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Suit the occasion or more than just serving your format – Topical Work Parts

28th February 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. When it comes to imaging and work parts we just want to go that one step further at Benztown. That’s why we’re always try to create special musical and soudn design elements when it comes to certain topics. Our goal is…

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No Excuses – STOP Whining and create some MAGIC!

26th February 2013 - General

How often do I hear excuses,I can’t do this or this is not enough time, I don’t have the gear, I don’t have the right connections, it is not the right timing…Guys, let’s be honest, It is never the right time and everybody can find anything…

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Checking out some new stuff or meet Presonus Studio One 2

24th February 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre.   So this is it! This new DAW, I heard of taking all the cool features of other DAWs and putting them together in one piece of software – Presonus Studio One 2. Oli told me about this software and a…

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CHR Beatmixing and the GRID!

22nd February 2013 - General

Remember: THE GRID is your friend. I started to work in Grid Mode in late 2002 and it was one of the best production decisions I ever made. A lot of great guys like David Konsky or Matt Nicolic work in the grid  mode as well…

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Extra budget! Time to buy whatever you wanted!

20th February 2013 - General

Imagine, your boss gives you a 1000 – 5000US $ extra production budget and it’s in your hands to spend it for whatever you want. Now’s your turn! If you have control over the budget what would you get. Pls guys stay realistic,  your boss…

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Useful Links – Learn from Dr. Pop, the man behind the hits

17th February 2013 - General, Useful Links, Videos

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Modern Pop music industry is owned by a few labels, artists and producers out there, which create one hit after another. One of these few producers is Lukasz Gottwald a.k.a. Dr. Luke. He’s the man behind artists like Katy Perry, Kelly…

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Direct insert vs. AUX Track insert – How do you set up your effects?

14th February 2013 - General

Modern DAWs and computers have enormous power these days. Back in the days, you had to think twice before using an effect plugin in your session. Plugin slots and CPU power were limited. The possibility of using AUX tracks to sum various tracks to one…

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Cutting edge and sharp as hell – Benz CHR gets sliced by Razor

12th February 2013 - General

Native Instrument’s Razor is cutting through Benztown! It’s been a while since Andre fell in love with this sharp additive synthesizer, now it’s cutting its way through radio imaging and never fails to impress with its vocoder. Check out the latest stuff from Benztown CHR…

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Instead of smashing the duplicate shortcut all the time – Region Looping in Pro Tools

10th February 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre I stumbled over this shortcut a few days ago by more or less pressing it by accident and then suddenly, this window above appeared and it looks like I’ve found another way to edit faster. Oh Pro Tools, you never stop…

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I’m using Pro Tools daily, but never have seen that before… — The mysterious lock next to the Shuffle Mode

8th February 2013 - General

‘Hey, Andre! Something seems wrong with the Shuffle Mode in Pro Tools. I can’t use it anymore and there’s some kind of lock next to it.’ We were sitting in the production studio at ENERGY, staring puzzled at the screen and wondering why the Shuffle…

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Useful Links: Benz Tested – The favorite Pro Tools and RECORDING BLOGS

6th February 2013 - General, Useful Links

Perfectly folding a shirt in one second, speaking Chinese or even how to cook a giraffe, there’s nothing that isn’t already explained on the Internet. Audio production has become so much more achievable with the new softwares and every beginner, advanced and pro can find…

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Use your full room or stereo imaging

3rd February 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Often in production, you’re fighting with sounds clashing together at the same frequency. Simple changing of volumes won’t help in every case, so often you’re facing a fader creep. A Fader creep means raising the volume of a single channel to…

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Turn up the bass or how to screw your mix

1st February 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Radio Imaging is all about the creative use of music, sounds and voices in a maybe 30 seconds long piece of art. Coming with an idea and export this into a 30 seconds Promo is one thing. Finishing this off with…

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