ATC129: Audio Drama Post-Production with Todd Busteed of GAP Digital

For our first episode of 2020, we are joined in the studio by audio engineer and sound designer Todd Busteed of GAP Digital in Chicago, Illi...

For our first episode of 2020, we are joined in the studio by audio engineer and sound designer Todd Busteed of GAP Digital in Chicago, Illinois. We chat with Todd about how he got started in the audio drama space, some of the productions he's worked on, his philosophy of sound design, and much more. Roy delivers a newscast, we address feedback from E.Z., Malachi, and Dominic. We also play in its entirety, a short audio drama produced by the Lamplighter Guild students. This is a jam-packed episode full of great info from Todd and lots of laughs so don't miss it! And please pass it on!

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Newscast Segment

Beachglass Ministries released Season 8 of the Brinkman Adventures
An AIO fan has started a petition called “Get Connie Kendall married”

Interview Segment

Todd Busteed
Engineer, sound designer, Foley artist, and audio guy extraordinaire

Todd in Control Room A at GAP Digital
Todd's Websites:
GAP Digital Website
Todd Busteed's Voiceover page

Mentioned in the interview:
ATC Mugs
Neve Consoles
Flo Schmid
ATC123 (Our Robin Hood review)
Verses In Vox: Christmas At Sea
Neumann Dummy Head (KU 100)
Walla Sessions
Jabota Bridge
Talitha (Org that Cathy Sara is associated with)
Todd on the JMA Podcast - Part 1 and Part 2

Todd's SFXpedition Clip:

John Rhys-Davies and a binaural mic dummy head
Photo Credit: Rob Jorgensen
Andrew, Roy, Todd Busteed & JD
Todd and Roy in the PFM studio

Feedback Segment

  • Dominic lets us know what's coming up for St. Benedict Radio Theater
  • E.Z. weighs in on the issue of who is AIO targetting with recent episodes?
  • Malachi inquires about getting into OTR and the status of Greenhorn Tales

Audio Drama Tidbits Segment

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