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Design & Sound – Does that really fit?

31st March 2011 - General

Remember Delta Labs in Copenhagen? As I said before, I think, it’s one of the most fascinating production studios in the world. It’s got that retro style and I guess there’s no comparable studio in the world. I also searched the internet for some fascinating…

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Imaging should support on-air talent, a common wisdom often told, but almost never executed!

30th March 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

There is a ton of great shows out there, done by great talent and with massive ratings and great economical success. So all parts of the show should be executed well, right? I don’t know if I would agree on that. The point often lacking…

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Monumental Imaging from around the world – Round : 1 Paul Duffy!

28th March 2011 - General

In times of PPM, when all elements have to be ultrashort, clean and fast we forget about the pieces we as producers and imaging guys love and which inspire us the most:  the monumental, epic, massive, extra long, plugIn battle field and effect packed pieces….

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The night, I slept in the studio and how to never sleep there again – Andre’s Production Diary Part 9

26th March 2011 - General

It’s monday morning and you’re totally motivated to create the best imaging in the world. Now, it’s friday night and you’re still sitting in the office or in the studio, because you’re snowed under a load of work. I guess, we all have these moments,…

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300!! cutting edge Sound FX for free or how to get the new Fame FX for free, before you can even buy it!

24th March 2011 - Fame FX, General

Fame FX, Oli’s and my new FX library, will be out offcially on Monday 25th of April. That means, it is time for an unbelievable blog contest: Fame FX for free! You just have to spend 5 minutes! 3….2….1….go! Prizes. The 1st Prize: Fame FX,…

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A MASSIVE PAIN KILLER or Import PlugIn Settings from other DAWs to ProTools – Ryan’s Video Tutorial

23rd March 2011 - General, Videos

I know many of our readers are experienced in working with Pro Tools, but some guys like Mike Santos (Our Multi-Imaging Rockstar) always preferred audition and just made the switch to Pro Tools and are really new to it. When you’re working for years with…

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The most fascinating production studio in the world – Enter Delta Lab Copenhagen

21st March 2011 - General

An old brickwall backyard somwhere in Copenhagen, an open door, bumping beats….are you ready to enter Thomas Troelsen… When we thought about redesigning the benztown studios in Stuttgart in 2010 I googled „design recording studio“. First ranked was a property called Delta Lab in Copenhagen….

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Be proactive or How to impress your colleagues and your boss – Andre’s Production Diary Part 8

19th March 2011 - General

I’m often confronted with the question: “What can I as a young beginner in Radio Imaging do to stand out?” There are a few answers to this question. You can be one totally sick producer ace, who’s creating the greatest Imaging ever… but let’s be…

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Hotel Room Production, Radiodays Europe 2011 &The Ultimate Copenhagen Experience!

16th March 2011 - General

Guys, I know this is a really uncommon post for this site, but I fell in love with Copenhagen – an unbelievable city. We really enjoyed the nice people and the vibrating city! Oli got inspired and produced a stunning musicbed right in the hotel…

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Survey : Speakermania or still stuck in Yamaha NS 10?

15th March 2011 - General

ADAM, GENELEC, YAMAHA, EVENT OPAL, PMC, KRK, KLEIN & HUMMEL, DYNAUDIO….KS DIGITAL, FOSTEX, TANNOY… Speakers are essential to each one of us. We all love a big solid sound, banging basses and crisp and ultra clear high frequencies? Do we really? During my career I…

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Beatmixing Madness Part 2 – And the Beat keeps going on…From Dubai to Denver

14th March 2011 - General

After getting so much different beatmatched stuff and beatmixes last week, we thought, you’d have enough of this… apparently not. So I feel free to start with a benztown piece from last week and after that  introduce you to the stuff we got sent from…

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Beatjuggling… in Pro Tools – Andre’s Production Diary Part 7

12th March 2011 - General, Videos

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hDsgKEXbI] What the hell is this guy doing and why is this posted on a radio imaging blog? This is beatjuggling and is one of the king disciplines of turntablism. It’s the manipulation of two or more samples, loops, songs, etc… to create a new…

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Stuck in old plugIn Combos? An Unbelievable Vocal FX PlugIn Combo from outta space!

11th March 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Ryan our Imaging guy for Country was listening through some Rock library Bits and discovered a Sweeper Harry did Muse’s outta Space concert ages ago. Ryan loved the sound of the amazing plugIn combo on Rick’s Voice and I really digged that Vocal FX, too….

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Beatmixing Madness – Or how a short video creates that massive amount of sounds

9th March 2011 - General

After getting so much love for Oli’s Beatmixing Tutorial , Andy asked our users to send in some beatmixes and beatmatched stuff and your response was MASSIVE! We received tons of beatmatching demos, which we don’t want to deprive you of. So check out the…

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3 Reasons why Ryan, Matt and Paul should win the 1st Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards

8th March 2011 - General

The first Worldwide radio Summit Awards are scheduled for April 28th-30th at the W Hotel in Hollywood and I am really honored to present you 3 true friends and Imaging guys of the Benztown crew being nominated for VO/Imaging & Production. Ryan and Paul have…

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How Maria Aragon aged 10 got a duet done with the biggest Popstar of today : Lady Gaga! ARE you still whining you can’t do it….!

7th March 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG0wi1m-89o] Maria Aragon is a 10 years old girl form Canada, she loves to sing and has more than 19!!!! Million clicks on youtube. Her voice is unbelievable for a girl her age and she is close to make her biggest dream true. While having…

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FX… Choose them wisely – Andre’s Production Diary Part 6

5th March 2011 - General

Chapter 8: FX: boom, bang, zap, crrkk, woosh… We all know them, we all love them. FX, our little helpers to spice up an element to give it the final touch. As a Benztown volunteer, I have the privilege to choose from over 1000 FX…

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The greatest Voice Over Talents in the world! How to choose one of them with ease!

4th March 2011 - General

Picking the right VO talent is always tough and absolutely subjective to each one of us, but crucial for your on-air branding and station imaging. The rigtht Voice can be key to success and great brand building. Voice Auditions can cause big discussions, but they…

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ATTENTION AUDIO ASSASINS: The Game has Changed – A look at the People Meter from OUR Perspective!

2nd March 2011 - General

Remember Mike Santos? Mike is the multi format imaging rockstar and the head of Imaging for Entercom in Denver. He overseess 3 stations (99-5 The Mountain, Alice 1059, KOSI 101.1) and shares his experiences with PPM. To all of us PPM changed and still changes…

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