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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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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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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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