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Andy’s Fiver Friday #53 – back to normal!

19th August 2016 - Fiver Friday

It was such a fantastic week and I am so happy my homie Kevin from our LA office was here and we had time to hang out, talk about imaging jack , sports, photo and also he liked our german cuisine, especially the beer :)…

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Video Tutorial Hook Up – Get started or revisit what is already out there

17th August 2016 - Tutorials

I wanted to know what you want more of on the blog. And you gave a very clear answer: Video Tutorials! While we are fighting which should be the topic of the first new video, I wanted to give you the hook up on the…

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SFX Experiences Pt. 6 – How to record Sports SoundEffects!

10th August 2016 - General

In early 2014, when we recorded sports SFX for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we showed you how to create your own SFX from scratch! Today I want to give you a feeling of how the benztownbranding sports recordings for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio went down.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #51 – Lush, Manley by UAD and your way to Rio!

5th August 2016 - Fiver Friday

Let’s go for number 51!

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The best Reverb on Vocals? You choose!

3rd August 2016 - Review

Finding the right reverb is sometimes like searching for gold. You need to get the right sound for the right application. Otherwise it will sound too harsh, muddy or cavy. However, there is no blueprint for this. You have to try different devices and check how…

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Give ME more!

2nd August 2016 - General

Guys, it is time for me to ask you again..WHAT DO YOU WANT more of on the blog? For this I created this poll below, pls just click and let me know! [polldaddy poll=9487825] If you have any personal suggestion for a person I should…

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Andys Fiver Friday #50 – Schweinsteiger, Little Alter Boy and WaitbutWhy!

29th July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Wow, Episode 50, I thought I cant do 5… but I am humbled you guys gave me so much great feedback and love that short weekly thing I am doing. So, what moved me this week…

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The 2016 Iron Imager, new projects and the Filter Freak!

27th July 2016 - Interviews

It has been a long time and no news from our iron imager. So I reached out to this incredibly talented guy down there and we did a little update interview on his new routines, tricks and projects. Check out Sidey’s new PlugIn recommendations, who…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #49 – Travel and MOVE!

22nd July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Hey Guys, I’m back from sweden, had great time there and did not bump into an elk… Puh!

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Sonnox Pro-Codec. First class encoded files!

20th July 2016 - Review

We often use .mp3. Maybe too often? Mp3 has some benefits over .wav – especially file size. But beside that there are some cons when it comes to audio quality. Sonnox created a tool, which makes these codec problems audible and help you to prevent from bad…

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Fiver Friday #48: Stuttgart Special Edition

15th July 2016 - Fiver Friday

This week we’ve got another Stuttgart Special Edition for you! Here we go!

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Window Configuration In Pro Tools – keep the screen clean and accessible!

13th July 2016 - Tutorials

I’m using a Pro Tools intern tool called “Window Configuration”. It’s a great way to keep your screen tidy while working and gives you the possibility to switch between window settings immediately. Let me give you step by step guidance how to do this.

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Fiver Friday #47: Stuttgart Office Special Edition

8th July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Guys, as I am in Sweden for 2 lovely weeks – totally of the grid I WON’T BE ABLE to give you Andy’s Fiver Friday as usual. But for the time being I can give you something even better :)…The Special Edition. All of the…

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Audified MixChecker! How to playback a mix in your car while sitting in the studio!

6th July 2016 - Review

Radio is consumed on a wide range of speakers – from iPads, Laptops, mobile Phones, Headphones and of course radio.. But most of the time we produce just on our own systems, without really checking for other ones. For this case, I used to listen to my…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #46- Iceland, UAD Dream Reverb and

1st July 2016 - Fiver Friday

Friday Time!

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TOOLS, which help to keep yourself FOCUSED!

29th June 2016 - General

Sometimes it’s hard to keep an eye on everything which has to be done, especially in our fast industry. Production, meetings, and and and keep you busy and it’s not always easy to stay focused. But today’s technology has some smart answers to track all the…

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Fiver Friday #45 – From Russia with Love, Freakonimcs and who the hell is Will Griggs!

24th June 2016 - Fiver Friday

YEAH back from hot Moscow, had a blast there, Sergey showed me around on Sunday and on Monday we straight went into Vocal Recordings.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #44- Why I dig musica.ly and how you turn weaknesses into strengths.

17th June 2016 - Fiver Friday

Another week went by ultra fast and I am so looking forward to my trip to Russia. Will be awesome to hang with my friends there again and experience Moscow in summer. Weather should be fantastic.

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A shift in creative Vocal Processing? iZotope’s VocalSynth!

15th June 2016 - Review

iZotope’s VocalSynth was well discussed on different forums, especially on Facebook. The iZotope developers dropped a multi tasking vocoder which could be an answer to the right vocoder and the sound of now. I had a look at it for you.

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #43 – Boxing is awesome, Ali was the GOAT and of course Powerhouse sessions!

10th June 2016 - Fiver Friday

Thanks for a fantastic week, Fame FX Vol. 2 exceeded by far our expectations. You are rockstars, I am so happy about your feedback and especially about the guys who bought the first package 5 years ago and now went for the second edition.

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