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The Sidechain Prince Pt.2 or how Oli “The Captain” becomes David Guetta!

31st October 2011 - General, Videos

He recently won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs voting. He’s on tour all over the world in the biggest clubs. Every track he works on, becomes a worldwide chart hit. He’s the most popular and successful DJ/Producer in Pop and Electronic Music at the…

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Build your own Arpeggiator – Andre’s Production Diary Part 40

29th October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now the 40th episode of my Production Diary. Since 40 weeks I’m learning everything about radio imaging and production from Andy, Oli, Fabi, the rest of the Benztown crew and our several guest authors of our blog. Most DAWs have…

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HALLOWEEN Voice Over FX with Ryan “CHARLIE” Drean….Trick or Audio Tutorial!

24th October 2011 - General

Trick or….Ryan “CHARLIE” Drean, the Benztown Country Imaging Expert, did a short audio tutorial about VO treatment for a fast and easy to do, but really useful and scary VO effect.  The treatment works  perfect for Halloween or a Horror scene and the best is…

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Free Open Source DAWs… an alternative to Pro Tools or Audition? Enter Linux MultiMedia Studio and Ardour

21st October 2011 - General

Getting started in Radio Imaging and production has never been easier. You’re not bound anymore to expensive outboard gear, you just need a decent computer. Also, there are tons of tips, tricks and tutorials for beginners all over the Internet and here. Perfect conditions to…

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Jez B in the Mix! Enter Adobe Audition Beatmixing made in Australia

19th October 2011 - General, Videos

Guys like James Smith or Nic Kelly have proven it: Adobe Audition is a hot topic in Radio Imaging. In the last time, we heard a lot of great imaging  produced with Adobe Audition. There is some very hot beatmatching – and all this without…

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A short Résumé or Tips from Youngster to Youngster – Andre’s Production Diary Part 37

8th October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 37th week here at Benztown. Since 37 weeks, I’m learning from the pros at Benztown and our guest authors from all over the world, which are sharing their wisdom and experience with us all through this blog. Since…

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THE Message is…. or shopping lists don’t work.

3rd October 2011 - General

Over the long weekend here in Germany I was able to listen a lot of radio stations via webstream and my feedback on the production and imaging….often great done technically, but what was the message AGAIN? Remember: 1. Most people listen to radio in busy…

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Get some support for your ears – Learn to read Analyzer Tools. Andre’s Production Diary Part 36

1st October 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. Time flies… it’s now my 36th week here at Benztown Studios and like every week, I’ve prepared a new Production Diary with new expressions and things, I’ve learned in radio imaging and production. Let’s start with a little test: think of…

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Useful Links: The best ProTools tutorial videos ever……

27th September 2011 - Useful Links, Videos

YOU want more videos! You get it! How can you improve your workflow in a few minutes? How can you learn from the industry leading imaging directors and production legends? Just watch the videos below and learn stunning new features, awesome production tricks, get inspired…

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The Echo Freeze Effect – Andre’s Production Diary Part 35

24th September 2011 - General, Videos

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 35th Production Diary, so it’s my 35th week at the Benztown Studios and I’m still learning evergything about radio imaging and production. We’re always looking for new ways to spice up transitions between songs. A few days ago,…

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HAPPY Birthday……..It is a blog

22nd September 2011 - General, Useful Links

Unbelievable! The blog turns one today and I feel realy pumped about this fact. It started as a vision (“maybe it’ll become a real blog for imaging and production”) with this article and is today one of the most read, maybe the most read radio…

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Need some atmosphere… or create your own Drones & Pads – Andre’s Production Diary Part 34

17th September 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 34th week here at Benztown and I’m still learning everything about production and radio imaging. If you’re doing your imaging job right, you create a picture in the head of your listener. You’re able to create such a…

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Tackling the Imaging world or meet Chuck Matthews and his Killer Combo Adobe/ Sony Vegas!

13th September 2011 - General, Interviews

BOOOM…..Chuck tackles the Imaging World! I met him in 2009, when we were about to launch our classic hits library. He was the man, who created the launch package for it and is currently producing Classic Hits client KBGO/Big 95 WACO. The VO is Benztown…

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9/11 – One single day changed the world or Imaging 9/11

11th September 2011 - General

It has been 10 years now, exactly, when the world was hit by the most brutal act of terrorism ever. An entire nation was shocked, thousands of innocent victims found dead and the entire world was looking to NYC – this song was the soundtrack…

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A free fun tool for DJs and Remixers… AIR Kill EQ – Andre’s Production Diary Part 33

10th September 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 33rd week here at the Benztown studios, where I learn everything about radio, production and imaging. With all the great EQs available, it’s hard to chose the right one, but sometimes you don’t need a subtle EQ. You…

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My Voice Editing Tricks – Andre’s Production Diary Part 32

4th September 2011 - General

Hey guys, it’s Andre. It’s now my 32nd week here at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart. I’m learning from the Benztown Crew everything about radio imaging. One of the basic and most important audio editing techniques is voice editing. The goal of good voice editing…

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Ryan IN the Radio or Radio Imaging Icons, VO legends and gun smoking Imaging from Texas

2nd September 2011 - General, Interviews

I don’t know, if I need to explain to you who Ryan Drean is or what he does. I bet you all know Ryan from his legendary website and blog,  as the head of imaging for KSCS in Dallas, as the imaging guy for the…

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YOU ARE Rockstars! FROM OZ to NYC, from Serbia to the Phillipines from Paris to L.A….

1st September 2011 - General

YOU ARE Rockstars……And I say this from the bottom of my heart. Without you and your suppport, the blog would not be possible! August was our biggest blog month ever and Andre and I want to thank all of you guys for creating something remarkable…

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What’s about a Real Time MASTER Fader in Audition or Nic Kelly is back!

29th August 2011 - General

We  haven’t heard from Nic, our Australian wunderkind for a while, but guess what : He is back on the blog with another Nic Kelly Files episode! I emailed Nic and asked him, if he could create a Adobe tutorial, because we recon a big…

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My personal Cinderella Story or Andre goes ENERGY – Andre’s Production Diary Part 31

27th August 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s my 31st Production Diary, means my 31st week here at the Benztown Studios in Stuttgart. 31 weeks, that’s a pretty long time. For our new readers, who don’t know me, let me tell you my story: It all started with…

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