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Benztown Halloween Madness 2016 Pt.3 or The Pain Chain – Creating the Halloween mood!

20th October 2016 - Tutorials

Halloween is coming and it’s all about getting your listeners into the right mood. SFX are an essential part when it comes to generate a certain feeling. So maybe your collection includes some shouts, screams and laughs, but still needs some Halloween extra treatment? Part 3 of…

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The Coconut Effect or Behind the Scenes of your favorite TV Series

9th June 2015 - Useful Links

Hi, it’s Max. One of my jobs during my three year apprenticeship at the benztown studios, is to record and edit the SFX for our Imaging libraries. Doing this for some years now, I realized that performance is one of the most important factors for…

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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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SFX Experiences Pt. 3 or the only day you HAVE TO DRINK at work!!!

17th March 2014 - General

Today it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we all know that the only mission is to eliminate as much beer as possible! And as you know that we are always in search of authentic sound effects Jan, Max and Konrad had the VERY UNPLEASANT job to record…

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SFX Experiences Pt.2 or Unromantic Guys vs. Valentine’s Day Sounds!

14th February 2014 - General

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhM3T_6eWS4&w=853&h=480] Happy Valentine’s Day to all our lovely blog readers!!! WE LOVE YOU! We know not many of us can be as romantic as Gary, who found his great love today as you can see above. But our SFX-Diggers Konrad and Max gave their…

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SFX Experiences Pt.1 or how you can create your own sound effects from scratch!!!

5th February 2014 - General

We have a new trainee here at benztown, he’s called Max and one of the many great things about him is that he loves recording sounds! He studied at the SAE institute in Stuttgart and worked as a boom operator and location sound mixer for several…

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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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Learn how to build your own Killer FX from UK’s finest Dan Mumford or the Xmas Contest loaded with a FANTASTIC NEW PRIZE…

13th December 2013 - General

It’s that time of year where we hook you up with a new KILLER prize for our Presets4Presents Xmas Contest.

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Survey: Hollywood meets Radio or What SFX do you need most?

7th June 2012 - General

Our little helpers, when it comes to atmosphere, when words or music aren’t enough. No matter if you’re creating a sports promo, if you’re telling a story or if you want to show your listener, what he’s about to win within the next hour. Add…

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SFX Recording Session Part 2 – Andre’s Production Diary Part 48

7th January 2012 - General

Hi guys, it’s André. It’s been now a year ago when I started as volunteer at the Benztown studios in Stuttgart and I’m still learning everything about radio imaging and production and sharing it with you guys. A while ago, I recorded some sound effects….

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SFX Recording Session – Andre’s Production Diary Part 20

11th June 2011 - General

Hi guys, it’s Andre. It’s my 20th week at the Benztown Studios and this time, I started something really new for me: I tried myself in SFX creation, means recording and editing real nature sounds. With a a stationary tube microphone made for voices, it’s…

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Create Your Own Sound FX and give it away as a free download – Enter Andrew!

11th May 2011 - General

Most of our readers definitely remember Andrew Choiniere. He participated in our Fame FX Contest and interviewed his Imaging Idol Joh Frost (read the interview, it’s worth it.) After the contest we had a really nice discussion about creating own FX and about how it’s…

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