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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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‘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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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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Readers Vote! Iron Imager 2015 Finals

23rd April 2015 - General

Benztown fans…we hope you enjoyed today’s live stream from WWRS, hosted by the lovely Rachel McGrath! Check out @benztownradio on Periscope if you didn’t catch it earlier. Thanks again for being a part of this year’s Iron Imager contest. The winner will be announced tomorrow at…

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Iron Imager: Streaming Live & Readers Vote!

22nd April 2015 - General

Tomorrow is the day! The Worldwide Radio Summit is finally here. More importantly, it’s almost time for Benztown’s 4th annual Iron Imager contest where imaging gurus Dan Kelly and Sean Galbraith go head to head in an all out battle for the title (and awesome champion…

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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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