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What’s about a Real Time MASTER Fader in Audition or Nic Kelly is back!

29th August 2011 - General

We  haven’t heard from Nic, our Australian wunderkind for a while, but guess what : He is back on the blog with another Nic Kelly Files episode! I emailed Nic and asked him, if he could create a Adobe tutorial, because we recon a big…

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My personal Cinderella Story or Andre goes ENERGY – Andre’s Production Diary Part 31

27th August 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s my 31st Production Diary, means my 31st week here at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart. 31 weeks, that’s a pretty long time. For our new readers, who don’t know me, let me tell you my story: It all started with…

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The HOLY GRAIL of mixing desk routing – add Massive Stereo Width to your production

25th August 2011 - General, Videos

Today Oli is gonna show you how to create an unbelievable stereo width with almost no plugINs, means only by routing. The only gear you need is an EQ or other PlugIN, which is able to invert phases. [vimeo 28153260]

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Switching songs or my beatmix addiction

23rd August 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Like you know, I do the Benztown CHR library by myself and as a truly CHR Imaging guy, I am looking consequently to extend my beatmix techniques and standardize new ideas for a period of time to develop the brand of the stations I work…

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Do one of the hardest DJ techniques in a few minutes or do a Double Drop in Pro Tools – Andre’s Production Diary Part 30

20th August 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 30th Production Diary, so it’s my 30th week here at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart. After my last Tutorial about creating a DJ Mix in Pro Tools, I’m getting a bit more deeper into DJing with Pro Tools….

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The Noisemaker John Masecar or the Canadian Connection Reloaded!

19th August 2011 - General, Interviews

More then 25 years in the Imaging business, multi award wininnng and inspring to an entire generation in Canada and beyond. Not many could tell that about their radio career, John could, but never would, so I do! I met John as the Head of…

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THE X or How to create a high impact Sound Design for Tony Hortons Bring IT Minute

17th August 2011 - General

Bring IT baby! Tony Horton is Mister Fitness and now exclusive to the radio presented by Benztown Radio Networks. Tony is the trainer of the stars and he is influencing an entire nation to get healthy and fit. Even the President of benztown Dave “Chachi”…

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Do you really want it? Meet WBMX Imaging Legend Damon Oaks!

15th August 2011 - General, Interviews

There is so many people in this (radio) world telling you, they go talent and really want X. A better gig, more money, more clients, more responsibility more…. Let me introduce you to a guy, who really wanted it: Damon Oaks. If you are stucked…

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Make your VO scary as hell… Andre’s Production Diary Part 29

13th August 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 29th week here at Benztown Studios in Stuttgart and I’m still learning (and sharing) imaging tricks from the Benztown crew. Often you have to create a certain mood in a Promo to deliver the right message. You can…

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Paris….The French Connection is back or who the hell is Paul?

12th August 2011 - General, Interviews

The city of art, of love and the best bread  in the world – Paris! Also a massive city in case of Radio Imaging? Easy answer: Yes indeed. Oli and I hung out with Matthieu in Paris this week. He was so kind to show…

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Hands on Reaper – A competitor to Pro Tools?

10th August 2011 - General

As Pro Tools veterans since years, we know and love our Pro Tools. In my mind, Pro Tools is still the most effective DAW out there. But the competitors don’t sleep. Everyone wants to create the most powerful DAW and more and more different softwares…

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Ninjas create the most powerful NT Imaging or the legendary AM 560 – WIND!

8th August 2011 - General, Interviews

IN 2010, Benztown went NT! Our library is on full speed and one of our most important clients and flagship station is WIND in Chicago. So it was one of my greatest goals to write more about NT on the blog, because it is a…

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Get rid of that latency! Andre’s Production Diary Part 28

6th August 2011 - General, Videos

Today’s imaging is working completely working without classic outboard gear. The Plugins are getting better and better, nothing’s impossible anymore. There are Plugins for almost everything in radio imaging or music production. And here starts the problem. The more, your Plugin can do, the more…

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The Best Rock Imaging in the world! What’s Your Favorite Station?

5th August 2011 - General

Rock is an unbelievable broad and great imaged format. A format fun to work for – no matter, if you do a more alternative, classic or big balls rock station. What I like about rock is the great combo of wacky, noisy plugINs, FX, the…

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The HotAC Imaging Prod God! Enter WPLJ’s Dan Kelly!

3rd August 2011 - General, Interviews

  New York City – The Big Apple! Home of the most famous radio stations in the world and also home of one of the best Imaging guys and VO talents in the world: Dan Kelly. You might remember Dan from my previous posts about…

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Oli’s love of life or just a ONS……The Altiverb!

1st August 2011 - General

Oli is Mister PlugIn. Checking out almost any new sh*t makes me freak out sometimes, because his wish list is massive  – all the time. Sometimes I think, beside tons of beer, wine and food his love is plugIns, instruments and making Noise. Best performance…

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