Welcome to Qsonics - broadcast music & media services.   Fresh ideas for your audio projects
 
Original music
Memorable bespoke themes   Sigs   Brand IDs   Sonic fx   Backing beds   Incidentals

Audio production
Montages   Remixes   Package mixing   Speech cleaning   Structured vignettes   Seamless voice & music edits   Full VO & soundtrack production

Ready made cues
Diverse library of tracks in various moods & styles available for hassle-free sync

Your audio & music projects will benefit from these key values:
A wealth of professional broadcast experience and passion for quality
Budget-conscious, fast turnaround with a friendly, tailored approach
Creative, distinctive and high-class end results guaranteed every time
Deep understanding of production workflows and producers' needs
Extensive collaboration network for large projects using trusted providers
Flexible approach - sound out ideas at early or advanced development stage

Get in touch to discuss your project's audio needs! What do you want to achieve?

Recent work includes: Classic FM charity themes with tenderness & compassion, supporting the excellent work of Nordoff Robbins, provided by Qsonics
Qsonicson BBC News:   Trail for "How To Put A Human On Mars"  Qsonicson Channel 4's 4oD:   Titles+bumpers for Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour
Latest production music tracks from Qsonics   3 great themes born in Brasil, created for Synctracks library and available for your productions-> hear here
 
Audio Examples
Some diverse examples of Qsonics custom music creations:
 
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Kindly note that direct dubbing, downloading or re-use of audio from this demo is prohibited

 
Although these tracks were created for specific clients and projects, some are available for synch licensing and library use in certain territories.
Please get in touch and quote the marker number of the track you'd like to use. Of course, plenty more tracks are ready to roll too! Just ask.
 

Themes in action:
 
A bold, proud custom theme to picture
capturing the landscape + representing global
reach, human focus and a strong commitment
Majestic, symphonic theme + Gaga remix
[from 0:32"] - performed on ITV1 and live
at Wembley Arena & other major UK venues
BBC Marketboards backing theme 
in use by BBC World News alongside
other data pages and programme trails

 

 
Qsonics does not hunt for testimonial quotes, so it's particularly nice to receive spontaneous praise - like this response about a recent project:
"I absolutely love this, it's just perfect. Thank you for creating something bang on brief" - Kate Parkes, Young Guns (music management), Mayfair, London

Featured Work
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BBC News: For the 5th year running the BBC's Review of the Year strand featured custom music by Qsonics for the start and end titles, as well as programme trails.

The 6 themed episodes were shown on BBC News Channel several times a day and available on BBC iPlayer across the festive period.

Closing a year of British sporting triumphs and the Diamond Jubilee it was great to hear Qsonics music leading into the memorable Daniel Craig sequence with Her Majesty.
Alton Towers: A fun project to rebrand and freshen the sound of the park's Monorail and Skyride, which were undergoing visual modernisation.
Hear the results here!
This theme park has a theme - Grieg's familiar "In the Hall of the Mountain King" - so the piece is incorporated, but with a fresh twist, unique to Alton Towers. The sequence was built in distinct sections to reflect the subject and tone of each voice message - everything from spooky fun and firework events to serious safety info.
Working in conjunction with video experts Sounds Fishy, the arrangement was expanded further for use in the park's Box Office area where it has become the backdrop to promotional video screens. Ear-catching spot fx now tally with the video pop-ups, swipes and text rollouts to draw attention to the offers and attractions. The goal was to turn heads towards the screens in the short time visitors are passing through that area and make sure no-one would miss out on the messages being displayed.
Dancing on Ice: An exciting project for ITV Studios, to create an arrangement and mash-up of Lady Gaga's Edge of Glory in grand symphonic style with an elaborate fantasy visual theme for the series opening of ITV1's primetime Sunday show.

The original vocal was built into a completely new version of the song and the routine was choreographed around this piece. With a mix of Olympic stars, pyrotechnics, stunning moves and tricks it was a magical way to start 2012.
What's next?: There are some new custom tracks in the pipeline which will appear here soon. I provide tracks for pilot programmes which, themselves, often have to be kept under wraps for a time.

Past work includes imaging elements and fx in use right now on UK radio and well beyond, plus mood music themes as detailed below.
 

See also: Audio for presentations >

The Background to Qsonics
Drew White - this is the best photo available, shockingly!
Qsonics Ltd  is a London based company formed by Drew White, combining broadcast production skills honed in the UK at national & network radio level during the 90s and 2000s, with a music production and performance brand created in Brazil in 2004.

Backed by over 20 years professional broadcast production experience, with original musical work featured on national radio as far back as 1995 - and heard everywhere from Radio 1 to Top Gear trails, Wembley Arena to Bloomberg in the US + around the world on over a dozen albums for internationally-represented production music libraries.


Drew in the studio
I began my media adventures in studios on the south coast as a teen and from 1990 worked full-time in programme and commercial production, already using early digital editing technology from D.A.R. then Digidesign and SADiE. I set up my first studio and began music + fx production for station identity, as well providing full soundtracks for corporate videos and trail voices for TVS and Meridian. I was involved with legacy brands including Power FM, Galaxy and 2CR.

In London I spent 7 years at stations including Capital Radio (FM+Gold) and the launch of Talk Radio UK. I was the imaging producer of Capital's first network roll-out and created branding & promotions audio for World Cup + Euro coverage.

During this time I was a partner in the launch of production library Music Candy; worked on shows for Bravo TV; and created the theme for ITV London music show "Routes of Rock".

I first used the name Qsonics for experimental audio performance and tech art projects while living in São Paulo, where I enjoyed the amazing cultural energy of South America's biggest city. This was a great opportunity to expand my original music portfolio with help from many talented local players, but I also wanted to collaborate in live studio sessions for these musicians' own tracks so I could get a real feel for their creative vision.

From a perfectly-timed thunderclap during a backyard vocal recording, to percussionists who appeared to be playing at double speed before my eyes, the experiences were quite magical. Here are some brief extracts showing my production contribution to just a few of these projects:
 
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NB. I am not the composer of these tracks and do not claim copyright.


I am proud to have provided production services to many UK broadcasters including BBC News, Global Radio (Classic FM, Gold, Heart, Capital, XFM), Bauer group and UTV radio networks among others. In 2006 my own Qsonics studio in Brazil was chosen to play host to Gilles Peterson, Earl Zinger and the Somethin' Else production crew for a São Paulo special edition of Worldwide on BBC Radio 1 - live!

My music and fx have been heard on BBC Radio 1 and 2 and on countless Independent Local Radio stations. I have appeared as an imaging + promotions voiceover on over 50 UK stations - showreels for this work area can be found at DrewWhite.com and Radio Facilities where I am a featured voice artist.

Internationally, through partnership with TM Studios in Dallas my music has reached exposure on stations from Bloomberg in New York to Serbia to Scotland, while my library music work gets used in some surprising parts of the globe - I've produced albums for De Wolfe, Music Candy and Beds & Beats in London.

For projects requiring true high-end AV services I am pleased to collaborate with and recommend these trusted companies:
Radio Facilities - Voice studio and audio equipment hire   « a great west London studio facility
Strangebox - Creative Motion Production for big and small screen   « astonishing, slick visual mastery
Sounds Fishy - Live Entertainment Event Production Services   « awesome creative concepts and total reliability
Where major production ventures can benefit from additional sound design and mastering expertise, I collaborate with:
noisefusion - Leading edge audio branding   « award winning imaging and high-end mastering
Enhanced by coffee and the creative flow of REAPER


Qsonics contact details:

Please get in touch for a quote request, or to discuss your idea and requirements

email projects @ Qsonics.com, or call Drew White directly on 07747 030660

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