The Parish News is my own radio show and podcast – I play experimental music to my listeners on FM and DAB Networks on both sides of the Atlantic. The show is pre-recorded in Creao Studio when I have a bit of downtime from mastering – normally late on a weekday night.
I work closely with PR companies from around Europe to ensure the latest, best avant-garde music comes my way. I am very happy with the result.
The recording of the show is done in Adobe Audition and then I apply the rule of ENCN: Equalise, Normalise, Compress, Normalise – only to the vocal.
The equalisation measure is to get ‘Maximise Loudness’, then it is normalised to 95.8. It is then compressed with a ratio of 2:1 and then normalised to the same peak height. It makes the vocals sound a bit more radio friendly and gets it to pop that bit more.
The music did not get eq’d in the show – all I did for that was to get all of the sounds the same volume. Ideally to -14LUFS using RMS Normalisation. The artwork for the show is quite inspired too – I get the images from www.unsplash.com and paste up a logo over the top of them. This should make them instantly recognisable. Here is a selection of the profile pictures –
If you want to listen to the show, there is a website representing it at www.theparishnews.com. You will be able to read all of the tracklistings there and keep up to date on things. If you do not want to head over to the site, I have embedded the player for the most recent show below.