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1st ever Benztown Webinar on Friday – PREVIEW Audio!

30th May 2011 - General

Hi all, first I wanna thank you for your massive interest in this. I am really excited in start doing this –  maybe even on a regular basis wit a special guest each time. For Friday: All places are taken, so sorry, but we had…

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Excited like a child at Christmas and my most dangerous task ever – Andre’s Production Diary Part 18

28th May 2011 - Uncategorized

Hi guys, it’s me Andre. It’s now my 18th week at the Benztown Studios at Stuttgart and this week I had to face my biggest task ever since I’m a volunteer here. It started when a guy with a real massive package arrived. It was…

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The Imaging Guy got naked, an unbelievable inspiring VO/Imaging Demo or meet Cousin Deke!

27th May 2011 - General, Interviews

A few days ago we received an email from Kyle. He wanted Cousin :)…HE gets Cousin! Hey, I would like to see just some tutorials on maybe how your Rock/Alt imaging directors set up their sessions and some of the main plug ins they are…

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Survey :The Best Radio Stations In The World…..this week : CHR

25th May 2011 - General

Is Z100 still on the top, is KIIS cooler or does AMP Radio really rock the house? How about Virgin, NRJ, Capital, 2day, The FOX, NOVA…..? Anybody ever listened to the german CHR station bigFM? What a topic! I hear you…what are the parameters I…

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Get an Imaging Superstar or The Nic Kelly Files!

23rd May 2011 - General

Nic Kelly  from Oz. Right, there was this 15 year old self marketing imaging genius. In my opinion, Nic is one of the guys, who will rock the imaging scene in the future. I know no guy having his age, who has the same skill…

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Fight the Chaos on your hard drive! Short preparation for every element – Andre’s Production Diary Part 17

21st May 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre, 16 entries in my Production Diary ago, I started my career as volunteer for Benztown and to be honest, I’m really proud to be there. In the last weeks, I had the opportunity to learn from the pros @ Benztown and…

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Introducing a New Age…First ever Benztown Webinar with Mike Santos, me and a secret imaging legend

20th May 2011 - General

At the beginning, we introduced this blog to make a change in the Imaging World. My Goal was to share tricks and tipps, build an imaging community, feature great talents and give young guys the chance to learn. Until yet I am really thrilled with…

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From Sydney to NYC, from Austria to Denver – The World speaks FAME…

16th May 2011 - Fame FX, General

Remember our Fame FX Contest? Hundreds of people voted for their favourite interviews – now it’s time for a first review. Almost three weeks after the big release, we asked the winners and the first purchasers about their thoughts. We’re proud to present the amazing…

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Save Time with Keyboard Command Focus Mode – Andre’s Production Diary Part 16

14th May 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s my 16th week now at the Benztown studios and today I’m telling you how to work faster and more effective. Like most DAWs and many other programs, Pro Tools is packed with different shortcuts for almost every action. Mastering the…

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HARD work and A LOT OF work…

13th May 2011 - General

Isn’t that the same. No, not at all. HARD work is totally different from A LOT OF work. Why? HARD work is the stuff, which is tough to do. That means it has no time component to it or at least time is not the…

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Create Your Own Sound FX and give it away as a free download – Enter Andrew!

11th May 2011 - General

Most of our readers definitely remember Andrew Choiniere. He participated in our Fame FX Contest and interviewed his Imaging Idol Joh Frost (read the interview, it’s worth it.) After the contest we had a really nice discussion about creating own FX and about how it’s…

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Get the Hottest Stories first! Useful Links Part. 2

9th May 2011 - General, Useful Links

Many of you Production Guys are copy writers as well. So you know how hard it is to come up with new topics and stories every day, especially if there is no major tactic or promotion going on. In my opinion it is also great…

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Do the work of several hours in a minute… meet Strip Silence – Andre’s Production Diary Part 15

7th May 2011 - General

Hi guys it’s me, Andre. Since 15 weeks, I’m now a volunteer at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart and learning from Andy & Oli. This week, I’m showing you a useful feature for cutting very long files in a few seconds… Strip Silence.

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The next great Radio Personality? Image the MELISSA ETHERIDGE RADIO SHOW and win an Ipad 2…

5th May 2011 - General

Most of the time we speak about Station Imaging, but another topic came to my mind  when I read the latest blog post of my friend Tracy Johnson. (Tracy wrote an incredible successful guest post on our blog a few month ago and is legendary…

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How to win the 1st ALL ACCESS Radio Awards and have a business class flight to Thailand for free!

3rd May 2011 - General

Sure you remember Paul Armstrong , our HotAC imaging director and former Head of Imaging for XFM in London. He is the award collector in our team, incredible talented and smart. Recently Paul added this baby. While the radio summit, Paul stayed in Thailand and…

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THE Sidechain Prince Pt1 or how to use a compressor as enormous time saver to create a cutting VO Sound!

3rd May 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

Typically you use a compressor right in the VO track or in a VO Sub or VO AUX to make your VO guy sound thick and powerful In an old post I showed you how my VO sub looks and compression, EQ-ing and limiting is…

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TSUNAMI Relief – Download to DONATE

1st May 2011 - General

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycws_ht5IIQ&feature=player_embedded] He guys, today a little off topic. No compression, plugIns or ProTools Screencaps today. Sorry!  I found a project I want to introduce to you in a few sentences and Ill think it is worth 5 minutes of your time on a lush Sunday. …

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