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Andy’s Fiver Friday Episode 15 – Pro-C2, Maschine at the CMA’s?

6th November 2015 - General

Another week, another Fiver Friday. I am thrilled to announce next week we will intro and take a closer look to the new FabFilter Pro-C2 to the imaging community and  just as a teaser : This baby rocks!

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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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What’s your favorite VOCODER PlugIN? Check Our Favorites!

29th January 2015 - Tutorials

The original idea behind a vocoder was to code speech for telecommunication transmission in  in the 1930s. Nowadays we use this kind of synthesis as an electronic instrument for audio production, which is an interesting way to pimp your VO. I know a lot of you use…

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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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Beef up your production and break the boarders with ASSAULT

11th September 2014 - General

In one of our last posts I introduced Rick Allen who was involved in the development of Sample Logic’s Assault. I took the opportunity to have a look on this destructive Kontakt5 instrument and asked Rick a few questions about his work on this PlugIn.

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Black Friday Deals! Benztown’s CHECK on the hottest discounts…

29th November 2013 - General

Hey guys, here’s a selection of plug-in and audio manufactors, where you can get nice Black Friday Deals. If we forgot some sites, let the world know in the comments…

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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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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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The David Konsky Effect or why CHR Imaging from Oz rocks!

14th October 2013 - General

Guys, I am happy David sent some new pieces, he built for 2day in Sydney. Check his amazing song intros!  David used Antares  and one of my favourite vocoders: Razor. “My PD was keen for me to build something with “musicality” – so I built some…

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Dramatic scores and epic sound design – Inside Komplete 9 Ultimate Part 1: DAMAGE

28th June 2013 - General

Finally we added it to our studio! Native Instruments’ all-in-one solution for producers – KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE! This package with 65 instruments and effects will give you all you need to get started in production and sound design or to extend your repertoire to the…

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Modulation Drone for FREE – Grab my Massive Preset, now!

3rd March 2013 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. As might discovered in the last months, I’m pretty often using and sharing presets and tricks for Native Instrument’s Massive. I have to admit, that I really like this bad boy synth, because of its endless ways to customize it. I…

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Cutting edge and sharp as hell – Benz CHR gets sliced by Razor

12th February 2013 - General

Native Instrument’s Razor is cutting through Benztown! It’s been a while since Andre fell in love with this sharp additive synthesizer, now it’s cutting its way through radio imaging and never fails to impress with its vocoder. Check out the latest stuff from Benztown CHR…

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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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MPC 2.0 or Man versus Maschine

9th January 2012 - General

Today, I’m gonna show you one of our latest toys in the studio – Native Instrument’s Maschine. Maschine is a groove production instrument, which comes with its own controller. Native Instruments took a very popular hardware as inspiration. The famous Akai MPC. Below is a…

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German Gründlichkeit or make some noise for Battery – Andre’s Production Diary Part 38

15th October 2011 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 38th week here at Benztown. The 38th part of my Production Diary, where I share all the things I learned about radio imaging and production. Today, I’m showing you one of my most favorite instrument plugins – Battery…

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