The RuyaSonic Site FAQ
- What is
- What does "RuyaSonic"
- Who is Tony Palermo?
- Who is "Sparx"?
- Is this the same website
Tony hosted called "Radio Drama Resources"?
- How will RuyaSonic.com differ from
the old "Radio Drama Resources" website?
- How do I purchase the scripts,
scores and gear offered here?
- How do I contact Tony Palermo?
- Wait! I don't see any
e-mail address in the line above. What's up?
It's an informational website dedicated to telling
stories with sound. And that's SOUND, not necessarily sound
effects. This includes audio theatre/radio drama, audio
books, sound effects, collages, audio illusions,
psychoacoustics and aural literacy. It covers writing,
direction, engineering, music scoring, distribution, etc.
Anything you can hear that can help tell a story.
"Ruya" is Arabic for "dream" or "vision" and sonic
pertains to that which we hear. So RuyaSonic is concerned
with dreaming via sound. The sounds create a vision in your
head--suggests a world. Sound is poetry to the visual's
He's a Los Angeles-based audio artist/educator who's
worked extensively in the field of radio drama. Here's a
link to more on Tony Palermo.
There are lots of links to his name all over the website,
not due to ego, but because exposure is how Tony gets hired
for a variety of gigs, from performance, to support,
fabrication, consulting and teaching. With 300-400 visitors
a day, the website generates lots of leads. Tony works
freelance, so the RuyaSonic Website
is both an educational service and advertisement for his
SPARX is a character Tony
Palermo plays when conducting assemblies about dynamic
literacy through sound. Also, "Sparks" was often the
nickname for the radio operator onboard a ship. Sparx
is Tony's main money making gig. Please hire him. He travels
cross country and has even taught overseas.
Yes, and more. Tony operated the
Radio Drama Resources website since 1996, but the amount
of traffic that site generated (110,000 visitors in 2004)
exceeded his internet service provider's allowance for a
personal website. It was TOO popular. So, Tony bought his
moved the old site here, but broke it up into more pages.
The old site was retired in March 2005.
Finally, there's room for many more articles, audio
clips, photos, videos and even some e-commerce, to sell
downloadable scripts, music cues, sound effects clips and
also specialized microphones, audio gear and hand-built
sound effects devices. There will even be free audiobooks
created by Tony.
Go to the RuyaSonic.com Depot
to browse the selections. More will be coming available. We
use PayPal www.paypal.com
to accept credit cards and other forms of payment.
Send and e-mail to the RuyaSonic information address at:
addresses to humans, but screen them from SPAMmers trolling
for e-mail addresses to send junk mail to. If you can't see
the info address above, look at the
show up in your browser.