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That was 2012 – to a great 2013!

1st February 2018 - General

What a year! With thousands of new readers this year and posts from around the world, we managed to offer a great year full of imaging, production, tips and tricks for every kind of like and skill set. We checked through all the posts of…

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Happy New Year!

1st February 2018 - General

Imaging World! What a year for benztown and the blog! I wish you and your families a happy new year! Thanks for everything and to a great 2013! LET’S ROCK! A Few Happy New Year Sweepers Andy

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Old School Magic or just senile tricks from the past? How to create Acapellas with Phase Cancellation

1st February 2018 - General

  Hey guys, it’s Andre This technique is pretty old school… so old school, even my bosses, Andy and Oli used this trick back in the days 😉 When it comes to creating stunning beatmatched Promos, acapellas are a pretty useful tool and it’s cool…

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What do YOU want? GIVE ME MORE of…..

1st February 2018 - General

Guys, this year there is great stuff to happen. I am so looking forward to grow together by giving you exactly what you guys need and want. So please click on the poll below an let us know! What do you want? [polldaddy poll=6798999]

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Useful Links: Benz Tested – The favorite Pro Tools and RECORDING BLOGS

1st February 2018 - General, Useful Links

Perfectly folding a shirt in one second, speaking Chinese or even how to cook a giraffe, there’s nothing that isn’t already explained on the Internet. Audio production has become so much more achievable with the new softwares and every beginner, advanced and pro can find…

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A well done revival or just trying to copy Kraftwerk? – The comeback of Vocoders!

1st February 2018 - General

  From World War to modern Pop music, this device has gone a long way. Above you can see one of the early vocoders, used for speech coding in telecommunications. It took time until the 70s, until Kraftwerk released with Autobahn one of the first successful Pop/Rock…

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The next Ozzi superstar? Meet Dom Evans

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

  A few weeks ago, our VO talent Harry sent me some great stuff from an Ozzi newcomer and I was really digging it, so I finally connected with him and interviewed him for you guys. Dom is based in Melbourne and with his 23…

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Making the chain complete – The ultimate broadcasting processing or meet Andy’s new passion!

1st February 2018 - General

Did you ever get the chance to see your station’s secret weapon in sound processing live in action? – The key behind cutting edge broadcasting sound. If not, you better contact your station’s engineer and make sure, you’ll hear it with your own ears, because…

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Learn from the master of mixing or my new favorite Youtube channel – Enter Pensado’s Place!

1st February 2018 - General, Useful Links

Hi guys, it’s Andy. Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more — they all rely on the experienced ear of mixing engineer Dave Pensado. He mixed an unbelievable amount of top hits through his career and now, he’s sharing…

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Don’t take it personal YOU….

1st February 2018 - General

I often stumble over people, who really can’t live with criticism and changes in their micro cosmos. It is definitely hard, especially as a creative person and believe me: I know this very well. But due to my experience, I really can tell you, it is…

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Useful Links: Become a Pro Tools Ninja! – Get ALL Pro Tools shortcuts as simple overview.

1st February 2018 - General, Useful Links

THE BEST useful link and you are about to discover it! Imagine ALL Pro Tools shortcuts collected in a simple online library with search function and even a keyboard view with highlighted shortcut buttons. Enter www.protoolskeyboardshortcuts.com, chose your Pro Tools version and browse through all the shortcuts,…

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Knowing your limit and protect what’s important — preserve your hearing

1st February 2018 - General

  Hey guys, it’s Andre. A few months ago, I was taught a valuable lesson, which every producer and everybody else working with audio should learn. I was suffering from ringing in the ears or a so-called tinnitus, which completely threw me off track for…

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Imaging from the TOP OF THE WORLD and having the sweetest view over NYC – Catch up with Mikey Muscatello

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

Imagine having that view everyday at work, while you’re imaging one of radio’s biggest networks in the world. Mikey Muscatello, Imaging Director and Voice Over Artist, made his way from #1 Rock station in Cali KRXQ 98 Rock over WAAF in Boston and finally settled down in…

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Radio Imaging – NOW on Wikipedia!

1st February 2018 - General

After checking Wikipedia for Radio Imaging, I was pretty shocked to find that there was nothing listed. Well, the time had come for us to do something about that, so we took it upon ourselves to define Radio Imaging once and for all, and make…

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9 /11 a day to remember – Benztown’s 9/11 Imaging

1st February 2018 - General

  Every one of us remembers exactly, where he was in that particular moment, when he first saw this unreal pictures on TV. The attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon shocked the entire world. Last year we had an incredible dedication piece of audio…

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Argentina’s Finest or meet Luciano Voglino – THE Diego Armando of Imaging

1st February 2018 - General, Interviews

This post about Leandro Adrogue got so much love, so I decided to interview the second spanish speaking Imaging guy this month – Luciano Voglino. Raul was so kind to introduce me. Luciano is a great talent, working for a nationwide argentinian network called Vorterix…

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Imaging from around world – Matt Innes’ VO layering and panning tricks will get you!

1st February 2018 - General

Remember Matt Innes? The Globe Trotter of Imaging. He is back in Oz since a few weeks and signed up at Nova. Check his recent work and how he uses  VO layering and panning, mostly done with speaker phone, his favourite plug-in at the moment… “I’m…

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My NEW LOVE…

1st February 2018 - General

This is 3 plugINs I recently fell in love with (again): McDSP – FUTZ BOX (For all SpeakerPhone Lovers, another baby to play around with – great for Voice FX and layering: Distortion, Bitcrushing, Mobiles and and and) API 2500 Compressor… getting it together so…

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Benztown Halloween Madness Pt. 1 or JB’s Horror Pitch Shift Show

1st February 2018 - General

It’s that scary time of year again and this time we’ll bring you the full benztown Halloween Madness in three blood-curdling parts! First up is Mr. Jan “JB” Brückner with a sure shot pro tools trick if you want to bring a spooky halloween VO to a…

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Learn how to build your own Killer FX from UK’s finest Dan Mumford or the Xmas Contest loaded with a FANTASTIC NEW PRIZE…

1st February 2018 - General

It’s that time of year where we hook you up with a new KILLER prize for our Presets4Presents Xmas Contest.

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