About the Composer

A little about Nick Sanabria:

Composer, musician.    Guitar, Bass, Keyboard/midi: both soft and hard synth/samplers.   Creates music in a wide variety of styles and genres.   Music for Advertising heard regionally/nationally since mid 1985.  Created numerous jingles, original scores to picture, signature music, and audio logos for web-verts and new media; audio design and original soundscapes using sound effects as musical elements; a complete buy-out library of original scores from comedic to cinematic; and multiple albums of original songs from rock to country.  Still believes in the power of branding through music.  (ie. "jingles")

Studio designer/owner:  Designed/built/operated studios at 230 N. Michigan, and 445 E. Ohio.

Radio City Recording operated in downtown Chicago from 1985 to 2011.  The landscape changed radically in mid 2008 when we became connected virtually to all our talent, from singers to musicians, and the need for a large multi-room facility became unnecessary.   The satellite studio in Aurora became the primary hub for all of Radio City Recording’s music work.   The Aurora studio is smaller, but maintains all of the state of the art equipment from the downtown facility.  The studio was constructed using the same attention to detail as the downtown studios, and the booth is designed specifically for solo instrument and voice recording.   The Aurora studio is now interconnected with many talent owned studios, and has reciprocal agreements with several downtown studios  for projects requiring a larger sound stage.  

SAG-AFTRA voice talent

Booth announcer: WFLD-FOX32, Chicago; numerous national and regional radio/tv commercials: Fellowes, BayerCrop Science, Qwest, State Farm:  corporate programs and apps, including  image pieces for Abercrombe & Kent, Advocate Health Care, and many others.  Most of the voice-overs are recorded here via phone patch and the finished files sent via email or FTP.

Copywriter:  Leo Burnett, D’Arcy; freelance comedy/commercial for a variety of clients.

A little about us:  

We are more than fancy consoles.  We are more concerned with the final results.

We are creative talent, marketing guys, writers, producers, and directors, who just happen to have command of a room full of recording equipment.  Original music, original sound effects, original voices,.... ideas.  And we have a network of talent to help with your project from cameramen, directors, editors, writers to on camera and off camera talent.


Radio: “TV in your head”.  We are radio geeks.  We love radio.  We are old school when it comes to great radio.  We know the classics from the 40’s radio dramas to Stan Freeberg, to Firesign Theater; to the greats like Ken Nordine, and all the music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and on.   We know the power of radio spots: comedy, dialogue, music (yes, even “jingles”) and theater of the mind.    We can help the new guys at your agency produce great radio from their scripts.  And this attention to creating pictures with sound enhances any video soundtrack.

We do the same with soundtracks and sweetening for video.  For TV, for Web, for corporate.  Our soundtracks underscore your message to make both video and audio more powerful and persuasive.

And we can create anything you want for web/new media, and make it cut through with better sound.

Corporate:  We understand there is no second chance, you have to communicate the first time someone hears your program.  We find talent who understands your industry.  If they know what they are talking about, they can communicate your message more effectively.  And we will ask questions.  We want to understand every facet, so we can communicate to your listeners.

Education: We have recorded complete textbooks for Scott Foresman, Science Grade K through 8, Math lessons and tests grade 1-8.  And 4 learning levels Grades 1-8 in Spanish. Thousands of pages, thousands of files, all word for word perfect.  

We have recorded DVD instruction manuals for Volkswagen,

And instruction videos on a wide variety of industrial applications.

Experience:  we have a wealth of experience from analog recording to DAW’s.  But the important stuff is that we have been around advertising for decades, seen the evolutions and now bring the best of what’s been to the revolution.

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