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The Alien has landed and what does this mean for you!!!

16th June 2015 - General

  Today I am more than proud to announce benztown teamed up with one of my all time favorites Jeff Schmidt. (btw..You got a benztown like german name, bro:)) What does this mean for you as a blog reader: More info, more tricks, maybe some…

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‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Part 5 or Why Imagers Don’t Become PDs

15th June 2015 - Interviews

Why do Imaging people do not become Program Directors? Are creative people in general not suited for such a job? And are they more a kind of background players? In Episode 5 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Tim Zunckel, Rob Cressman and Gillette answer…

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The Coconut Effect or Behind the Scenes of your favorite TV Series

9th June 2015 - Useful Links

Hi, it’s Max. One of my jobs during my three year apprenticeship at the benztown studios, is to record and edit the SFX for our Imaging libraries. Doing this for some years now, I realized that performance is one of the most important factors for…

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‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Part 4 or More Station Voice Value

8th June 2015 - Interviews

Episode 4 of the series ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ is here! Authentic content, local connection, reading beside the lines and spontaneity are examples that can add more value to station voices. Watch and listen this Episode to learn more about choosing the right voice and how a…

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‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Part 3 or The Corporate Creative Director

1st June 2015 - Interviews

In Part 3 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ our experts talk about the importance of a Creative Director in radio companies. Check out how a Creative Director can improve content and how you can implement the idea of this position.

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The Process of Creative Writing: Enter Mike ‘Stretch’ Roberts

29th May 2015 - General

Writing? What? I love this fx….copy? hmm…this bed has a Killer bass drum…Storytelling….Actualities….Fun….Arghh..don’t….I just want to play around with my new toys in the studio. If your answers are those in bold! YOU have to read this. Stretch, Mike, whatever..god damn copy….is one of the best…

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‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ Part 2 or Skill Set of an Imaging Director in the close future…

26th May 2015 - Interviews

Here is episode No 2 of ‘Creatives In Bars With Coffee’ from Matt Damrow! If you haven’t seen Part 1, click here. In Part 2 Mike McVay, Gillette, Tim Zunckel and Rob Cressman tell their opinion about the developing skill set of imaging directors in the…

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Secret Weapons to create Killer FX or get Fame FX for free – NOW!

20th May 2015 - Fame FX

I always get emails from people asking how to create FX for Radio Imaging or Sound Design and what do we use beside the all know Rise & Hit, Damage, Whoosh, theRiser, SFX Recordings and and and… Here are some tools I never told you about…

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Matt Damrow and the Future of Radio Imaging

18th May 2015 - Interviews

Hey all, I am proud to announce today we will have a guest author for the next time being. Some of you might know Matt Damrow from various radio imaging groups on fb. Matt and I agreed on 6 episodes of pure awesomeness! Radio Imaging,…

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How To Improve In 5 Minutes: Fresh Filter Usage!

7th May 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Filters can improve your workflow and sound. You can use HiPass and LowPass filters or a combination of both, depending on what you want to do. Today I will show you effective techniques to use these filters.

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YOU FM and being benztown’s trainee pays off, eventually, maybe, sometimes :)

27th April 2015 - Interviews

Guys, I bet some of you remember Fabi. Fabi used to work with me here in Stuttgart. He started as a volunteer in 2008 and then became the first official benztown trainee. In his last year at benztown he was imaging, producing and overseeing benztown…

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Time to Pitch it right! Serato’s Pitch’n’Time and what it can do for you…

16th April 2015 - Review

As radio Imagers, we are all pitchers and shifters! It’s common to adjust the bpm and keys of various songs to do a great beatmix for example. We also like to use pitch shifting for creative effects. For this task it’s necessary to call a…

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An Ultimate Tool or Rise & Hit them with Epic Imaging!

5th March 2015 - Review

We recently upgraded to Komplete Ultimate 10. With it’s 440GB of content, it’s worth checking out what comes with this bundle. While doing this, I stumbled on a tool again, which really looked interesting to me: Rise&Hit I heard about its release back in 2014…

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Pirates of Imaging on SEA FM or how much I love creative Imaging!

16th February 2015 - General

Matt Innes stranded at SEA FM on the Gold Cost a couple of months ago. Last week he sent me a note with a really well produced and creative piece of Imaging. Matt: “Thought I’d share this with you! Pirates of the Caribbean start filming the…

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Real Update or a Dating Platform? – Pro Tools Rumors 2015

13th February 2015 - General

As you guys already know, Avid has just announced two software releases at NAMM 2015: Pro Tools First and Pro Tools 12. There aren’t that many infos about these new applications out there. So today’s post will have a look on what we already know…

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