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GET Dave Foxx Z100 VO Chain + all about John Wells….. An UNBELIEVABLE Screenshot Collection from Chuck Matthews

29th June 2011 - General

Maybe you remember Chucker. Chuck used to be the Classic Hits Imaging Director for Benztown and is now one of our hottest VO Talents. HE is a collector of great Presets and Screen Shots and tons of material considering radio and radio imaging. I am…

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REACTABLE or the weirdest Synthesizer ever!

27th June 2011 - General

I promise: YOU NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE! A little off topic, but fu**** unbelievable awesome! Check the videos below. The synthesizer is called Reactable and available since 2010. The official website features tons of user videos etc….worth checkin it out. An intuitional highlight…

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Boss for a week – Andre’s Production Diary Part 22

25th June 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Since 22 weeks, I’m now a part of the Benztown Team and I’m glad to still be there to learn from the pros in Radio Imaging. Today, I’m talking responsibility. If you’re young and starting in a new job, you’re only…

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It Is An ATTITUDE or why real is real…

25th June 2011 - General

My weeks in L.A. are finally over. Our latest project is running and I am pretty exited about it. I think Imaging and Show works hand in hand. We made Melissa stand out amongst other AC / HotAC productions and wanted to keep the Imaging…

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Defining the SWEET SPOT or listen to your stuff in a totally new dimension

22nd June 2011 - General

Wikipedia about THE SWEET SPOT: The sweet spot is a term used by audiophiles and recording engineers to describe the focal point between two speakers, where an individual is fully capable of hearing the stereo audio mix the way it was intended to be heard…

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L.A. Experience and random IGUANA Insanity

20th June 2011 - General

Is there any city in the world like L.A. To me: definitely NOT! Where else in the world can you meet a guy carrying an iguana everywhere he goes or chat with multi grammy winner and platinum album producer Val Garay while having dinner. Both…

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Make your VO flow with the music – Andre’s Production Diary Part 21

18th June 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Time flies. It’s now my 21st week here at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart. Since 21 weeks, I’m learning from Andy, Oli & Fabi what it takes to create stunning radio imaging. As DJ, I know how important it is to…

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Survey: The perfect Reverb or still haven’t found what I am looking for!

17th June 2011 - General

To find the right Reverb can be tough sometimes. It is either you don’t have the right one on board or you have to many choices? I try to experiment and use different Reverbs with different environments, instruments and production needs.  Like you know, we…

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Imaging Dogs in Space – A free plugIN…..not from this world.

16th June 2011 - General

Remember Nic Kelly’s attempt to recreate Cosmonaut Voice with a plugIn chain. A great alternative for those, who don’t want to spend a lot of money on Cosmonaut Voice. My buddy Pascal from the Imaging Dogs posted his own alternative to Cosmonaut Voice in a…

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Los Angeles 2011 or why I won’t get The Prince Of Bel Air

15th June 2011 - General

Hey guys, today I am writing you from the other side of the pond. I am back in L.A. for the next two weeks. My schedule is packed and we will work on several really interesting and challenging projects and catch up with the Benztown…

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Useful links: The greatest Studio Desks or your Desk of dreams for almost NO Budget.

14th June 2011 - General, Useful Links

Above you see pics of our studio desk transformation. Oli and I were using an Argosy desk for nearly 6 years and by upgrading our studio to protools 9 we decided to get a new desk as well. An AKA Pro Wave! Why? The new…

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SFX Recording Session – Andre’s Production Diary Part 20

11th June 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s my 20th week at the Benztown Studios and this time, I started something really new for me: I tried myself in SFX creation, means recording and editing real nature sounds. With a a stationary tube microphone made for voices, it’s…

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Free pro audio cloud back up: check out Matthieu’s special tip – Gobbler

10th June 2011 - General

Hi guys, one of the great guys, I met through this blog, is the French Imaging icon Matthieu Blaise. You might know his Transfuser Tutorial or you checked out his blog (sadly it’s in French) – in my opinion one of the best production blogs…

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Webinar RECAP or join THE Screen Shot Festival

9th June 2011 - General

For all who missed it….Here is the screencap video of the first ever benztown webinar – My promise: A screen shot festival! Learn about Session Setup & Routing, VO Treatment, EQing, Compression, Aux PlugINs and and and. Check Multiple Format Imaging Superstar Mike Santos explain…

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Mike Santos got Fame or YOU KNOW THE SONG…

9th June 2011 - Fame FX, General

In our webinar yesterday, Mike played some brand new pieces he did for his HotAC station in Denver, Alice 105.9. After I received a ton of emails, I asked Mike to send the stuff over and here it is: Great Beatmix beginning. Loops and Sound…

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AUX POWER or create incredible delays, reverbs and other PlugINs as AUX effects

6th June 2011 - General, Videos

In older posts you’ve seen several of my templates, so you know I really dig Aux tracks for Delay and Reverb use. There is nothing faster and easier to me manipulating Audio and create incredible delays and reverb effects. Most of the time I use…

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Two easy Features with essential power – Bus Routing and Automation – Andre’s Production Diary Part 19

4th June 2011 - General, Videos

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 19th week at the Benztown Studios, since I started as volunteer. When you start with Pro Tools, you’ll be massively overwhelmed by all the different functions and possibilities. There are so many techniques, shortcuts, plugIns and functions that…

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From Australia to outer Space or The Nic Kelly Files Part 2

3rd June 2011 - General

Last week we introduced our brand new category “The Nic Kelly Files” featuring one of the new generation of Imaging guys.  Nic Kelly from Australia! After showing us how to create stunning beatmixing techniques in Adobe Audition, he’s got something special for you, no matter…

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Am I need to become a DOG TRAINER to create stunning CHR Imaging? From AC to CHR!

1st June 2011 - General

No, you dont, but maybe you should. My friend Andy McBeth made his hobby a second profession. He is a certified dog trainer, nature lover and my canadian connection from Edmonton! I love Andy’s Imaging Philosophy you can discover below and his spirit! Check his…

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