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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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Australia Flood Catastrophy Imaging by Nic Kelly

13th January 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

One of the worst natural catastrophies ever hit Australia in the last weeks. A lot of my friends in radio live there and our prayers and thoughts are with them, especially with my guys Rick and Simon both living in Brisbane and had no electric…

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The “Transfuser” Imaging Magic and the French Connection – Meet Matthieu Blaise

12th January 2011 - General, Videos

Mattieu is a great producer from France. We emailed back and forth and after I heard he is using the Transfuser a lot I asked him to do a video tutorial for you – and here it is! Thanks to you Mattieu for sharing! [vimeo…

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Do the unexpected or will you be remebered?

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

Boris Becker, the German tennis player is one of the biggest sport stars in world history . Why people remebered him? Not because he was the best tennis player ever, but he made the impossible happen. In 1985 as a 17 year old nobody, he…

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The London Connection meet Jacob Rickard!

8th January 2011 - General

Jakob from London also emailed  me for the Xmas Contest. I really liked his screenshots and think it is more than worth to share. He is a great producer and works for ChoiceFM an urban station belonging to the Global Radio Network . Read his…

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Nic Kelly, 15 Year Old Oz Imaging Wunderkind or Benztown Xmas Contest Winner Part3!

4th January 2011 - General

A 15 year old imaging guy? How many do you know by name working on a national late night show and will be having a Q/A with Harry Legg in NYC? I know exactly one! Nick from OZ and he is getting better each time…

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Xmas Contest Pt2 – MEET Pete or great screenshots from Serbia!

1st January 2011 - General

He all, Seasons greetings and I hope you enjoy your holidays. Let me introduce to the second winner of the benztown Xmas contest: Pedja from Serbia. He emailed great screenshots and production elements. See his email, listen to the Stagers and check his screens below.

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How to get from Nordhausen to Benztown or XMAS Contest Winner Pt1

28th December 2010 - General

After writing a couple of mails with our subscriber and Xmas Competition winner Andre, I decided to meet him face-to-face to get to know him better. But first, let me tell you his story in a few sentences: Born in the small city of Nordhausen,…

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And The Winner Is:

25th December 2010 - General

He guys, thx for all the material we got. You contributed really great stuff and a lot of talent was noticed. I am so happy this first contest worked out so well. To chose is always hard, so the entire benztown team voted on the…

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The 007 Imaging Weapon or meet Benztown’s Dr No.

20th December 2010 - General

Power Intros, Beatmixes, sung Song Intros, Brandings, Ramp Edits no matter how you call it, you know what I am talking about. In my opinion still one of the supreme disciplines in Imaging. Why? Because it is one of the technically most difficult Imaging pieces…

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Benztown Xmas Gift Contest – Round 1!

17th December 2010 - General

As a reply to our Xmas Gift Contest our subscriber Andre sent through an email yesterday including 3 great drum loops he produced with proTools and Stylus. His goal is a gig at a radio station and the XMAS GIFT blog post on benztown to…

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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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