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Stuck in old plugIn Combos? An Unbelievable Vocal FX PlugIn Combo from outta space!

11th March 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Ryan our Imaging guy for Country was listening through some Rock library Bits and discovered a Sweeper Harry did Muse’s outta Space concert ages ago. Ryan loved the sound of the amazing plugIn combo on Rick’s Voice and I really digged that Vocal FX, too….

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Beatmixing Madness – Or how a short video creates that massive amount of sounds

9th March 2011 - General

After getting so much love for Oli’s Beatmixing Tutorial , Andy asked our users to send in some beatmixes and beatmatched stuff and your response was MASSIVE! We received tons of beatmatching demos, which we don’t want to deprive you of. So check out the…

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3 Reasons why Ryan, Matt and Paul should win the 1st Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards

8th March 2011 - General

The first Worldwide radio Summit Awards are scheduled for April 28th-30th at the W Hotel in Hollywood and I am really honored to present you 3 true friends and Imaging guys of the Benztown crew being nominated for VO/Imaging & Production. Ryan and Paul have…

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How Maria Aragon aged 10 got a duet done with the biggest Popstar of today : Lady Gaga! ARE you still whining you can’t do it….!

7th March 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG0wi1m-89o] Maria Aragon is a 10 years old girl form Canada, she loves to sing and has more than 19!!!! Million clicks on youtube. Her voice is unbelievable for a girl her age and she is close to make her biggest dream true. While having…

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FX… Choose them wisely – Andre’s Production Diary Part 6

5th March 2011 - General

Chapter 8: FX: boom, bang, zap, crrkk, woosh… We all know them, we all love them. FX, our little helpers to spice up an element to give it the final touch. As a Benztown volunteer, I have the privilege to choose from over 1000 FX…

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The greatest Voice Over Talents in the world! How to choose one of them with ease!

4th March 2011 - General

Picking the right VO talent is always tough and absolutely subjective to each one of us, but crucial for your on-air branding and station imaging. The rigtht Voice can be key to success and great brand building. Voice Auditions can cause big discussions, but they…

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ATTENTION AUDIO ASSASINS: The Game has Changed – A look at the People Meter from OUR Perspective!

2nd March 2011 - General

Remember Mike Santos? Mike is the multi format imaging rockstar and the head of Imaging for Entercom in Denver. He overseess 3 stations (99-5 The Mountain, Alice 1059, KOSI 101.1) and shares his experiences with PPM. To all of us PPM changed and still changes…

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Katy Perry Ramp Loop Remix Madness Video Tutorial or Elastic Audio and the Grid a truely powerful combo!

28th February 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

In this Video Oli shows you how to remix a Katy Perry Ramp Loop or better said how to mix two loops with different tempos and beatmatch them with ProTools 8. You will also learn how to identify the beat proper and why we use…

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Checking out Stylus – Andre’s Production Diary Part 5

26th February 2011 - General

Hi guys. One of our mostly updated category in our service are Drumloops. Every week, we offer at least 4 Drumloops for every format, so you see. There’s a lot of work to do. And today, I’m showing you a PlugIN to take care of…

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Konsky reloaded or Cosmonaut Voice will blow your speakers!

23rd February 2011 - General

You all remember Konsky’s tremendous blog post last week. (BTW: it was one of the most successful blog posts ever.) After listening to Konsky’s audio again, I asked him which plugINs he used for Sydney’s No1 Hit Music Station in the Return Music LineUp Promo….

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Survey: The greatest FX packages in the world and how to get yourself an exclusive prelistening in 3 minutes!

21st February 2011 - General

crash, boom, bang, zip zap, crrrrrrrrkkkkkk, swoosh…. At the moment our team is discussing an upcoming project back and forth. Oli and I dream about creating the most powerful FX package in the world. We already started working on it in the last years but…

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It’s all about having an idea… and maybe a volunteer – Andre’s Production Diary Part 4

19th February 2011 - General

Hey guys. I’m still using this great opportunity to learn from the Benztown team and all of our wonderful guest authors, which send us their ideas, audio and sceeenshots. I know, it’s gonna be a long way, but everyone starts small. Enough talking, here’s my…

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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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