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Working with VO: Equalization!

14th September 2016 - Tutorials

When it comes to process VO, one of the most important effects is the equalizer. In this post I want to show you some basic tips which might help to get the sound you want.

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Sonalksis: Creativity Simplified? Creative Filtering!

16th December 2015 - Review

I have the feeling British plugin factory Sonalksis is a company acting more in the background, developing constantly plugins in Liverpool. They’re based there since 2002, supplying the market with characteristic plugins. As a part of their catalogue, I came across the Creative Bundle – it consists…

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My GoTo PlugINs for layering – The 3 Musketeers

9th July 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

I love layering sounds and also as you all I love layering voice tracks. This is a short post about the plugINs I use the most for layering at the moment.

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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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Russian STANDARD(s) – Pick your favourite piece of GEAR!

16th January 2014 - General

Guys I am thrilled to write this post today. I never been to Moscow before and I need to admit – I love it. The city is insane, the food is fantastic and the jingles recordings are just great fun….(The only thing makes it hard…

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Get started with mixing – A short Frequency 101

6th July 2013 - General

Hey guys it’s Andre. Getting started in mixing sure is not the easiest part of production. Especially clashing signals in the same range can be a problem, which not always can be solved by simple volume adjusting. To make you start with a bit of…

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My favorite EQ or cleaning the mess with FabFilter Pro-Q

20th January 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. EQs are pretty much one of the basic tools in every producer’s arsenal and come with every DAW out there. Pro Tools users are blessed with the pretty good Digirack EQ 3.  Most tasks, I’m solving with the Digirack EQ, but…

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ALERT! ALL Adobe Audition Users: Tell us your compression & EQ secrets and help out Kyle

18th November 2011 - General

Our reader Kyle wrote us an email with the following question: “Hello Benztown Boys and Girls, Was wondering if you could ask on your blog for the Adobe Audition Users (Version 1.5 to 3.0), what the best compression and EQ settings are in Adobe’s own…

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Survey: EQ, before or after compression? A question, that devides the imaging community…maybe…

8th November 2011 - General

When I was skimming through the latest issue of Music Tech Magazine, I stumbled over an old question I have been asked a thousand times while doing personal trainings with imaging guys, sound designers or webinars. EQ, before or after compression? It’s a tricky question,…

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A free fun tool for DJs and Remixers… AIR Kill EQ – Andre’s Production Diary Part 33

10th September 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 33rd week here at the Benztown studios, where I learn everything about radio, production and imaging. With all the great EQs available, it’s hard to chose the right one, but sometimes you don’t need a subtle EQ. You…

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AUX POWER or create incredible delays, reverbs and other PlugINs as AUX effects

6th June 2011 - General, Videos

In older posts you’ve seen several of my templates, so you know I really dig Aux tracks for Delay and Reverb use. There is nothing faster and easier to me manipulating Audio and create incredible delays and reverb effects. Most of the time I use…

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Two easy Features with essential power – Bus Routing and Automation – Andre’s Production Diary Part 19

4th June 2011 - General, Videos

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 19th week at the Benztown Studios, since I started as volunteer. When you start with Pro Tools, you’ll be massively overwhelmed by all the different functions and possibilities. There are so many techniques, shortcuts, plugIns and functions that…

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From Australia to outer Space or The Nic Kelly Files Part 2

3rd June 2011 - General

Last week we introduced our brand new category “The Nic Kelly Files” featuring one of the new generation of Imaging guys.  Nic Kelly from Australia! After showing us how to create stunning beatmixing techniques in Adobe Audition, he’s got something special for you, no matter…

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How to blow your Speakers? Compression and EQing by Brendan Tacey

27th April 2011 - General

You all know Brendan Tacey as the Head of Imaging for MMM in Melbourne. He is also known as the PRODGUY and runs his own Youtube channel showing YOU tipps & tricks for great radio production. A few days ago I asked Brendan to do…

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Konsky reloaded or Cosmonaut Voice will blow your speakers!

23rd February 2011 - General

You all remember Konsky’s tremendous blog post last week. (BTW: it was one of the most successful blog posts ever.) After listening to Konsky’s audio again, I asked him which plugINs he used for Sydney’s No1 Hit Music Station in the Return Music LineUp Promo….

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Test your VO Chain or the Experience of Development!

1st December 2010 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Last week I had a quiet challenging experience while rebuilding my master template session. I was curious about how some new plugs would work on my VO settings for Harry, who is our male CHR Voice on benztown branding. I got stuck for almost three…

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