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Become a Pro Tools DJ – Andre’s Production Diary Part 27

30th July 2011 - General

Hi guys it’s Andre. It’s now my 27th week as volunteer at Bentztown Studios in Stuttgart. Do you know what really sucks being an Old School DJ still using vinyl? It’s not the exorbitant prices for vinyl, the heavy cases you have to move to…

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Video tutorial… It is getting mean and dirty!

28th July 2011 - General, Videos

Many stations are on the look for the most polished sound possible. BUT, some Imaging pieces need to sound dirty, rough and edgy. I created a Lollapalooza Promo for our CHR library and used a plugIN from the Sound Toy Family, I never used before…

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Find Out How the Rest of the World Live or, Santos Down Under!

25th July 2011 - General

Mike Santos: Imaging Assasin , Blog Writer, Creative Director for Entercom Denver, Guest Author, Voice Over talent and one of my best friends in the Imaging business hung out in Oz for a few weeks. Like me, Mike is a big fan of ozzi radio…

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Store tons of takes with Pro Tools playlists – Andre’s Production Diary Part 26

24th July 2011 - General

Hi guys it’s Andre. It’s now my 26th week at the Benztown Studios. Those of you who ever place recorded audio in many takes,  need playlists. Playlists are a great way to store unlimited variations of the same raw audio file, without using tons of…

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The Perfect Limiter….Fight of the Legends!

22nd July 2011 - General

Limiters, we all love them! We use them on the master, on voice overs, on solo tracks, on everything. WE WANT it to be LOUD! I always was a fan of the L series. The L1, L2, L3 i use and used them in every…

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Useful Links: How to become THE real Mac WARRIOR!

20th July 2011 - General, Useful Links

Since ever Benztown is working on Mac and is truly Mac Fans. Oli and I believe the performance with ProTools is much better and Mac is not just the more stylish and in general better looking product, it is much more efficent, the overall performance…

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Where magic happens to your Voice Over or THE APHEX VINTAGE AURAL EXCITER

18th July 2011 - General

A few weeks ago I met the legendary Val Garay in Los Angeles and had an awesome dinner on the strip. What I didn’t know is that Val is not just famous for all the great records he produced in the 70s and 80s, he…

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It’s all about a great Radio Programm – Andre’s Production Diary Part 25

16th July 2011 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 25th week at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart, since I started as a volunteer. You might create some really amazing imaging, but it still does sound bad on air? How could that happen? – The answer is really…

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PIMPED!!!!!!!ProTools 9, new MAC,new Screens…NEW Everything!

15th July 2011 - General

FREAKIN out!!!! YEAH, Oli and I do! We finally got all the new gear, we ordered. After 5 years on ProTools 7 and an old Mac in the main studio (ca. 70 square meters), we finally decided to update and go to version 9. Especially when…

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Turn the Volume UP….AMP Imaging or meet Jake Kaplan!

13th July 2011 - General, Interviews

While I was in LA, I had the honor to meet Jake Kaplan in the CBS studios in Culver City, home of AMP, the legendary KROQ , and Jack FM. Jake is the head of Imaging for AMP and an incredible talented imaging guy with…

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The Sample Maniac from Albuquerque : Justin Case

11th July 2011 - General

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8c3n3L_O1g] Today, I want you to introduce to our Benztown Urban Imaging Director Justin Case. Justin is from Albuquerque a very successful DJ, Imaging Guy at OMG Radio and a specialist when it comes to integration of samples, voice or music into production and imaging….

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Listen To The Lyrics – Andre’s Production Diary Part 24

8th July 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s me Andre. David Konsky has proven it again… you don’t need much big effects to create stunning imaging In his Top 30 Mix, he created stunning imaging by using lyrics of songs. Check out how you can create cool elements with focus…

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Konsky’s Magic! 30 Songs in 3 Minutes or the most unbelievable Beatmix ever!

5th July 2011 - General, Interviews

My friend David Konsky did it again. After his awesome Return 2011 Promo, he created another piece of magic. There is not much stuff on air, which makes me freak out, but this piece does! Check the short interview: What was the brief for this…

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Give And Get by Seth Godin

4th July 2011 - General

I found an article from a man I truly admire: Seth Godin. Seth is a bestseller author and his blog is one of the 25 most read blogs in the world. Anyhow, this article matches perfect with our tribe! The tribe of Imagig Guys, VO…

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Add speed and energy to slow songs – Andre’s Production Diary Part 23

2nd July 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s me Andre, It’s now my 23rd week here in the Benztown Studios and I’m stull learning echa and every day here. CHR Imaging is all about energy and speed. With the most songs  played in CHR, it’s no big problem to create…

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Video Tutorial: Monster ROCK Brandings or the FILTER strikes back!

1st July 2011 - General, Videos

Today Fabi our skateboard loving Rock Imaging Director will show you how to handle extremely complicated music cuts proper by producing a Monster ROCK branding using a FILTER Automation. You can use the same technique also while creating beatmixes, promos or anything where you need…

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