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The Sidechain Prince Pt.2 or how Oli “The Captain” becomes David Guetta!

31st October 2011 - General, Videos

He recently won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs voting. He’s on tour all over the world in the biggest clubs. Every track he works on, becomes a worldwide chart hit. He’s the most popular and successful DJ/Producer in Pop and Electronic Music at the…

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Build your own Arpeggiator – Andre’s Production Diary Part 40

29th October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now the 40th episode of my Production Diary. Since 40 weeks I’m learning everything about radio imaging and production from Andy, Oli, Fabi, the rest of the Benztown crew and our several guest authors of our blog. Most DAWs have…

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Get Fame with David Konsky!

26th October 2011 - Fame FX, General

My dear friend and one of the best Imaging guys ever, David Konsky is using our latest FX Library Fame FX. Today, Konsky shows you  how to combine various Fame FX workparts to build a cutting through stager to grab the listener’s attention. A nice…

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HALLOWEEN Voice Over FX with Ryan “CHARLIE” Drean….Trick or Audio Tutorial!

24th October 2011 - General

Trick or….Ryan “CHARLIE” Drean, the Benztown Country Imaging Expert, did a short audio tutorial about VO treatment for a fast and easy to do, but really useful and scary VO effect.  The treatment works  perfect for Halloween or a Horror scene and the best is…

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Add some Old School Flavor or Pitch N Time and Vari-Fi, the most powerful scratch combo – Andre’s Production Diary Part 39

22nd October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 39th week at the Benztown Studios. Since 39 weeks, I’m learning everything about radio imaging and production. Today, I’m showing you a cool trick to spice your imaging, especially when it comes to Urban. One of the key…

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Free Open Source DAWs… an alternative to Pro Tools or Audition? Enter Linux MultiMedia Studio and Ardour

21st October 2011 - General

Getting started in Radio Imaging and production has never been easier. You’re not bound anymore to expensive outboard gear, you just need a decent computer. Also, there are tons of tips, tricks and tutorials for beginners all over the Internet and here. Perfect conditions to…

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Jez B in the Mix! Enter Adobe Audition Beatmixing made in Australia

19th October 2011 - General, Videos

Guys like James Smith or Nic Kelly have proven it: Adobe Audition is a hot topic in Radio Imaging. In the last time, we heard a lot of great imaging  produced with Adobe Audition. There is some very hot beatmatching – and all this without…

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Experiment: The perfect VO treatment OR I WANT YOU

17th October 2011 - General

We had a plenty of VO treatment posts and seen a lot of screen shots and interview parts considering VO treatment. You find discussions about the right VO treatment everywhere in the www and in each monthly issue of almost any recording magzine.  Is it…

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German Gründlichkeit or make some noise for Battery – Andre’s Production Diary Part 38

15th October 2011 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 38th week here at Benztown. The 38th part of my Production Diary, where I share all the things I learned about radio imaging and production. Today, I’m showing you one of my most favorite instrument plugins – Battery…

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Hacking the informal Job MARKET or Andy never scores with Leo Messi

14th October 2011 - General

This one is a very personal to me. Often, especially younger readers ask how do I or anybody I know, got this job, what they should do to achieve their dream job someday….so here is a kind of try to answer this in general or…

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The Northern Europe Beatmix Inspiration

13th October 2011 - General, Useful Links

Beatmixing….YES, again! Our blog subscriber Raul sent me this link and I think it was more than worth to share this freaky shit with you guys. The Heavyweight of beatmixing has a new challenger. (Remember Konsky’s XXL beatmix): http://norwegianrecycling.net [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUVSLJSWIC4&feature=player_embedded] check the audio section… unbelievable!…

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London Randomness with Paul and Andy or epic Amy

11th October 2011 - General, Interviews, Videos

This week I had the great pleasure to catch up with my friend and Imaging Legend Paul Armstrong. Paul gave me a great London tour and we had the chance to hang out for a few hours in his office to discuss about imaging techniques,…

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A short Résumé or Tips from Youngster to Youngster – Andre’s Production Diary Part 37

8th October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 37th week here at Benztown. Since 37 weeks, I’m learning from the pros at Benztown and our guest authors from all over the world, which are sharing their wisdom and experience with us all through this blog. Since…

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You Will Never Be Forgotten

6th October 2011 - General

“brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”– Barack Obama To honor this great man, we offer special samples and sweepers inspired Steve Jobs. Click here for more info. R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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Mark Twain, Imaging and Izotope Ozone for Ohio or meet James Smith

6th October 2011 - General, Interviews

Akron, Ohio has a strong Country heritage as the guy I want to introduce to you today. James “Lee” Smith.  James is a really talented imaging guy, banging out awesome stuff out off Akron. Why James and his wife moved back to Ohio, why working…

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THE Message is…. or shopping lists don’t work.

3rd October 2011 - General

Over the long weekend here in Germany I was able to listen a lot of radio stations via webstream and my feedback on the production and imaging….often great done technically, but what was the message AGAIN? Remember: 1. Most people listen to radio in busy…

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Get some support for your ears – Learn to read Analyzer Tools. Andre’s Production Diary Part 36

1st October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Time flies… it’s now my 36th week here at Benztown Studios and like every week, I’ve prepared a new Production Diary with new expressions and things, I’ve learned in radio imaging and production. Let’s start with a little test: think of…

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