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IRON IMAGER 2018 – Here is the CONTENDER, Sam Wickens from Capital and the Honorable Mentions… Enter a different FIVER FRIDAY!

13th April 2018 - Fiver Friday, General, Uncategorized

WOW! Iron Imager 2018 is running for the 7th time and I know I keep repeating this, but the stack of candidates just gets better and better… It’s insane, so much good stuff – the most difficult decision process ever! That’s why this week’s the perfect…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #119 – Salon de Radio, Native Instruments and some new stuff from yours truly!

6th February 2018 - Fiver Friday

Second week of 2018 and already full steam ahead. I am already looking forward to seeing some of you next week in Paris, France for Le Salon de Radio  and hopefully for some awesome French Imaging discussions :).. For my readers in other parts of the…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #120 – From Paris with love and recording on the road with UAD Arrow

6th February 2018 - Fiver Friday

This week I am writing this little piece of weekly entertainment from Paris! It was a great conference at Le Salon de Radio and I am happy to be back in the city of Paris meeting clients, partners, friends!  

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #30

1st February 2018 - Fiver Friday

  30 Episodes, 30 weeks of Fiver Friday – and this is not the end! Radio Days and Iron Imager is near. If you haven’t your ingredient pack yet, sign up here!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #40 – Sometimes the journey is the Destination!

1st February 2018 - Fiver Friday

  The VocalSynth broke the internet (at least in the imaging world),  my dad walks the walk and I started to rethink my approach to music, after reviewing the crazy mixture on my favorite Spotify playlist.

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Fiver Friday #116 – FREE PlugIns, Cans4Cans Made The News And A Fresh Promo For Eminem’s New Album

15th December 2017 - Fiver Friday

That’s it guys, just one more week and one more Fiver Friday to go for this year,  before we officially take some time off. YEAHHHH! For us, and probably many of you, it’s an important time to take things into consideration, set new goals, come up…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #115 – Izoptope’s Trash2, 400 Million Monthly Views And An Xmas Jingle Package

8th December 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links

Merry Christmas guys!  I just want to use this special time of the year to say thank you. Thanks for your support, for your love for our craft, for your dedication. Writing this blog with more than x posts was not always easy, but it…

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Andys Fiver Friday #114 – Winter Is Here, Benztown Social Campaign “Cans4Cans” And Aussie Power Imaging

4th December 2017 - Fiver Friday

Winter has come to town people!

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Andys Fiver Friday #112 – UVI’s Toy Museum, A 49 Year Old Skate Legend And Fire Imaging

21st November 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links, Videos

  Here we go with Nr. #112 Ladies and Gents… It’s been a busy week!! But if you have a harp player in the studio and the Christmas bed production is running, you take the opportunity to calm yourself, listen to something relaxing and make…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #110 – Halloween, The Summit LA and a new CHR package for Russia

3rd November 2017 - Fiver Friday, Interviews, Useful Links

This Halloween Week was great! For the first time 2 days off during the week, due to a new and one time bank holiday in Germany – just sayin:)..  

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #109 – Razor Vocoder PlugIn, Crazy Soccer Fans and an early Christmas Gift

27th October 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links, Videos

Another week, holiday season is coming. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas and New Years Eve. You know how it is – the yearly Imaging INSANITY!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #108 – I am back at home, the Fabfilter Timeless2 and this years Benztown Halloween Composite

20th October 2017 - Fiver Friday, Useful Links

I am back at home people! Giving you some serious PlugIn recommendations this week.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #107 – Inc5000, Top Studios and Tom Petty!

13th October 2017 - Fiver Friday

So this is the final week of our US travel. The Inc5000 in Palm Desert has been just fantastic. So honored to be on that list for the 5th time in a row and of course this is all you – thanks for your support…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #106 – In & Out, CALIFORNICATION and Time For Podcasting

6th October 2017 - Fiver Friday

So, this week I am writing this from LA. Max and I are in since Wednesday and having a fantastic time. SFX recordings, tours, meetings, production music conference and of course your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #105 – Hornet SongKey MK2, Bonnie’s Stunning Photography And A Worldclass Podcast Library

29th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Uncategorized

Boom. Another week! Here is some really nice weekend infusion for you guys!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #104 – The best PlugIn for 10 $, free Eventide EQ and

22nd September 2017 - Fiver Friday

This week is all PlugINs, so happy to share 2 really awesome deals with you!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #103 – Why music StartUps Fail so often, Rachel McGrath kicks ass and 60s Soul is the best!

18th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Interviews, Uncategorized

How could a week go by so fast? It was a crazy one, but good things on the way, stay tuned for more… 1. Plugin Stage from PlugIN Alliance. Great Stereo Toolkit. New opportunities. Just check the video here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/fiedler_audio_stage.html 2. Inspiration This girl has…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #102 – NAB, RAIN summit and how to turn negative into positive

8th September 2017 - Fiver Friday, Uncategorized

So, this has been a busy week for us here at benztown with RAIN,  NAB and Deutscher Radiopreis. 1. Plugin This week I messed around with LoFi from Avid again. Still love the digital destruction presets as well as the toy bear. Play around by automating a…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #101 – Why Dunkirk is an awesome example for Sound Design, my latest music promo and deep house for deep work

1st September 2017 - Fiver Friday

Here we go, another Fiver, that means another week is gone. I hope you you love the findings of this week and of course my latest Music Promo!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #100 (!!) – Special Edition – The 5 Most Read Fiver Fridays!

25th August 2017 - Fiver Friday

I am not ready for 100 yet! It is crazy, that this has been on for almost 2 years now! Therefore I will have the 5 most read Fiver Fridays ever as a Special edition for you – below the actual FIVER FRIDAY No….100!!!! Yes…

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