to sit down and transpose to my range.

Then I thought, hey is there a transposition tool online. Here I go a Googling, and sure enough, here it is; a transpositon tool online. Enter the chords and lyrics, tell it what key you’d like it in and presto, chango, you’ve got a transposed version of your song. Pretty cool, huh?

It”ll save you some time. Enjoy!

Michael Stone
Singer-songwriter
Radio personality
—Observer—

Sonar 7 Released

Michael Stone

Cakewalk has released Sonar 7 Producer.

I have been running with Sonar 6 Producer since it first came out. While, I’m far from expert using the program, I can highly recommend this great Cakewalk product.

Now when it come to using these powerful programs, you can be overwhelmed.

Scott Garrigus’ Sonar 6 Power Guide is a great and very easy to underand step by step guide to learning these programs. I’m sure he has a new book in the works for

Another source for information on SONAR is Scott Anderton’s reviews at Harmony Central.

You’ll really get a good idea of what kind of creative output you can attain with these powerful programs.

All the best!

Michael Stone
Singer-songwriter
Radio personality
—Observer—

I’ve been using Sonar 6 Producer mainly for my music production, for my cd, “Inspired by a true story”.

Multi-track recording capabilities, a MIDI functionality and great effects possibilities allow the user to create just about any soundscape you can imagine.

Here’s a quick description from Cakewalk:

Sonar 7 Producer. Edition offers a remarkable experience that excels at every step of your production-from its inspiring, open and customizable environment, to intuitive music creation and editing tools, to polished mixing, editing and delivery-with the recognized best audio quality in the industry.

Watch the latest videos on YouTube.com

Amazon gets into the digital download business

Michael Stone

Amazon MP3 is Amazon’s entry into the digital music business.

You can now download digital tunes with Amazon MP3 .

It’s service has no DRM (digital rights management) which means the tunes can be copied and is compatible with Zune and Apple’s I-Pod.

A quick look at Amazon’s stock price this morning found it hovering around $95 a share. Five years ago you could buy Amazon stock for $15 a share.

Amazon MP3 will be a direct competitor to Apple’s I-Tunes and is started with a price war, pricing most downloads a dime cheaper than the dominant music service.

Michael Stone
Singer-songwriter
Radio personality
—Observer—

Published in: on September 26, 2007 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Writing music across oceans-USA to Greece

Our brave new world continues to amaze.
The Internet and the opportunities it offers now has touched my world through not only musical collaborations, but songwriting collaboration as well.
I’m speaking of a recent cooperative effort between myself and a new found Internet friend Dimitris Lio. He is a Greek singer-songwriter. We like many Internet friendships, developed completely by happenstance. Both of us had profiles on ShowCaseYourMusic.com. We shared a mutual admiration of each other’s music and began some on line conversations over a period of time.

Fortunately for me Dimitris is fluent in English.

We discussed music and recently while discussing one of his latest we began discussing some new songs he had coming to his Myspace site. Leo asked me if I’d help him with some lyrics on “Free”. At the same time we were discussing that, my song “Believe”, and Dimitris offered to help by programming some drum parts.

So he sent me a finely produced piece of his music with some rough lyrics and a la la la, vocal track for melodic direction. The next thing I knew I had taken his thoughts and given them my voice. I then spoke the parts in rhythm to his produced music and now I can barely wait to hear his sing on “Free.”

Now I’m eagerly anticipating his drum parts, and maybe bass too, for “Believe”. I have every confidence that his efforts will be top notch, as everything I’ve heard from Dimitris has been excellent.

What a great way to spend my days. In a creative endeavour with a new found friend from across the seas.
Radio Personality
—Observer—
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