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Live, hard and loud – How to get your double dose of Rock from Benztown?

29th January 2013 - General, Interviews

Welcome to Rock! Everything’s allowed and nothing’s too weird to be used in Rock / Alternative Imaging? No script too bad ass? No boundaries? We discuss this and more questions with two guys, who definitely should know the answers…. AND here :)….Hell’s spitting out Benztown’s Rock…

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Too hot for Hot AC or why I need your help – Andre’s Production Diary

27th January 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Working in a radio imaging service team is a great thing, because I never have to stick to one format or genre. I am able to create work parts for any kind of radio format, style or genre. Pop, Dance Music,…

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Become the king of Mash-Ups or Mixing In Key

24th January 2013 - General

Modern radio producers take beatmatching to a new level. Guys like David Konsky expand the simple ‘putting a drum loop under three music hooks’-thing into full-grown mash-ups. Now you might think: ‘This is pretty easy, just take a few songs in the same tempo and beatmatch…

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Redesigned and ready to rock – Studio REMODELING in our German headquarter

22nd January 2013 - General

I’s time for big things in 2013 and our studio is getting suited for new tasks. After our massive update in the big studio in 2011, it’s time to pimp the rest of our office in our German headquarters in Stuttgart. The task: Build a…

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My favorite EQ or cleaning the mess with FabFilter Pro-Q

20th January 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. EQs are pretty much one of the basic tools in every producer’s arsenal and come with every DAW out there. Pro Tools users are blessed with the pretty good Digirack EQ 3.  Most tasks, I’m solving with the Digirack EQ, but…

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The most interesting Imaging Director in the world and how he’s rocking 2013 – Catch up with Brionne Olsen!

17th January 2013 - General, Interviews

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you The Most Interesting Imaging Director in the world – Brionne Olsen! Representing imaging from South Africa, Brionne impressed us and readers of this blog from all over the world. After learning from the pros and getting the…

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Australian Bushfire Imaging – When radio informs, shares and helps

15th January 2013 - General, Useful Links

It’s January and most of us guys are freezing like hell. On the other side of the world, people are facing a devastating natural disaster. Thousands of people in Australia are impacted by bushfires and many lost their homes. Leigh Ratcliffe from LAFM sent us…

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Stop doing it the hard way or my little big helper – Hands on Name Mangler

13th January 2013 - General, Useful Links

Hey guys, it’s Andre, There’s one important task, the Finder in Mac OS X isn’t able to do properly – naming and renaming multiple files. Try to name 50 Grammy samples and let them all start with ‘S Grammys 2013 – ‘, that means, you’ve…

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What do YOU want? GIVE ME MORE of…..

10th January 2013 - General

Guys, this year there is great stuff to happen. I am so looking forward to grow together by giving you exactly what you guys need and want. So please click on the poll below an let us know! What do you want? [polldaddy poll=6798999]

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Old School Magic or just senile tricks from the past? How to create Acapellas with Phase Cancellation

8th January 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre This technique is pretty old school… so old school, even my bosses, Andy and Oli used this trick back in the days 😉 When it comes to creating stunning beatmatched Promos, acapellas are a pretty useful tool and it’s cool to…

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Tuning it up – Create a custom Saw Riser in NI’s Massive

7th January 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Today I’m going to show you how to create a saw riser in NI’s Massive.  This is a pretty common effect in dance music and a great way to create tension before the drop. Instead of taking just an ordinary riser from…

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Advanced bouncing in Pro Tools – Use the print track for simple export

3rd January 2013 - General

Everyone working with audio samples professionally wants them to be high quality in every aspect. Perfect usability is one of them, which include clean and correct file lengths and starts. Here’s a weak point of Pro Tools revealed. After every bouncing, Pro Tools adds a…

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Happy New Year!

2nd January 2013 - General

Imaging World! What a year for benztown and the blog! I wish you and your families a happy new year! Thanks for everything and to a great 2013! LET’S ROCK! A Few Happy New Year Sweepers Andy

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