Storycasting

story·cast
noun 1. a highly produced digital audio story exploding with sound design, sfx, and music for kids and families
verb  1. produce (cast, record, direct, edit, mix, compose, design, & deliver) aurally stimulating stories for kids and families

Rhumba is intimately involved with a variety of children's podcasts from inception to delivery.  From casting and talent contracting to recording and vocal directing, creating radio plays and dialogue editing, and mixing sound design and audio post.  Some storycasting highlights include:

  • Producing 3D experiences with 360 audio (aka binaural or spatial)

  • Recording foley outdoors even strapping microphones on dogs to capture the perfect running bark

  • Digging up old cassette players to authentically capture rewind and playback sounds

  • Tracking songs live with stellar bands and professional/celebrity musicians

Remy's Place

A Rhumba original about a boy who lives above a hip music café that his parents named after him. Neighbors and musicians bustle through Remy’s day, giving him an earful and an eyeful of life as a creator as he captures the sounds on his parents' old tape recorder. Remy's Place is a musical narrative conceived, written, and produced by Rhumba co-owner Michael Rubin with singer-songwriter Richard Julian. 

Remy is an idea collector who uses his parent’s old tape recorder to gather little bits of audio from the world around him, and that world is a very rich place indeed!  Remy lives above a hip and happening music cafe, which his parents named after him. Musicians, artists, and artisans bustle through Remy’s Place constantly, giving the boy an earful and eyeful of life as a maker — of music, art, food, environment, home, and friendships. Remy’s Place, in short, is a window into the creative process, a celebration of humanity and our drive to create, communicate, and connect.

Download Pinna to listen to all 11 episodes in the Remy's Place series. To check out more of Rhumba's storycasting projects, click here

  • Listen to a Remy's Place Music Medley on iTunes
  • Enjoy an excerpt from "A Day in the Way" featuring singer/songwriter Norah Jones
  • Remy's Place album coming soon!