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Control the Decay: UVI Relayer

14th January 2016 - Review

There aren’t much delay plugins which really impressed in the last years, so I mostly used Waves H-Delay. I mean, a delay plugin is not that spectacular, right?! Nevertheless delays play an important role in my session. Then, back in August, Paris based Plugin company UVI…

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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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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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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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YOUR LAST WHOOSH or check a killer sounddesign tool made in Germany!

5th August 2014 - General

How often did you search for the right whoosh? I think I’m doing this every day… Until now, it was hard to create your own whooshes in a fast and efficient way without several layers and complex processing. With Whoosh from meltedsounds, a branch of…

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How to image Capital and Capital Xtra – Meet Ashley Bard

3rd March 2014 - General, Interviews

Lately I discovered Ashley’s work on Daryl’s blog and I knew right away this guys needs to be interviewed. Especially his work for Capital Xtra  blew me away – I love how he uses Filters, Stutters and rhythmic in general to create a new world…

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Imaging, Sound Design, Composing….the UK – Meet Dan Mumford, former BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Head of Sound Design

8th January 2014 - General, Interviews

I finally found the time to interview my friend Dan Mumford. He’s an extraordinary talented composer, imaging director and sound designer, who will share his incredible knowledge with you. For 10 years Dan has been working for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. He started as a…

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Happy NEW YEAR 2014!!! FREE FX from your friends @benztown!

2nd January 2014 - General

OUR NEW YEARS PRESENT for the best blog readers in the world! Download 8 Killer fx for free!!! Have an awesome NEW YEAR and keep imaging my friends! Andy & all your friends at benztown!

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Learn how to build your own Killer FX from UK’s finest Dan Mumford or the Xmas Contest loaded with a FANTASTIC NEW PRIZE…

13th December 2013 - General

It’s that time of year where we hook you up with a new KILLER prize for our Presets4Presents Xmas Contest.

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Benztown Halloween Madness Pt. 2 or Strings to make you shiver!

16th October 2013 - General

Only two weeks until they’ll trick and treat us, so it’s time for the second part of our Benztown Halloween Madness! And what is one of the Halloween imaging essentials? STRINGS! Our choice for scary, thrilling and shocking orchestral sounds are the Symphobia 1 &…

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Hybrid FX – Do you guys even use it?

11th August 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. The last days, we’ve been experimenting with Hybrid FX – Sound Effect combos including short FX and also spheres like Drones and Pads. Our goal was to create FX combos, which can be used on their own to create a full…

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Overdo it… on purpose! – Breaking the rules and limits for Sound Design

25th March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. Today, I’m going to overuse some plugin effects and features of Pro Tools as Sound Design techniques to create some more extreme effects. We all learned to avoid red meters and heavy overuse of plugins, but this time, we’re going for…

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Sound Designers, here’s your new toy! Hands on NI Skanner

25th November 2012 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. While I was sampling some of my software instruments on the lookout for new sounds for possible FX and Drones, I stumbled over this little fun tool, I almost forgot about – Native Instruments’ Skanner. Skanner was released for free a…

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Sweeten your time before Christmas with FREE FX each day – The Fame FX Advent Calendar!

21st November 2012 - Fame FX, General

The Holidays are near and it is time for some super-cool free stuff, like our Fame FX ADVENT CALENDAR stuffed with INCREDIBLE BRAND NEW FAME FX WORKPARTS. Get it right now and sweeten your time with one cutting edge FX, Drone or Loop each day, from December 1st till…

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Get Fame with David Konsky!

26th October 2011 - Fame FX, General

My dear friend and one of the best Imaging guys ever, David Konsky is using our latest FX Library Fame FX. Today, Konsky shows you  how to combine various Fame FX workparts to build a cutting through stager to grab the listener’s attention. A nice…

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Mike Santos got Fame or YOU KNOW THE SONG…

9th June 2011 - Fame FX, General

In our webinar yesterday, Mike played some brand new pieces he did for his HotAC station in Denver, Alice 105.9. After I received a ton of emails, I asked Mike to send the stuff over and here it is: Great Beatmix beginning. Loops and Sound…

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Create Your Own Sound FX and give it away as a free download – Enter Andrew!

11th May 2011 - General

Most of our readers definitely remember Andrew Choiniere. He participated in our Fame FX Contest and interviewed his Imaging Idol Joh Frost (read the interview, it’s worth it.) After the contest we had a really nice discussion about creating own FX and about how it’s…

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FX… Choose them wisely – Andre’s Production Diary Part 6

5th March 2011 - General

Chapter 8: FX: boom, bang, zap, crrkk, woosh… We all know them, we all love them. FX, our little helpers to spice up an element to give it the final touch. As a Benztown volunteer, I have the privilege to choose from over 1000 FX…

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Survey: The greatest FX packages in the world and how to get yourself an exclusive prelistening in 3 minutes!

21st February 2011 - General

crash, boom, bang, zip zap, crrrrrrrrkkkkkk, swoosh…. At the moment our team is discussing an upcoming project back and forth. Oli and I dream about creating the most powerful FX package in the world. We already started working on it in the last years but…

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