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Young PEOPLE DONT like RADIO….True? Meet Tom Baker

4th December 2014 - Interviews

Tom reached out to us a couple weeks ago and I was impressed when I heard about his passion for radio. Really interesting to look through the eyes of a youngster… Enter Tom!

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Black Friday Deals! Benztown’s Discount Check 2014

28th November 2014 - General

It’s Black Friday and some of the audio companies offer a special discount on their stuff. Time to think about buying your favorite plugin! Here is a selection of the companies. Click on the names to get to the websites:

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Get your MASTERING on a new level or Meet Daniel Goodridge

27th November 2014 - Interviews

Daniel is a good mate of my boy Dave and was introduced to me a while ago. After hanging with him in Stuttgart for a few hours discussing music and enjoying some old school swabian food I thought, this guy knows his stuff. How can…

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New Shift in the Imaging World :)..Back to Quality and DO IT FASTER !

21st November 2014 - General

This is a point I wanted to write about for a long time. The need of high quality production / imaging was always key to me, when taking over a freelance gig, station rebranding or working for our libraries here at benztown. After being back…

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Imaging Norway IKEA style – Meet Daniel Hubinette

18th November 2014 - Interviews

I met Daniel, as he called the office and gave some very valueable feedback on benztown CHR. I was interested to learn more about him and his work, so we chatted more frequently and I decided to interview him for the blog as his story…

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Audio Compatibility with OSX Yosemite

11th November 2014 - General

For the Mac users amongst you, Apple released OSX 10.10., Yosemite. It adds some new features in terms of connection between apple devices, new apps especially for social exchange and a redesigned interface which includes applications like Mail, Safari and iCal. Certainly, these things are not…

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Imaging Hungary or How To Win the Image Dave Foxx Contest…Meet KARLO

6th November 2014 - Interviews

I bet some of you guys know Karlo. Karlo is based in Hungary and creates awesome Imaging for clients all over the place. He is part of the benztown Imaging Roster since years and an awesome dude. By the way he just won the Imaging Dave…

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AIR “The Riser” Review

30th October 2014 - General

Most of the Pro Tools Users have already used plugins by AIR Music Technology. The brand is known for plugins like AIR Chorus, Lo-Fi, Multi-Delay, which all ship with ProTools since version 9. Now they released a brand new instrument to add suspense, hype, drama…

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About efficient Workflow or Your favorite DAW

23rd October 2014 - General

As you know, we love Pro Tools and Studio One. But there are so many great DAWs out there and everybody prefers something different. Each of them have features, which suit best to your workflow – and workflow is one of the most important points…

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Fancy Studio SWAG on Kickstarter

16th October 2014 - General

As you and every other Imaging Director on the planet I have always been a fan of fancy studio swag and the guys from EditorsKeys deliver on point. This keyboard will make your studio look awesome – I am in! Click here to get 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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How To Improve Your Workflow or Check FabFilter Pro-Q2 #killerEQ

8th October 2014 - General

Equalization is one of the most used processing steps. This is the reason why an EQ should work fast, efficient and precisely regarding to your settings. FabFilter Pro-Q is the answer for me in daily work flow. The boys at FabFilter just released version 2 of their…

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Halloween Experiences or Benztown Horror 2014

26th September 2014 - General

Soon your city will be ruled by candy grabbing zombies, witches and gremlins – Halloween is coming! Here at benztown our Halloween production already runs at full speed since a few weeks. Check out this year’s Halloween coverage, get some sfx recording experiences and learn…

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Breaks for Tweakers Or Bring The Glitch To Imaging

22nd September 2014 - General

Ever since I showed you our RX3 Advanced post, I have discovered more and more features of iZotope’s latest plug-ins to boost my Imaging. With BreakTweaker, iZotope brought us a cool drum machine/FX/Glitch/Freakout-Tool which is very powerful for EDM and Urban production. While playing around with the BreakTweaker sound…

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Cycling from London to Paris for Charity and Delivering Great Imaging for AC, HotAC and Classic Hits – MEET Benztowns Adam ‘Hoody’ Hood

18th September 2014 - Uncategorized

Adam Hood is the latest addition to the benztown team and he truly is one of the UK’s finest Imaging producers, who has worked on legendary brands like Heart, XFM and many more over the last years. As well he is an awesome bloke +…

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Great CUSTOMER SERVICE PT. 2 or why AKG is the SH**!

29th January 2014 - General

A short post about pleasant experiences with customer services again… This week one of our junior producers brought his AKG headphones (K271 MKII which I trust too) to the customer service, audiopro, which is close to Stuttgart. One of the capsules was broken and he…

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Gear Porn or what an awesome mic sounds like :)… The legendary U47 vs Laetitia Dana!

4th November 2013 - General

There have been various discussions on facebook about mics, preamps etc. and I always told my opinion loud and clear. There is nothing as important as good gear and to know what to do with it… Recently we had the luck to use a Neumann/Telefunken…

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My NEW LOVE…

5th October 2013 - General

This is 3 plugINs I recently fell in love with (again): McDSP – FUTZ BOX (For all SpeakerPhone Lovers, another baby to play around with – great for Voice FX and layering: Distortion, Bitcrushing, Mobiles and and and) API 2500 Compressor… getting it together so…

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