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Survey: Get the best out of your voice – What’s your favorite Preamp?

1st February 2018 - General

I love outboard gear. It is like an addiction, every time, I turn on our MANLEY VOXBOX and the yellow light in the meter sections comes up. This is true old school, the sound is analog and warm especially with recoding vocals. This is not…

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Become Speedy Gonzales or The Short Cuts Imperium

1st February 2018 - General

At Benztown we love to work with short cuts. They make you fast as hell and we could never imagine working without them. Last time, Andre focused on Keyboard Command Focus Mode and now it’s time to count down our own personal favorites. A lot…

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Unbelievable! Add more than 500 radio stations to your service in one day!

1st February 2018 - General

Finally it is done. Benztown Branding cut the biggest deal ever in history of radio imaging. From Jan 1st we will be working with Cumulus as  a new syndication partner. Cumulus decided to pick up at least 1 Benz library throughout all the stations in…

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Xmas Greetings from sunny Australia or Sidey = Movie Star

1st February 2018 - General

The gift giving is almost over, but a little present is left. My old friend Sidey from OZ sent something over to help us enjoy xmas even a little more and listen to this magic stuff, while getting fat. We love you Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen….

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MPC 2.0 or Man versus Maschine

1st February 2018 - 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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How a world class photographer got nominated for Worldwide Radio Summit :) or Meet THE Imaging legend from Down Under

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

After introducing Konsky’s and Armstrong’s work last week in a really funny interview, I got the chance to talk to Matt Nikolic as well. Matt is THE guy behind Ozzi Imaging, he was named as THE inspiration by Konsky and many others. Also as a…

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Will I be THE PRINCE OF BEL AIR this time? City of Angeles, I am back

1st February 2018 - General

It has been 3 months since my last visit and I am really thrilled to be back again in my favourite city in the world. Ok second favourite city (behind benztown). World Wide Radio Summit, Jingle Sessions and finding a bar showing champions league semi…

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10.000 miles away, but having the same idea – Check David Konsky and me getting hands on Sammy Adams’ ‘Only One’

1st February 2018 - General

  Last week my friend David Konsky  and I came up with the kind of same idea. Using ‘Sammy Adams – Only One’ as a sample for a piece of production. I did a sweeper to position our CHR flagship station Z 90.3 and Konsky…

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VO SUPERSTAR Joe Cipriano answers YOUR questions!

1st February 2018 - General

  Our buddies @ benztownvoiceover.wordpress.com did it again! They managed to get the legendary Joe Cipriano for an interview and YOU are going to be part of it! Ask Joe Cipriano, one of the most successful Voice Over Artists of all times, about his secrets, his tricks…

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The next STAR in Ozzi Radio – Enter Dan Hunt!

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

This blog has become a platform for young and aspiring imaging talents and we’re proud to introduce you to Australia’s rising imaging star Dan Hunt. Some of you might know his dad, who was or still is one of the most recognized Imaging guys in…

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Custom Pro Tools Shortcuts for Mac OS X

1st February 2018 - General

  Okay, this might sound crazy, but did you ever had the feeling that you might not have enough shortcuts for Pro Tools? Although there are tons of shortcuts are included in Pro Tools, you’re always in need for the one shortcut that doesn’t exist,…

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Who reigns the Benz UNIVERSE or the most interesting IMAGING Director in the world.

1st February 2018 - General

I am blown away! We got 8 extraordinary, creative, funny, outstanding………f****** awesome promos for our Xmas Contest. Honestly, I love them all, so I am happy, I don’t have to make the call. It is up to YOU guys out there! Let us know: WHO…

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That was 2012 – to a great 2013!

1st February 2018 - General

What a year! With thousands of new readers this year and posts from around the world, we managed to offer a great year full of imaging, production, tips and tricks for every kind of like and skill set. We checked through all the posts of…

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Happy New Year!

1st February 2018 - 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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Old School Magic or just senile tricks from the past? How to create Acapellas with Phase Cancellation

1st February 2018 - 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…

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What do YOU want? GIVE ME MORE of…..

1st February 2018 - 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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Useful Links: Benz Tested – The favorite Pro Tools and RECORDING BLOGS

1st February 2018 - 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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A well done revival or just trying to copy Kraftwerk? – The comeback of Vocoders!

1st February 2018 - 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…

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The next Ozzi superstar? Meet Dom Evans

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

  A few weeks ago, our VO talent Harry sent me some great stuff from an Ozzi newcomer and I was really digging it, so I finally connected with him and interviewed him for you guys. Dom is based in Melbourne and with his 23…

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Making the chain complete – The ultimate broadcasting processing or meet Andy’s new passion!

1st February 2018 - General

Did you ever get the chance to see your station’s secret weapon in sound processing live in action? – The key behind cutting edge broadcasting sound. If not, you better contact your station’s engineer and make sure, you’ll hear it with your own ears, because…

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