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The 3 Musketeers are BACK – The best PlugINs for VO layering !

26th July 2018 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Uncategorized

It has been a while since I wrote this post and as there is so much I do and I have not written about. That topic deserves an update, for sure!!! I hope this will give you some fun playing around with it in your session:

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Change the Cycle – Create outstanding Station Imaging ! Today!

1st February 2018 - 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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Bruce Lee’s Distortion PlugIN Preset or Harry’s Favourite!

1st February 2018 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Remember Harry Legg and how he made it into the 3 major markets? He is one of benztown’s hottest VO and Imaging Guys and he shares his favourite PlugIn Preset with you! Harry – Distortion Example by Benztown Branding Blog  How he creates the VO…

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What is more important than todays MAJOR TACTIC? The next MAJOR TACTIC!! Andy’s fortune cookie:)..

1st February 2018 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Successful work and personal development rises from a solid base and grows its way up in the sky. If you just stuck in your daily routine you won’t make it to the next skill level, if you just think about your startegics for today you…

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How to get that Pro Sound: Train Your Ears!

1st February 2018 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

    Our job is all about sound and audio. Our tools are not only computers and plugins, but ears. And if you know how to interpret the audio in front of you and how to treat it right, half of the job is done. So…

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Top 10 Posts Of 2017 – New Years Eve Special!

31st December 2017 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Interviews, Tutorials, Useful Links, Videos

2017 is almost gone! On the last day like we don’t want to leave you hanging, so to finish up the year, we put together our Top 10 Postings of 2017.   #1 – Iron Imager VI: Readers Vote! You voted for the Iron Imager of…

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How To Fit 37 Songs In Under 4 Minutes – Benztown Megamix 2017

22nd December 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials, Useful Links, Videos

Like every year, we didn’t shy away from some extra work to finish off the 2017 Megamix before the holidays. Big thanks goes out to our producers Jan & Alex, who made the mix possible.

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A Quick Guide To A Christmas Bed – Benztown Tutorial

9th November 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas… So today we are giving you a quick guide on how to create a simple Christmas bed. Turn a regular bed or loop into your soothing Christmas atmosphere very quickly and in a few steps. All you need…

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Halloween Insanity Pt.3 or How To make The Kids’ Sound Scary?

12th October 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

Back again with another quick Halloween Imaging Tip! This time we show you how to use the voice of a young one to create something that gets under your skin. Try it out! 😉 Benztown Tutorial 0038: The Halloween Effect on a Kids’ Voice

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Halloween Insanity Pt.2 or The High Pitch Distortion VO

5th October 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Tutorials

The Halloween Imaging Tip Series continues! Halloween Imaging is so much fun: creating scary imaging and breaking taboos: And what could be better than giving your VO the special Halloween twist? The new Benztown Tutorial shows you how to create an effect we call “The High Pitch…

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How To Improve In 5 Minutes: Using Manipulator

9th August 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Manipulator by Polyverse Music is a pretty useful tool when it comes to do creative voice and vocoder effects. In this quick benztown tutorial, Jan shows you how to manipulate an ID.

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How To Improve In 5 Minutes: ID Vocoder customisation!

19th July 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

The Benztown Tutorial Series continues! This week Alex shows some magic tricks again: Using a vocoder like Vocal Synth, to match IDs to music and add tonal accents!

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Heads Up: Adding reverb to get your VO mixed in!

5th July 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Reverbs are a great tool to create transitions or “false endings”. It’s also a common used mix tool in music production. But used on VO tracks I recommend to add it in moderation, as this helps to sit your VO better in the mix and ensures audibility.

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How to improve in less than 3 Minutes: Create branding intros without instrumentals!

28th June 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

You need a ramploop, but there’s no instrumental part at the beginning of the track? In this super short post, Alex shows you a great trick how to remix and create the intro of a branding with a full vocal part.

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Want to change your NAME? 3 Tools to do BATCH renaming!

31st May 2017 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Naming files is essential to keep track of them and stay organized. It gets even more important when actually creating content and files. In our case this could be cutting VO and naming them.

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Studio One 3 – The hottest (Automation)-Curves in btown!

18th May 2016 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Summer is almost there! And guess who’s your perfect studio mate for this summer: right, Studio One! Today the Studio One squad shares a feature with you which makes Studio One stand out beside other DAWs! Nice curves!

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Start NOW…Innovation doesn’t care about YOU!

22nd February 2016 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

While being in NYC and inhale the mixture of pulsing and  innovative and on the other end aged and outdated I though a lot about how our job has evolved over the last years and what dramatical changes we went through. Not just from an industry…

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How to get that Pro Sound: Train Your Ears!

20th January 2016 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

  Our job is all about sound and audio. Our tools are not only computers and plugins, but ears. And if you know how to interpret the audio in front of you and how to treat it right, half of the job is done. So training…

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Shuffle It or MIDIfy your Audio!

4th November 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

I’m sure you already noticed, we didn’t feature a lot of Pro Tools MIDI tricks in the past – because in daily Imaging business playing synths or working with MIDI FX does not happen that often (besides Vocoder stuff). But time by time composing in Pro Tools…

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Jan Brückner’s Horror Pitch Shift Show Reloaded – 2015 Edition

30th September 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

We love Halloween! A time you can freak out with your Imaging in a pretty bloody and scary way. And as the time progresses, we still do things we love and hopefully getting better in doing so. So Jan still loves pitching around his VO, to create…

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