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A Radio Producer’s Plugin Wish List…

7th December 2016 - General

Christmas is close, so its time to send your wishes to Santa. But what to put on this list? I asked the guys in the studios what they would love to get for christmas, and this is what came up: A nice list with plugins for every budget including…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #67 – NI Form, Sapiens and Daft Punk!

2nd December 2016 - Fiver Friday

The first week I passed on the FIVER. But for a reason :)… I thought on Black Friday all you PlugIN geeks would love to get the latest deals as updates and I was right. Thanks for more than 500(!!!) people reading this post alone…

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Surfer EQ. Stick to frequencies!

1st December 2016 - Review

I recently heard about a new equalizer called ‘Surfer EQ’ by Sound Radix. At first glance it seemed to be pretty interesting. It has a new approach which names this EQ: Bands sticking to tonal information and surfing if needed. Let’s give you a short overview of this special…

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Benztown’s Discount Check 2016 – Black Friday Deals! [updated]

26th November 2016 - General

Black Friday is nearly here! Time to buy your favorite gear! And as every year, there are thousands of amount of deals out there. We help you to keep your head up, getting an overview. Check our favorites and a list of audio companies which had a…

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Using specialized MS tech in your production! Secret Weapon: DrMS!

16th November 2016 - Review

I’m sure you already heard about MS processing. We found a plugin which picks up this idea, but expands it in its own way. DrMS by Mathew Lane has an interesting approach to process busses, tracks or even your master. And this kind of processing does not exist…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #65 – Adobe VoCo, North Korea and German Hip Hop

11th November 2016 - Fiver Friday

So, the week was insane, crazy, different. Why? I will give you a more extended version  in the next weeks – promise!

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How to Start A Quick Tip Series or Imaging 89.0 RTL in Germany: Meet Christian Troitzsch!

9th November 2016 - Interviews

Christian and I were talking via Twitter and email quiet a while. I liked the stuff he was putting on his soundcloud and as Oli and I have done work for RTL back in the past, it was a no brainer to reach out and…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday Episode 64 – Quick and dirty VO treatment, Ma.tt and this is G-Funk baby

4th November 2016 - Fiver Friday

So, here we go for the weekend. It is close and we are ready to roll!!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #63 – First week back in town, Transient vs EQ and of course HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

28th October 2016 - Fiver Friday

Hey guys, it is my first week back home. Man, I missed my coffee machine:)… check this weeks discoveries below.

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Imaging Melbourne – Mike Santos in Australia!

26th October 2016 - Interviews

Mike is in Oz now for almost 2 years, time flies! He started working as the morning show production guy for Kyle and Jackie O in Sydney and is now overseeing big parts of the Matt and Meshel breakfast brand in Melbourne. Mike and I…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #62 – Texas, Inc. 5000 and Benztown Halloween returns!

21st October 2016 - Fiver Friday

So, week two on the other side of the pond. Start to miss my lil guys, even if I am having a great time here in Texas. To make the inc5000 list for the 4th year is a great honor and I am super thankful…

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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt.3 or The Pain Chain – Creating the Halloween mood!

20th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is coming and it’s all about getting your listeners into the right mood. SFX are an essential part when it comes to generate a certain feeling. So maybe your collection includes some shouts, screams and laughs, but still needs some Halloween extra treatment? Part 3 of…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #61 – LA, Burgers and Burgers!

15th October 2016 - Fiver Friday

Hey guys, first week in LA is almost over…was crazy, met so many friends again, hung out, ate burgers, ate some more burgers and of course ate burgers. I still love that city, the bible and of course the burgers!

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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt.2 or Wanna sound like Justin Bieber on LSD?

12th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is on! The second part of our Halloween scaring-plan includes another tutorial: How do you use the Doom VO you created in Pt.1 in a Halloween hook sweeper? And how do you transform hooks into halloween versions? Watch this tutorial!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #60 – The best #espresso in the world, a new killer CHR package for the biggest station on the planet and of course NI Form!

7th October 2016 - Fiver Friday

Guys, I am writing this from 30000ft above ground in a plan on my way to LA. I am so happy to see all my friends and hang out at the new benztown office soon.

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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt. 1 or The Doom VO!

6th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is coming! And to get your station ready, we created a multipart scaring plan for you! Be brave and check the first video tutorial of this Halloween season: learn how to create a VO that will frighten your audience!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #59 – Free #Soundtoys PlugIn, GSP feat. Daft Punk

30th September 2016 - Fiver Friday

Here we go! The five for this week!

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iZotope Neutrino: Is subtle processing enough for Radio Imaging?

28th September 2016 - Review

Plugins get simpler. That’s an evolution I am noticing since a few years now. Especially Waves is known for their One Knob series. Now iZotope joins this trend and released a plugin which is meant to improve your mix: Neutrino. And it’s free. Let’s see…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #58 – Why Wired is awesome and NRJ creates Killer online content?

23rd September 2016 - Fiver Friday

So, what happened this week? Our new studio in Stuttgart is almost there, which is great. Also the interview with Staxx was a fantastic post and experience. I would say:  I am really READY for the weekend!

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From the Top of the World or IMAGING Z100 – Staxx in the house!

21st September 2016 - Interviews

Ryan introduced me to Staxx, who is the NEW guy at Z100 and the successor of non other than Dave Foxx. I took the chance to interview Staxx and I can easily tell you it is one of the best interviews I have done for…

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