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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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Do you remember Ohm Force?

11th May 2016 - Review

I recently stumbled upon some Ohm Force plugins, I used to use some time ago… Somehow they got into the background as new stuff is released fast. So today I give you a short overview of these French plugins!

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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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Spice Up Your Plugin Collection: Free Plugins – Great Sound?

27th January 2016 - General

  There are thousands of plugins out there. And for the well known versions, you have to dig deep into your wallet. But there is an alternative: some manufacturers offer plugins for free. However, the word ‘free’ says nothing about the quality. I went online to look for…

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AMPing CHR Radio or JAKE KAPLAN

9th December 2015 - Interviews

At the end of the year I decided to go more into the interview world again and reached out to one of my best friends in the business and an absolute expert for creating significant, remarkable and for most different Imaging. There is not much…

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HOW to ROCK or meet benztown’s Dan Gustafson

2nd December 2015 - Interviews

Rock Imaging, a craft I always admired and a format I always loved to do! Why? Because it can be really creative from a writing standpoint (Side Note Andy: pioneers like John Frost and Sidey showed us how to push bounderies),  you can go nuts…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday – Episode 18: Andy’s Black Friday or let’s GO SHOPPING!!!

27th November 2015 - General

This is an usual Friday. IT IS BLACK FRIDAY BABY!  Black Friday is the day all audio geeks are waiting for, so here are the best deals! Enter Benztown’s Black Friday Sale Checkup 2015 – find your way through the discount jungle!

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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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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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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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Subscription vs. All Time License or Slate Digital’s Plugin Bundle

14th October 2015 - General

It seems that more and more companies are switching to alternative purchase plans for their products. As Adobe and Avid for example did it for their production software, there are also smaller companies like Slate Digital who do this now with plugins!

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Really? 10? Andy’s Fiver Friday!

2nd October 2015 - General

Another week, more stressful as usual, some people know why already for the rest.. a) Getting prepared for the Imaging Days. Looking forward to meet a lot friends and collegues ( Dom Nero, Paul Duffy, James Stodd, Dave Bethell, Ryan Drean, Dan Mumford, George Taylor…

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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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Sound through Details, or not: Waves H-Reverb

23rd July 2015 - Review

I’m sure you know the Hybrid Series from Waves and maybe you’ve heard of its latest addition: H-Reverb! I’m a big fan of H-Delay, so I was thrilled when I heard that Waves added this new reverb to their catalogue. Today I want to give…

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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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Automation `Till You Die – Or The Easiest Way To Write Fast Automations

3rd July 2014 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today JAN will share one of his hottest Pro Tools shortcut tricks for faster Automation with you: Automation `Till You Die – Or The Easiest Way To Write Fast Automations Pro Tools got a lot of shortcuts. You can set a shortcut for everything you…

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