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2015 – A Blog Overview or an Imaging Year in Review

30th December 2015 - General

Guys this is the last post for 2015 ! A best of, kind of :)…I went backwards and to be honest, there is so much stuff we are doing and writing, so I tend to forget some of the coolest stuff very easily. I wish…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday – Episode 19

4th December 2015 - General

Fiver Friday time!

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Down Under ROCKS with Triple M or Sidey’s 20th anniversary !

30th July 2015 - Interviews

20 Years at one single station! 20 years rocking OZ with funny, creative and awesome Imaging – Is this possible? Clearly, YES! In September, it’s Sidey’s  20th year at Triple M in Sydney. Wow! 2o Years guys!!!! So, this anniversary is worth another interview with…

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Imaging Norway IKEA style – Meet Daniel Hubinette

18th November 2014 - Interviews

I met Daniel, as he called the office and gave some very valueable feedback on benztown CHR. I was interested to learn more about him and his work, so we chatted more frequently and I decided to interview him for the blog as his story…

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Audio Compatibility with OSX Yosemite

11th November 2014 - General

For the Mac users amongst you, Apple released OSX 10.10., Yosemite. It adds some new features in terms of connection between apple devices, new apps especially for social exchange and a redesigned interface which includes applications like Mail, Safari and iCal. Certainly, these things are not…

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AIR “The Riser” Review

30th October 2014 - General

Most of the Pro Tools Users have already used plugins by AIR Music Technology. The brand is known for plugins like AIR Chorus, Lo-Fi, Multi-Delay, which all ship with ProTools since version 9. Now they released a brand new instrument to add suspense, hype, drama…

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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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Halloween Experiences or Benztown Horror 2014

26th September 2014 - General

Soon your city will be ruled by candy grabbing zombies, witches and gremlins – Halloween is coming! Here at benztown our Halloween production already runs at full speed since a few weeks. Check out this year’s Halloween coverage, get some sfx recording experiences and learn…

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Breaks for Tweakers Or Bring The Glitch To Imaging

22nd September 2014 - General

Ever since I showed you our RX3 Advanced post, I have discovered more and more features of iZotope’s latest plug-ins to boost my Imaging. With BreakTweaker, iZotope brought us a cool drum machine/FX/Glitch/Freakout-Tool which is very powerful for EDM and Urban production. While playing around with the BreakTweaker sound…

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Cycling from London to Paris for Charity and Delivering Great Imaging for AC, HotAC and Classic Hits – MEET Benztowns Adam ‘Hoody’ Hood

18th September 2014 - Uncategorized

Adam Hood is the latest addition to the benztown team and he truly is one of the UK’s finest Imaging producers, who has worked on legendary brands like Heart, XFM and many more over the last years. As well he is an awesome bloke +…

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How a radio guy became the Sound Designer for Disney & Co or learn from a NOIZE Veteran: Enter Rick Allen!

27th August 2014 - General, Interviews

I met Rick on facebook, crazy story, ha? I was super imrpessed by the quality of the sfx he recorded and shared via soundcloud and needed to learn more about him and how he developed his skill set. Ricks career is impressive, back in the days…

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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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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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Canadian Connection REVISITED – Meet Gary McClenaghan

24th June 2014 - General, Interviews

Today I am proud to introduce you to our latest addition to the the benztown Imaging Roster – Gary McClenaghan. Gary is from cold Canada and works for Bell Media in Edmonton overseeing 3 stations. His demo blew me away, big rock sound, creative and……

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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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UA powered SSL Compressor vs Waves SSL…Can you hear the difference?

28th May 2014 - Uncategorized

Lately I see more and more people use UA powered plugIns  and after I was on the german Musikmesse and played around with it, I was totally convinced of the quality and became a huge fan. Check the audio below…

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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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