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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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Killer Music Promos and First Time Remixing

30th April 2015 - Interviews, Tutorials

You maybe have heard Jan’s Remix of Sam Smith’s ‘I’m Not The Only One’. I asked Jan to to give you an insight into his workflow and to share some tricks he used in this production. You will see that Imaging and remixing is closer…

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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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Freddy Cruz – Houston’s No1 Hit Music Imager

30th March 2015 - Interviews

I met Freddy last month, while checking the entrys for Iron Imager 2015. Especially for me it is super interesting, because I use KRBE as flagship for our CHR library. I liked his stuff and reached out. Learn about Enigma’s possibilities and why Houston is…

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You Vote! Iron Imager 2015

25th March 2015 - General

This year, we’re allowing our readers to get in on the voting process. Below are the 3 top-voted promos from the First Round. Listen to all 3, then make your selection based on: Overall Presentation Technique Originality 1 2 3 NOTE: The readers’ vote will count…

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Improve Your Workflow in 5 Minutes or How to use Track Templates!

19th March 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

As well as most of you, I use Pro Tools Session Templates to get my stuff done. It’s a nice way to save your arrangement in the way you like to work – track arrangement, panning, sizes, color, plugins – you get it. But have you ever…

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Take on 2-time IRON IMAGER Dan Kelly – Are you Ready?

12th March 2015 - Interviews, Videos

Iron Imager Home | Get Your Ingredients | Available Voices | Submit your entry | Official Contest Rules It is the 4th anniversary of our Iron Imager contest and this guy is still the reigning champion. On April 23, during the WWRS Dan will be back in LA to defend his belt against YOU! Are you ready?…

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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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London Calling or the LATEST from Capital and Ashley Bard

26th February 2015 - General

As Ive been to London last week to meet my friend and brother in arms Dave Bethell for his birthday bash. While in the UK I listened to the radio a lot, especially to Capital Radio. Ashley Bard and I met for lunch and chatted a…

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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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Incredible Launch Piece for KIIS Melbourne and : MEET Daniel “BOZ” Bozykowski!

9th February 2015 - General, Uncategorized

I met Boz back in 2012, when he sent some amazing stuff for our Iron Imager contest.   Back in the days he and Chris Davis, our HOT AC and Turbulence Imaging Guy, were doing morning show productions for 2Day in Sydney together. Now Boz…

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What’s your favorite VOCODER PlugIN? Check Our Favorites!

29th January 2015 - Tutorials

The original idea behind a vocoder was to code speech for telecommunication transmission in  in the 1930s. Nowadays we use this kind of synthesis as an electronic instrument for audio production, which is an interesting way to pimp your VO. I know a lot of you use…

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How to launch a brand new Morning Show in Sydney and move houses the same time – Enter Darcy Milne!

23rd January 2015 - General

Darcy reached out to me a few weeks ago as my good mate Konsky put him into my direction. We started the convo and it turns out, that he is the new Chris Davis, which means he is the new morning show Imaging guy for 2dayFM…

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Imaging NYC: Dom Nero from Hot 97

15th January 2015 - Interviews

I met Dom a few weeks ago and was blown away from his work on Hot 97! After chatting via email for a few times I found out, that Dom had a spectacular journey and is from Canada originally… what? No, seriously Canada has a…

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Your VOTE: The Imaging Blog’s Content 2015!

8th January 2015 - General

Another year has passed and a new one just begun! Happy New Year everybody! So, I would like to know which kind of content you like(d) the most. Here is a selection of categories, we did in the past and want to maybe do more or…

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Merry Christmas!

23rd December 2014 - General

Oh, it’s that time of the year again. The whole Benztown Blog Crew whishes you a very merry Christmas and nice holidays! We hope you have some calm days and can start the new year with fresh power. We also want to thank you for…

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The Last Minute Christmas Present: Ozone 6 or Go For New Mastering Horizons

19th December 2014 - Review

The new Ozone is out. iZotope updated their all-in-one mastering suite, which brings you new features, a new interface and an updated feel. Check out how you can satisfy your masterings needs with the new Ozone 6.

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