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Iron Imager 2015 Honorable Mention

10th April 2015 - General

As we ramp up for the 2015 Iron Imager contest at the Worldwide Radio Summit, we thought it would be cool this year to share a few submissions that stood out…the “runners-up” as it were. Feel free to comment below, and if you want to…

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JB’s “Hot Crunch” or How To Pimp Your IDs

10th October 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today I will show you a short trick by benztown’s Classic Hits and UrbanAC imaging director, Jan Brückner. This hot Pro Tools tip adds a nice effect to vocals. The processing works in a fast, but efficient way and crunches up your IDs or Voice…

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THE IMAGING DAYS #amsterdamed or MEET the Benz Crew!

5th September 2014 - General

Only a few days left for one of our nicest project this year #amsterdamed… I am so happy to see so many of my imaging friends in Amsterdam during the Imaging Days 2014: Ryan Drean, David Konsky, Brendan Tacey, Mike Santos, Justin Case, Adam Hood,…

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New Zealand, 3 Kids, Work from HOME… A lesson in Self Organization and Imaging Awesomeness: Enter Chris Davis

22nd August 2014 - General, Interviews

I already showed you some impressive work from one of my favorite Imaging guys ever, Chris Davis… What can i say about this guy beside he is unbelievable talented, does 2 libraries for us (HotAC, Turbulence), 2day Breaky Production and much more custom stuff for…

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Good Morning Vietnam…Tributes to one of the GREATEST…

14th August 2014 - General

As most of you I grew up with Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time. There was so much about him on social media the last days, so I think the Promo we created and also the great pieces we…

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YOUR LAST WHOOSH or check a killer sounddesign tool made in Germany!

5th August 2014 - General

How often did you search for the right whoosh? I think I’m doing this every day… Until now, it was hard to create your own whooshes in a fast and efficient way without several layers and complex processing. With Whoosh from meltedsounds, a branch of…

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Imaging Spain – MEET Kike Vilaplana Jimenez!

30th July 2014 - Interviews

I met Kike through my old friend Raul a lot of you guys might remember him. Kike is based in Madrid (but is  a big fan of Barca) and images a Rock station called Rock FM. Check Kike’s Audio example, production tricks, screen caps and learn…

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The WOW effect or how to give your production a BASS boost!

24th July 2014 - General

The WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is one oft he most powerful filter plugins I ever worked with! I saw this PlugIn on a lot of EDM music production sites and thought, maybe this could be a useful tool for radio imaging too – and baaam! IT REALLY IS….

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Imaging Motor City or meet Terry Phillips

17th July 2014 - General, Interviews

Last week I met Terry on twitter, we started chatting, he sent me some pieces of his work and now I am gonna interview him here… Terry  works for CBS and handles imaging for 99.5WYCD / 104.3 WOMC. If you work in the Country or Classic Hits Format you have to read…

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Canadian Connection REVISITED – Meet Gary McClenaghan

24th June 2014 - General, Interviews

Today I am proud to introduce you to our latest addition to the the benztown Imaging Roster – Gary McClenaghan. Gary is from cold Canada and works for Bell Media in Edmonton overseeing 3 stations. His demo blew me away, big rock sound, creative and……

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From STR to RX3 or this plug-in needs to be in your SFX recording luggage

16th June 2014 - General

Two weeks ago, we went out to record some SFX at the airport Stuttgart – thanks to the Stuttgart airport team for making that possible! It was not that easy to capture clean and constant sound on location, so we used the award-winning RX3 by…

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A new Dimension in SOUND – CLARIPHONIC

4th June 2014 - General

We discovered this plugIN on Dave Pensado’s blog a while ago, and Kush Audio was so nice to send us a PlugIN version to play around with. We used it mainly on Synths to showcase how bright, open, tight and present the sound gets with…

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The Imaging Days… Whats the deal? Meet Anthony Timmers!

2nd June 2014 - General, Interviews

  I bet some of you have already seen the announcement of this event in Amsterdam on the 8th and 9th of September. The lineup sounds promising and Anthony Timmers and his crew host some great speakers including Benztown imaging brigade member and format director…

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Benztown50 – Radio’s biggest Station Voices or how to pick the RIGHT VO!

16th May 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Uncategorized

Recently we launched the Benzown50, a list where we want to highlight the most successful Radio Voice Overs. A few days ago, I asked on Facebook : “Who is your favorite Voice Over Act?” – and for sure people had different favorites like me. What…

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Jan goes WILD :) – the pitch delay!

12th May 2014 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

  You might have already read about Jan Brückner before on this blog, since our radio imaging talent always delivers great work. Today we want to share a new trick that he has for all of you out there – he calls it the “pitch…

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Justin Case & the REAL #benztown or travel the world as DJ, Producer and Voice Over Talent

9th May 2014 - General

Hey guys, last week my buddies Justin and Shane were here in Stuttgart. We met so often in LA, but he never was in Stuttgart before and as always – he was kicking it big time…I feel blessed working with such great talent as Justin and Shane…

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Useful Links: Where the Logic Ninjas learn! – Get ALL Logic shortcuts as simple overview

7th May 2014 - General, Useful Links

To us there is 3 big DAWs out there – for sure ProTools (my favorite), Studio One and of course Logic Pro. Many Composers love Logic and we also use it time by time for writing music. Get all the Logic Short in ONE simple…

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The Studio One “Vari-Fi” or nerdy stuff we show our colleagues

30th April 2014 - General, Videos

            In some of the last posts we showed our favourite additional composing DAW Studio One and some of its useful functions. This week we have two amazing visitors from the Benztown offices in L.A. – Justin “Imaging Ninja” Case…

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Back On Austereoids or Matt Innes’ Epic Cash Promo

22nd April 2014 - General

My old friend Matt is back at the Gold Coast – he is now Imaging SEA FM and he sent us this awesome, massive promo!!! My question is : WHAT do you think about “EPIC IMAGING”? Outdated or still awesome…Please leave a comment below or…

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Imaging Finland – Meet Heikki Wichmann RAP Awards 2nd Runner Up

10th April 2014 - General, Interviews

Finland, the land of polar bears, wodka, ice and snow :)…and excellent radio imaging. This year’s 24th “Radio and Production Awards” were announced at the end of march and as always a lot of talented people took the challenge and participated. I am very happy…

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