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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt.2 or Wanna sound like Justin Bieber on LSD?

12th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is on! The second part of our Halloween scaring-plan includes another tutorial: How do you use the Doom VO you created in Pt.1 in a Halloween hook sweeper? And how do you transform hooks into halloween versions? Watch this tutorial!

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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt. 1 or The Doom VO!

6th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is coming! And to get your station ready, we created a multipart scaring plan for you! Be brave and check the first video tutorial of this Halloween season: learn how to create a VO that will frighten your audience!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #59 – Free #Soundtoys PlugIn, GSP feat. Daft Punk

30th September 2016 - Fiver Friday

Here we go! The five for this week!

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Working with VO: Equalization!

14th September 2016 - Tutorials

When it comes to process VO, one of the most important effects is the equalizer. In this post I want to show you some basic tips which might help to get the sound you want.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #56 – Enigma, Late Summer vs Pitch Correction Stunner :)

9th September 2016 - Fiver Friday

What a great week, at least weather wise, we have been blessed, with such an awesome late summer…FANTASTIC! Maybe you have seen my post about reTune from zplane if not, check it out!

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #53 – back to normal!

19th August 2016 - Fiver Friday

It was such a fantastic week and I am so happy my homie Kevin from our LA office was here and we had time to hang out, talk about imaging jack , sports, photo and also he liked our german cuisine, especially the beer :)…

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The 2016 Iron Imager, new projects and the Filter Freak!

27th July 2016 - Interviews

It has been a long time and no news from our iron imager. So I reached out to this incredibly talented guy down there and we did a little update interview on his new routines, tricks and projects. Check out Sidey’s new PlugIn recommendations, who…

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Sonnox Pro-Codec. First class encoded files!

20th July 2016 - Review

We often use .mp3. Maybe too often? Mp3 has some benefits over .wav – especially file size. But beside that there are some cons when it comes to audio quality. Sonnox created a tool, which makes these codec problems audible and help you to prevent from bad…

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The Best Imaging Tricks of 2013 in 2016 :)

9th March 2016 - General

Time flies and our content does too. It can happen easily to loose overview about all the posts and content we already did and I got asked more and more about tutorials again. Meanwhile I create new ones, here is some great stuff from the past….

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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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Sonalksis: Creativity Simplified? Creative Filtering!

16th December 2015 - Review

I have the feeling British plugin factory Sonalksis is a company acting more in the background, developing constantly plugins in Liverpool. They’re based there since 2002, supplying the market with characteristic plugins. As a part of their catalogue, I came across the Creative Bundle – it consists…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday – Episode 19

4th December 2015 - General

Fiver Friday time!

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Shuffle It or MIDIfy your Audio!

4th November 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

I’m sure you already noticed, we didn’t feature a lot of Pro Tools MIDI tricks in the past – because in daily Imaging business playing synths or working with MIDI FX does not happen that often (besides Vocoder stuff). But time by time composing in Pro Tools…

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Useful Links: Hidden Keyboard Shortcuts in Pro Tools

21st October 2015 - Useful Links

  Keyboard Shortcuts – an inevitable way to control your Pro Tools. There is no other way than using them and knowing as much as you can, helps to speed up. Beside well known shortcuts, there are also secret ones, you might never heard of!

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“Stereoizing” Mono Files – Widen your Sound!

10th September 2015 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today it will be very basic. The creation of a simple “wanna be stereo effect” on VO tracks. Sometimes I use this method which helps to enhance the sound of mono files. I will show you how to use this technique and explain something about the theory behind it.

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About efficient Workflow or Your favorite DAW

23rd October 2014 - General

As you know, we love Pro Tools and Studio One. But there are so many great DAWs out there and everybody prefers something different. Each of them have features, which suit best to your workflow – and workflow is one of the most important points…

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JB’s “Hot Crunch” or How To Pimp Your IDs

10th October 2014 - How To Improve In 5 Minutes

Today I will show you a short trick by benztown’s Classic Hits and UrbanAC imaging director, Jan Brückner. This hot Pro Tools tip adds a nice effect to vocals. The processing works in a fast, but efficient way and crunches up your IDs or Voice…

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How To Improve Your Workflow or Check FabFilter Pro-Q2 #killerEQ

8th October 2014 - General

Equalization is one of the most used processing steps. This is the reason why an EQ should work fast, efficient and precisely regarding to your settings. FabFilter Pro-Q is the answer for me in daily work flow. The boys at FabFilter just released version 2 of their…

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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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