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Andy’s Fiver Friday #57- Why Shep Gordon would use Brainworx and Alien Imaging?

16th September 2016 - Fiver Friday

Friday again! Here are this week’s five!

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Working with VO: Equalization!

14th September 2016 - Tutorials

When it comes to process VO, one of the most important effects is the equalizer. In this post I want to show you some basic tips which might help to get the sound you want.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #56 – Enigma, Late Summer vs Pitch Correction Stunner :)

9th September 2016 - Fiver Friday

What a great week, at least weather wise, we have been blessed, with such an awesome late summer…FANTASTIC! Maybe you have seen my post about reTune from zplane if not, check it out!

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Pitch correct your tunes in real time: zplane’s reTune!

7th September 2016 - Review

There are several manufacturers who develop time and pitch shifting algorithms. A small, berlin-based company, called zplane, is involved in this game since 2000. I got to know their algorithm, called elastique, as they implemented it in Studio One. They recently released a plugin called reTune. It’s a small…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #55 – H-Delay on Steroids, behind the songs and a great video from Capital

2nd September 2016 - Fiver Friday

  The week is over, weekend – here we go! I am pumped to bring you the next video tutorial and of course some other great stuff I digged up in the world of radio imaging and beyond!

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Imaging Jack FM or Meet Kevin Horton!

31st August 2016 - Interviews

So, this is been a post I waited to do for a long time and I am so happy we got t it together finally:)… Kevin is the guy behind all the Jack FM Network Imaging, based in Benztown’s LA office. As Jack is so different…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #54 – The Video tutorials are back, Foley work and of course benztown does it again #inc500!

26th August 2016 - Fiver Friday, Tutorials

What a week! We have been named for the 4th time in a row to one of America’s fastest growing companies . I m so happy about this as only one out of ten companies on the inc 500 list achieve this. I am so…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #53 – back to normal!

19th August 2016 - Fiver Friday

It was such a fantastic week and I am so happy my homie Kevin from our LA office was here and we had time to hang out, talk about imaging jack , sports, photo and also he liked our german cuisine, especially the beer :)…

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Video Tutorial Hook Up – Get started or revisit what is already out there

17th August 2016 - Tutorials

I wanted to know what you want more of on the blog. And you gave a very clear answer: Video Tutorials! While we are fighting which should be the topic of the first new video, I wanted to give you the hook up on the…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #52 – Special Edition – Hardware vs Plugin… UAD vs Outboard: THE Manley VOXBOX!

12th August 2016 - Fiver Friday, Review

As I promised last week, this week’s Fiver Friday is a bit different. We took a closer look at the Manley VOXBOX. We are lucky enough to have both versions, the original outboard and the UAD version. Oli and I have been always massive fans…

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SFX Experiences Pt. 6 – How to record Sports SoundEffects!

10th August 2016 - General

In early 2014, when we recorded sports SFX for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we showed you how to create your own SFX from scratch! Today I want to give you a feeling of how the benztownbranding sports recordings for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio went down.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #51 – Lush, Manley by UAD and your way to Rio!

5th August 2016 - Fiver Friday

Let’s go for number 51!

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The best Reverb on Vocals? You choose!

3rd August 2016 - Review

Finding the right reverb is sometimes like searching for gold. You need to get the right sound for the right application. Otherwise it will sound too harsh, muddy or cavy. However, there is no blueprint for this. You have to try different devices and check how…

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Give ME more!

2nd August 2016 - General

Guys, it is time for me to ask you again..WHAT DO YOU WANT more of on the blog? For this I created this poll below, pls just click and let me know! [polldaddy poll=9487825] If you have any personal suggestion for a person I should…

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Andys Fiver Friday #50 – Schweinsteiger, Little Alter Boy and WaitbutWhy!

29th July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Wow, Episode 50, I thought I cant do 5… but I am humbled you guys gave me so much great feedback and love that short weekly thing I am doing. So, what moved me this week…

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The 2016 Iron Imager, new projects and the Filter Freak!

27th July 2016 - Interviews

It has been a long time and no news from our iron imager. So I reached out to this incredibly talented guy down there and we did a little update interview on his new routines, tricks and projects. Check out Sidey’s new PlugIn recommendations, who…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #49 – Travel and MOVE!

22nd July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Hey Guys, I’m back from sweden, had great time there and did not bump into an elk… Puh!

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Sonnox Pro-Codec. First class encoded files!

20th July 2016 - Review

We often use .mp3. Maybe too often? Mp3 has some benefits over .wav – especially file size. But beside that there are some cons when it comes to audio quality. Sonnox created a tool, which makes these codec problems audible and help you to prevent from bad…

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Fiver Friday #48: Stuttgart Special Edition

15th July 2016 - Fiver Friday

This week we’ve got another Stuttgart Special Edition for you! Here we go!

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Window Configuration In Pro Tools – keep the screen clean and accessible!

13th July 2016 - Tutorials

I’m using a Pro Tools intern tool called “Window Configuration”. It’s a great way to keep your screen tidy while working and gives you the possibility to switch between window settings immediately. Let me give you step by step guidance how to do this.

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