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
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's Place is a highly sound-designed, sonic extravaganza.
WNYC Studio‘s first-ever series for kids, stars Jay Pharoah as Jones, an auto-tune loving, trash-talking cat and up-and-coming actress Emily Lynne as his rival, Waffles the dog. The problem is both animals live under the same roof but have dueling podcasts. The six-episode series is guaranteed to deliver some laughs as children’s television veterans Adam Peltzman (Odd Squad) and Koyalee Chanda (Blue’s Clues) are behind the project.
In addition to recording and mixing in the studio, the Rhumba team had extra fun at home...and their friends homes, strapping microphones to dogs for authentic sound effects. Check it out on December 4th!
A thrilling fantasy series about 10-year-old twins, Juniper and Zephyr Hillhouse, and their adventures living on the enchanted Season Isle. To listen, download Pinna from the iTunes Store here.
VO records, radio plays/dialogue editing, composition and music editing, and sound design and audio post all took place at Rhumba.
In order to force humans to acknowledge their awesome elf powers, Morton, Milton, and Pepper decide to take away humans’ biggest distraction: laughter.
Casting, recording, vocal direction, radio plays/dialogue editing, sound design, post audio, all took place at Rhumba.
In addition to traditional podcasts, Rhumba has been involved in producing stories for digital books and apps featuring iconic brands like Eric Carle and Mother Goose Club. StoryToys pairs rich illustration with beautiful design to tell interactive stories.
Sometimes you take a shot and miss. But if you’re a good sport like lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil, you try again and score, even against all odds. About Good Sport!: Have you ever wondered what pro-athletes were like as youngsters before they became superstars? Dive into the world of champions! For unlimited access to ad-free, immersive, interactive, and 360° audio-on-demand, download Pinna on the App Store or visit Pinna.fm for more information.