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iZotope Neutrino: Is subtle processing enough for Radio Imaging?

28th September 2016 - Review

Plugins get simpler. That’s an evolution I am noticing since a few years now. Especially Waves is known for their One Knob series. Now iZotope joins this trend and released a plugin which is meant to improve your mix: Neutrino. And it’s free. Let’s see…

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A shift in creative Vocal Processing? iZotope’s VocalSynth!

15th June 2016 - Review

iZotope’s VocalSynth was well discussed on different forums, especially on Facebook. The iZotope developers dropped a multi tasking vocoder which could be an answer to the right vocoder and the sound of now. I had a look at it for you.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #26 – The Power of Video, freebees and the Mountain Man

12th February 2016 - Fiver Friday

The internet experiences more and more video content and all types of studies show we respond best to video content on social media. It grabs our attention more than anything other – period.  I can say this is matter of fact, as we never had…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #25 – New Work from Alien Master Jeff Schmidt, Creed and GoPRO Mode!

5th February 2016 - Fiver Friday

It’s Friday! Let’s have a look at this week!

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Ozone 7 Advanced Upgrade. Do you need it?

4th February 2016 - Review

We’ve been using Ozone for years and have become raving fans of it. Luckily iZotope keeps updating this plugin. The latest version is 7.0.1, but we had stayed on 6 for some time now. But now I wanted to find out what’s different and new…

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The Last Minute Christmas Present: Ozone 6 or Go For New Mastering Horizons

19th December 2014 - Review

The new Ozone is out. iZotope updated their all-in-one mastering suite, which brings you new features, a new interface and an updated feel. Check out how you can satisfy your masterings needs with the new Ozone 6.

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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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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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The advanced audio dirt killer or meet RX3’s big brother

1st September 2014 - Uncategorized

Our last RX3 post reviewed the core features of iZotope’s Audio Repair Suite. Now, I want to give a short overview about the advantages of the RX3 Advanced version. This time I would love to show you its usage to improve bad IDs, listener samples or…

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Imaging Motor City or meet Terry Phillips

17th July 2014 - General, Interviews

Last week I met Terry on twitter, we started chatting, he sent me some pieces of his work and now I am gonna interview him here… Terry  works for CBS and handles imaging for 99.5WYCD / 104.3 WOMC. If you work in the Country or Classic Hits Format you have to read…

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From STR to RX3 or this plug-in needs to be in your SFX recording luggage

16th June 2014 - General

Two weeks ago, we went out to record some SFX at the airport Stuttgart – thanks to the Stuttgart airport team for making that possible! It was not that easy to capture clean and constant sound on location, so we used the award-winning RX3 by…

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I love you, radio – Brady Goodman, Iron Imager 2014 Contender

31st March 2014 - General, Interviews

After about 20 years in radio full-time, I’ve been working as a director of video productions for a manufacturing company in Kansas City for the last few years. I have clients I do imaging for as a freelancer on a consistent basis as well as…

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YOU VOTE – WE TEST !!! Gear Porn, what is next?

21st November 2013 - General

Here at Benztown we always check the web and magazines for new plug-ins and amazing gear which maybe help to take our imaging and music production to the next level… or we check out classics like the U47 and hit you up with a mic…

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From Moscow to Benztown or Russian Connection in Action – Meet Sergey Zelentsov

1st October 2013 - General, Interviews

A few weeks ago the benztown studios Stuttgart have been visited by a good friend and great production guy, Sergey Zelentsov from Moscow. He heads up the production department of one of the biggest european radio networks Europa Plus and he was here for a…

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The Perfect Limiter….Fight of the Legends!

22nd July 2011 - General

Limiters, we all love them! We use them on the master, on voice overs, on solo tracks, on everything. WE WANT it to be LOUD! I always was a fan of the L series. The L1, L2, L3 i use and used them in every…

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Ryan on the Radio vs Stutter Edit by Izotope

24th January 2011 - General, Videos

Ryan our benztown branding country imaging director and head of Imaging for KSCS in Dallas checked out this amazing new plugIn for you and banged out an insane review video. Ryan also runs the blog “Ryan on the radio”. [vimeo 19122215] Hey Prod nerds (like…

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