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Benztown shows some love for Rihanna or how a Vocoder gets invited to Rihanna’s Birthday Party!

18th February 2011 - General

The Captain did it again: An easy customizable Birthday Intro with sung vocals for Rihanna getting 23 on Monday, posted to our CHR, HotAC and Urban library. Check out the Monster session and the various PlugIns Oli and I used for making Nina sound like…

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CHR Imaging for a new decade and beyond. Australia’s Finest – David Konsky!

16th February 2011 - General, Interviews

Today I have the chance to present one of the real friends in imaging business, one of the collegues really inspiring me:  David Konsky. To me he is one of 3 best CHR producers in the world. His style is beat related (benztown: I guess…

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The matching Voice – Meet Benztown’s Don Amiche or you should not forget to influence the influencers!

15th February 2011 - General

There are radio formats, which are more relying on credibilty and realness than others. We here at Benztown had to discover that, when we were launching our Urban library. Technically seen our library was awesome: great beats and beds, nice brandings, promos and sweepers, fat…

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What is more important than todays MAJOR TACTIC? The next MAJOR TACTIC!! Andy’s fortune cookie:)..

14th February 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Successful work and personal development rises from a solid base and grows its way up in the sky. If you just stuck in your daily routine you won’t make it to the next skill level, if you just think about your startegics for today you…

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A first excursion into Video – Andre’s Production Diary Part 3

12th February 2011 - General, Videos

Hey Guys. Today, I’ve got something special for you. My first selfmade Video Tutorial. It’s nothing really big, but I’m still proud of sharing the things I’ve leaned here at Benztown with you. For all the Beginners out there. If you wish to hear and/or…

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Influence Your Audience by Tracy Johnson

11th February 2011 - General

Guys, I am proud and honored to present you the guy without whom there would be no Benztown : Mr Tracy Johnson. In 2007 he introduced Oli and myself to Dave “Chachi”Denes and the rest of the story is legendary. (Thanks Tracy for believing in…

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I swear: YOU would never pay the prize.

9th February 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

At the beginning of this post I am telling you straight, this one will be really controversial, but I love testing my theories in practic. This post will be a challenge for everyone –  no matter how experienced. (Maybe for you it has nothing to…

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Neil’s Killer Tools or spend a few bucks and work like a Pro!

7th February 2011 - General

Neil sent throug a few Tools he is using on VO recoding and signal connection via ISDN . They are powerful, pro standard and one of them amazingly really cheap.

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Always the Perfect ProTools Template, Branding Preparation and why you should get your own volunteer – Andre’s Production Diary Part 2

5th February 2011 - General

Hey guys, hope you had a great week. After the first weeks at the Benztown studios, I start to realize that radio imaging is such a great deal of work, which most people don’t really appreciate. I’m getting a totally different view of radio program,…

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Too much opportunities or how to make your day more complicated in 5 minutes!

3rd February 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

  Today, there is too much opportunities for almost anything. Go to a grocery and check out the cereal rack and….freak out. Sometimes as an Imaging guy some of us have quiet the same feeling by opening their plugIN folder or checking one of their…

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Bruce Lee’s Distortion PlugIN Preset or Harry’s Favourite!

2nd February 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Remember Harry Legg and how he made it into the 3 major markets? He is one of benztown’s hottest VO and Imaging Guys and he shares his favourite PlugIn Preset with you! Harry – Distortion Example by Benztown Branding Blog How he creates the VO…

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Your scripts suck and why this fact makes your radio imaging almost worthless!

1st February 2011 - General

My buddy Neil, who is a great Voice Actor and imaging director for CC handling 8 stations didn’t mean it like that, when he sent through his idea for a blog post, but I do 🙂 and because I am the one creating this post…

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The right Latte, Callers and ProTools – Andre’s Production Diary Part.1

30th January 2011 - General

Do you remember Andre, the first winner of our Xmas Contest? – No? Well, here’s his story: Andre, a young guy living near Stuttgart, participated in our contest. He is young, motivated and really willing to learn, so we gave him a chance for a…

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Fierce Girl in a formerly Male world or meet Atlanta’s hottest (Production & VO) Girl!

28th January 2011 - General, Interviews

A few weeks ago, I asked Rachel McGrath to write a post on the blog, because I really admire her work as a Producer and Voice Talent. I work with her on our CHR library since a few months and she really rocks! To be…

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Old school Voice FX reloaded or how to create custom delay presets and stunning Voice FX without a lot of expensive PlugIns!

26th January 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

More and more fancy plugINs with almost umlimited options and possibilities come our way and I am really happy about that, because I love using them a lot. My sessions are packed and I test whatever I can download as a demo. But there is…

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The reverse Reverb or benztown hook INSANITY!

25th January 2011 - General, Videos

On our service, we offer weekly update hooks and ramploops as a category. My assitant producer and bad ass skateboarder Fabi cuts them for all formats available on benztown –  quiet some work to do beside skateboarding :). One of our benztown affiliates and subscribers…

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Ryan on the Radio vs Stutter Edit by Izotope

24th January 2011 - General, Videos

Ryan our benztown branding country imaging director and head of Imaging for KSCS in Dallas checked out this amazing new plugIn for you and banged out an insane review video. Ryan also runs the blog “Ryan on the radio”. [vimeo 19122215] Hey Prod nerds (like…

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How to create great Imaging for 95.8 Capital Radio ?

19th January 2011 - General

As a response to my latest blog post about emotional Imaging my buddy James Stodd sent us a great exanmple of emotional Imaging he did in the past for one of THE MAJOR MARKET RADIO STATIONS in the world, 95.8 Capital in London.It is a…

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Remember Ireland or Paul Duffy’s and Gavan’s vision of emotional Imaging!

18th January 2011 - General

As a reaction to yesterdays post Paul Duffy from Ireland and Gavan Bruderer (USA) send me some of the more emotional imaging  they did in the past! I think both are great examples of picking the right music and powerful samples. To me the second…

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Emotional Imaging 2011 or beyond beatmatching, stuttering and zip-zaps!

17th January 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

After Nic from Oz sent me his flood packaging in the last article I asked for some pieces you did and Roy from Ireland sent me an incredible piece he did for the King of Pop death last year. Hey there, was just listening to…

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