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The people of rippleFX: would like to give a very warm welcome to our new neighbors in the freshly comissioned Scofield Editorial facilities.  Now located on the scenic North Side of the Canal and pretty much in our backyard, we're thrilled to have our friends so close, and hope they'll be patient as we take the Chevy off the blocks and get the yard mowed.  Sleepover!


It is with profound sadness we note the passing of our good friend, Kirk Butler. He will be truly missed by his many friends.

Kirk Thomas Butler, 59, of Indianapolis, formerly of Elkhart, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1951, in Elkhart, to Thomas and Phyllis (Pipher) Butler.

Surviving are his former wife, Marie Butler-Knight of Spencer; daughter Jessica M. Butler of Indianapolis; mother Phyllis "Phid" Butler of Elkhart; and sisters Ann (Steve) Harrison of Burleson, Texas, and Lynn Butler of Elkhart.

Kirk was a freelance recording engineer and was sound engineer for WFYI in Indianapolis and the Zionsville United Methodist Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Elkhart High School and a graduate of Indiana University.

He had traveled in Europe with John Mellencamp and in Japan with Osamu Kitajima as a recording engineer, was a past president of the Bromeliad Society, member of AOMCI/MOB for antique motors and boats, and a member of the Recording Academy.



Joel Hutton has released his debut CD "Increasing Motion". It is the result of a talented singer/songwriter meeting a talented engineer/producer. After many years of writing and waiting, Joel's dream of his own CD was finally given flight after meeting Chris Lieber at a church in Carmel. Chris convinced Joel to invest in himself and complete the project that had been languishing in his sequencer for years. The result was a flurry of tracking, singing and mixing culminating in this CD of powerful music with a powerful message. One reviewer writes:

"Positive/eclectic/youthful/ engaging/meaningful/ modern: all these words describe the music of Joel Hutton. Although he delivers a sound driven by hardcore piano riffs and electric guitars that captivates the masses, his most powerful asset is still his story beautifully scripted within each song."

Check out Joel's new CD at joelhutton.com

03/02/2010 Congratulations to Indianapolis ad agency St. Claire Group for their 2010 Gold Addy award for the TV spot "We Thought About You" for St. Vincent Health System.The hauntingly simple score was written by rippleFX: composer Chris Lieber. The silver-throated Jack O'Hara wrote the copy and gave voice to it under Curt Chuvales' creative direction. Cinematography and editorial was handled by Caviar. Take a look at the campaign here. Thomas Productions and Scofield Editorial helped St. Claire Group create "This Place" for Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital at St. Vincent, which was awarded a Silver Addy.
08/09/2009 We'd like to congratulate our friend and former ripple FX: staffer Jennie DeVoe for her recent distribution deal with Sony Records. Hooray!
DeVoe is a long-time Indy favorite due to her soulful voice, honest lyrics and charming stage presence. Her music has reached audiences far & wide whether it's live, on the radio, or on popular television show soundtracks.
She was recently voted by Nuvo's People's Choice Award as Indy's Best Local Musician. To read the full Nuvo article click  here.
07/06/2009 ripple FX: was asked to come up with lyric driven musical content for the new Subway $3 Flatbread. We said "So... you want a jingle?" Bill really put himself in the place of a flatbread. Asking questions like: "How would a flatbread feel? What does a flatbread do all day?" And came up with tasty meal magic. Click here to check out the video. (Note the cowbell player in the background)