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Editing fine tuning or how to nudge – Andre’s Production Diary Part 49

28th January 2012 - General

Hi guys it’s Andre, it’s the 49th issue of my production diary and I’m still sharing all the tricks and techniques I learn at the Benztown Studios. To get full accuracy while editing, Pro Tools offers a feature called nudging. With nudging you can place…

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WANTED : NEW IMAGING SUPESTAR or A once in a life time chance you should not pass on!

24th January 2012 - General

Welcome to the most inspiring job post in the world.  It’s not to be a greenkeeper at the Playboy mansion, but for a hungry, motivated imaging pro, we think it will be far better. Our vision is for YOU to join the team at the Benztown Studios…

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Imaging World Wide….Episode 1: IMAGING South Africa

20th January 2012 - General, Interviews

Today, I’m going to start a little series of posts called Imaging World Wide. In every episode, I will interview a very talented imaging director from another continent showing the unique cultural background, the specifics, but also the techy stuff you all enjoy so much…

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Adobe and young Gun Gavan Bruderer

18th January 2012 - Fame FX, General

Most of you guys still remember this year’s Xmas Contest. Every contestant had to send in the best piece of last year and YOU decided who will win. For those who missed all this incredible pieces, you can listen to them all here It was…

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Copy / Paste Innovation SUCKER!

12th January 2012 - General

Sometime I might call this decade the Copy / Paste age. Whenever a company creates something outstanding, something innovative, creative and artistic – there is a ton of other, mostly bigger companies trying to duplicate the recipe and innovations maybe adding some small structural or…

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MPC 2.0 or Man versus Maschine

9th January 2012 - General

Today, I’m gonna show you one of our latest toys in the studio – Native Instrument’s Maschine. Maschine is a groove production instrument, which comes with its own controller. Native Instruments took a very popular hardware as inspiration. The famous Akai MPC. Below is a…

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SFX Recording Session Part 2 – Andre’s Production Diary Part 48

7th January 2012 - General

Hi guys, it’s André. It’s been now a year ago when I started as volunteer at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart and I’m still learning everything about radio imaging and production and sharing it with you guys. A while ago, I recorded some sound effects….

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The power of NETWORKING or produce David Guetta’s new syndicated radio show!

5th January 2012 - General, Interviews

A few days ago, I received a stunning element from Benztown News/Talk imaging director and voice over talent Harry Legg. It was the opener for David Guetta’s weekly DJ Mix…. You’ve read right! Harry’s producing and voicing an international syndicated radio show with one of…

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Opening a Pro Tools session with all plugins deactivated

2nd January 2012 - General

I guess, all of you know this: the more plugins you have in your session, the slower it gets and you need more time to open the session. If you want to check your session for a few audio files and don’t want to use…

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To a great 2012 and FREE Breakbeat and Dubstep Loops!

1st January 2012 - General

After an incredible year for Benztown, we want to say thanks to all our readers, clients and guest authors. Thanks to everyone providing audio, ideas, feedback, screenshots, videos and tricks. Without you, this blog wouldn’t exist! To celebrate 2012 we’re giving away 4 free Breakbeat…

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