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IRON IMAGER 2018 – Here is the CONTENDER, Sam Wickens from Capital and the Honorable Mentions… Enter a different FIVER FRIDAY!

13th April 2018 - Fiver Friday, General, Uncategorized

WOW! Iron Imager 2018 is running for the 7th time and I know I keep repeating this, but the stack of candidates just gets better and better… It’s insane, so much good stuff – the most difficult decision process ever! That’s why this week’s the perfect…

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How to win Iron Imager, try all the fast food and meet Kings of Leon? Meet Sidey – the new IRON IMAGER!

11th April 2018 - Interviews

WWRS was a blast, from at least what I’ve heard :)… I could not make it this year, which makes me really sad as most my radio friends were there and had a fantastic time. Like every year, benztown did the Iron Imager contest. You…

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Iron Imager VI: Meet the reigning CHAMP – Enter Sidey

4th April 2018 - Interviews

Brad had his chance to answer the questions. Now it is time for….THE CHAMP, the reigning and undefeated champ, who might need an access ramp to the stage. Why? Check out more from a guy I really admire, a creative Mother Bomb, a rock star: Enter Sidey!

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Iron Imager VI: Readers Vote!

4th April 2018 - General

Benztown fans… We hope you enjoyed today’s live stream from WWRS hosted by R.Dub. Check out Benztown on Facebook if you missed it. Thanks again for being a part of this year’s Iron Imager contest. The winner will be announced tomorrow (5/5) preceding the Production and Imaging…

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From LA to Thailand and back home or The Crazy Journey of Iron Imager Brad Leask

4th April 2018 - Interviews

It’s just a few weeks back, but already feels like it’s been ages. I had such a great time with Brad and Sidey and their performances at Iron Imager were just stunning! Brad is back home now – back to reality after partying in LA,…

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Iron Imager VI: Meet the CONTENDER – Enter Brad Leask!

4th April 2018 - Interviews

It is official, here is the contender! Guys, I am so proud to present you one of the best guys out there taking it up against the champ Sidey from last year’s Iron Imager. Sidey vs. Brad Leask. This will be epic! Brad appeared on…

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iZotope Ozone 8: The Best Mastering PlugIN or Futuristic New Features?!

4th April 2018 - General, Review, Uncategorized

As you know we have always been big fans of all the iZotope products and Ozone stood out for me forever. So what’s the latest with Ozone 8? Can you take your Imaging and Music Production to the next level with the Ozone 8 Advanced? I…

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AND here is Benztown’s Iron Imager : The Irish Pitbull Paul Duffy!

4th April 2018 - General

It was so close, I personally loved both pieces and the fact they were done in an hour is almost unbelievable. To me, both finalists were winners, but this time my opinion did not count at all. It was all up to the jury consisting…

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PO, the Head of Imaging for Skyrock – Meet an Imaging Veteran!

3rd April 2018 - General, Interviews, Uncategorized

When I was in France for Le Radio lately I had the luck to meet the legendary PO, the creative mastermind behind the most successful French Urban Radio Station – SKYROCK! PO is a veteran of the Imaging world, who started his career as a…

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Iron Imager – It is getting closer or Celebrity Judges

27th March 2018 - General

The battle of the Imaging Titans is coming, soon. Only 2 days to the final round of Benztown’s Iron Imager Contest – live at the Worldwide Radio Summit at the W Hotel, Hollywood.   Check out the contest rules and the world-class celebrity jury:

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Benztown’s Iron Imager or how to get Free Access to the World Wide Radio Summit and win 1000US $!

27th March 2018 - General

Now it is official! Your Imaging Skills can be worth 1000US $ and world-wide FAME! Benztown’s Iron Imager is out there. The first Imaging contest ever, providing the same chances to all participants – no matter if you work in NYC, LA, Tadzhikistan or anywhere else…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #127 – POWAIRful Dynamics, Goodbye to Science’s Brightest Star and See You at Radiodays in Vienna!

26th March 2018 - Uncategorized

Finally got back to the office this week in great anticipation of Radiodays in Vienna next week – as to celebrating another Golden Era of Radio! See you guys there!!!  

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Imaging OZ in 2018, Chris Davis, Mike Santos and the KIIS Imaging crew show you how to rock down under and the Imaging world!

26th March 2018 - Interviews, Uncategorized

WOW! It’s finally here! The first masterpiece of 2018. I am so thrilled we could finally put this together. One of the best Imaging teams in the world in one interview. Thanks so much to the KIIS crew for taking the time to answer all…

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Heads up: Tools to host VST or AU Plugins in Pro Tools

25th March 2018 - General

I’m sure you already experienced the problem that you wanted to use a PlugIn in Pro Tools, but there was no AAX version available. But don’t worry: there are some solutions for this issue. I came across a useful post that a Pro Tools Expert…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #128 – ALEXA loves Schnitzel and fly to LA for free!

23rd March 2018 - Uncategorized

So far so good, a hectic, but awesome week is coming to an end. So many things!!! Most importantly: The registration for Iron Imager VII is open, Brad is waiting for you. Also my trip to Vienna was fantastic, I mean is there any city in the…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #124 – Pumping Reverbs and how to create Star Wars Sound Design!

22nd March 2018 - Uncategorized

                SO, ready to jump start the weekend!!! Check out Oli‘s favorite PlugIn Combo and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!!

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My Imaging New Year Resolutions for 2018

19th March 2018 - Uncategorized

1. Create more Imaging 2. Use less Vocoders.. 🙂 3. Drive innovation by creating new sounds! Help, don’t know what to do yet 🙂 4. Focus on the creative 5. Read more fiction What’s yours? Let me know! To an awesome 2018! Andy

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Radio (Imaging) – A dream job?

19th March 2018 - Uncategorized

This has always been the case for me, but somehow I feel that the talent pool is drying out more and more. 20 years ago, when I started in the biz, Radio was cool, people wanted to work in radio, become on-air talents, imaging directors…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #122 – CRS, Valentines Day Freebies and UVI Meteor

1st March 2018 - Uncategorized

After an accident – releasing a draft on Tuesday – here is the real deal. I’m really sad I could not attend CRS. From all I’ve seen on socials, it was a blast! I love how much the artists interact with the attendees. A great…

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Free Plugin Monday becomes Free PlugIn Wednesday – Warm Compression from Klanghelm

28th February 2018 - Uncategorized

  First things first: I am sorry for the delay of this post. Under all the christmas pressure and some huge projects we have to finish before this year ends,  I had to turn  the #FreePluginMonday into a #FreePluginWednesday! But to make up with you…

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