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THE first ever BENZTOWN SURVEY – QA

13th December 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

first of all I am really thankful for all your answers an interest in this post. I will try to adress a survey from now one at least once a month. See my answers to the comments below. Matthieu says: December 10, 2010 at 18:21…

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EXPERIMENT 1st Survey :Which production system do you use? What is your favourite gear or plugIN?

10th December 2010 - General

I want to try a first survey here over the weekend. Please tell the other guys, which production systems / software do you use and what is your favourite outboard gear and plugIN(s)a nd maybe a short why that is. I am happy to make…

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Create an unlimited resource for creative imaging or how to invent a steady growing inspiring muse.

9th December 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

We all fight the day to day battle of being creative and even more creative, reinvent the station sound and stay on top of the music cycle (for the guys work on classic hits or classic rock formats the last point doesn’t count). The questions…

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Create an Imaging Double or how life gets better having ODYSSEUS as THE PERFECT ASSISTANT!

6th December 2010 - General

Odysseus has been a carpenter and powerful warrior, who changed and influenced the world with his journey, story and cleverness. In ancient greece the carpender was a creative, artful and even spiritual man, creating beautyfull and functional pieces of wood. Can a carpenter become a…

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Wear green, get nominated for 13 PPI Awards and honored by Dave Foxx…Enter Paul Duffy!

3rd December 2010 - General, Interviews

Time by time I read some of the wisdom Dave Foxx shares on his blog. When entering Dave’s blog for the last time I read his post about an imaging guy from Ireland, whose station 98FM (Dublin / Ireland) has been nominated for 13 PPI…

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Test your VO Chain or the Experience of Development!

1st December 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Last week I had a quiet challenging experience while rebuilding my master template session. I was curious about how some new plugs would work on my VO settings for Harry, who is our male CHR Voice on benztown branding. I got stuck for almost three…

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How to learn “The Art Of War Imaging Strategy” or Enter Sun Tzu!

29th November 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆 – chinese are you kiddin? Sun Tzu the ancient chinese military general and philopoher once said : It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your…

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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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