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KONY 2012 @ Benztown

14th March 2012 - General

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc] You’ve seen the video, you’ve discovered the horrible truth and if not, you should watch it NOW. 60 million clicks in a few days – in media all over the world! Here’s how the Benztown Team managed to image this worldwide topic from different…

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How David Konsky can improve your Imaging – Brionne Olsen after the Skype Q&A

20th February 2012 - General

Most of you guys sure remember Brionne Olsen – Imaging youngster from South Africa, Blog Contest Finalist and lucky winner of an exclusive Skype Q&A with David Konsky. After learning from the master himself, he’s back with a new piece. Check out the audio and pics…

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Editing fine tuning or how to nudge – Andre’s Production Diary Part 49

28th January 2012 - General

Hi guys it’s Andre, it’s the 49th issue of my production diary and I’m still sharing all the tricks and techniques I learn at the Benztown Studios. To get full accuracy while editing, Pro Tools offers a feature called nudging. With nudging you can place…

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WANTED : NEW IMAGING SUPESTAR or A once in a life time chance you should not pass on!

24th January 2012 - General

Welcome to the most inspiring job post in the world.  It’s not to be a greenkeeper at the Playboy mansion, but for a hungry, motivated imaging pro, we think it will be far better. Our vision is for YOU to join the team at the Benztown Studios…

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Imaging World Wide….Episode 1: IMAGING South Africa

20th January 2012 - General, Interviews

Today, I’m going to start a little series of posts called Imaging World Wide. In every episode, I will interview a very talented imaging director from another continent showing the unique cultural background, the specifics, but also the techy stuff you all enjoy so much…

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Adobe and young Gun Gavan Bruderer

18th January 2012 - Fame FX, General

Most of you guys still remember this year’s Xmas Contest. Every contestant had to send in the best piece of last year and YOU decided who will win. For those who missed all this incredible pieces, you can listen to them all here It was…

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The power of NETWORKING or produce David Guetta’s new syndicated radio show!

5th January 2012 - General, Interviews

A few days ago, I received a stunning element from Benztown News/Talk imaging director and voice over talent Harry Legg. It was the opener for David Guetta’s weekly DJ Mix…. You’ve read right! Harry’s producing and voicing an international syndicated radio show with one of…

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Xmas Greetings from sunny Australia or Sidey = Movie Star

26th December 2011 - General

The gift giving is almost over, but a little present is left. My old friend Sidey from OZ sent something over to help us enjoy xmas even a little more and listen to this magic stuff, while getting fat. We love you Michael ‘Sideshow’ Andersen….

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Increase your performance or How to stop the Beach Ball Of Death – Andre’s Production Diary Part 47

17th December 2011 - General

Don’t worry, your Mac isn’t broken. It’s just a image, every Mac user of you knows and probably hates. The spinning wait cursor, a.k.a. marble of doom, beach ball of death or spinning pizza. Today, I’m going to show you some tips to make sure…

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The Benztown Xmas Contest 2011 or get FAME FX for free, a personal skype call with David Konsky, Mike Santos and Oli

15th December 2011 - General

Christmas is coming up and Benztown says thanks for an unbelievable year with the 2011 Version of our  Xmas Contest. We are hooking you up with awesome prizes and it will need you not even 3 minutes getting your hands on it. Ever wanted FAME…

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Back in LA, Airplane productions, Bose Noise Canceling Randomness or some VO Treatment Screen Caps.

12th December 2011 - General

LA winter times, still not the worst place to hang out, right? But lets start chronologically. While flying over, I had a hard time to sleep, so I got some stuff rolling in the plane. As we decided to create some imaging updates for the…

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A Synthesizer and Vocoder sharp like a razorblade or my newest toy – Andre’s Production Diary Part 46

11th December 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s been a while, since I started as volunteer in the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart and I’m still here and learning everything about radio imaging and production from the pros. Yesterday, Oli showed me some of the new Plugins, we for…

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Creative Writing or get the OZZI genetics implanted – Meet Ben Wasley (feat. Matt Nikolic)

5th December 2011 - General

We had massive feedback  to our latest post about Australian Imaging Legend Matt Nikolic. One comment came from Ben Wasley, who writes the scripts for Fox FM in Melbourne. Besides from writing scripts for legendary imaging guys, he hosts various shows and writes the copy…

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Do It Safe – Download Benztown world AIDS day shells here for free

1st December 2011 - General, How To Improve In 5 Minutes

AIDS is a certain problem all over the world, it affects people and their lives everywhere. There is still too much poeple having no idea about this desease and how it could change their lives and the live of others. Benztown wants you to take…

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A tribute to Phil Collins – How to create a Gated Reverb on Snares

25th November 2011 - General

A gated reverb is a technique to create thick snares, without cluttering your sound negatively with a long reverb tail. This sound was made very popular in the 80’s. I guess, we all remember this classic track from Phil Collins, a perfect example for gated…

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Turn your Session in a Delay Battlefield or MY Favourite Delays….

23rd November 2011 - General

Today, I want to share some Screen Caps of my favourite Delays and for what purpose and how I use it! In general, I am a delay freak, I use it all the time and in almost any session: No matter, if I create a…

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THE LEGEND from Down Under “Black” Matt Nikolic or meet the Greek lunch GRID specialist!

14th November 2011 - General, Interviews

I often promised you guys to get this guy on the blog one day and today is one of my luckiest blogging days ever, because I finally got him….I am talking about one of the biggest influencers of the CHR Imaging world – Matt Nikolic….

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Let the Bass kick! Make your drums fatter with Sine Waves – Andre’s Production Diary Part 42

12th November 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 42nd week at the Benztown studios, so it’s the 42nd issue of my production diary, where I share all the things I learned every week. Finding the right drums can be a freaking pain. Sometimes there are days,…

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No static, MORE Groove – Create ULTIMATE Groove Templates with Beat Detective

10th November 2011 - General

No drummer in this world can play perfectly on BPM. You will see this, when it comes to recording drums. You will recognize that recorded drums don’t fit your grid perfectly, they have a natural groove. Having a groove is not a bad thing. It…

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Survey: EQ, before or after compression? A question, that devides the imaging community…maybe…

8th November 2011 - General

When I was skimming through the latest issue of Music Tech Magazine, I stumbled over an old question I have been asked a thousand times while doing personal trainings with imaging guys, sound designers or webinars. EQ, before or after compression? It’s a tricky question,…

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