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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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Audified MixChecker! How to playback a mix in your car while sitting in the studio!

6th July 2016 - Review

Radio is consumed on a wide range of speakers – from iPads, Laptops, mobile Phones, Headphones and of course radio.. But most of the time we produce just on our own systems, without really checking for other ones. For this case, I used to listen to my…

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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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What are your favourite Speakers ? AND WHY?

22nd September 2013 - General

This is a question I got asked over and over again, if we give a workshop or coachings and it is really a tough one as every environment and goal needs to be adressed  in a different way as well as every budget is different….

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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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The perfect match or that one EQ I still haven’t found yet

30th June 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. One of our trainees showed me a plugin, which really made me jealous of Apple’s Logic Pro. It’s the built-in Match EQ. This one is a little gem. It analyzes the average frequency spectrum of an audio file, enables you to…

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Getting into depth – set some accents with simple reverb mixing

24th June 2013 - General

Talented mixing engineers use various dimensions to place their sounds. They find the right place for each and every element in the frequency range and stereo spectrum to avoid clashing sounds and to create a nice full mix. Instead of just focusing on left and…

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Ears vs. Technology – Are we overanalyzing?

16th June 2013 - General

Analyzer Tools and a lot of other software and plugins have made a producer’s life much easier. Complex analyzing and metering solutions enabled even a realtime 3D view of your work. All these parameters can turn your production into some kind of science with rules…

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Learn from the master of mixing or my new favorite Youtube channel – Enter Pensado’s Place!

14th June 2013 - General, Useful Links

Hi guys, it’s Andy. Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more — they all rely on the experienced ear of mixing engineer Dave Pensado. He mixed an unbelievable amount of top hits through his career and now, he’s sharing…

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A FREE plugin for all headphone LOVERS —BEYERDYNAMIC presents Virtual Studio

30th May 2013 - General, Useful Links

A lot of producers these days are used to a mobile lifestyle. The device is :”Everything I need for production, fits in a little bag”. Although I am used to my headphones, I often ask myself how my mix will sound in different environments like…

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Switch to mono — a thing you should consider while mixing

26th May 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. How often do you guys mix in mono? – A question, you should really ask yourself. A nice stereo mix might sound pretty cool on your studio speakers, but do you ever think about the worst case? Not everybody owns decent…

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Make your mix clear and simple – Sub Mixes in radio imaging

7th April 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Working with audio has become more and more comfortable in the digital age. There’s no need to worry about the number of used tracks. Just slam in your audio and create more tracks if needed. An increasing number of tracks might…

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Turn up the bass or how to screw your mix

1st February 2013 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Radio Imaging is all about the creative use of music, sounds and voices in a maybe 30 seconds long piece of art. Coming with an idea and export this into a 30 seconds Promo is one thing. Finishing this off with…

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Become the king of Mash-Ups or Mixing In Key

24th January 2013 - General

Modern radio producers take beatmatching to a new level. Guys like David Konsky expand the simple ‘putting a drum loop under three music hooks’-thing into full-grown mash-ups. Now you might think: ‘This is pretty easy, just take a few songs in the same tempo and beatmatch…

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Vocal Recording Part 1 or How to create a TOP NOTCH headphone mix?

16th November 2011 - General

In our studios in Stuttgart we’re not only creating imaging for our international clients, we’re also creating jingles, music, acoustic IDs and and and.. often we need various singers for those sessions. Of course, you cannot just slam down your instrumental mix and let the…

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Get some support for your ears – Learn to read Analyzer Tools. Andre’s Production Diary Part 36

1st October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Time flies… it’s now my 36th week here at Benztown Studios and like every week, I’ve prepared a new Production Diary with new expressions and things, I’ve learned in radio imaging and production. Let’s start with a little test: think of…

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