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Halloween Horror 2015 made at Benztown

28th October 2015 - General

Halloween is coming and we’re more than ready for this year’s horror! Why? Our Halloween stuff is done and we can’t wait to get out to be part of the grudge which will sneak through the streets that night! So we packed the best of our…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday – Episode 12 #Californication2015

16th October 2015 - General

I am in LA since a few days and I alreaady feel rengaged and revitalized, even it was a couple of weeks with a lot of traveling. The experience made up weigh up the stress by far.

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The Alien has landed and what does this mean for you!!!

16th June 2015 - General

  Today I am more than proud to announce benztown teamed up with one of my all time favorites Jeff Schmidt. (btw..You got a benztown like german name, bro:)) What does this mean for you as a blog reader: More info, more tricks, maybe some…

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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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Iron Imager 2015 Honorable Mention

10th April 2015 - General

As we ramp up for the 2015 Iron Imager contest at the Worldwide Radio Summit, we thought it would be cool this year to share a few submissions that stood out…the “runners-up” as it were. Feel free to comment below, and if you want to…

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Radio is about to die – says WHO?

12th November 2014 - General

Seth Godin, one of my all time heroes and marketing gods posted this article in the morning and wow – Shock? Truth? Read the article and please let me know your opinion! An end of radio Eight years ago, I described how city-wide wifi would…

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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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THE IMAGING DAYS #amsterdamed or MEET the Benz Crew!

5th September 2014 - General

Only a few days left for one of our nicest project this year #amsterdamed… I am so happy to see so many of my imaging friends in Amsterdam during the Imaging Days 2014: Ryan Drean, David Konsky, Brendan Tacey, Mike Santos, Justin Case, Adam Hood,…

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How a radio guy became the Sound Designer for Disney & Co or learn from a NOIZE Veteran: Enter Rick Allen!

27th August 2014 - General, Interviews

I met Rick on facebook, crazy story, ha? I was super imrpessed by the quality of the sfx he recorded and shared via soundcloud and needed to learn more about him and how he developed his skill set. Ricks career is impressive, back in the days…

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Imaging Spain – MEET Kike Vilaplana Jimenez!

30th July 2014 - Interviews

I met Kike through my old friend Raul a lot of you guys might remember him. Kike is based in Madrid (but is  a big fan of Barca) and images a Rock station called Rock FM. Check Kike’s Audio example, production tricks, screen caps and learn…

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The WOW effect or how to give your production a BASS boost!

24th July 2014 - General

The WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is one oft he most powerful filter plugins I ever worked with! I saw this PlugIn on a lot of EDM music production sites and thought, maybe this could be a useful tool for radio imaging too – and baaam! IT REALLY IS….

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Jingles YES or NO..I want your opinion

14th July 2014 - General

You know at Benztown we do a lot of Jingles and Oli and I come from the jingle creation and music side of things, so my question today is hard for me to answer in an objective way as I want to scream JINGLES –…

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A new Dimension in SOUND – CLARIPHONIC

4th June 2014 - General

We discovered this plugIN on Dave Pensado’s blog a while ago, and Kush Audio was so nice to send us a PlugIN version to play around with. We used it mainly on Synths to showcase how bright, open, tight and present the sound gets with…

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UA powered SSL Compressor vs Waves SSL…Can you hear the difference?

28th May 2014 - Uncategorized

Lately I see more and more people use UA powered plugIns  and after I was on the german Musikmesse and played around with it, I was totally convinced of the quality and became a huge fan. Check the audio below…

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Benztown50 – Radio’s biggest Station Voices or how to pick the RIGHT VO!

16th May 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Uncategorized

Recently we launched the Benzown50, a list where we want to highlight the most successful Radio Voice Overs. A few days ago, I asked on Facebook : “Who is your favorite Voice Over Act?” – and for sure people had different favorites like me. What…

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Jan goes WILD :) – the pitch delay!

12th May 2014 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

  You might have already read about Jan Brückner before on this blog, since our radio imaging talent always delivers great work. Today we want to share a new trick that he has for all of you out there – he calls it the “pitch…

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Justin Case & the REAL #benztown or travel the world as DJ, Producer and Voice Over Talent

9th May 2014 - General

Hey guys, last week my buddies Justin and Shane were here in Stuttgart. We met so often in LA, but he never was in Stuttgart before and as always – he was kicking it big time…I feel blessed working with such great talent as Justin and Shane…

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What about Adobe Audition? Gavan Bruderer tells us!

25th April 2014 - General, Useful Links

Most of you guys might remember Gavan Bruderer from some older posts we did over the years about his experiences with Fame FX and radio imaging in general. He is a talented bloke and currently works for Clear Channel imaging Z100 Portland, as well as he…

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Back On Austereoids or Matt Innes’ Epic Cash Promo

22nd April 2014 - General

My old friend Matt is back at the Gold Coast – he is now Imaging SEA FM and he sent us this awesome, massive promo!!! My question is : WHAT do you think about “EPIC IMAGING”? Outdated or still awesome…Please leave a comment below or…

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