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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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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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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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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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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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3 PlugINs that always work for awesome layering effects on VO or how to make your VO pop out!

23rd March 2014 - General

I love to layer voices, when doing Imaging to create surprises, cool effects on the Voice Over or just to work out a specific part of an Imaging piece a bit more. The plugIns i use the most for layering are : 1. SansAMP (i…

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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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AVALANCHE rocks or THE BRIT Invasion by James Stodd

26th February 2014 - General

Enough said about James. He is one of the most talented and experienced Imagers I know and I am proud to host a panel with him at Radiodays Europe in Dublin. In his career he worked for iconic stations like Capital in London and now oversees…

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Jan Brückner’s latest discovery – Reverse reverb for STUDS

21st February 2014 - General, Videos

You all know how to create the legendary reverse reverb effect used in thousands of productions and imaging pieces around the globe. It is a cool effect and not hard to create, but there is several steps included – until ProTools 10. Jan discovered last week how…

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Justin CASE doing it right – CLIQUE Library BEST OF….

18th February 2014 - General

Everybody loves to do CHR Imaging. Why? Big FX, big processing, crazy VO treatment, bad ass beats…. I love Justin’s approach in our CLIQUE library, as it is kind of fresh and very fast paced. The VO is Mikey Muscatello. Check also some of Justin’s…

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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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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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The David Konsky Effect or why CHR Imaging from Oz rocks!

14th October 2013 - General

Guys, I am happy David sent some new pieces, he built for 2day in Sydney. Check his amazing song intros!  David used Antares  and one of my favourite vocoders: Razor. “My PD was keen for me to build something with “musicality” – so I built some…

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From Moscow to Benztown or Russian Connection in Action – Meet Sergey Zelentsov

1st October 2013 - General, Interviews

A few weeks ago the benztown studios Stuttgart have been visited by a good friend and great production guy, Sergey Zelentsov from Moscow. He heads up the production department of one of the biggest european radio networks Europa Plus and he was here for a…

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Imaging South Africa – Brionne Olsen reloaded with new DAW and new format

15th October 2012 - General

Most of you guys might remember Brionne Olsen, Benztown Xmas Contest finalist and imaging youngster from South Africa and he’s back with some big news: Check out Brionne’s new style and some great audio.

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“I wish my DAW could do…”

3rd May 2012 - General

In today’s world, music production, radio imaging, recording and mastering has become more and more a software solution. Today we are blessed with tons of DAWs and audio editing software. Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Reaper, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Sony Vegas and lots of other software…

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