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A Quick Guide To A Christmas Bed – Benztown Tutorial

9th November 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas… So today we are giving you a quick guide on how to create a simple Christmas bed. Turn a regular bed or loop into your soothing Christmas atmosphere very quickly and in a few steps. All you need…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #110 – Halloween, The Summit LA and a new CHR package for Russia

3rd November 2017 - Fiver Friday, Interviews, Useful Links

This Halloween Week was great! For the first time 2 days off during the week, due to a new and one time bank holiday in Germany – just sayin:)..  

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #109 – Razor Vocoder PlugIn, Crazy Soccer Fans and an early Christmas Gift

27th October 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links, Videos

Another week, holiday season is coming. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas and New Years Eve. You know how it is – the yearly Imaging INSANITY!

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AVID Pro Tools 12.8.2 – What’s New

25th October 2017 - Uncategorized, Useful Links

Pro Tools released it’s latest version and in case you have missed it, here is an overview!  MIDI Enhancements such as: MIDI Input Display Pencil Tool enhancements Record Progress Indication -> Detailed information Batch Track and Batch Clip Renaming features Rename Groups of Tracks and…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #108 – I am back at home, the Fabfilter Timeless2 and this years Benztown Halloween Composite

20th October 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links

I am back at home people! Giving you some serious PlugIn recommendations this week.

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Catching Up with ACRA Winner Chris Davis, How he feels about winning, his latest techniques to create a successfull promo

19th October 2017 - Interviews

The Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) are held annually by Commercial Radio Australia. They are the largest gathering for commercial radio professionals in the southern hemisphere. I caught up with Benztown’s Hot AC and Turbulence Producer Chris Davis, a friend and Winner of the Category “Best Achievement…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #107 – Inc5000, Top Studios and Tom Petty!

13th October 2017 - Fiver Friday

So this is the final week of our US travel. The Inc5000 in Palm Desert has been just fantastic. So honored to be on that list for the 5th time in a row and of course this is all you – thanks for your support…

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Halloween Insanity Pt.3 or How To make The Kids’ Sound Scary?

12th October 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

Back again with another quick Halloween Imaging Tip! This time we show you how to use the voice of a young one to create something that gets under your skin. Try it out! 😉 Benztown Tutorial 0038: The Halloween Effect on a Kids’ Voice

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #106 – In & Out, CALIFORNICATION and Time For Podcasting

6th October 2017 - Fiver Friday

So, this week I am writing this from LA. Max and I are in since Wednesday and having a fantastic time. SFX recordings, tours, meetings, production music conference and of course your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY!

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Halloween Insanity Pt.2 or The High Pitch Distortion VO

5th October 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

The Halloween Imaging Tip Series continues! Halloween Imaging is so much fun: creating scary imaging and breaking taboos: And what could be better than giving your VO the special Halloween twist? The new Benztown Tutorial shows you how to create an effect we call “The High Pitch…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #105 – Hornet SongKey MK2, Bonnie’s Stunning Photography And A Worldclass Podcast Library

29th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Uncategorized

Boom. Another week! Here is some really nice weekend infusion for you guys!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #104 – The best PlugIn for 10 $, free Eventide EQ and

22nd September 2017 - Fiver Friday

This week is all PlugINs, so happy to share 2 really awesome deals with you!

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El Chango, Imaging in Mexico and why 8 year olds are inspiring! Meet Francisco Rivera.

21st September 2017 - Interviews, Uncategorized

Francisco, nicknamed “EL CHANGO”, is a very well established Imaging Director from Mexico who I got introduced to lately. I have been to Mexico a few times and I just love this country. I grabbed the opportunity to speak with Francisco about Imaging in general,…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #103 – Why music StartUps Fail so often, Rachel McGrath kicks ass and 60s Soul is the best!

18th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Interviews, Uncategorized

How could a week go by so fast? It was a crazy one, but good things on the way, stay tuned for more… 1. Plugin Stage from PlugIN Alliance. Great Stereo Toolkit. New opportunities. Just check the video here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/fiedler_audio_stage.html 2. Inspiration This girl has…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #102 – NAB, RAIN summit and how to turn negative into positive

8th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Uncategorized

So, this has been a busy week for us here at benztown with RAIN,  NAB and Deutscher Radiopreis. 1. Plugin This week I messed around with LoFi from Avid again. Still love the digital destruction presets as well as the toy bear. Play around by automating a…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #101 – Why Dunkirk is an awesome example for Sound Design, my latest music promo and deep house for deep work

1st September 2017 - Fiver Friday

Here we go, another Fiver, that means another week is gone. I hope you you love the findings of this week and of course my latest Music Promo!

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Imaging South Africa Part 2 or Meet Linda Manganye!

30th August 2017 - Interviews

  Jan met Linda while his trip to Radio Days South Africa. Linda is the guy behind the imaging for Power 98.7. in Johannesburg. He’s also representing his station at the Liberty Radio Awards and is the current Commercial Imaging Producer of the year in South Africa and got a nod for…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #100 (!!) – Special Edition – The 5 Most Read Fiver Fridays!

25th August 2017 - Fiver Friday

I am not ready for 100 yet! It is crazy, that this has been on for almost 2 years now! Therefore I will have the 5 most read Fiver Fridays ever as a Special edition for you – below the actual FIVER FRIDAY No….100!!!! Yes…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #98 – Free Plugins, A Trip to Greece and 2 week Summer Break

25th August 2017 - Fiver Friday

Ready to hit the road to Greece – 2 weeks off ! Yeah! First vacation this year. Stoked to spend time with the wife and kids ! So note that this also means a 2 week summer break for the Fiver Friday! Be ready when…

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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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