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The Harry Truth – Creativity VS Technique

16th March 2016 - General

There are a lot of submissions for Iron Imager this year! Who is up against Dan Kelly? While being listener to a radio station, you perceive subconsciously things like uniqueness, presentation and originality. In short: creativity – an important criteria, which is essential when creating imaging pieces….

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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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Jingles YES or NO..I want your opinion

14th July 2014 - General

You know at Benztown we do a lot of Jingles and Oli and I come from the jingle creation and music side of things, so my question today is hard for me to answer in an objective way as I want to scream JINGLES –…

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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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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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Justin Case & the REAL #benztown or travel the world as DJ, Producer and Voice Over Talent

9th May 2014 - General

Hey guys, last week my buddies Justin and Shane were here in Stuttgart. We met so often in LA, but he never was in Stuttgart before and as always – he was kicking it big time…I feel blessed working with such great talent as Justin and Shane…

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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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Imaging Finland – Meet Heikki Wichmann RAP Awards 2nd Runner Up

10th April 2014 - General, Interviews

Finland, the land of polar bears, wodka, ice and snow :)…and excellent radio imaging. This year’s 24th “Radio and Production Awards” were announced at the end of march and as always a lot of talented people took the challenge and participated. I am very happy…

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I love you, radio – Brady Goodman, Iron Imager 2014 Contender

31st March 2014 - General, Interviews

After about 20 years in radio full-time, I’ve been working as a director of video productions for a manufacturing company in Kansas City for the last few years. I have clients I do imaging for as a freelancer on a consistent basis as well as…

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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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Great CUSTOMER SERVICE PT. 2 or why AKG is the SH**!

29th January 2014 - General

A short post about pleasant experiences with customer services again… This week one of our junior producers brought his AKG headphones (K271 MKII which I trust too) to the customer service, audiopro, which is close to Stuttgart. One of the capsules was broken and he…

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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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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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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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Sidey DID it again… check some ACRAward-winning Imaging!

18th November 2013 - General

A few weeks since this years Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Brisbane – and there is one well known name when we take a look at the winners… My homie “Sideshow” Mike Andersen got the award for “Best Achievement in Production” again like in 2012 !…

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How to brand and image a morning show – Meet Steve Reynolds!

11th November 2013 - General

Today I am really humbled to present you a friend of mine, which I met back in 2011 on german radiodays: Steve Reynolds. Steve is THE morning show consultant and I was very impressed by the presentation he gave back in cologne, talking about how…

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Gear Porn or what an awesome mic sounds like :)… The legendary U47 vs Laetitia Dana!

4th November 2013 - General

There have been various discussions on facebook about mics, preamps etc. and I always told my opinion loud and clear. There is nothing as important as good gear and to know what to do with it… Recently we had the luck to use a Neumann/Telefunken…

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