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BRAND NEW – Andy’s Fiver Friday

25th August 2017 - General

Hey guys, I want to try something new every Friday, the Fiver Friday. If you like it,  I will  to do this every Friday from now on. Fiver Friday is 5 things I loved, discovered, played around or just want to share this particular week. Let…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday Epsiode 8 – from hacking IKEA to AirFilterGate

25th August 2017 - General

Friday again! Check my five for this week.

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

25th August 2017 - 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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Who is the best or Becoming THE BEST

23rd August 2017 - General

This is a bit of an uncommon post and I have not done this for a while, but I feel it is time to do something beside the pure “Here Is A Pro Tools Trick”. As I have been fortunate traveling a lot over the…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday#99 – How to make the inc 5000 list 5 times in a row and did I mention the INC 5000!!!!! YEAHHH!

23rd August 2017 - Fiver Friday

Guys, This week I am in all celebration mode. We made the inc5000 list for the 5th!!!! time in a row! This is a massive achievement and I want to thank all of you for helping us to make that dream a reality. Thanks also to…

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How To Improve In 5 Minutes: Using Manipulator

9th August 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Manipulator by Polyverse Music is a pretty useful tool when it comes to do creative voice and vocoder effects. In this quick benztown tutorial, Jan shows you how to manipulate an ID.

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From spinning records to creating Imaging for the biggest Urban Station in the world – Andrew on Power in LA

3rd August 2017 - Interviews

I met Andrew a few years ago while he was shadowing one of the biggest imaging talents in US radio, Dom Nero from HOT97 in NY. I was impressed with the skill set he developed in a short amount of time, but sadly he took…

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Imaging in the UAE and PlugIN Insanity – Meet Vish B!

26th July 2017 - Interviews

Vish is the head of imaging for Radio 1 and Radio 2 of Abu Dhabi Media Group and while Nadine was staying in the UAE she connected me to him. His demo on soundcloud blew me away and I had to chat with him about…

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How To Improve In 5 Minutes: ID Vocoder customisation!

19th July 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

The Benztown Tutorial Series continues! This week Alex shows some magic tricks again: Using a vocoder like Vocal Synth, to match IDs to music and add tonal accents!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #97 – Daily Stoic and How To Get 35% on FAME FX Vol.3!

14th July 2017 - Fame FX, Fiver Friday

This week was huge! We released Fame FX Vol.3 today and are pretty proud to do the hattrick!

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A Trip to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Radio Days South Africa – Enter benztown’s Jan!

14th July 2017 - Interviews

Radio Days Africa recently took place from July 05 – 07 in South Africa ! Jan, overseeing our Classic Hits, Urban, Urban AC libraries, and Nadine went to Johannesburg for the conference. I feel like South Africa is an interesting place, beside Safari’s especially imaging wise,…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #96 – Nürnberger Rostbratwürste, Radiodays South Africa and an Imaging Masterclass

7th July 2017 - Fiver Friday

The 100 is close, isn’t that crazy.  I am so excited to reach that mark and for sure will have a surprise for you in the next weeks. This week Oli and I attended the Lokalrundfunktage in Nürnberg, which is a local radio conference in Germany,…

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Heads Up: Adding reverb to get your VO mixed in!

5th July 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Reverbs are a great tool to create transitions or “false endings”. It’s also a common used mix tool in music production. But used on VO tracks I recommend to add it in moderation, as this helps to sit your VO better in the mix and ensures audibility.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #95 – Valhalla, Titanfall and Car Rain

30th June 2017 - Fiver Friday

Let’s get directly into this week’s five!

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How to improve in less than 3 Minutes: Create branding intros without instrumentals!

28th June 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

You need a ramploop, but there’s no instrumental part at the beginning of the track? In this super short post, Alex shows you a great trick how to remix and create the intro of a branding with a full vocal part.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #94 – Rethink your priorities, summer and coffee for my greek friends and of course…..every body else.

23rd June 2017 - Fiver Friday

What a week. Finally, Summer in the city!

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ShaperBox: Fancy techniques to create audibility.

22nd June 2017 - Tutorials

In the last Fiver Friday I gave a heads up to some techniques for using Shaperbox. These can be used to manipulate instrumentals or musicbeds to increase audibility. These 1min videos are easy and fast to understand. I tested three of them for radio imaging benefits.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #93 – Shaperbox Techniques, Emotional Intelligence and Just Le Vent

16th June 2017 - Fiver Friday

Another Summer Imaging week insanity. So much awesome new discoveries.

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Control the space: Fabfilter Pro-R

14th June 2017 - Review

You know fabfilter. And they are doing cool stuff like their EQ and compressor. The newest addition to their catalogue is a reverb. The first look was nice, but I wanted to know how it sounds.

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Want to change your NAME? 3 Tools to do BATCH renaming!

31st May 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Naming files is essential to keep track of them and stay organized. It gets even more important when actually creating content and files. In our case this could be cutting VO and naming them.

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