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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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Jan goes WILD :) – the pitch delay!

12th May 2014 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes, Videos

  You might have already read about Jan Brückner before on this blog, since our radio imaging talent always delivers great work. Today we want to share a new trick that he has for all of you out there – he calls it the “pitch…

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Useful Links: Where the Logic Ninjas learn! – Get ALL Logic shortcuts as simple overview

7th May 2014 - General, Useful Links

To us there is 3 big DAWs out there – for sure ProTools (my favorite), Studio One and of course Logic Pro. Many Composers love Logic and we also use it time by time for writing music. Get all the Logic Short in ONE simple…

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The Studio One “Vari-Fi” or nerdy stuff we show our colleagues

30th April 2014 - General, Videos

            In some of the last posts we showed our favourite additional composing DAW Studio One and some of its useful functions. This week we have two amazing visitors from the Benztown offices in L.A. – Justin “Imaging Ninja” Case…

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What about Adobe Audition? Gavan Bruderer tells us!

25th April 2014 - General, Useful Links

Most of you guys might remember Gavan Bruderer from some older posts we did over the years about his experiences with Fame FX and radio imaging in general. He is a talented bloke and currently works for Clear Channel imaging Z100 Portland, as well as he…

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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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SFX Experiences Pt. 3 or the only day you HAVE TO DRINK at work!!!

17th March 2014 - General

Today it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we all know that the only mission is to eliminate as much beer as possible! And as you know that we are always in search of authentic sound effects Jan, Max and Konrad had the VERY UNPLEASANT job to record…

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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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SFX Experiences Pt.1 or how you can create your own sound effects from scratch!!!

5th February 2014 - General

We have a new trainee here at benztown, he’s called Max and one of the many great things about him is that he loves recording sounds! He studied at the SAE institute in Stuttgart and worked as a boom operator and location sound mixer for several…

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Become Speedy Gonzales in Studio One – LEARN about Shortcuts NOW!

23rd January 2014 - General

After the big success of our most read post of all times we decided to dig deep on the second DAW we are using daily – STUDIO ONE. This post will help you become a faster, more efficient and a better Imager, Composer and Producer…

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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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Presets 4 Presents – Benztown’s Rock Imagers Dan and James hook you up with great presets!

12th December 2013 - General

Today is the third day of our contest and I got some nice presets from Dan and James. Dan is the mastermind behind benztown Rock and James oversees the Classic Rock format Avalanche. Both have the black belt in Imaging and are ProTools Veterans. Check out…

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Benztown Xmas Contest 2013 – Presets 4 Presents or win a Q&A with the Iron Imager Dan Kelly, Fame FX for free, your own spot with All Access and and and….

9th December 2013 - General

All our Christmas contests have been a great success and after 2011 and last years “create the Best Gary Promo”,  the 2013 contest will be: Presets 4 Presents! This year we have some new awesome prizes that you definitely don’t want to miss. Personally autographed…

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YOUR VOTE: The DAW-Double!!!

26th November 2013 - General

Last week we wanted to know, what should be next on our blog and YOU voted for a special radio imaging test of Avid Pro Tools 11! On second place (pretty close) is Apples Logic Pro X… Thanks for voting guys – we decided to check them…

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