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Future Iron Imagers, get your inspiration here!

31st March 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Only a few days left, until April 11. Soon we will know, who’s going to challenge defending champion Paul Duffy in the battle of the Iron Imager 2013. Now is your chance to show your skills, travel to LA and win…

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Mr Miyagi and The Ozzi Imaging Boot Camp – How Brendan Tacey and the Austereo team recruit and develop upcoming Imaging Stars

27th March 2013 - General

I really love working with young and aspiring imaging talents. It’s a great thing to see how young people develop, get inspired and one day are better than the guy educated them. Benztown’s philosopy was always to educate, share knowledge and grow together. I often…

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YOU vs the Irish IMAGING Warrior Paul Duffy or Benztown’s Iron Imager Contest 2013 – The BIGGEST Imaging BATTLE in the WORLD

25th March 2013 - General

Have you ever been to the City of Angels ? have you ever knocked out a real Champion? ARE YOU READY to play with the big boys? The Ultimate Audio Battle of Skill and Will is BACK! Once again, imaging directors from all over the world…

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Overdo it… on purpose! – Breaking the rules and limits for Sound Design

25th March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for…

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Gary in Berlin at Radiodays Europe, free SoundToys gear and how to loose your voice…

19th March 2013 - General

All the peeps, who met me in Berlin, know what I am talking about. My voice is totally gone, which is super frustrating as I met so many old friends and colleagues and had a hard time to talk. What means talk… I try, but…

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More control and less switching around – A second automation track in Pro Tools

18th March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Automation in Pro Tools is a pretty cool and useful feature and essential for most of us. One thing, I don’t like, is having my automation curve over my waveforms blocking my view or the constant switching between the various automations in…

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Make it finally clear – How to keep the overview in the plugin formats jungle

11th March 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Plugins are essential for every DAW. All complex audio manipulation, processing and of course all software instruments are plugins. When I’m showing a certain plugin, I often getting asked: ‘What formats does it feature? Does it work on my DAW as…

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Always on top and CUTTING EDGE – NT Imaging and Work Parts

8th March 2013 - General

What’s important in N/T imaging? Right! BEING ON TIME and BEING RECOGNIZED! We make sure, you’re getting both with our custom imaging and format suited work parts. Check out the latest NT update with imaging ninja Harry Legg and young aspiring composing talent Oli Schneider on…

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A well done revival or just trying to copy Kraftwerk? – The comeback of Vocoders!

6th March 2013 - General

From World War to modern Pop music, this device has gone a long way. Above you can see one of the early vocoders, used for speech coding in telecommunications. It took time until the 70s, until Kraftwerk released with Autobahn one of the first successful Pop/Rock albums…

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Modulation Drone for FREE – Grab my Massive Preset, now!

3rd March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. As might discovered in the last months, I’m pretty often using and sharing presets and tricks for Native Instrument’s Massive. I have to admit, that I really like this bad boy synth, because of its endless ways to customize it. I…

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