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The Canadian Connection or enter Andy McBeth!

26th November 2010 - General, Interviews

As a result to Merts request on the Cutting Through Experience I reached out to my Adobe based Canadian friend Andy from Astral Radio to help out. I expected a short answer – see what he has been up to! He shares his tricks, shows…

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How you get Stars to sing your Jingle Package – for free!

25th November 2010 - General

J01 082bpm full A Master by Benztown Branding Blog J01-2 082bpm full Master by Benztown Branding Blog Like the incredible and smooth vocals sound? Me too! The fascinating about RDUBs jinglepackage in 2 sentences: 1) The music style the jingles are produced – 80s /…

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The best Pitch and Time Compression Effects in the world PT2!

23rd November 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

In my 5 minute work out excercise a few weeks ago, I promised you to show you how to do the best Pitch and Time Compression Effects in the world using Serato Pitch’n’Time. I even promised to do a second Part using ProTools 8 and…

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How a plane hater BECOMES A MULTI-FORMAT IMAGING ROCKSTAR? Meet Mike Santos!

22nd November 2010 - General

There are a lot of Imaging Directors out there imaging more than 1 station at the same time. How do they keep formats seperated, how do they make each of the stations sound unique and give them their own identity? I asked my friend Mike…

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Change the Cycle – Create outstanding Station Imaging ! Today!

19th November 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

“You must not fight the cycle, you must transform it into a different cycle altogether. It’s a lot of work, but less work than failing.” (Multi Million Bestseller Author Seth Godin) This been said, todays experiment is to look on your work routines make you…

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Building a Killer Session Part 1 – Be faster, more efficent and go nuts starting from a solide basis!

17th November 2010 - Videos

He guys, I am really happy to present my first video turorial. It is about building a session from Scratch. Not really – I have a basic template pre-defined (for time saving issues) and I am gonna explain the routings, colour coding and why I…

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3 unbelievable PlugIn Combos to create a DIFFERENCE

15th November 2010 - General

Voice Over treatment is crucial to most of our subscribers and each of them loves their voices to stand out and be set apart from the pack. Here is 3 great combos I use a lot. Please note I assume the VO is already compressed…

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Roadmap to great Production or who does it right!

12th November 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

This headline is more like a personal standpoint and not a “everybody has to commit to my opinion” headline. Many subscribers asked me what do you guys listen to for inspiration when you create Imaging, Jingles or Music for your services. I was like, cool,…

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HELP! My voice needs to stand out MORE in the mix or THE Cutting Through Experience

10th November 2010 - General

These days hit music is mastered as never before. Louder, richer, more powerful and with (almost) no dynamic. Sure this depends on the format you are working for and if your station plays Stairway to heaven in an endless loop – no need to read…

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Why NOT or walk a new path!

8th November 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

New Worlds are discovered by walking a new path. ASK yourself WHY NOT to freak out and do some crazy stuff f.e. with your Voice Over. Check this out and send us your feedback!

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How a Sword Fighting Ninja breaks into a major market! Learn from Harry Legg, who rocked Chicago, L.A. and WKTU in NYC.

5th November 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Harry is one of the greates guys in radio business I ever worked with. A Sword fighting Ninja (I am not kidding, Harry is a martial arts specialist) who can be heard on radio and TV stations around the globe. BTW Harry is the voice…

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How to create outstanding production for 3 Major Markets and 4 digital stations as a ROUTINE and still love the job! Meet Triple M’s Brendan Tacey.

4th November 2010 - General, Interviews

When you hear the audio demo of my australian mate Brendan Tacey, what do you think? MMM prod- BT by Benztown Branding Blog Great production, right? What you need to know is, that Brendan Tacey creates Imaginging for 3  MMM stations in Australia (Melbourne, Perth…

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NEW Video tutorial by Ryan : “FX on the Fly effect” for fast Voice Recording

3rd November 2010 - Videos

This is the second video tutorial by Ryan, who is our country imaging director and head of Imaging for KSCS in Dallas. Your feedback on the first one was awesome and we all really appreciate this. As many suscribers and users proposed we will tag…

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The 3 best friends of an Imaging Legend

3rd November 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Read this short post carefully and ask yourself…do I have this 3 friends lined up? IF you do, ask yourself: How can I do it even better?

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How to do the best Pitch and Time Compression Effects in the world PT1!

29th October 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

The daily work out will be a plugIN based 5 minute exercise for unbelievable Pitch’n’Time Sound. Especially if you are into beatmixing or love Pitch- / Time Compression Effects on the Voice or Music you should definetly check out or (I bet you already did)…

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1st Video Tutorial – Setting Up an AUX Track by Ryan

28th October 2010 - Videos

He guys, it is finally there! Our first video turtorial is on. Thanks to Ryan, who is the imaging director for our Country Library and  the guy who does the imaging on KSCS in Dallas. More video tutorials to come. If you have specific questions…

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How an Imaging guy becomes James Dyson or Scratch Your OWN Itch!

26th October 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

What do Vic Firth, James Dyson and Oli from benztown all have in common? They all build and create elements they need on their own. 4 years ago Oli had the feeling he never got the right Sound Design Work Parts and Imaging FX he…

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How do YOU win the next Sony Imaging Awards or an unbelievable 20 minutes Inspiration Piece

24th October 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

  As a reaction to my first post one of the closest friends in the business and an outstanding Imaging Directors buzzed me. Guys,  meet Paul Armstrong, UKs young gun and of THE Imaging Producer these days. Today Paul runs his own business and is…

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An incredible Reverb PlugIN, I bet you never heard of!

22nd October 2010 - General

Not long ago a close friend hit me up with an new plugIN. “Another reverb? Do I really need that?” I got almost any available and well know reverb on my production system or as outboard gear. So…His answer was clear – “Try it and…

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The First Experiment or how to bring your sound close to the sound of your imaging icon in 5 minutes a day

21st October 2010 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

To improve your skills in just 5 minutes! Sounds strange, but it is possible. It is no rocket science at all. I use that strategy for years now and have great experience with this unique technique. From today on I will share my “5 minute…

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