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Waves MixCentric – A all in ONE KNOB tool for balancing your mix?

27th April 2016 - Review

I already had a look on Voice Centric, which Waves produced in collaboration with Greg Wells. I liked the concept and the sound behind this little plugin. MixCentric continues this series, so let’s see whether it can keep up with the sound.

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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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Waves VoiceCentric: The little bit of extra for your VO?

19th November 2015 - Review

When you watch the product video of Greg Well’s VoiceCentric plugin, you will hear the sentence “I just can open it and within 5 seconds, I get the sound I’m looking for.” Sounds interesting, so let’s see whether this is right!

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Waves emo D5 – Dynamic Combination

23rd September 2015 - Review

Compression is an important processing step in Radio Imaging. I got different compressors in use, but I always keep my eyes open for new stuff. It seems that Waves is on a release marathon and part of that is a dynamic and compression plugin. The plugin…

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Waves Butch Vig Vocals – Crunch your VO!

24th August 2015 - Review

Since it was released I had an eye on Butch Vig Vocals by Waves. I thought it might be a fast and effective helper to tweak your voice. Today I want to give you an overview and answer this question.

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Weighing In With Iron Imager Contender Sean Galbraith

3rd April 2015 - Interviews

As you all know by now, the judges have voted, and chosen Sean Galbraith from Z103.5 to touch gloves (scratch that)…touch mouses… against reigning champ Dan Kelly in the 3rd Annual Benztown Iron Imager Contest in Hollywood, California. I got a chance to get to…

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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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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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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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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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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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Imaging UAE – Meet Tom Ferguson

29th March 2014 - General, Interviews

Today I am really thrilled to do an Interview with Tom Ferguson. He is a Brit, but works in the UAE and images Channel 4 as well as he is the PD for that station. Tom was a great talent a few years ago and…

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Rock IMAGING feat. Kiwi, Burgers and Sauerkraut or meet Chris Davis

10th March 2014 - General

Turbulence is the most powerful Imaging library for Rock and Alternative and it is created by a killer combo of the 3 most rocking countries in the world… The United States of Rock’n’Roll, the Republic of Rammstein and The HOME of the KIWI… yes, Chris…

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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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Merry Xmas from all your friends @benztown!!!

24th December 2013 - General

It was a great year, thanks for making this blog rock big time! Again, we had more then 400 votes on the Presets 4 Presents Contest. I am proud and thankful you took the challenge and participated, I appreciate you voted for your favourite and hope…

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Presets 4 Presents – From Australia to Italy…And the WINNERS are….

24th December 2013 - General

YOUR choice has been made. The blog readers have decided! We are happy to announce this years’ benztown blog Xmas Contest Winners… Congratulation guys and have fun with  your prize!!! (Remember : First picks FIRST and so on… ) George (41%) Samuele (39%) Emmet (15%) I really appreciate…

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Presets4Presents – Here are THE FINALISTS

20th December 2013 - General

Here we are, the Benztown Xmas Contest  entry period  has come to an end and now it is YOUR TURN to decide WHO will be the winner. We got awesome presets and are thankful for all the efforts you put in this year’s contest –…

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